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Academic Scholarships

2021 Presidential Scholarships

The Presidential Scholarships, named after Wheaton College’s historic leaders, extend the College’s investment in students who demonstrate deepening Christian faith and significant academic achievement in their schools and communities.

  • $16,000 ($64,000 over four years)
  • $14,000 ($56,000 over four years)
  • $10,000 ($40,000 over four years)

How Are Scholarships Awarded? 

Every applicant to Wheaton is given consideration for Presidential Scholarships based on academic credentials and review of their application for admission. Students who qualify will receive their scholarship offer with their acceptance letter.

National Merit Semi-Finalists

National Merit Semifinalists are automatically awarded the highest Presidential Scholarship which is $16,000 per year for up to four years. Students who advance to Finalist status can receive additional funding from National Merit based on their awarding criteria. Wheaton College does not have an institutional fund for National Merit Finalists.

Additional Wheaton College Awarded Scholarships

Multicultural Student Scholarships

Require a separate application. Learn more about Multicultural Scholarships >

Music Merit Scholarships

Available to Conservatory of Music students that range in amount. Learn more about Conservatory of Music Scholarships >

ROTC Room and Board Scholarship

Annual merit scholarship available to enrolled Army ROTC cadet. Applications are available from the Military Science Department. Learn more about ROTC Scholarships >

Aequitas Program in Urban Leadership

A highly selective, four-year, cohort-based, experiential program that educates Wheaton College Aequitas Fellows to promote just, sustainable, and flourishing urban communities through academic study, experiential learning, immersion programs, and Christian service. Learn more about Aequitas Fellows >

Additional External Scholarship Opportunities

There are many scholarship opportunities available from external sources. Check out our list of other undergraduate scholarships.