The Bridgewater College is a private educational institution that offers a learning process far beyond the classroom. The students are able to develop not only their skills and educational proficiency, but also socially and ethically.
The Gilman Scholarship Program supports students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Must receive a Federal Pell Grant to be eligible.
The Boren Awards provide scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (any area outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand).
The Bridging Scholarship offers a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.
GO! Overseas offers scholarships of up to $1,000 to students currently enrolled in, or in the process of applying to, study abroad programs of any duration. Awards are made on the basis of creativity, analytical thinking, and passion for studying abroad.
Rhodes Scholars are chosen for their outstanding scholarly achievements, their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Scholarships range from $12,000 – $26,000. Deadlines vary from March to mid-July for study beginning the next academic year.
Further reading, https://www.bridgewater.edu/academics/study-abroad/scholarships
These scholarships are awarded based on academic performance in high school (public, private, or home schooled), ACT or SAT scores, class rank, and quality of high school curriculum.
The value of these scholarships ranges from $17,500 up to full tuition. ACE and President’s Merit scholarships require year-end cumulative GPAs of at least 2.3 and 3.0, respectively, for renewal.
Eligibility for the following scholarships is based on cumulative high school GPA, class rank, SAT/ACT test scores and quality of high school curriculum. Annual renewal requires a minimum year-end GPA of 2.3 (C+) unless otherwise noted.
Recipients receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters (does not include summer school) toward the undergraduate degree.
Eligibility for the following scholarships is based on credits earned and cumulative GPA for all college work. A minimum of 12 transferable credits and a 3.0 cumulative college GPA are required for ACE scholarship consideration. Annual renewal requires a minimum year-end GPA of 2.3.
Students must meet the requirements specified below in order to receive Title IV federal aid.
Qualitative Measure—Students must have at least a 1.700 cumulative grade point average (GPA) by completion of their second semester and at least a 2.000 cumulative GPA by completion of their fourth semester. A minimum year-end 2.000 cumulative GPA must then be maintained until graduation. Graduate students are required to attain and retain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Quantitative (Pace) Measure—Students must successfully complete at least 67 percent of the courses they attempt. Withdrawn (W) grades and transfer credits count as attempted hours for this purpose.
Maximum Time Frame—Students must not attempt more than 150 percent of the hours required for their degree program.
A student who does not meet the specified requirements may make an appeal for aid if extenuating circumstances existed. The financial aid committee rules on all satisfactory academic progress appeals.
Read more https://www.bridgewater.edu/academics/college-catalog/financial-information/financial-aid
Bridgewater’s Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping students cover the costs of a college education. We’ll explore your options with you – including grants/waivers, loans and work programs – and provide you with the personal counseling and support you need as you assemble the necessary funding.
Your first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. For this, you’ll need Bridgewater’s Title IV Code (see Step 6 on the FAFSA), which is 002183.
You can understand more here http://www.bridgew.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid
To apply for financial aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available online at www.fafsa.gov.
The federal processor must receive your FAFSA by March 1 to receive priority consideration for all types of financial aid. Students may apply after the priority date; however, aid will be awarded on a funds-available basis.
When filing the application, be sure that all information is complete and as accurate as possible.
You must reapply for financial aid each year. The Department of Education no longer mails renewal applications to students, however, electronic renewal FAFSA forms are available on their website at www.fafsa.gov.
You are always welcome to complete a FAFSA form even if a renewal application is not available to you. Our deadline for priority consideration is the same each year – March 1.
Read more http://microsites.bridgew.edu/financialaid/how-apply
There are several options available to students and parents when it comes to financing your education. Below we have listed an overview of a few of these options.
Please feel free to explore these or any other type of financing you find suits your own individual circumstances. Please check this web page often for updates on different options.
You may choose one of these options, or a combination of these options.
This is a web-based, interest-free payment plan that assists students and their families to spread the semester charges over four monthly installments. The payment plan is based on actual charges less financial aid credits.
Enrollment in the plan for the Fall semester begins early July, and begins in early December for the Spring semester. The first payment is typically due in August for the Fall semester, with the remaining payments due the 20th day of the next three months.
Each semester, a $25.00 non-refundable enrollment fee is required at the time of enrollment. For more information, contact the Office of Student Payment Plan at 508-531-1752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A fixed interest credit based Federal loan that allows a parent of a dependent undergraduate student to borrow up the cost of attendance, minus any other aid/resources, for each year the student is in school (must submit an application each year).
Beginning in mid-June each year, the Parent PLUS Loan application may be completed at www.studentloans.gov, or you may complete a paper application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. This loan will be in the parent’s name and is the parent’s responsibility, not the student’s. It will appear on the parent’s credit report.
The parent borrower must also sign a Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov. Payments on this loan may be deferred, but the parent must request deferment through the Direct Loan Servicing Center.
These are typically variable interest rate, credit-based, private loans that allow a student or a parent to borrow up to the cost of attendance, minus any other aid, for each year the student is in school (must re-apply each year). If the student is the borrower and does not have a strong credit history, s/he may be required to have a co-signer.
The co-signer will be equally responsible for this loan, at the time of application, and all the way through repayment. It will appear on both the borrower and co-signers credit report. If a parent is considering co-signing an alternative loan, you may want to consider the Federal Direct PLUS Loan above.
Please review the “things to consider when choosing a private alternative loan” below before moving forward with the application process.
Read more about the financing options here http://microsites.bridgew.edu/financialaid/financing-options
Office of the Admissions
402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812
Telephone: 800-759-8328 or 540-828-5375
Office of Financial Aid
Located in Flory Hall, rooms 108-111
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
To know more about the Bridgewater College admission and aids, please visit their website directly.
You can see a complete listing of the Bridgewater Student Scholarship & Grant Programs by requesting or accessing their catalog file online.