OWU offers enhanced Legacy Grant

Prior to the 2019 commencement ceremony, legacy graduates gathered with their alumni parents and family for photos on the front steps of University Hall.

Last academic year, Ohio Wesleyan increased its scholarship available to relatives of alumni. Qualified incoming students who are children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and step-grandchildren of alumni are eligible for a $28,000-peryear Legacy Grant for a total of $112,000 over a student’s four years.

“We know that alumni are some of our best spokespeople and recruiters when it comes to attracting the next great class of Bishops,” said Stefanie Niles, vice president for enrollment and communications. “We want to honor the enthusiasm and fond memories of alumni by giving them a powerful tool when encouraging their prospective students to consider OWU.”

The Legacy Grant becomes the second-largest award available at OWU after the $30,000-per-year Branch Rickey merit scholarship. The Legacy Grant cannot be combined with most other merit scholarships.

Ohio Wesleyan awarded $43,299,857 in aid in the 2018-19 school year, meeting an average of 80 percent of an incoming student’s financial need, Niles said. Support for scholarships is one of the priorities of the ongoing Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign.


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