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The following scholarships and awards are available to first-time freshmen students entering in the 2020 fall semester and 2021 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

Academic Achievement Award
$10,500-$13,000 per year

Based on the applicant’s cumulative grade point average and ACT/SAT composite score.

Recognition Award
$5,000-$11,000 per year

Based on the applicant’s cumulative grade point average and ACT/SAT composite score.

Wilmington Scholars Program*

Awards determined from the on-campus scholarship competition. All participants will receive one of the following scholarships.

– Presidential Scholarships – Full Tuition per year
– Dean’s Scholarships – $20,000 per yea
– Faculty Honors Scholarships – $16,000 per year

Competition is by invitation only. There will be a limited number of participants in each competition. Applicants must be accepted to the College no later than February 15, 2020. Qualifications: 3.5–4.0 cumulative grade point average and 25-36 ACT composite (1200 minimum New SAT critical reading and math combined score).

Heritage Awards

Quaker Award
$2,500 per year

The student must be an active member of their Yearly Meeting and submit a recommendation letter from the pastor or clerk speaking to their Meeting involvement, or student is a graduate of a Quaker high school.

Legacy Award
$2,500 per year

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

Wilmington College Multi-Cultural Award
$2,000 per year

Awarded at the time of admission to traditionally underrepresented populations with a cumulative grade point average of 2.99 or below. Qualifying ethnicity must be included on the Application for Admission at the time of submission.

Wilmington College Multi-Cultural Scholars Award
$2,500 per year

Awarded at the time of admission to traditionally under-represented populations with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Qualifying ethnicity must be included on the Application for Admission at the time of submission.

Talent Awards

Pep Band Award
$1,000 per year*

Offered to students who submit a Pep Band Participation Application during the admission process.

Performing Arts Talent Award
$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).

IHSA Equestrian Team Talent Award
$1,500 per year*

Offered to students who submit a Riding Team Participation Application during the admission process.

Scout Awards
up to $1,500*

The Girl Scout Gold award – awarded to Gold Award Recipients in possession of their Gold Award certificates.

The Scouts BSA Eagle Scout award – awarded to Eagle Scout Recipients in possession of their Eagle Scout certificates.

Awards of Circumstance

Pathways Grant
$500**

Must be accepted to the College and have visited campus via a recruiting event by March 1, 2020.

Gateway Grant
$2,500 per year

Available to students whose state of legal residence is not Ohio as of July 1, 2020.

Gateway Scholars Grant
$3,000 per year

Available to students whose state of legal residence is not Ohio as of July 1, 2020 and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

*Available for Fall 2020 entry. (Students entering in Spring Semester are not eligible.)

** Pathways Grant is not available to Clinton County residents who receive the “Clinton County Succeeds” award.

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 2020 fall semester and 2021 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
$14,000 per year

Must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa at most recently attended institution with 3.5-4.0 cumulative college grade point average.

Transfer Honor Scholarship 1
$12,000 per year

Must have 3.5-4.0 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 12 or more hours of transferable college coursework.

Transfer Honor Scholarship
$11,000 per year

Must have 3.0-3.49 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 12 or more hours of transferable college coursework.

Transfer Honor Scholarship
$10,000 per year

Must have 2.3-2.99 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 12 or more hours of transferable college coursework.

Transfer Recognition Award
$5,000 per year

Must have a 2.0-2.29 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 12 or more hours of transferable college coursework.

Heritage Awards

Quaker Award
$2,500 per year

The student must be an active member of their Yearly Meeting and submit a recommendation letter from the pastor or clerk speaking to their Meeting involvement, or student is a graduate of a Quaker high school.

Legacy Award
$2,500 per year

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

Wilmington College Multi-Cultural Award
$2,000 per year

Awarded at the time of admission to traditionally underrepresented populations with a cumulative grade point average of 2.99 or below. Qualifying ethnicity must be included on the Application for Admission at the time of submission.

Wilmington College Multi-Cultural Scholars Award
$2,500 per year

Awarded at the time of admission to traditionally under-represented populations with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Qualifying ethnicity must be included on the Application for Admission at the time of submission.

Talent Awards

Pep Band Award
$1,000 per year*

Offered to students who submit a Pep Band Participation Application during the admission process.

Performing Arts Talent Award
$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).

IHSA Equestrian Team Talent Award
$1,500 per year*

Offered to students who submit a Riding Team Participation Application during the admission process.

Scout Awards
up to $1,500*

The Girl Scout Gold award – awarded to Gold Award Recipients in possession of their Gold Award certificates.

The Scouts BSA Eagle Scout award – awarded to Eagle Scout Recipients in possession of their Eagle Scout certificates.

Awards of Circumstance

Pathways Grant
$500**

Must be accepted to the College and have visited campus via a recruiting event by March 1, 2020.

Gateway Grant
$2,500 per year

Available to students whose state of legal residence is not Ohio as of July 1, 2020.

Gateway Scholars Grant
$3,000 per year

Available to students whose state of legal residence is not Ohio as of July 1, 2020 and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

*Available for Fall 2020 entry. (Students entering in Spring Semester are not eligible.)

** Pathways Grant is not available to Clinton County residents who receive the “Clinton County Succeeds” award.

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.