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.

Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship

Annual Value: $30,000/year
Total Renewable Value: $120,000
Admitted students who are recipients of this scholarship must be ranked first or second, or named Valedictorian or Salutatorian of their graduating class in high school. The 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.

Legacy Scholarship

Annual Value: $24,000/year
Total Renewable Value: $96,000
Admitted students whose parent or grandparent graduated from Wittenberg are guaranteed a minimum of $24,000 per year. Admitted legacy students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher, an ACT score of 26 or higher, or with a designation as the valedictorian or salutatorian of their class, will receive a merit scholarship plus a Legacy Award of $1,000 per year.

Wittenberg Merit Scholarships

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 scholarship award is based on the cumulative GPA. These amounts are for students enrolling at Wittenberg for the first time in Fall 2021. If you are a transfer student, please review our Transfer Merit Scholarships, listed below.

SATACTGPAScholarship ValueScholarship Name
1360+                 30+4.0+$27,000Presidential Scholarship
1230-135026-293.70-3.99$25,000Provost Scholarship
1100-122022-253.30-3.69$23,000Faculty Scholarship
990-109019-213.00-3.29$20,000Wittenberg University Scholar Award
980-BELOW18-below2.99-below$17,000Wittenberg Honor Award

Transfer Merit Scholarships

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.

ScholarshipRequirementsAmount (/year)
Wittenberg Platinum Transfer Award4.0 GPA$30,000
Wittenberg Gold Transfer Award3.5-3.99 GPA$27,000
Wittenberg Silver Transfer Award3.0-3.49 GPA$25,000
Wittenberg Bronze Transfer AwardUnder 3.0 GPA*$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.

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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 1.

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