Scholarships Augustinian Scholarship
“To whom much has been given, much shall be required.”
Intellectual gifts are a sacred trust to cultivate and invest in God’s work in the world.
About the Program
The Augustinian Scholars Program (ASP) offers a four-year scholarship and honors curriculum to students committed to academic excellence and Christian formation. The ASP invites students to study the work of St. Augustine of Hippo and other key thinkers in the Christian intellectual tradition because a rigorous pursuit of truth grows out of our pursuit of God. Rather than a separate honors college, ASP operates within Westmont, providing support and intellectual fellowship to the scholars and enhancing their engagement with the broader community.
Westmont awards approximately 60 Augustinian Scholarships to incoming first-year students each year, which cover 85 percent of tuition for four years.
To be considered as candidates for the Augustinian Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Apply Early Action as a first year student for the fall semester.
Submit excellent academic credentials.
Take an interest in and show an aptitude for leadership; demonstrated leadership experience in high school, church and/or volunteer activities desirable.
Profess a commitment to the Christian faith and a desire to grow spiritually.
Commit to spending a semester studying abroad.
2021 Augustinian Candidate Information
The 2021 Augustinian Candidates will be participating in a remote process throughout the winter. They will connect closely with Westmont professors, current Augustinian students and their fellow Augustinian candidates to get an in depth look of the unique nature of the Augustinian Scholars Program and the Christian Liberal Arts tradition celebrated at Westmont.
2020 Augustinian Profile
Academic and Personal Profile of Augustinian Scholars in the Class of 2024
- Average GPA: 4.5
- Average SAT: 1430
- Average ACT: 33; Mid 50% scoring: 32-34
- From fifteen states and four countries
- 27 men and 35 women
- Ethnic Background
- 63% White
- 18% Asian, Asian mixed race
- 6% Hispanic/Latino
- 2% Black or African American