Merit Scholarships

Dean's Scholarship 

  • Receive up to $27,000 per year. 
  • All applicants are automatically considered for this award and do not need to submit additional materials.
  • Awards are made to students on the basis of overall academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, leadership, and personal merit.
  • Complete the application for admission by February 15.

 Competition Based Scholarships & Performance Based Scholarships

 Clarence Beecher Allen Scholarship

  • Receive up to $30,000 per year (this scholarship replaces a Dean's Scholarship)
  • Awards designated to African-American students on the basis of overall academic achievement and leadership
  • Complete the application for admission and Allen Scholarship Application Form by January 1. 
  • Finalists must participate in the Allen Competition Weekend on February 19-20.
  • Recipients notified by April 1
  • More info

COLLEGE SCHOLAR AWARD

  • Receive up to $30,000 per year (this scholarship replaces a Dean's Scholarship)
  • Awards are made to the highest academically qualified students in the applicant pool, typically the top 5%. It is recommended that students applying for this award are in the top 15% of their class and have a minimum ACT Composite of 29 or SAT of 1950 (three-section composite score prior to March 2016); SAT R of 1380 (two-section composite score).
  • Complete the application for admission and College Scholar Application Form by January 1 for notification by April 1. 
  • An interview with an admissions or alumni representative must occur by these deadlines.
  • More info

COVENANT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Receive $1,000 to $3,000 per year (in addition to a Dean's Scholarship, if applicable)
  • Awards are made to members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who have demonstrated academic achievement and involvement in one's community and church.
  • Complete the application for admission and Covenant Application Form by January 1 for notification by April 1.
  • A letter of recommendation from a minister or pastor must also accompany the application.
  • More info

Performing Arts SCHOLARSHIP

  • Receive $2,000 to $8,000 per year (in addition to a Dean's Scholarship, if applicable)
  • Awards are made to students on the basis of accomplishment and promise in music, theatre/dance, or Scottish Arts. Students receiving the award need not major in the area, but are required to participate in various programs throughout their time at Wooster.
  • Complete the application for admission and appropriate scholarship application form by January 1 for notification by April 1.
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers or instructors in the respected field must also accompany the application, if applicable.
  • More information on each scholarship: Music Scholarship, Scottish Arts Scholarship, and Theatre & Dance Scholarship

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*The maximum annual amount of Wooster merit scholarship is $32,500 annually and can be applied only to tuition charges. Prospective students may apply for more than one competition based scholarship but will only be awarded one. Competition based scholarships replace the Dean’s Scholarship amount, except for the Covenant and performing arts scholarships. All merit scholarships are automatically renewed each year as long as the student maintains full-time enrollment and remains in good academic and judicial standing with the College (please see additional qualifications for performing arts). Scholarship amounts listed may change. All admission and scholarship deadlines are postmarked deadlines.

*Students who are eligible for and awarded a tuition benefit such as the Tuition Exchange Program, the Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) program or Wooster’s employee tuition remission may choose to apply for the merit scholarships noted above, but if awarded, the scholarship status will be honorary only.