Applicants must return this Acceptance Certificate to the Office of Admissions at the time of deposit.
The university awards merit scholarships based on information submitted on the application to include cumulative GPA, test scores and academic program. Other factors considered for scholarship amounts include housing status and state residency. The University of Mary Washington will change or rescind merit scholarships in the event housing or residency status changes after awarding.
The university will credit one-half of the scholarship each semester to the student’s account (Fall/Spring). The recipient qualifies to receive a scholarship for each of four academic years of continuous undergraduate study at the University of Mary Washington if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
- Recipients must be full-time at the University of Mary Washington and successfully complete at least 12 credit hours each semester. Students with approved reduced loads from the Office of Disability Resources will have their award automatically adjusted should they fall below full-time status.
- Current scholars who have maintained eligibility may use a merit scholarship for pre-approved study abroad programs. The Office of Financial Aid must receive written permission from the Center for International Education prior to the semester abroad term. Participation will be limited to one period of study, not to exceed two semesters. The University of Mary Washington will use study abroad credit hours equivalent to full-time enrollment transferred back to the University for consideration if scholarship eligibility for the subsequent year. Study abroad participants must return to the University of Mary Washington as full-time residence hall students to complete their degree requirements. Students may review the process for using merit scholarships for study abroad programs here.
- Students may not use merit scholarships if participating in an internship in which the student resides off campus.
- The recipient must maintain the following yearly grade point averages to retain a merit scholarship:
Earned Credit Hours Yearly GPA Requirement
The grade point average is to be determined by the course load requirement used in the determination of Dean’s List students and is based on the end of the spring term regardless if the student attends fall courses. “Earned Credit Hours” are credit hours earned only at UMW.
5. An adjustment to the amount of the scholarship will be made according to the University’s refund policy should the recipient withdraw during the academic year.