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 $37,000 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:

The scholarship deadline has passed for students enrolling in the 2020-21 academic year. Please check back in the summer for students enrolling in the 2021-21 academic year. 

The Scholarship Committee notifies Allen Finalists by mid-January and will release all scholarship decisions following the Allen Scholarship Weekend. Selected finalists must attend the Allen Scholarship Weekend in February.

Allen Scholarship Weekend

Upon review of the application for admission and Allen Scholarship Application Form, select students will be notified and those Allen Finalists will be invited to participate in the Allen Competition Weekend on Sunday, February 16 - Monday, February 17, 2020. Results of the competition will be released by April 1, 2020.

Questions & Concerns

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