Branch Rickey, one of our most famous alumni, believed if you have the skills, you should have the opportunity. We do too!

The Branch Rickey Scholarship

$30,000 for students with a 3.6 GPA (2020-2021 recruitment year)

More than 99% of Ohio Wesleyan students receive scholarships or need-based financial aid. In the spirit of OWU alumnus Branch Rickey, who led the integration of Major League Baseball when he signed Jackie Robinson in 1945, we've set our Branch Rickey Scholarship to $30,000. It's renewable for up to four years (a total of $120,000).

Students who don't qualify for the Branch Rickey Scholarship may be eligible for awards starting at $25,000.

All Branch Rickey Scholarship recipients are eligible to be considered for the Wesleyan scholarship ($10,000 a year for four years) or the Schubert Scholarship (full-tuition, renewable for four years). Scholarship competitions will be in February (in-person or virtual, as circumstances permit); students will be notified at the time of admission if they are eligible to compete.

If you're ready for higher education at one of America's top private universities, we want to make OWU possible for you. We want you to have access to truly great teaching and The OWU Connection, with travel opportunities that will change your worldview and internships and research projects that will give you the skills that employers and graduate schools crave.

Explore our clear and straight-forward merit scholarship program to see all the merit aid that may be available to you.

OWU is your partner for success in college and beyond

Our Admission and Financial Aid officers are here to work with you personally to consider every form of aid for which you may be eligible.

As your partner in education, we're here to help make the Ohio Wesleyan experience possible for you. 

You may use our Net Price Calculator to estimate your out-­of-­pocket cost for an Ohio Wesleyan education over four years. This tool is intended for domestic first-time, freshmen, or transfer students. Keep in mind, this is purely an estimate and is only as reliable as the data you enter.

For further information or questions about need­-based financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 740-368-3050 or


Office of Financial Aid


Office of Financial Aid
Slocum Hall #246
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3050
F 740-368-3066