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Alvaro L. Nieves Scholarship
The Nieves Scholarship was named after Dr. Alvaro Nieves, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, for his long term service to Wheaton College and his commitment to the Latino community. The Nieves scholarship provides 2 new full ride awards for Latino students annually. The Nieves scholarships are 4 year renewable awards that cover the full cost of tuition, room, and board. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic standing and scholarship essays.

Don and Ann Church Scholarship
Funded by an anonymous donor, this scholarship was named for Professor Emeritus, Don Church and his wife Ann, because of their lifelong dedication to urban ministry. The Church scholarship provides 6 new full tuition awards for  African-American students annually. The Church scholarships are 4 year renewable awards that cover the full costs of tuition. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic standing and scholarship essays. 

James E. Burr Minority Scholarship
Established in 1987, the Burr fund was named for James E. Burr, an abolitionist who was buried on the grounds of Wheaton College because it was a "place where blacks were treated equally with whites." These scholarships are available to students who are at least 1/4 African-, Asian-, Latino-, or Native-American. The Burr scholarships are 4 year renewable awards that range from $1,500-$4,000. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic standing, scholarship essays and need.

President's Achievement Award
Freshmen named finalist in the Hispanic Scholar Recognition program or the National Achievement program through the PSAT exam are eligible for this award. Scholarships are for $1000 per year and may increase to $2000 based on financial need. No separate application is needed. Recipients will be notified by Wheaton's Financial Aid Office after receipt of finalist documentation.

How to Apply

  1. These scholarships are for incoming freshman or transfer domestic students.
  2. First complete and submit an application for admission to Wheaton College.
  3. Print out the Multicultural Scholarship Application (PDF), or contact the Admissions Office for a copy of the application.
  4. Complete the scholarship application and return it to Wheaton's Admissions Office by February 1.
  5. After January 1, File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and Wheaton College Financial Aid Application and send the data to Wheaton's Financial Aid Office.
  6. In the month following our receipt of your scholarship application you may be selected for a phone interview with a member of the Scholarship Comittee.

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