Financial Aid

International Students

Continuing Graduate Students

There are dozens of scholarship opportunities for UWest students, ranging in value from a few thousand dollars up to full tuition. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, service, and talent. Unlike loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid.

From scholarships administered by UWest, to state and federal scholarships, we want to make sure that you have access to every opportunity to fund your education.

Institutional
  • Lotus Scholarship – A renewable annual award of up to $10,000 solely for new students. Students must be eligible, and will be considered based on both academic merit and financial need.
  • President’s Scholarship – An annual award for degree-seeking students with a minimum 3.5/3.75 GPA (undergraduate/graduate) who also demonstrate outstanding leadership characteristics. President’s scholarship recipients will have the full cost of tuition waived for up to 15 undergraduate or 12 graduate units per semester.
  • Dean’s Scholarship – The Dean’s Scholarship is an annual award for students with a minimum 3.2/3.5 GPA (undergraduate/graduate) who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability. Recipients will have the tuition of up to 7.5 undergraduate or 6 graduate units waived each semester.
  • UWest Scholarship – Up to $1,000 per semester to full-time, degree-seeking students who show academic merit, leadership, integrity, service and exceptional value to the University.
Private
  • Golden Benefactor Awards – These scholarships are awarded by individual donors to stand-out undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need, and require a separate application in order for a student to be considered.
  • Hongde Scholarship Foundation Mr. Henry Dieu Memorial Scholarship
    Mr. Ching-Sui Hu Memorial Scholarship Mr. Ben N. Hsu Memorial Scholarship
    Mr. Ray Kuo Scholarship Mrs. Pao Hua Yeh Hsu Scholarship
    Mr. Aric Wu Scholarship Mr. Rachel Wu Scholarship
    Mr. Eugene Quan Scholarship Mr. Shuh-Min Wang Memorial Scholarship
    Frederick V. and Bernice M. Johnston Scholarship Venerable Dr. An Hue Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Ms. Liyu Lash Scholarship Female Leadership Scholarship
    Mr. Tai-Fei Bob Shui Memorial Scholarship Edward Yip Scholarship
    Winston Victor Wu Scholarship I Kuan Tao Scholarship
    Ken Locke Scholarship Mr. Bor Lun Yu (余博倫) Memorial Scholarship
    Ms. Ching Hua Wang (王金華) Scholarship Steven C. Yu Scholarship
    Lancy Pi-Yun Yu Scholarship Ellen Fu-Chi Yu Scholarship
    Vic Wu Scholarship Mr. Wen Seng Yu Memorial Scholarship
    Chung, Po Po Scholarship Lee, Shin Scholarship
    Mr. Victor Lau Scholarship Buddha Nature Scholarship
  • Drs. Allen and Lily Huang Student Leadership Awards – This scholarship is a competitive scholarship and awards $2,000 annually with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • International Buddhist Education Foundation (IBEF) Scholarship – IBEF awards $3,500 – $4,500 per semester to students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 who are enrolled in Religious Studies and/or Buddhist Chaplaincy programs.