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SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS, 2019-2020

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 first-time freshmen students entering in the 2018 fall semester and 2019 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

$7,500-$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 year

• 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 15th, 2019. 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. 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.

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*
One year awards, non-renewable

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 per year**

Must be accepted to the College and have visited campus via a recruiting event by March 1, 2019.

Gateway Grant

$2,500 per year

Available to students whose state of legal residence is not Ohio as of July 1, 2018.

*Available for Fall 2019 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 2018 fall semester and 2019 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 2 $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 3 $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.

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. 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.

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*
One year awards, non-renewable

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 per year**

Must be accepted to the College and have visited campus via a recruiting event by March 1, 2019.

Gateway Grant

$2,500 per year

Available to students whose state of legal residence is not Ohio as of July 1, 2018.

*Available for Fall 2019 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 first-time freshmen students entering in the 2018 fall semester and 2019 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 2018 entry. (Students entering in Spring Semester are not eligible.)

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

• 10 Presidential Scholarships – Full Tuition
• 20 Dean’s Scholarships – $20,000
• Faculty Honors Scholarships – $15,000

Competition by invitation only. There will be a limited number of participants in each competition.

Competition dates: December 2nd, 2017 and February 24th, 2018

Applicants must be accepted to the College no later than February 12th, 2017.

Qualifications: 3.5 – 4.0 cumulative grade point average and 25-36 ACT composite (1200 minimum New SAT critical reading and math combined score).

Presidential and Dean’s recipients must reside on campus.

Presidential and Dean’s recipients must participate in the Honors Program or the WISE Program.

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

May not be combined with other awards.

Available regardless of need.

Wilmington College Academic Achievement Scholarship

Available for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 entry.

$10,000 – $12,500 per year.

Qualifications: 3.0 – 4.0 cumulative grade point average and an 18 – 36 ACT composite score (940 minimum New 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 2018 and Spring 2019 entry.

$7,000 – $10,500 per year.

Qualifications: 2.5 – 4.0 cumulative grade point average and a 17 – 36 ACT composite score   (900 minimum New 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

Quaker Award

Available for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 entry.

$2,500 per year

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.

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 2018 and Spring 2019 entry

$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.

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 2018 and Spring 2019 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 2018 and Spring 2019 entry

$500 per year

Must be accepted to the College and have visited campus via a recruiting event by March 1, 2017.

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

Available regardless of need.

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

Gateway Grant

Available for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 entry

$2,500 per year

Awarded at the time of admission.

Available to students whose state of legal residence is not Ohio as of July 1, 2017.

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 2018 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 February 15, 2018.

Scholarship Application must be received in the Office of Admission no later than March 1, 2018.

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 2018 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 February 15, 2018.

Scholarship/Award application and riding video must be received in the Office of Admission no later than March 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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 2018 fall semester and 2019 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 2018 and Spring 2019 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 12 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 2018 and Spring 2019 entry.

$12,000 per year

Qualifications: 3.5 – 4.0 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 12 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 2018 and Spring 2019 entry.

$11,000 per year

Qualifications: 3.0 – 3.49 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 12 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 2018 and Spring 2019 entry.

$9,500 per year

Qualifications: 2.5 – 2.99 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 12 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 2018 and Spring 2019 entry.

$5,000 per year

Qualifications: 2.0 – 2.49 cumulative college grade point average and completion of 12 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 2018 and Spring 2019 entry.

$2,500 per year

Applicants must be accepted to the College by February 15, 2017.

Scholarship application deadline: March 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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 2018 and Spring 2019 entry

$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.

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

Available regardless of need

Wilmington College Multicultural Award

Available for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 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 2018 and Spring 2019 entry

$500 per year

Must be accepted to the College and have visited campus via a recruiting event by May 1, 2018.

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

Available regardless of need. 

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

Gateway Grant

Available for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 entry

$2,500 per year

Awarded at the time of admission.

Available to students whose state of legal residence is not Ohio as of July 1, 2017.

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

Available regardless of need.


Wilmington College 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 2018 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 February 15, 2018.

Scholarship Application must be received in the Office of Admission no later than March 1, 2018.

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 2018 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 February 15, 2018.

Scholarship/Award application and riding video must be received in the Office of Admission no later than March 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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.