The application deadline for this scholarship opportunity has passed.
The College Scholar Award recognizes exceptional academic and extracurricular achievement among the 6,000 applications Wooster receives annually. The Scholarship Committee awards the highest academically qualified students, those who typically fall in the top 5% of the applicant pool. We recommend that students applying for this award rank in the top 15% of their high school class. The Committee considers a student’s overall academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, leadership and personal merit, along with short-answer responses from the online application.
College Scholar Award winners receive up to $40,000 annually; this new award amount replaces the Dean’s Scholarship. Prospective first-year students interested in both the Clarence Beecher Allen Scholarship and College Scholar Award should be aware that they can only be awarded one of these competition based awards.
In addition to the application for admission and the online scholarship application, candidates must complete an interview with an admissions or alumni representative. We currently offer in-person interviews, as part of your campus visit, and virtual interviews. Please note that any interview that occurred prior to your application fulfills the College Scholar Award requirement; no additional interview is needed.
Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2022.
The Admissions & Scholarship Committees will consider your short-answer response, overall academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, leadership, and personal merit. Scholarship designations will be made by a combination of these evaluations.
Reminder: Please note that the College Scholar Award is only available to U.S. citizens. Read more about international student scholarship information.
Questions & Concerns
Please contact the Admissions Office at 330-263-2322.
*The maximum annual amount of Wooster merit scholarship is $42,000 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, Wooster’s employee tuition remission, or Veteran’s Education Benefits may choose to apply for the merit scholarships noted above, but if awarded, the scholarship status will be honorary only.