Scholarship Opportunities

Wittenberg Promise

A Wittenberg University education is an invaluable investment. Building one-on-one relationships with professors; learning hands on through internships, field work, and study abroad; making lasting social connections on a beautiful residential campus — the total experience is beyond worth it. Wittenberg prepares students for lives of meaning and purpose, professionally and personally. Here at Witt, we promise to guide you through the next four years as a member of our active and engaged learning environment, one defined by academic excellence, high-impact practices, and a storied athletic tradition.

Our competitive scholarship program includes scholarships for academic merit, special interest, fine arts, first-year research, multicultural leadership and many more that are available to eligible, enrolled students during the 2023 – 2024 academic year.

After a holistic review of a student’s admission application, Wittenberg University automatically rewards your achievements at the time of acceptance. There is no separate application to be considered for our merit awards. All Wittenberg University Merit Awards for First Time in College Students are renewable for four years. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid eligibility to renew all scholarships, annually. Eligibility for these awards is not a guarantee of admission to Wittenberg. All Wittenberg merit awards are calculated based on the student’s cumulative grade point average and/or test score at the time of admission. Merit awards will not be upgraded if improved grade point average or test score information is submitted for review. The listed merit awards below are available to eligible, enrolled students during the 2023 – 2024 academic year.

The following merit awards are determined based on EITHER cumulative high school GPA or test score – whichever is greater. If a student is Test Score Optional, the award is based on the cumulative GPA. These amounts are for students enrolling at Wittenberg for the first time during the 2023-2024 academic year.

GPASATACTAward NameAward Annual Value
4.0+1300+28+Presidential Award$28,000
3.70-3.991200-129025-27Provost Award$26,000
3.30-3.691100-119022-24Faculty Award$24,000
3.00-3.29990-109019-21University Award$20,000
2.99-below980-below18-belowHonor Award$17,000

Wittenberg is committed to making it affordable to complete your degree. Part of this commitment includes merit awards for our transfer students. After a holistic review of a student’s admission application, Wittenberg University automatically rewards your achievements at the time of acceptance. There is no separate application to be considered for our merit awards. All Wittenberg University Merit Awards for Transfer Students are renewable for up to three years. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid eligibility to renew all scholarships, annually. Eligibility for these awards is not a guarantee of admission to Wittenberg. All Wittenberg merit awards are calculated based on the student’s cumulative grade point average at the time of admission.* Merit awards will not be upgraded if improved grade point average or test score information is submitted for review. The listed merit awards below are available to eligible, enrolled students during the 2023 – 2024 academic year.

Wittenberg is committed to making it affordable to complete your degree. Part of this commitment includes merit awards for our transfer students. All transfer merit awards are renewable for up to three years.

RequirementsAward NameAward Annual Value
4.0 GPAPlatinum Transfer Award$30,000
3.5-3.99 GPAGold Transfer Award$27,000
3.0-3.49 GPASilver Transfer Award$25,000
Under 3.0 GPABronze Transfer Award$23,000

* GPAs listed above are based on a cumulative college GPA if the student has at least two full semesters of college courses completed. If less than 2 semesters of college courses have been completed, a combination of the student’s high school and college GPAs will be considered to determine a merit award. Students with a cumulative college GPA below 3.0 will be reviewed by the Admission Committee, and will include review of their high school transcripts. Awarding of any scholarship listed above is subject to change, based on the student’s combination of college and high school GPAs considered, when applicable.

** Wittenberg is a NCAA Division III institution and cannot take athletic awards or ability into account when awarding scholarships or awards.

Phi Theta Kappa Award ($2,000)

This award is offered to any transfer student who is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and has maintained good academic standing. The Phi Theta Kappa Award will be awarded in addition to any Wittenberg merit award that the student receives. Students must supply a copy of their PTK Member Certificate in order to be eligible for this award.

Think a private university academic experience is out of reach? Wittenberg University's new tuition-free opportunity can provide you with the most affordable way to succeed in our vibrant academic community. Ohio high school graduates who are eligible to receive the Ohio College Opportunity Grant are now eligible to also receive the Wittenberg Tiger Opportunity Grant, which will cover the cost of tuition for first-time-in-college students through a combination of institutional, state, and federal financial aid. Students must be entering Wittenberg as a first-time undergraduate student in Fall 2023, graduate from an Ohio high school, and be eligible to receive the Ohio College Opportunity Grant as an Ohio resident based on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

There is no separate scholarship application needed to be considered for the Tiger Opportunity Grant Program.

Students who submit their application for admission prior to January 15 will receive an additional $500 Early Ezry Award. High school seniors and transfer students can submit either The Common App or the Witt App – it is free to apply! This award is renewable for up to four years.

Students can earn up to four (4) - $250 micro-scholarships for a total of $1,000 by completing the following steps:

Visit Day Micro-scholarship - $250:

  • Attend an Official Visit Day Program
  • Submit your application for admission by midnight the next day

Early FAFSA-Filer Micro-scholarship - $250:

  • File your FAFSA by January 15

Accepted Students Visit Day Micro-scholarship - $250:

  • Attend an Official Accepted Students Day Event
  • Submit your deposit by May 1

Alumni Connection Micro-scholarship - $250:

  • Attend an Official Alumni Connections Event
  • Submit your application for admission by midnight the next day

Additional details on available dates can be found by visiting our schedule of events. Each individual micro-scholarship can only be claimed by a student for a total of four (4) micro-scholarships. These micro-scholarships are non-renewable.

Admitted students who are active and current members of a Lutheran Congregation are eligible to receive the Lutheran Promise Scholarship, which is an additional $1,000 per year that will be included in your financial aid package. The Lutheran Promise Scholarship is considered a Special Population Scholarship. Students can receive a maximum of two (2) Special Population Scholarships.

Admitted students who are ranked first or second, or named Valedictorian or Salutatorian of their graduating high school class are eligible to receive this additional scholarship of $1,000 per year. Th award will be made based on information provided on the high school transcript at the time of admission. If you believe you are ranked first or second in your class, and your high school does not rank students, please contact us for an alternative method for rank or designation as Valedictorian or Salutatorian. The Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship is considered a Special Population Scholarship. Students can receive a maximum of two (2) Special Population Scholarships.

Admitted students whose parent or grandparent graduated from Wittenberg are eligible to receive the Wittenberg Legacy Recognition Scholarship, which is an additional $1,000 per year that will be included in your financial aid package. The award will be made based on information provided on your application at the time of admission. The Wittenberg Legacy Recognition Scholarship is considered a Special Population Scholarship. Students can receive a maximum of two (2) Special Population Scholarships.

All Fine Arts Scholarships have an annual value of $2,500 and are renewable for up to four years, for a total value of $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.  All Fine Arts auditions must be completed or portfolios submitted by March 1, 2023 for scholarship consideration.

Wittenberg recognizes individual talents, experiences and passions through special interest scholarships in chemistry, community engagement, entrepreneurship, environmental science and leadership. These scholarships require a separate application. All special interest scholarships have an annual value of $2,000 and are renewable for up to four years. The total renewable value of the special interest scholarships is $8,000. All special interest scholarships are competitive, and require you to submit application materials. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by January 15, 2023, to be considered.

First Year Research Awards are scholarships designed to match outstanding students with Wittenberg’s award-winning faculty. Students selected for First Year Research awards will work closely with a faculty member while pursuing exciting research opportunities in the first year at Wittenberg.

The First Year Research Awards are for $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for the student’s first year only. This is a non-renewable award. Students can only receive one First Year Research Award and one will be awarded per area listed below. First Year Research Awards can be combined with other Special Interest Awards. Eligible students will be invited to apply.

  • Deadline: January 15

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

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.

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

Check out our Net Price Calculator

To learn your estimated Wittenberg Merit Award, or to receive a full estimate of your cost to attend Wittenberg, check out our Net Price Calculator.

In addition to scholarship opportunities, applicants to Wittenberg may be eligible for need-based financial aid. To be considered for financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online, by the priority filing date of January 15.

Outside Scholarships

Federal, state and institutional regulations also require that Wittenberg collects information from each student regarding any "outside" scholarships received. Examples of these would include scholarships received from prepaid tuition plans, a parent's employer, your high school, civic organizations, Rotary Clubs, churches or community foundations.

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