When it comes to truly leveling the playing field for students of all backgrounds, tuition money only goes so far. There are many overlooked barriers to success for first-generation students from low-income backgrounds or populations traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Westminster College is focused on providing a pathway to higher education for talented and high-achieving high school students who might otherwise encounter stumbling blocks. Once admitted to Westminster, these students can apply to receive mentor support and other program benefits through one of 2 Legacy Program initiatives: Legacy Scholars (first-year students) or Legacy STEPS (transfer students).
Within a supportive environment designed to foster civic mindedness, identity development, and academic excellence, the Legacy Program provides support and stability throughout a student’s higher education experience through:
Gifts to the Legacy Program support programming as well as stipends for books and supplies.