University description (as per official university website)
Principia is a school for Christian Scientists on two campuses in the St. Louis, Missouri, area. Programs for infants through seniors in high school are located in West St. Louis County. Fifty miles away on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River at Elsah, Illinois, is Principia College.
Principia is an independent educational institution staffed by Christian Scientists, serving Christian Scientists from infants through adults.
Principia College has two programs for international students:
* A four-year Degree Program leading to a B.A. or B.S. degree
* A one-year Enrichment Program for non-degree-seeking students
Bachelor of Arts Majors
Business Administration; Mass Communication
Computer Science; Music
English; Political Science
Environmental Studies; Religion
Foreign Languages; Sociology and Anthropology
Global Perspectives; Theatre
Bachelor of Science Majors
Biology ; Engineering Science
Computer Science ;Physics
The Scholarship Program at Principia welcomes all degree-seeking prospective students, domestic and international, regardless of national and ethnic origin or citizenship. Each of the scholarships is based on stated criteria, regardless of need. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years with specific criteria that must be met to keep full funding. A student may apply for multiple scholarships but may only receive one scholarship.
Scholarship Application Deadlines
While Principia College subscribes to the national application deadline of March 1st for regular admissions decision students, it is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible to be considered for all scholarship awards. By completing the general application for admission, you will automatically be considered for the academic scholarships and the Arthur Schulz scholarship. The information contained in your admissions file will be used to match you with the appropriate scholarship. You must apply for the Whole Man Leadership scholarship.
All admissions and scholarship decisions (with the exception of the Whole Man Leadership scholarship) are awarded on a rolling basis, which enables you to receive an admission and merit scholarship decision within two weeks of completing your application. The Whole Man Leadership scholarship will not be awarded on a rolling basis. All applications received by the January 15th priority deadline will receive a decision by early February. Whole Man Leadership scholarship applications submitted after the January 15th deadline will be considered after the March 1st regular admissions deadline, and then as funds are available.
The priority deadline for all scholarships is January 15th. Scholarship applications received after January 15th will be awarded as funds are available.
- First Time Freshmen
First-time freshmen are invited to apply for admissions and scholarship beginning in the fall of your high school senior year. Freshmen are eligible for all scholarships.
- Transfer Students
Transfer students are eligible for the Deanís academic scholarship, the Whole Man Leadership scholarship, and the Arthur F. Schultz scholarship. If you are a transfer student, call your Admissions counselor to determine the best time to apply for admissions.