News Articles

scholarship recipients

San Antonio Grad Students Awarded Endowed Scholarships

October 15, 2019

Two students from the Webster University San Antonio metro campus location were awarded scholarships: Courtney Leanne Bradford was awarded The Joyce Garlick Peavy Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $3,244, and Denzell Erves was awarded the William Thornton Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $1,454. Both scholarships are funded by esteemed alumni and community members who believe in and value a distinguished Webster education.

tags: academics, scholarships, extended campus, in the news, webster today, san antonio, students, financial aid, advancement

Brennae Jackson (left) and Tekoa Bell (rifht) were named the 2019 Suggs Scholars at Webster University.

Two St. Louis Students Awarded 2019 Webster University Suggs Scholarships

August 28, 2019

Incoming freshmen Tekoa Bell and Brennae Jackson are the 2019 Webster University Suggs Scholarship recipients, it was announced this week. The total value of the scholarship if $160,000, with each student receiving during the next four years up to $80,000 in financial aid to be used toward their education.

tags: academics, home page, president, financial aid, scholarships, diversity and inclusion, webster today

This is the 8th year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program July 17-26

June 30, 2019

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 17-26. 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.

tags: academics, employee news, home page, academic resource center, transitions, first year experience, tap, admission, strategic plan, financial aid, faculty, home page, webster life, webster today

ali

Syrian Refugee and Activist Rania Ali Awarded Scholarship at Webster Vienna

May 10, 2019

Webster University has awarded a scholarship to Rania Ali, who will enter into the International Relations Bachelors program at Webster Vienna beginning Fall I. Born in 1995, Ali escaped her hometown of Raqqa, Syria in 2014, filming every step. Her journey was later turned into the documentary. An aspiring journalist, she will be joining a competitive international student body at Webster Vienna.

tags: students, academics, extended campus, global, webster life, webster today, scholarships, financial aid, international relations, vienna

Gorlok

2018-19 Student Employees of the Year

April 18, 2019

As part of National Student Employment Week, the Office of Financial Aid has announced the 2018-19 Student Employees of the Year. Congratulations to the following four students, who were selected from a pool of student employees who were nominated by their departments: Malayka Ferhi, Admissions; Anna Grobelny, Admissions; Kaylee Reagan, Teacher Education; and Ashley Singleton, Registrar.

tags: employee news, school of education, students, financial aid, student employment, webster life, webster today

This is the 7th year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program July 18-27

July 16, 2018

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 18-27, 2018. 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.

tags: academics, employee news, academic resource center, transitions, first year experience, tap, admission, strategic plan, financial aid, faculty, home page, webster life, webster today

Zivic and Salas

Four Webster Students Win Press Club Scholarships

June 20, 2018

Four Webster University School of Communications students were among the 15 winners of St. Louis Press Club Scholarships at a special awards luncheon at the Press Club on June 12. Three undergraduate students and one graduate student were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship applicable to the 2018-19 academic year.

tags: academics, alumni, home page, school of communications, communications and journalism, public relations, scholarships, financial aid, webster life, webster today

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.

tags: college of fine arts, employee news, webster life, students, home page, financial aid, webster today

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.

tags: academics, advancement, alumni, global, students, financial aid, scholarships, home page, president, provost, webster life, webster today

Webster University

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.

tags: global, home page, students, president, provost, financial aid, community engagement, webster today

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.

tags: academics, home page, president, advancement, financial aid, scholarships, students, webster today

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.

tags: academics, president, webster life, admission, strategic plan, scholarships, financial aid, webster today

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.

tags: academics, students, diversity and inclusion, academic affairs, academic resource center, tap, transitions, career planning and development, admission, financial aid, multicultural center, writing center, webster life, webster today

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.

tags: academics, employee news, academic resource center, transitions, first year experience, tap, admission, strategic plan, financial aid, faculty, home page, webster life, webster today