Merit Scholarships

Admissions

847 College Ave.

Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-263-2322

Fax: 330-263-2621

admissions@wooster.edu

Dean's Scholarship

  • Receive up to $36,000 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 your chosen deadline: 
    • Early Decision: November 1, 2020 or January 15, 2021.
    • Early Action: November 15, 2020.
    • Regular Decision: February 15, 2021.

Competition Based Scholarships & Performance Based Scholarships

Clarence Beecher Allen Scholarship

  • Receive up to $38,000 per year (this scholarship replaces a Dean's Scholarship).
  • Awards designated to African-American students on the basis of overall academic achievement and leadership.
  • Applicants must complete all necessary materials by November 15, 2020.* A second round of applications will be accepted until January 1, 2021. From the Allen Scholarship applicant pool, finalists will be selected and notified by January 15, 2021.
  • Select students will be invited to participate in further activities related to the Allen Scholarship.
  • All scholarship recipients will be notified by April 1.
  • More info

*Applicants who complete all necessary steps by the November deadline will receive finalist notification by December 31, 2020.

College Scholar Award

  • Receive up to $38,000 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.
  • Applicants must complete all necessary materials by November 15, 2020.* A second round of applications will be accepted until January 1, 2021.
  • For scholarship applicants who still need to complete an interview:
    • If applying under the November deadline, interviews must be scheduled by November 15 and completed by December 1, 2020.
    • If applying under the January timeline, interviews must be scheduled by January 1 and completed by February 1, 2021.
  • More info

*Applicants who complete all necessary steps by the November deadline will receive notification by December 31, 2020. All other applicants will be notified by April 1, 2021.

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.
  • A letter of recommendation from a minister or pastor must also accompany the application.
  • Applicants must complete all necessary materials by November 15, 2020.* A second round of applications will be accepted until January 1, 2021.
  • More info

*Applicants who complete all necessary steps by the November deadline will receive notification by December 31, 2020. All other applicants will be notified by April 1, 2021.

Model UN Leadership Award

  • Receive $2,000 annually (in addition to the Dean’s or International Scholarship, if applicable)
  • Recognizes first-year applicants who demonstrate leadership and growth through their high school Model UN experiences and intend to do so at Wooster. The College’s Model UN is consistently recognized for its success at two national conferences.
  • Applicants must complete the Application for Admission and the Model UN Leadership Award Application by their preferred deadline: November 15, 2020 for notification by December 31; or January 1, 2021 for notification by April 1.
  • More info including requirements to renew the scholarship annually.

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.
  • Applicants must complete all necessary materials by November 15, 2020.* A second round of applications will be accepted until January 1, 2021.
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers or instructors in the respected field must also accompany the application, if applicable. Letters should be addressed to 1189 Beall Ave. Wooster, OH 44691, with the attention line designating the appropriate department (i.e.- Attn: Theatre & Dance).
  • More information on each scholarship: Music Scholarship, Scottish Arts Scholarship, and Theatre & Dance Scholarship

*Applicants who complete all necessary steps by the November deadline will receive notification by December 31, 2020. All other applicants will be notified by April 1, 2021.

RaiseMe

We have partnered with RaiseMe to offer micro-scholarships that recognize your everyday achievements and allow you to earn scholarships from Wooster as early as ninth grade. You can earn up to $90,000 (distributed over eight semesters or four years of study). Note that your RaiseMe micro-scholarship total will be a part of the Wooster merit award, such as the Dean’s Scholarship. Create your RaiseMe account today to begin building your scholarship award and exploring colleges. The deadline to submit your RaiseMe micro-scholarship earnings to The College of Wooster is November 1 of your senior year.

SAGE Scholar Award

The SAGE Scholar Award of $1,500 annually is in addition to the Tuition Rewards guarantee provided by Wooster, a proud partner of SAGE Scholars. There is no separate application for scholarship consideration. Eligible students must be participants of the Tuition Rewards program before eleventh grade and have submitted their Tuition Rewards Statement to Wooster prior to an official offer of admission (in accordance to SAGE Scholars policy).

*The maximum annual amount of Wooster merit scholarship is $40,000 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.