Scholarship Opportunities

Wittenberg Promise

We promise to guide you through the next four years as a full-fledged member of our active, engaged learning environment, one defined by academic excellence, high-impact practices, and a storied athletic tradition. Will it be hard? Most likely. Will we push you? Absolutely. Will you love where the journey takes you? Without a doubt. Next stop, an amazing future.

Our promise also includes a competitive scholarship program that includes scholarships for academic merit, special interest, fine arts, and multicultural leadership.

Wittenberg Merit Scholarships

After a holistic review of a student’s admission application, Wittenberg University automatically rewards your achievements at the time of acceptance. All Wittenberg University merit scholarships are renewable for four years. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid eligibility to renew all scholarships, annually. Eligibility is not a guarantee based on information provided here. All Wittenberg merit scholarships are calculated based on the student’s cumulative grade point average and/or test score at the time of admission. Merit scholarships will not be upgraded if improved grade point average or test score information is submitted for review.

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Fine Arts Scholarships

All fine arts scholarships have an annual value of $2,500 and are renewable for up to four years. The total renewable value of the fine arts scholarships is $10,000. Each award requires an audition or review of a portfolio.  Students interested in applying for scholarships in the fine arts must submit a scholarship application or schedule an audition by the Priority Deadline of December 1, with a final deadline of February 1. All fine arts auditions must be completed or portfolios submitted by March 1, 2022 for scholarship consideration.

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Special Interest Awards

Wittenberg recognizes individual talents, experiences and passions through special interest awards in chemistry, community engagement, entrepreneurship, environmental science and leadership. These awards require a separate application.

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Lutheran Scholarships

As a university affiliated with the Lutheran Church, Wittenberg offers many unique scholarship opportunities to Lutheran students.

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Legacy and Alumni Awards

Wittenberg is proud to recognize the connections our alumni have with future Tigers through scholarship opportunities.

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Endowed Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of donors, the following endowed scholarships have been established to support the educational endeavors of exceptional students and future leaders at Wittenberg.

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Bill Martin Scholarship

Full tuition - Recipients of the Bill Martin Scholarship must reside in Washtenaw, Houghton or Keweenaw County, Michigan, and be a student in the incoming class. The deadline for this scholarship is December 1.

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Rochester Area Scholarship

$3,500 - The Rochester Area Scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from the Rochester, N.Y., area. The deadline for this scholarship is December 1.

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College Access Scholarship Matching Programs

Wittenberg partners with specific college access programs to provide matching scholarships.

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Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Scholarship

The Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship provides up to $5,000 annually for four years to one incoming first-year student.  Preference is given to students who are interested in majoring in mathematics or a related area who have completed a rigorous high school curriculum with outstanding results.  There is no separate application, special consideration will be given to residents of Ohio who are admitted to Wittenberg University by January 15.

Austin E. Knowlton, a pioneer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, was a 1927 graduate of Bellefontaine High School in Logan County, Ohio, and a 1931 graduate of The Ohio State University, where he received a B.S. in architectural engineering. An avid sportsman with a 50-year interest in American Saddlebred horses, Knowlton was an original founding partner of the Cincinnati Bengals where he served as chairman. He also held a major ownership interest for many years in the Cincinnati Reds, and was a trusteeship of the Little Brown Jug Society for harness racing in Delaware, Ohio.

A leading philanthropist with The Ohio State School of Architecture named in his honor, Knowlton, also known as “Dutch,” was the owner and chairman of the Knowlton Construction Company, an organization started in Bellefontaine, Ohio, in 1937, and whose predecessors dated back to 1906. Through his company, he was responsible for more than 600 major and significant construction projects throughout Ohio and the Midwest, including school buildings, hospitals, libraries, and post offices.

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