Good Neighbor Award

We think you have what it takes to be the next President.

Washington & Jefferson College is offering a special financial award for academically accomplished students in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

To qualify for this unique award, students must meet all of the following:

  • For freshmen: Have a high school GPA of 3.4 or above and a minimum SAT score of 1050 (23 ACT) OR simply a high school GPA of 3.4 or above if you have chosen not to submit your SAT/ACT scores
  • For transfer students: Have a high school GPA of 3.4 or above and a minimum SAT score of 1050 (23 ACT) if scores are submitted OR a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above based on a minimum of 24 college credits
  • Be eligible for the Pennsylvania state grant program as determined by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal government by the priority deadline of February 15 but absolutely no later than May 1st
  • Graduate from a high school located in one of the above counties
  • Be under the age of 24 at the time of enrollment
  • Receive an offer of admission from Washington & Jefferson College prior to May 1, 2014
  • Enroll as a full time student during the 2014-2015 academic year

If you meet the criteria above, W&J will use a combination of grants, loans and work-study funds to meet 100% of the demonstrated financial need – as determined by the FAFSA and W&J.

As you know, Washington & Jefferson College students benefit from an uncommon commitment to academic excellence, which enables them to become leaders in our community. Our students join a vast network of accomplished and distinguished alumni whose preparation for a lifetime of career achievement began at W&J. These graduates put their W&J educations to good use across many disciplines - they lead Fortune 500 companies, make scientific discoveries, heal the sick, defend justice, and inspire students.

We are committed to making a Washington & Jefferson College education accessible and affordable. If you have questions about the Good Neighbor Award, please contact Bob Adkins, Director of Admission, or Michelle Anderson, Director of Financial Aid. More information is also provided in this FAQ section.  We look forward to hearing from you!

For more information, see the Good Neighbor Award FAQ.