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Scholarships & Awards, 2016-2017

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.

If you are a freshmen or transfer starting in SPRING 2016 student looking for scholarship opportunities, please download the one of the PDF’s below:

Freshmen entering Spring 2016

Transfers entering Spring 2016

The following scholarships and awards are available to first-time freshmen students entering in the 2016 fall semester and 2017 spring semester at Wilmington College. Recipients must be full-time students on the main campus. Scholarships and awards are reviewed annually and renewed for the term of the award providing the student is in academic good standing and maintains eligibility requirements specific to the award. Further, Wilmington College may withdraw these awards if there is a Level I or Level II violation of the Student Code of Conduct. These awards may only be applied to fall and spring semesters for a total of eight semesters unless otherwise noted.

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.

Wilmington College Academic Awards


Wilmington Scholars Program

• Available for Fall 2016 entry. (Students entering in Spring Semester are not eligible.)

• Awards determined from the on-campus scholarship competition at levels of:

Presidential Scholarship – Full Tuition

Dean’s Scholarship – $17,000

• Competition by invitation only. Competition date: January 30, 2016.

• Applicants must be accepted to the College no later than January 8, 2016.

• 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.

• Renewable so long as the recipient meets the requirements designated in the Award Intent Form that will be signed to accept the scholarship.

• 30 Scholarships will be awarded from the competition

• 8 Presidential Awards (Full Tuition)

22 Dean’s Awards ($17,000)

May not be combined with other awards.

Available regardless of need.

Wilmington College Academic Achievement Scholarship

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry.

$10,000 – $12,500 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.

May be combined with the Heritage Awards and the Awards of Circumstance.

Available regardless of need.

Recognition Award

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry.

$7,000 – $10,500 per year.

Qualifications: 2.5 – 4.0 cumulative grade point average and a 17 – 36 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.

May be combined with the Heritage Awards and the Awards of Circumstance.

Available regardless of need.

Wilmington College Heritage Awards


Friends Award

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry.

$2,500 per year

Applicants must be accepted to the College by February 15, 2016.

Scholarship application deadline: March 1, 2016. Scholarship application is available at wilmington.edu or by calling 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 is required to apply for this award. Recommendation letter should be submitted to the Office of Admission no later than March 1, 2016.

May be combined with other Heritage Awards, Awards of Circumstance, Academic Achievement Scholarship and Recognition Award.

Available regardless of need.

Quaker Leader Scholarship

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry.

$2,500 per year

Students must be accepted for admission to Wilmington College by February 15, 2016.

Students must be active in a Friends Meeting or Church and have their Pastor or Monthly Meeting Clerk send a letter of recommendation on their behalf no later than March 1, 2016.

Students must participate in an on-campus interview process no later than March 1, 2016.

Students must submit an essay on “What is the Friends testimony you find most challenging and why?” Essays must be submitted to the Office of Admission at least one week prior to the on-campus interview.

Renewable with active participation in the Quaker Leader Scholars program.

May be combined with other Heritage Awards, Awards of Circumstance, Academic Achievement Scholarship and Recognition Award.

Available regardless of need.

Legacy Award

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry

$2,500 per year

Student’s parent, step-parent, grandparent, or sibling must be a graduate of WC or sibling must be attending Wilmington College in the current academic year.

May be combined with other Heritage Awards, Awards of Circumstance, Academic Achievement Scholarship and Recognition Award.

Available regardless of need

Wilmington College Multi-Cultural Award

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry

$2,000 per year

Awarded at the time of admission to traditionally under-represented populations. Qualifying ethnicity must be included on the Application for Admission at the time of submission.

May be combined with the Heritage Awards, Awards of Circumstance, Academic Achievement Scholarship and Recognition Award.

Available regardless of need.

Wilmington College Awards of Circumstance


Pathways Grant

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry

$1,000 per year for the recipient’s first two years at Wilmington College

Must be accepted to the College and have visited campus via a recruiting event by March 1, 2016.

May be combined with the Heritage Awards, other Awards of Circumstance, Academic Achievement Scholarship and Recognition Award.

Available regardless of need.

Gateway Grant

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry

$2,500 per year

Students must be accepted to the College by March 1, 2016.

Available to students whose state of legal residence is not Ohio as of July 1, 2015.

May be combined with Heritage Awards, other Awards of Circumstance, Academic Achievement Scholarship and Recognition Award.

Available regardless of need.

Talent Awards

Talent awards are available to students who have been active in the performing arts or who are active in the equine 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 2016 entry.

$1,000 per year.

Offered to students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the areas of Performing Arts (acting, singing, dancing, musical performance [vocal and instrumental] or technical design and management).

Entering cumulative grade point average of 2.5 – 4.0 and ACT composite score 18-36

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.

Applicants must be accepted to the College no later than January 8, 2016.

Scholarship Application must be received in the Office of Admission no later than January 15, 2016.

May be combined with the Heritage Awards, Awards of Circumstance, Academic Achievement Scholarship and Recognition Award.

Talent Award recipients are selected by the faculty in the area of Fine Arts.

Renewable based on the following criteria:

Evidence of participation and commitment in area of interest—Theatre, Music and /or Technical Performances

Service to Fine Arts Area

Competition Activities

Recommendation letter from a teacher, drama director, music or dance instructor submitted the day of the audition.

Resume of experience submitted with Scholarship Application.

Personal Interview or audition with Fine Arts Faculty: all applicants will have an individual interview. Students may prepare a monologue, vocal song selection or instrumental performance that showcases their strengths. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. No a capella singing please.

If interested in Technical Design or Management students are encouraged to bring a portfolio of examples of artistic or technical work (photos, drawings, etc.)

IHSA Equestrian Team Talent Award

  • Scholarship Details
  • Available for Fall 2016 entry.
  • $1,000 per year
  • Offered to students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the areas of Western Horsemanship or Hunt Seat Equitation in an IHSA environment.
  • Entering cumulative grade point average between 2.5 – 4.0 and ACT composite score 18-36.
  • Applicants must be accepted to the College no later than January 8, 2016.
  • Scholarship/Award application and riding video must be received in the Office of Admission no later than January 15, 2016.
  • Students are required to initially submit the Scholarship Award Application and a video by January 15, 2016. Candidates will then be invited to compete for the Talent Award.
  • May be combined with the Heritage Awards, Awards of Circumstance, Academic Achievement Scholarship and Recognition Award.
  • Awarded on the basis of merit and demonstrated talent.
  • Talent Award recipients are selected by the faculty and staff in the area of equine.
  • Renewable based on the following criteria:
  • Evidence of participation and commitment in area of interest – IHSA team Western Horsemanship or Hunt Seat Equitation
  • Service to Equine Center and Equestrian Team
  • Competition Activities
  • 10 minute video of Western Horsemanship or Hunt Seat Equitation submitted with the Scholarship Application to the Office of Admission no later than January 15, 2016.
  • Resume of related experience submitted with the scholarship application.
  • Recommendation letter from equine instructor or equine professional submitted the day of the competition.
  • Personal interview/audition with equine faculty if selected to compete. 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

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.

The following scholarships and awards are available to transfer students entering in the 2016 fall semester and 2017 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 reviewed annually and renewed for the term of the award providing the student is in academic good standing and maintains eligibility requirements specific to the award. Further, Wilmington College may withdraw these awards if there is a Level I or Level II violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Wilmington College Academic Awards for Transfer Students


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry.

$12,500 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.

Awarded upon acceptance to the College.

May be combined with the Heritage Awards and the Awards of Circumstance.

Available regardless of need.

Transfer Honor Scholarship 1

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry.

$12,000 per year

Qualifications: 3.5 – 4.0 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 24 or more hours of transferrable college coursework.

Awarded upon acceptance to the College.

May be combined with the Heritage Awards and the Awards of Circumstance.

Available regardless of need.

Transfer Honor Scholarship 2

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry.

$11,000 per year

Qualifications: 3.0 – 3.49 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 24 or more hours of transferrable college coursework.

Awarded upon acceptance to the College.

May be combined with the Heritage Awards and the Awards of Circumstance.

Available regardless of need.

Transfer Honor Scholarship 3

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry.

$9,500 per year

Qualifications: 2.5 – 2.99 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 24 or more hours of transferrable college coursework.

Awarded upon acceptance to the College.

May be combined with the Heritage Awards and the Awards of Circumstance.

Available regardless of need.

Transfer Achievement Grant

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry.

$5,000 per year

Qualifications: 2.0 – 2.49 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 24 or more hours of transferrable college coursework.

Awarded upon acceptance to the College.

May be combined with the Heritage Awards and the Awards of Circumstance.

Available regardless of need.

Wilmington College Heritage Awards


Friends Award

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry.

$2,500 per year

Applicants must be accepted to the College by February 15, 2016.

Scholarship application deadline: March 1, 2016. Scholarship application is available at wilmington.edu or by calling 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 is required to apply for this award. Recommendation letter should be submitted to the Office of Admission no later than March 1, 2016.

May be combined with other Heritage Awards, Awards of Circumstance, and Academic Awards.

Available regardless of need.

Quaker Leader Scholarship

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry.

$2,500 per year

Students must be accepted for admission to Wilmington College by February 15, 2016.

Students must be active in a Friends Meeting or Church and have their Pastor or Monthly Meeting Clerk send a letter of recommendation on their behalf no later than March 1, 2016.

Students must participate in an on-campus interview process no later than March 1, 2016.

Students must submit an essay on “What is the Friends testimony you find most challenging and why?” Essays must be submitted to the Office of Admission at least one week prior to the on-campus interview.

Renewable with active participation in the Quaker Leader Scholars program.

May be combined with other Heritage Awards, Awards of Circumstance, and Academic Awards.

Available regardless of need.

Legacy Award

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry

$2,500 per year

Student’s parent, step-parent, grandparent, or sibling must be a graduate of WC or sibling must be attending Wilmington College in the current academic year.

May be combined with other Heritage Awards, Awards of Circumstance, and Academic Awards.

Available regardless of need

Wilmington College Multi-Cultural Award

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry

$2,000 per year

Awarded at the time of admission to traditionally under-represented populations. Qualifying ethnicity must be included on the Application for Admission at the time of submission.

May be combined with other Heritage Awards, Awards of Circumstance, and Academic Awards.

Available regardless of need.

Wilmington College Awards of Circumstance


Pathways Grant

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry

$1,000 per year for the recipient’s first two years at Wilmington College

Must be accepted to the College and have visited campus via a recruiting event by March 1, 2016.

May be combined with Heritage Awards, other Awards of Circumstance, and Academic Awards.

Available regardless of need.

Gateway Grant

Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 entry

$2,500 per year

Students must be accepted to the College by March 1, 2016.

Available to students whose state of legal residence is not Ohio as of July 1, 2015.

May be combined with Heritage Awards, other Awards of Circumstance, and Academic Awards.

Available regardless of need.

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.