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Outside Scholarships

Federal, State, and institutional regulations require that we collect information from each student regarding any "outside" scholarships received. Examples of these would include scholarships received from a parent's employer, your high school, civic organizations, Rotary Clubs, churches, or community foundations.These scholarships will be used to fund any remaining financial need, as defined by the federal government's formula.

If your need is fully met, these scholarships will replace any need-based student loans or work programs. Grants and scholarships issued by Wittenberg University are usually not affected by outside scholarships.Please be sure to forward any special instructions associated with these scholarships to our office, especially if the donor requires that we send them an invoice, complete special forms, or provide verification of enrollment or grade transcripts.

Additionally, ensure that the donor has our correct address, and be sure to follow up with the donor if your account is not credited by August 5 for fall semester or December 15 for spring semester. YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CREDITED WHEN WITTENBERG RECEIVES THE FUNDS.

If a scholarship check is sent directly to you, please forward it to the Financial Aid Office for processing. If the check is issued to you and Wittenberg jointly, be sure to endorse the back of the check before sending it to us.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE A COPY OF THE LETTER OR CERTIFICATION THAT NOTIFIES YOU OF YOUR SCHOLARSHIP.

Finding money for college can seem to be a daunting task, but knowing where to begin is often the most difficult part. REMEMBER: Scholarships are as unique as the students to whom they are awarded, so go for as many exclusive, local and specialized opportunities as you can. Opportunities with broad, inclusive eligibility requirements will attract many applicants and may lower your chances of receiving a scholarship, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't apply - many students will apply for them, but someone has to win them!

Where to look locally:

  • High school guidance counselor
  • Community Foundations
  • Local Clubs and Organizations
  • Churches
  • Employer/Parent's Employer

Where to look online:

 

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