Merit Awards

This form of aid is awarded to students in recognition of their achievements.

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Scholarships and Awards Available

For more information on Multicultural Student Scholarships, please see Multicultural Scholarships.

Source

 Eligibility

 Amount

 Comment

National Merit Scholarship

National Merit finalists listing Wheaton as first choice college 

$5,000 for incoming freshmen (renewable up to 4 years)

Wheaton College supplements the amount of the National Merit Scholarship up to a total of $5,000 per year.

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Charles Blanchard President’s Award

Qualified incoming freshmen and transfer students 

$5,000 per year for incoming freshmen and transfer students ($2,500/semester renewable up to 7 additional semesters)

No separate application.   

Award notification with acceptance letter.

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Arthur Holmes Award

Qualified incoming freshmen and transfer students

 

$2,500 per year for incoming freshmen and transfer students ($1,250/semester renewable up to 7 additional semesters)

No separate application. 

Award notification with acceptance letter. 

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Beatrice Batson Scholarship Incoming freshman with 4.0/4.0 high school GPA Varies

No separate application.

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James E. Burr Scholarship

Freshmen from under-represented minority groups with minimum 3.5 GPA, 25 ACT, 1050 SAT, or in top 20% of class

$1,000 - $4,000

For more information and application, please see Multicultural Scholarships.

Don and Ann Church Scholarship

Six incoming African-American students per year; based on scholarship essays and academic standing

Full tuition charges, renewable

For details and application, please see Multicultural Scholarships.

Alvero L. Nieves Latino Scholarship

Freshman Latino students with a preference to U.S. citizens.

Full tuition, room and board charges, renewable.

For details and application, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Phillips Family Scholarship Children of pastors who are awarded the Charles Blanchard Award Varies

No separate application.

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Reihmer Scholarship Incoming freshman with interest in the Natural and Social Sciences Varies

No separate application.

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Sallberg Scholarship Major in Business, Education, Science, or the Conservatory of Music Varies

No separate application.

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Wheaton Engineering Scholarship Incoming freshman pursuing Engineering Varies

Application completed online.

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Wheaton Physics Scholarship Engineering majors Varies

Application completed online.

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ROTC Incentive Grant Enrolled Army ROTC cadets Varies Applications available from the Military Science Department.

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