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.

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

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

For Freshmen Students

  • Must have a high school GPA of 3.6 or above and a minimum SAT score of 1100 (24 ACT) OR a high school GPA of 3.6 or above if you have chosen to apply under our score optional policy
  • Be eligible for the Pennsylvania state grant program as determined by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
  • Graduate from a high school located in one of the above counties or reside in one of the counties for home schooled students
  • Be under the age of 24 at the time of enrollment
  • Receive an offer of admission from Washington & Jefferson College prior to May 1, 2015
  • Enroll as a full time student during the 2015-2016 academic year

For Transfer Students

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.6 or above and a minimum SAT score of 1100 (24 ACT) if scores are submitted OR a cumulative GPA of 3.6 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)
  • Be a graduate from a high school located in one of the above counties or reside in one of the counties for home schooled students
  • Be under the age of 24 at the time of enrollment
  • Receive an offer of admission from Washington & Jefferson College prior to May 1, 2015
  • Enroll as a full time student during the 2015-2016 academic year

Our Uncommon Committment to You

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.