If you are admitted to Ohio Wesleyan, your application is automatically reviewed to determine whether you qualify for merit awards and scholarships.

Merit aid is based on various measures of achievement, not on financial need. Students are awarded the highest monetary-valued scholarship for which they are eligible to receive. All merit scholarships are annually renewable for up to three years of subsequent full-time enrollment after the initial year, provided that recipients meet certain minimum academic criteria.

For best consideration for these awards and scholarships, please apply by January 15.

2017-18 Academic Scholarships for first year students

Merit Scholarship

Academic Scholarships

Schubert

This scholarship is awarded to exceptional first­-year students who are admitted into Ohio Wesleyan’s Leland F. and Helen Schubert Honors Program. Renewal requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) at the end of the sophomore year, and for each year thereafter.

Branch Rickey

In honor of Branch Rickey, Class of 1904, this scholarship is given to outstanding first-­year students. To retain this scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) by the end of the sophomore year, and for each year thereafter.

Godman

This scholarship is named for William D. Godman, Class of 1846, Ohio Wesleyan University’s first graduate. Retention of scholarship requires recipients to remain in good academic standing at OWU.

Bishop

This scholarship is provided to first-­year students with true potential for success. Retention of scholarship requires recipients to remain in good academic standing at OWU.

Other Institutional Awards

Legacy

This award is given to enrolling children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and step grandchildren of Ohio Wesleyan University alumni. Retention of scholarship requires recipients to remain in good academic standing at OWU. Please note that the Legacy Award cannot be combined with another merit scholarship offer. Legacy students who qualify for a merit scholarship with a higher value than the Legacy Award, will receive that merit award instead, and will not receive the Legacy Award.

Meek

Meek Community Service and Leadership Awards recognize first-­year students with a demonstrated commitment to service and leadership. To retain this scholarship, students must remain in good academic standing and be involved with community service for the duration of their studies at OWU.

Child/Spouse of Clergy

This award is given to dependent children and/or the spouse of an ordained minister (with benefit of pension) under appointment of a Bishop of the United Methodist Church, either in the local church or beyond the local church. Retention of scholarship requires recipients to remain in good academic standing at OWU.

Department Awards

Merit awards are also conferred by various academic departments, including Fine Arts, Music, Theatre and Dance, Economics, and Education.  These scholarships are awarded based on competitive review (portfolio, audition, interview) by respective departments. Awards vary.

Access Scholarship Program

OWU values our community partners that can help us provide access and opportunity to promising students.  To that end, we have created the Access Scholarship Program. For admitted Access Scholars qualifying for need-based aid, Ohio Wesleyan will meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all four years as determined by the FAFSA.