Rochester Area Scholarship

Downtown RochesterEstablished in 1983, the scholarship was initially funded by a grant from the Davenport-Hatch Foundation of Rochester, NY, to enable Rochester area students with strong academic credentials to attend Wittenberg University. Recipients are selected by a cooperative effort with the Rochester Alumni Scholarship Committee and Wittenberg’s Office of Admission. Awarded to incoming freshmen, the scholarship is for $14,000, or $3,500 per year for 4 years.


  • Reside in the Rochester area (specifically, zip code areas beginning with 144-, 145-, and 146-);
  • Submit the Rochester Area Scholarship Application no later than January 15;
  • Submit the Application for Admission by the Early Action I Deadline of December 1;
  • Be in the top 15% of their class.

The selection committee will review academic transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, recommendation letters, extracurricular activities, and leadership experiences.

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