Merit Scholarships

Dean's Scholarship 

  • Details: Receive up to $25,000 per year. (All applicants are automatically considered for this award and do not need to submit additional materials.)
  • Description: Awards are made to students on the basis of overall academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement, leadership, and personal merit.
  • Requirements: Completed application for admission must be submitted by February 15.

Competition-Based Scholarships & Performance-Based Scholarships

The College of Wooster requires all students interested in applying for a competition-based scholarship and/or performance based scholarship to complete the appropriate on-line scholarship application form by January 15.

Clarence Beecher Allen Scholarship

  • Details: Receive up to $27,000 per year (this scholarship replaces a Dean's Scholarship)
  • Description: Awards are made to African-American students on the basis of overall academic achievement. 
  • Requirements: Completed application for admission and Allen Scholarship Application Form (including an essay) must be submitted by January 15. Finalists must also participate in Allen Weekend, which will be held February 14-15.
  • Notification: mailed by April 1
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COLLEGE SCHOLAR AWARD

  • Details: Receive up to $27,000 per year (this scholarship replaces a Dean's Scholarship)
  • Description: Awards are made to our top students. It is recommended that students applying for this award are in the top 15% of their class and have a minimum ACT- 29 or SAT- 1950.
  • Requirements: Completed application for admission and College Scholar Application Form must be completed by January 15. An interview must also be requested by January 15 and completed by February 1.
  • Notification: Mailed by April 1
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COVENANT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Details: Receive $1,000 or $3,000 per year (in addition to a Dean's Scholarship, if applicable)
  • Description: Awards are made to members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who have demonstrated academic achievement and involvement in one's community and church.
  • Requirements: Completed application for admission and Covenant Application Form must be completed by January 15. A letter of recommendation from a minister or pastor must also accompany the application.
  • Notification: Mailed by April 1
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Performing Arts SCHOLARSHIP

  • Details: Receive $2,000 to $8,000 per year (in addition to a Dean's Scholarship, if applicable)
  • Description: Awards are made to students on the basis of accomplishment and promise in music, theatre/dance, or Scottish Arts. Students receiving the award need not major in the area, but are required to participate in various programs throughout their time at Wooster.
  • Requirements: Completed application for admission and appropriate scholarship application form must be submitted by January 15. Letters of recommendation from teachers or instructors in the respected field must also accompany the application, if applicable. 
  • Notification: Mailed by April 1 
  • More info on each scholarship: Music Scholarship, Scottish Arts Scholarship, and Theatre & Dance Scholarship

*The maximum merit award amount is $30,000 awarded annually. Prospective students are welcome to apply for more than one competition-based scholarship. Competition-based scholarships replace any Dean’s Scholarship, except for Covenant Scholarships and Performing Arts Scholarships. All Wooster scholarships are automatically renewed each year as long as the student maintains full-time enrollment and remains in good academic and judicial standing with the College. Scholarship amounts listed may change. All admission and scholarship deadlines are postmarked deadlines.