We love to welcome our Legacies to campus—for a visit or as a student. Ohio Wesleyan has a long, proud tradition of family legacy. To honor the loyalty of generations of our alumni, OWU has created one of the nation’s most comprehensive and generous legacy programs, including the Legacy Grant and Legacy Internships.

Legacy Grant

When it’s time to apply to OWU, families often are surprised to learn that Ohio Wesleyan offers an $18,000-per-year Legacy Grant for a total of $72,000 over a student’s four years. Qualified students who are children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and step-grandchildren of alumni are eligible for this special grant.

Please note that the $18,000 Legacy Grant cannot be combined with OWU merit scholarships and some other awards. 

Legacy Internships

The program continues with our legacy internships. Legacies may apply for internships in various academic departments and offices at Ohio Wesleyan, build marketable skills, and receive a stipend for their work.