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Scholarship opps for highly qualified International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma applicants

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a highly selective technological university offering degrees with 40 majors in the pure and applied sciences, engineering, computer science, management and business administration, and the liberal arts. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, WPI has outstanding teaching facilities and laboratories and a unique academic program that emphasizes professional-level, individually advised project work.

Scholarship Opportunities:

All admitted applicants are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships. The exact amount of the scholarship will be determined by the criteria noted for each award; however, amounts typically range from $10,000 to $25,000 per year. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. Most noteworthy, valedictorians, salutatorians, and IB diploma graduates with a diploma score of 40 or greater admitted to WPI are guaranteed an academic merit scholarship worth a minimum of $19,000 per year.

Another of WPI’s newest scholarship opportunities is the Global Scholars Program. WPI has sent more science and engineering students abroad than any other private university in the United States. Today, approximately 50 percent of our students complete at least one academic project overseas.

Whether in Venice or Bangkok, Copenhagen or Cape Town—or at any of our 31 project centers around the world—students collaborate with peers, faculty advisors, and local community members on projects that make a difference in the world. This scholarship program will help provide opportunities for WPI students to fully participate in our global curriculum for years to come.

Students selected as a Global Scholar will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship to be used for a WPI Global Studies experience. Each year up to 50 Global Scholars will be selected from our admitted student pool on a rolling basis.

In addition to merit scholarships WPI offers a limited number of need-based scholarships to international students. Because WPI has limited funds available specifically for talented international students, only a portion of the admitted international students are awarded each year. The awards vary in amount, but typically range from $5,000 to $25,000. These awards are renewed each year, provided the student remains in good academic standing. WPI does not guarantee to meet applicants’ full financial need.

For more information about WPI, please review the following sites:

International students
International students costs
International studetns brochure

3 Responses to Scholarship opps for highly qualified International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma applicants

  1. single mother March 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    This is a long shot but do you know of any scholarships in this area that are specifically for single mothers? I found this page on scholarships, and I’m wondering if any apply to my situation. Thanks for any help in advance – I’ll check back every so often to see if there’s any replies.


  2. A IB Student April 15, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    Sounds great! Introduced me to more universities I might (in the future) attend.

  3. Kumar May 8, 2011 at 3:13 am #

    Is the IB scholarship ‘stackable’ with other merit scholarships?

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