Centennial Merit Scholarship Addendum

Please see the Centennial Merit Scholarship Addendum for additional information. 

Centennial Merit Scholarship Addendum

Effective for new full-time students enrolling after July 15, 2014, the Centennial Merit Scholarship is available for students who meet the qualifications detailed below. 

The Centennial Merit Scholarship is available to qualified new full-time students enrolling in the West Coast University BSN or LVN to BSN programs who meet minimum entrance exam test scores and have a minimum 3.5 CGPA.

Award details:

  • There are a limited number of scholarships available for each new starting class.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first serve basis.
  • Scholarship amounts vary. The maximum award available to any qualified student is $40,000 over 8 full-time semesters.

To qualify for a scholarship award, applicants MUST:

  • Apply to West Coast University’s BSN or LVN to BSN programs
  • Meet all WCU program admissions requirements
  • Submit official academic transcripts to WCU for all prior education no later than 2 weeks prior to the start date
  • Taken and passed one of the college entrance exams with AT LEAST:

* A score of 85 on the HESI (first attempt only)

* A 1760 SAT Composite Score on Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing

* A 25 ACT Composite Score on English, Mathematics, Reading and Science

* A score of 78 on the TEAS V (first attempt only)

  • A 3.5 cumulative GPA from High School OR all prior colleges if at least 18 units attempted

If selected as a recipient, to receive a disbursement each subsequent semester, students MUST:

  • Abide by all WCU academic and conduct policies
  • Attend full-time at West Coast University
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA at West Coast University of at least 3.2

If you qualify, the total amount awarded is divided into equal installments and applied on a semester by semester basis, once continued eligibility has been established.

There is no cash value for the scholarship; if a student withdraws in the middle of the semester, the scholarship award will be pro-rated based on tuition and fee charges earned for the semester.  Students who withdraw without graduating will forfeit future disbursements.

The terms and conditions and eligibility criteria for the Centennial Merit Scholarship are subject to change, and the program may be discontinued at any time. Please see the West Coast University website for application due dates.