2015 - 2016 Scholarship & Awards Program for Freshmen

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Transfer Scholarships and Awards Program

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Students must be accepted to the College by December 1, 2014 in order to be invited to compete in the WC Scholars Competition. There are other eligibility requirements for the competition that can be found at left under "WC Scholars Program".

To be invited to compete in our Department Scholarship Competition or Talent Award Competition, students must be accepted to the College by January 1, 2015. There are more eligibility requirements for the competitions and they can be found at left under "Departmental Scholarships" and "Talent Awards".

The following scholarships and awards are available to first-time freshmen students entering in the 2015 fall semester and 2016 spring semester at Wilmington College.  All Wilmington College Scholarships and Grants are applied to tuition and fees only. Recipients must be full-time students on the main campus. Scholarships and awards are renewable each year providing the student maintains eligibility requirements specific to the award. We also have many scholarships and awards for transfer students.

There is not a separate application process for these awards unless otherwise noted. All students are considered for these awards once they have been accepted to the College.

Non-Need Based Awards

Non-need based awards are scholarships and grants that are awarded regardless of the student’s financial need.

WC Scholars Program

  • Available for Fall 2015 entry.
  • Awards determined from the on-campus scholarship competition at levels of:
    • Presidential Scholarship - Full Tuition
    • Dean's Scholarship - $2,000
    • Faculty Honor Scholarship - $1,500
  • Competition by invitation only. Competition date: January 17, 2015.
  • Applicants must be accepted to the College no later than December 1, 2014.
  • Qualifications: 3.5 - 4.0 cumulative grade point average and 27 - 36 ACT composite (1220 minimum SAT critical reading and math combined score).
  • Recipients must reside on campus.
  • Recipients must participate in the Honors Program.
  • Award is renewable so long as the recipient meets the requirements designated in the Award Intent Form that will be signed to accept the scholarship.
  • The Full Tuition Scholarship will not be combined with other awards.
  • The Dean's and the Faculty Honor Scholarships may be combined with the Academic Achievement Scholarship.

Academic Achievement Scholarship

  • Available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 entry.
  • $6,000 - $10,000 per year.
  • Qualifications: 3.0 - 4.0 cumulative grade point average and an 18 - 36 ACT composite score (870 minimum SAT critical reading and math combined score).
  • Based on cumulative high school grade point average and ACT/SAT composite score.
  • Awarded upon acceptance to the College.

Recognition Award

  • Available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 entry.
  • $4,000 - $8,500 per year.
  • Qualifications: 2.5 - 4.0 cumulative grade point average and a 17 - 27 ACT composite score (830 minimum SAT critical reading and math combined score).
  • Based on cumulative high school grade point average and ACT/SAT composite score.
  • Awarded upon acceptance to the College.

Pathways Grant

  • Available for Fall 2015 entry.
  • $1,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Non renewable.
  • Awarded to entering fall students only.
  • Student must be accepted to the College and have visited campus via an individual visit or visit program through the Office of Admission or an athletic recruiting event by March 1, 2015.

Departmental Scholarships

Departmental scholarship competitions will be held for the following majors: Agriculture, Studio Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, Social Political Studies, and Social Work.

Scholarship Details

  • Available for Fall 2015 entry.
  • $1000 per year.
  • May be combined with the Academic Achievement Scholarship.
  • Renewable each year so long as the recipient is in good academic standing, full-time on the main campus and is majoring in the academic area for which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Competition by invitation only.  Competition date: January 31, 2015.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be accepted to the College no later than January 1, 2015.
  • Scholarship Application deadline: January 5, 2015.  Applications can be obtained from the Office of Admission.
  • Cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0 and ACT composite score between 21-26 (SAT combined critical reading and math scores of 980 - 1170) - or – Cumulative grade point average between 3.0 – 3.49 and minimum ACT composite score of 21 (SAT combined critical reading and math scores of 980).

Talent Awards

Talent awards are available to students who have been active in the performing arts or who are active in the equestrian field. Once enrolled at Wilmington College, award recipients must continue to be active participants in their chosen area.

Performing Arts Talent Award

Scholarship Details

  • Available for Fall 2015 entry.
  • $1,000 per year.
  • Offered to full-time, main campus students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the areas of Performing Arts (acting, singing, dancing, musical performance [vocal and instrumental] or technical design and management).
  • Awarded on basis of merit and demonstrated talent. Students are required to initially interview and/or audition or submit a portfolio in their area of interest.
  • Talent Award recipients are selected by the faculty in the area of Fine Arts.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be accepted to the College no later than January 1, 2015.
  • Scholarship/Award application must be received in the Office of Admission no later than January 15, 2015.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 – 4.0 and ACT composite score 18-36.

Awarding Criteria

  • Renewable based on the following criteria:
    • Evidence of participation and commitment in area of interest—Theatre, Music and /or Technical Performances
    • Maintain Academic Good Standing
    • Service to Fine Arts Area
  • Multiple awards will be awarded from the interview/audition process
  • May be stacked with the Academic Achievement or Recognition Awards.

Competition Activities

  • Recommendation letter from a teacher, drama director, music or dance instructor submitted the day of the competition.
  • Resumè of experience.
  • Personal Interview or audition with Fine Arts Faculty: All Applicants will have an individual interview. You may prepare a monologue, vocal song selection or instrumental performance that showcases your strengths. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. No a capella singing please.
  • If interested in Technical Design or Management you are encouraged to bring a portfolio of examples of artistic or technical work (phots, drawings, etc.)


IHSA Equine Team Talent Award

Scholarship Details

  • Available for Fall 2015 entry.
  • $1,000 per year
  • Offered to main campus, full-time students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the areas of Western Horsemanship and Hunt Seat Equitation in an IHSA environment.
  • Awarded on the basis of merit and demonstrated talent.
  • Students are required to initially submit the Scholarship/Award Application and a video by January 15, 2015. Candidates will then be invited to compete on January 31, 2015 for the Talent Award.
  • Talent Award recipients are selected by the faculty in the area of Equine.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be accepted to the College no later than January 1, 2015.
  • Scholarship/Award application and riding video must be received in the Office of Admission no later than January 15, 2015.
  • Cumulative grade point average between 2.5 – 4.0 and ACT composite score 18-36.

Awarding Criteria

  • Renewable based on the following criteria:
    • Evidence of participation and commitment in area of interest – IHSA team Western Horsemanship or Hunt Seat Equitation
    • Maintain Academic Good Standing
    • Service to Equine Center and Equine Team
  • Multiple awards will be awarded from the interview/audition process
  • May be stacked with the Academic Achievement or Recognition Awards.

Competition Activities

  • 10 minute video of Western Horsemanship or Hunt Seat Equitation submitted with the Scholarship/Award Application no later than January 15, 2015.
  • Recommendation letter from equine instructor or equine professional submitted the day of the competition.
  • Resumè of related experience.
  • Personal interview/audition with equine faculty on January 31, 2015. You must come dressed in casual but proper riding attire according to the talent area of interest. Helmet is required. Wilmington College Equestrian Center will provide the horse and tack for the interview/audition.
     

Need-Based Awards

Need-based awards are determined when the financial aid package is prepared. A FAFSA is required to be considered for any of the need-based awards below. If the student has financial need remaining after all federal, state and institutional non need-based awards are applied, the student will be considered for the following combination of need-based awards up to $3000. In addition, the student must meet the requirements for the award.

Quaker Award

  • Available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 entry.
  • Award amount: Up to $1,000.  Up to four recipients may be chosen as Quaker Leaders which could result in a higher award up to $3,000.
  • Award Application deadline: January 15, 2015. Award application may be obtained from the Office of Admission.
  • Student must be an active member of a Monthly Meeting or a graduate from a Quaker high school.
  • Recommendation from the Clerk or Pastor must accompany the scholarship application.

Legacy Award

  • Available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 entry.
  • Award Amount: Up to $1,000.
  • Student’s parent, step-parent, sibling or grandparent must be a graduate of WC ~ or ~ sibling, parent, step-parent or spouse must be attending Wilmington College full-time during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Information regarding the Legacy relationship must be included on the Application for Admission.

Multi-Cultural Award

  • Available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 entry.
  • Award Amount: Up to $1,000.
  • Available to students of traditional under-represented populations. Qualifying ethnicity must be included on the Application for Admission.

Gateway Grant

  • Available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 entry.
  • Award Amount: Up to $1,000.
  • Available to any US Citizen whose legal residence is not Ohio.

The College reserves the right to review, adjust, or cancel awards at any time as a result of changes in stated tuition, a student’s or student’s family financial situation, academic status, full or part time status, housing, veteran’s benefits or a student’s conduct.

 

2015 - 2016 Scholarship & Awards Program for Transfers

The following scholarships and awards are available to transfer students entering in the 2015 fall semester and 2016 spring semester at Wilmington College. Recipients must be full-time students on the main campus working towards their first bachelor's degree. Scholarships and awards are renewable each year providing the student maintains eligibility requirements specific to the award.

Non-Need Based Awards

Non-need based awards are scholarships and grants that are awarded regardless of the student's financial need.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • $9,000 per year.
  • Qualifications: Must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa, 3.5 - 4.0 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 24 or more hours of transferrable college coursework.

Transfer Honor Scholarship 1

  • $8,000 per year.
  • Qualifications: 3.5 - 4.0 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 24 or more hours of transferrable college coursework.

Transfer Honor Scholarship 2

  • $7,000 per year.
  • Qualifications: 3.0 - 3.49 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 24 or more hours of transferrable college coursework.

Transfer Honor Scholarship 3

  • $6,000 per year.
  • Qualifications: 2.5 - 2.99 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 24 or more hours of transferrable college coursework.

Transfer Achievement Grant

  • $2,000 per year.
  • Qualifications: 2.0 - 2.49 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 24 or more hours of transferrable college coursework.

Pathways Grant

  • $1,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Non renewable.
  • Student must be accepted to the College and have visited campus via an individual visit or visit program through the Office of Admission or an athletic recruiting event by March 1, 2015.
  • The Pathways Grant is only awarded to students entering in the Fall semester.

Need-Based Awards

Need-based awards are determined when the financial aid package is prepared. A FAFSA is required to be considered for any of the need-based awards below. If the student has financial need remaining after all federal, state and institutional non need-based awards are applied, the student will be considered for the following combination of need-based awards up to $3000. In addition, the student must meet the requirements for the award.

Quaker Award

  • Award amount: Up to $1,000.
  • Award Application deadline: January 15, 2015. Award application may be obtained from the Office of Admission.
  • Student must be an active member of a Monthly Meeting or a graduate from a Quaker high school.
  • Recommendation from the Clerk or Pastor must accompany the scholarship application.

Legacy Award

  • Award Amount: Up to $1,000.
  • Student's parent, step-parent, sibling or grandparent must be a graduate of WC ~ or ~ sibling, parent, step-parent or spouse must be attending Wilmington College full-time during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Information regarding the Legacy relationship must be included on the Application for Admission.

Multi-Cultural Award

  • Award Amount: Up to $1,000.
  • Available to students of traditional under-represented populations. Qualifying ethnicity must be included on the Application for Admission.

Gateway Grant

  • Award Amount: Up to $1,000.
  • Available to any US Citizen whose legal residence is not Ohio.

The College reserves the right to review, adjust, or cancel awards at any time as a result of changes in stated tuition, a student’s or student’s family financial situation, academic status, full or part time status, housing, veteran’s benefits or a student’s conduct.