Clarence Beecher Allen Scholarship

The first African-American student, Clarence Beecher Allen, entered The College of Wooster in the 1880s, and the College continues to be inspired by his achievements. In 1988, Wooster's Board of Trustees created the Clarence Beecher Allen Scholarship to be awarded based on academic merit. These scholarships commemorate the achievements of Wooster´s first African-American graduate.

For African-American students wishing to apply, please follow these instructions: 

1. Complete the general application for admission by January 20

2. Choose ONE of the following essay prompts: 

  • Your high school would like to implement a 'multicultural forum'. Name two-three individuals you would recommend and justify your choices.
  • How have your experiences shaped your reality? In what ways do you see yourself being an asset to The College of Wooster's multicultural student community?

3. Make sure your essay meets the following guidelines:

  • Typed and less than 1,000 words
  • Include last name and prompt in the upper-right hand corner of each page (e.g., "Smith- Prompt 1")
  • All submissions must have a cover page, which lists student's first and last name, high school, and prompt selection

4. Finally, upload your essay using the Allen Scholarship Application Form by January 20 


Upon review of the general application for admission and Allen Essay, finalists will be notified and invited to participate in Allen Competition Weekend Sunday, February 14 - Monday, February 15

Questions & Concerns

Please contact David Newberry-Yokley, Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, at 330-263-2630.