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Scholarships

Scholarships play a key role in the financial aid offered to more than 95 percent of Wilson College students. Many of these endowments and funds exist because of the generosity of our alumnae, their families and friends of the college.

Scholarships make a significant difference in our ability to attract new students, retain accomplished scholars and increase Wilson's capacity to prepare students well for the complex world they face upon graduation.

Students do not need to complete a separate application for most of the scholarships listed below.
Students who file a FASFA and meet specific qualifications will be considered for these awards.  Only the Competitive Scholarships require a separate application.
 

Merit Scholarships for First-Year Students (Fall 2015)

A student must be enrolled at Wilson College full-time to be eligible for a Merit Scholarship. 
Eligibility for the Merit Scholarship ends with the completion of the eighth college semester or earning of the first bachelor’s degree.

Merit Scholarship levels:

Scholarship Award
Presidential $12,000
Deans $  9,000
Leadership Maximum $6,000
Minimum  $3,000
       

Presidential Scholarship Eligibility & Conditions:
a)   Enrolled in full college preparatory curriculum throughout high school
b)   Minimum of 4 college prep courses taken at advanced or honors level
c)   3.75 or higher cumulative GPA (unweighted) at point of admission
d)   Complete application for admission process no later than April 15
e)   Recipients not eligible for Curran Scholarship
f)   3.4 cum GPA at conclusion of each academic year to renew
*Homeschooled and cyber-schooled students also must demonstrate SAT results of 600 Verbal and 600 Math or a 27 ACT Composite.

Deans Scholarship Eligibility & Conditions:
a)   Enrolled in full college preparatory curriculum throughout high school
b)   3.4 to 3.74 cumulative GPA (unweighted) at point of admission
c)   Complete application for admission process no later than April 15
d)   3.25 cum GPA at conclusion of each academic year to renew
*Homeschooled and cyber-schooled students also must demonstrate SAT results of 550 Verbal and 550 Math or a 24 ACT Composite.

Leadership Scholarship Eligibility & Conditions:
a)   15 mandatory college prep units as indicated
b)   3.0 to 3.39 cumulative GPA (unweighted) at point of admission
c)   Each substantive demonstration of leadership or service in high school or community adds
           $500 per category and not per year; total scholarship not to exceed $6,000

d)   3.0 cum GPA at conclusion of academic year to renew
*Homeschooled and cyber-schooled students also must demonstrate SAT results of 500 Verbal and 500 Math or a 22 ACT Composite.

College prep curriculum minimally includes:
4 units English                           2 units of science w/labs                     4 units of Social Studies
Algebra I, II & Geometry            2 units of same foreign language

 

Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students (Fall 2015)

Students who complete four (4) transferrable college courses at another college or university after graduating from high school are considered to be eligible for these scholarships.  Students with less than four transferrable college courses may be awarded merit scholarships based on their cumulative high school GPA and the criteria for those first-year freshman awards.  Students must be enrolled full-time at Wilson College to be eligible for a Merit Scholarship.  Eligibility for the Merit Scholarship ends with the completion of the first bachelor's degree.  Students with an associate's degree from a community college with which Wilson has an articulation agreement who receive a Presidential, Deans or Leadership Scholarship will not receive an additional Transfer Scholarship.

Transfer Scholarships Award
Presidential $12,000
Deans $  9,000
Leadership $  3,000 Base
Transfer $  1,000

Presidential Scholarship Eligibility & Conditions:
a)   Membership in Phi Theta Kappa
                          OR
b)   3.75 cumulative GPA in all college course work
c)   Recipients not eligible for Curran Scholarship
d)   3.4 cumulative GPA at conclusion of each academic year to renew

Deans Scholarship Eligibility & Conditions:
a)   3.4 to 3.74 cumulative GPA in all college course work
b)   3.25 cum GPA at conclusion of each academic year to renew

Leadership Scholarship Eligibility & Conditions:
a)   3.0 to 3.39 cumulative GPA in all college course work
b)   3.0 cumulative GPA at conclusion of each academic year to renew
c)   Substantive demonstration of leadership or service in college or community adds $500 to
            to scholarship amount not to exceed $6,000 total 

Transfer Scholarship Eligibility & Conditions:
a)   2.5 to 2.99 cumulative GPA in a completed associate degree program at one of the community
      colleges with which Wilson has an articulation agreement
b)   2.5 cumulative GPA at conclusion of each academic year to renew
c)   This scholarship will not be awarded in conjunction with any of the others listed above