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Freshman Scholarships

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There are many opportunities for scholarships at Virginia Wesleyan. Your application for admission also serves as your application for determining scholarship eligibility.

All admitted students will be considered for the following scholarships based upon review of their high school records. While applicants may be eligible for various scholarships, they will only be awarded the one that best fits their profile and is most financially advantageous.

Look at the grid below for general information, then refer to the following detailed sections for specific information about each scholarship.

2013-2014 Freshman Scholarships*

GPA

SAT Scores

1600-1200 1190-1100 1090-1000 <1000
3.0 – 4.0 $20,000 $17,000 $16,000 $12,000
2.5 – 2.9 $16,000 $16,000 $12,000 $8,000

*Additional awards may be made based on outstanding leadership and service. Awards may range from $1,000 to $3,000. Individual awards may vary based on application information in addition to standardized test scores and GPA. Awards are based on maintaining GPA levels through graduation and become official once your final transcript is received.

Even if you fall below these levels, please contact us for further information on awards. Additional funds may be obtained, based on need. In order to be considered for need-based aid, please complete a FAFSA form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, beginning January 1.

Students who are admitted "Test Optional" will be considered for scholarships based on individual review of credentials. Test Optional students with a GPA of 3.5-3.74 on a 4.0 scale will be considered for a $14,000 scholarship; test optional students with a GPA of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale will be considered for a $16,000 scholarship.

 

Wesleyan Scholar Academic Scholarships

Award Level: $20,000 per year
Minimum Requirements: See chart above.

These scholarships are designed to reward students for their academic achievement in high school. Awards are granted based on a combination of the student's high school record and performance on standardized tests. Students who receive one of these scholarships will be required to join the Honors and Scholars Program.

Renewal Requirements: This scholarship is renewable for a maximum of eight consecutive semesters, as long as a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment status are maintained.

Presidential Scholarships

Award Level: $17,000 or $16,000 per year
Minimum Requirements: See chart above.

These scholarships are designed to reward students for their academic achievement in high school. Awards are granted based on a combination of the student's high school record and performance on standardized tests.

Renewal Requirements: This scholarship is renewable for a maximum of eight consecutive semesters, as long as a 2.5 GPA and full-time enrollment status are maintained.

Academic Dean Scholarships

Award Level: $12,000 per year
Minimum Requirements: See chart above.

An Academic Dean Scholarship is designed to reward students for their academic achievement in high school. Awards are granted based on a combination of the student's high school record and performance on standardized tests.

Renewal Requirements: Awards are renewable for a maximum of eight consecutive semesters, as long as a 2.0 GPA and full-time enrollment status are maintained.

Virginia Wesleyan College Awards

Award Level: $8,000
Minimum Requirements: See chart above.

A Virginia Wesleyan College Award is designed to reward students for their academic achievement in high school. Awards are granted based on a combination of the student's high school record and performance on standardized tests.

Renewal Requirements: Awards are renewable for a maximum of eight consecutive semesters, as long as a 2.0 GPA and full-time enrollment status are maintained.

*Only the critical reading and math portions of the SAT are considered.
**The ACT is based on the composite score.

Honors and Scholars Program: The Honors and Scholars Program academically challenges students through honors courses and affords them a variety of campus priveleges such as priority registration, honors housing, and special social functions.

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