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Students and colleagues shared the news with a surprise party.

2018 Student Employees, Supervisor of the Year

May 21, 2018

Jennifer Hylton-Whited, representative for the Department of Art, Design and Art History (DADAH), was selected as the 2017-18 Student Employment Supervisor of the Year. She was nominated by nine of her student workers. A surprise party was organized in her honor by students and colleagues. See other outstanding nominees and previously announced Student Employees of the Year.

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President Stroble and scholarship recipient Jovan McBride

Scholars, Donors Celebrate at Annual Scholarship Dinner

April 17, 2018

More than 300 guests joined Chair of the Board of Trustees Lynn Britton, President Beth Stroble, and Provost Julian Schuster for the 2018 Scholarship Dinner. This special evening unites Webster University scholarship recipients with their patrons to celebrate, connect and learn from each other. The evening also featured live music by Webster students and a tribute to Dr. Donald Suggs. Webster University is grateful to all who attended and appreciative of our donors' support of Webster students.

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Podcast: President, Provost Discuss Education Funding, Pell Grants, PROSPER Act

April 05, 2018

Webster University President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster were interviewed by Galaxy Radio to discuss recent federal funding news for higher education with Pell Grants, SOE Grants and work study, plus on-going proposals to revise the PROSPER Act, and how they directly affect Webster students.

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The number of incoming students receiving Presidential Scholarships is at a record high this year because of the University's increased commitment to diversity and academic excellence. Pictured is incoming Presidential Scholar Ajla Sahbegovic with President Stroble.

Webster Increases Number of Presidential Scholarships

April 03, 2018

Webster University has tripled the number of students receiving Presidential Scholarships in the past two years. Fifteen students will receive the full-tuition award that is the largest academic scholarship offered to any student at the institution when they start school in the fall. This is the largest number of Presidential Scholars in the history of the award. More than 120 applicants were narrowed to 32 finalists who appeared on campus for interviews.

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The competition will include 32 finalists who will interview with faculty, staff and current student leaders.

Presidential Scholarship Competition on Campus

February 08, 2018

The Office of Admission and President Beth Stroble will host the 2018-2019 Presidential Scholarship Competition on campus on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Presidential Scholarship is the largest academic scholarship offered to any student at Webster University. On Saturday 32 finalists will compete for five full-tuition scholarships after interviewing with Webster faculty, staff and current student leaders.

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Program designed for freshmen and transfer students who are first-generation college students, with many identifying as minorities

TAP Program Preps New Students for Success at Webster

August 31, 2017

The Transitions and Academic Prep (TAP) program is an intensive, 10-day residential program for Transitions students. This year, the TAP program ran July 19-28. This year’s TAP cohort experienced an even more focused academic curriculum than previous cohorts with 28 students engaging in a 2-credit-hour WRIT 1000: Basic Writing Workshop course that focused on writing, academic integrity and research. The program also encouraged students to delve deeper into topics of diversity, privilege and oppression.

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This is the sixth year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program

July 13, 2017

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 19-28, 2017. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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President Strobel and Rep. Valdez (Val) Demings '90

Webster Leadership Advocate for Student Aid, Develop Partnership in D.C.

May 02, 2017

Webster University President Beth Stroble, Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster, and Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Sponsored Programs Carolyn Corley traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for student financial aid and advance Webster relationships with U.S. and international partners.

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President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble speaks to the attendees at the Stand with Students event held on campus last week. During that symposium, Webster University was lauded as one of five universities that helps students succeed.

Webster University Provides Educational Success to Underrepresented Students, Study Says

May 02, 2017

Webster University was one of five institutions of higher education in the region lauded for offering greater educational success to students from “underrepresented populations.” The citation was made Friday during the “Stand with Students” symposium sponsored by the non-profit St. Louis Graduates and the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Privacy concerns force tool to remain offline

IRS and FSA Statement on IRS Data Retrieval Tool

March 31, 2017

Announcement from the U.S. Department of Education regarding data retrieval tool protection: To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS and FSA announced today the Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added. While they are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible, students and families should plan for the tool to be offline until the start of the next FAFSA season.

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FAFSA form

Students, It's Time to Complete Your 2017-2018 FAFSA

January 27, 2017

As announced in September 2016, the 2017-2018 FAFSA is using 2015 federal tax information. Students planning to attend Webster University during the 2017-18 academic year (Summer ‘17, Fall ‘17, & Spring ‘18) are encouraged to complete their FAFSA as soon as possible at www.fafsa.gov. Students should also complete the 2017-18 Webster University Undergraduate Financial Aid Application available on Webster’s Financial Aid Forms & Resources web page. 

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national financial aid day

Oct. 19: Celebrate National Financial Aid Day with Office of Financial Aid

October 17, 2016

National Financial Aid Day celebrates and recognizes the contribution of all financial aid professionals across the United States for helping students realize their college dreams and for being so ever effective at helping our institutions accomplish their mission. Come and celebrate with the Office of Financial Aid on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 1-3 p.m. in Webster Hall, Room 115. There will be cookies and a free drawing for a lunch with four of the Financial Aid team at Cyrano’s.

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