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Scholarship Opportunities

Wittenberg Promise

We promise to guide you through the next four years as a full-fledged member of our active, engaged learning environment, one defined by academic excellence, high-impact practices, and a storied athletic tradition. Will it be hard? Most likely. Will we push you? Absolutely. Will you love where the journey takes you? Without a doubt. Next stop, an amazing future.

Our promise also includes a competitive scholarship program that includes scholarships for academic merit, special interest, fine arts, and multicultural leadership.

We are pleased to present scholarship opportunities for eligible students who enroll at Wittenberg University during the 2020-2021 academic year.  Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information pertaining to our scholarship programs along with other helpful financial aid information.

APPLY EARLY! If you apply to Wittenberg by November 1, you will receive an additional $1,000 Priority Tiger Award on top of any Wittenberg scholarships or grants you may receive at the time of admission!

We welcome you to Wittenberg University, and hope that you’ll find yourself at home on our beautiful campus.

Apply and send us your transcripts before November 1, 2019, and receive the $1,000 Priority Tiger Award (renewable annually).


Wittenberg Merit Scholarships

After a holistic review of a student’s admission application, Wittenberg University automatically rewards your achievements at the time of acceptance. All high school grade point averages listed for each award are based on the median GPA for each scholarship.  

All Wittenberg University merit scholarships are renewable for four years. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid eligibility to renew all scholarships, annually.  Eligibility is not a guarantee based on information provided here.

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Fine Arts Scholarships

All fine arts scholarships have an annual value of $2,500 and are renewable for up to four years.  The total renewable value of the fine arts scholarships is $10,000.  All fine arts scholarships require an audition or review of a portfolio.  We encourage students to indicate their interest in our fine arts programs by scheduling auditions or submitting portfolios by January 20, 2020.  All auditions must be completed or portfolios submitted by February 17, 2020 for scholarship consideration.

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Special Interest Awards

Wittenberg recognizes individual talents, experiences and passions through special interest awards in chemistry, community engagement, entrepreneurship, environmental science and leadership. These awards require a separate application.

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Lutheran Scholarships

As a university affiliated with the Lutheran Church, Wittenberg offers many unique scholarship opportunities to Lutheran students.

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Legacy and Alumni Awards

Wittenberg is proud to recognize the connections our alumni have with future Tigers through scholarship opportunities.

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Bill Martin Scholarship

Full tuition - Recipients of the Bill Martin Scholarship must reside in Washtenaw, Houghton or Keweenaw County, Michigan, and be a student in the incoming class. The deadline for this scholarship is December 1.

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Rochester Area Scholarship

$3,500 - The Rochester Area Scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from the Rochester, N.Y., area. The deadline for this scholarship is December 1.

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Knowlton Foundation Scholarship

The Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship provides up to $5,000 annually for four years to one incoming first-year student.  Preference is given to students who are interested in majoring in mathematics or a related area who have completed a rigorous high school curriculum with outstanding results.  There is no separate application, special consideration will be given to residents of Ohio who are admitted to Wittenberg University by January 15.

Mr. Knowlton was a 1927 graduate of Bellefontaine High School in Logan County, Ohio and The Ohio State University, class of 1931, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering. He became an avid sportsman with a 50-year interest in saddlebred horses, an original founding partnership of the Cincinnati Bengals where he served as Chairman, a major ownership interest for many years in the Cincinnati Reds, and a trusteeship of the Little Brown Jug Society for harness racing in Delaware, Ohio. Mr. Knowlton also was a leading philanthropist with The Ohio State School of Architecture named in his honor.

Mr. Austin E. Knowlton, also known as “Dutch”, was the owner and Chairman of the Knowlton Construction Company, an organization started in Bellefontaine, Ohio, in 1937 and whose predecessors dated back to 1906. Mr. Knowlton, through his company, was responsible for over 600 major and significant construction projects throughout Ohio and the Midwest, including school buildings, hospitals, libraries and post offices.

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