If you are admitted to Ohio Wesleyan, your application is automatically reviewed to determine whether you qualify for merit awards and scholarship. Merit aid is based on various measures of achievement, not on financial need. Students are awarded the highest monetary-valued scholarship for which they are eligible to receive.
For best consideration for these awards and scholarships, please apply by November 30.
2015-16 Academic Scholarships for first-year students
This scholarship is awarded to exceptional first-year students who are admitted into Ohio Wesleyan’s Leland F. and Helen Schubert Honors Program. Renewal requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) at the end of the sophomore year, and for each year thereafter.
In honor of Branch Rickey, Class of 1904, this scholarship is given to outstanding first-year students. To retain this scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) by the end of the sophomore year, and for each year thereafter.
This scholarship is named for William D. Godman, Class of 1846, Ohio Wesleyan University’s first graduate. Retention of scholarship requires recipients to remain in good academic standing at OWU.
This scholarship is provided to first-year students with true potential for success. Retention of scholarship requires recipients to remain in good academic standing at OWU.
Other Institutional Awards
This award is given to enrolling children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and step grandchildren of Ohio Wesleyan University alumni. Retention of scholarship requires recipients to remain in good academic standing at OWU. Please note that the Legacy Award cannot be combined with another merit scholarship offer. Students who qualify for a merit scholarship will not receive the Legacy Award.
Meek Community Service and Leadership Awards recognize first-year students with a demonstrated commitment to service and leadership. To retain this scholarship, students must remain in good academic standing and be involved with community service for the duration of their studies at OWU.
Child/Spouse of Clergy
This award is given to dependent children and/or the spouse of an ordained minister (with benefit of pension) under appointment of a Bishop of the United Methodist Church, either in the local church or beyond the local church. Retention of scholarship requires recipients to remain in good academic standing at OWU.
(Fine Arts, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Economics)