Each year Wittenberg recognizes and rewards outstanding scholastic achievements by awarding merit-based scholarships and special awards to deserving students. Students are automatically considered for these awards once they submit an application to Wittenberg. We select students on the basis of performance, involvement in co-curricular activities, personal references and writing ability.
Special Interest Awards
In addition to merit-based scholarships, Wittenberg University recognizes individual talents, experiences and passions through special interest awards in the areas of art, dance, music, theatre, community engagement, student leadership and East Asian business. Special interest awards require a separate application, audition or portfolio. Priority consideration is given to students who apply for admission by the Early Action deadline of December 1. If selected, students may receive one special interest award in addition to one merit-based scholarship. Although financial need is not a determining factor, by filing a FAFSA, students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible to receive other types of need-based assistance.
Wittenberg University has been related to the Lutheran Church since its founding in 1845. There are many unique scholarship opportunities open to Lutheran students.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
There are many different scholarship opportunities offered from organizations independent of Wittenberg University. We provide a reference for some of the scholarships our students have received in recent years.
Robert C. Noyce Scholarship Program
The Robert C. Noyce Scholarship Program nationally was created to respond to the critical shortage of K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program seeks to encourage talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in our nation's schools.
At Wittenberg, a grant was received in the Fall of 2010, to encourage math and science majors to pursue a career at the secondary level in high-need school districts. The intent is to sponsor 16 awards over a five-year period averaging $25,000 per year to be awarded to juniors and seniors.
Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
Wittenberg University is one of only a handful of private colleges participating in the statewide initiative to encourage student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) through the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program.
Throughout its distinguished history, Wittenberg, as one of the nation’s top-ranked liberal arts and science institutions, has prepared world-renowned scientists, including the internationally recognized, Nobel Prize-nominated cancer researcher Elwood Jensen. Wittenberg students focusing on STEMM careers have also landed impressive jobs in research and development at Proctor & Gamble, Disney, Pixar, leading institutions of higher education and some of the nation’s finest hospitals.