Clarence Beecher Allen Scholarship


847 College Ave.

Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-263-2322

Fax: 330-263-2621

Clarence Beecher Allen, The College of Wooster's first African-American graduate in 1892, pastored one of the largest all-black Presbyterian Churches in America and served as president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Association of Pittsburgh as well as the Afro-American Council. Nearly 30 years ago, his story inspired the College to create the Allen Scholarship to attract the best and brightest to Wooster in hopes that these students would continue his legacy of leadership, civic engagement and social advocacy.

The Allen Scholarship awards up to $38,000 annually. This award replaces the Dean’s Scholarship. High school seniors must complete the Application for Admission by the scholarship deadline. Candidates cannot be eligible for both the Allen Scholarship and the College Scholar Award; they can only be awarded one of these competition based awards.

For African-American students wishing to apply, please follow these instructions:

  1. Complete the general application for admission by November 15, 2020.
  2. Complete the Allen Scholarship Application Form by November 15, 2020.

A second round of Allen Scholarship applications will be accepted until January 10, 2021. To be considered in the second round, please complete all necessary steps by January 10.

The Scholarship Committee notifies Allen Finalists by mid-January. Selected finalists will be invited to participate in further activities related to the Allen Scholarship.

*Applicants who complete all necessary steps by the November 15 deadline will receive finalist notification by December 31, 2020.

Allen Scholarship Competition

Upon review of the application for admission and Allen Scholarship Application Form, select students will be notified and invited to participate in a virtual Allen Competition this year due to COVID-19 (date to be determined).

Questions & Concerns

Please contact David Newberry-Yokley, Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, at 330-263-2630.