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Scholarship Descriptions

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The largest source of scholarships

at Wilkes is our institutional scholarship fund. These are generally awarded based on stated criteria such as a class rank, SAT or ACT score, or exceptional talent. Other institutional scholarships are awarded based on affiliation with a certain group such as the Commuter Council, or interest in a specific area like math or science, etc. Some scholarships are awarded based on both merit and financial need.

Wilkes University Scholars are those students who

have achieved a combined SAT score of 1800+ or an ACT score of 28+ or is in the top 5% of his/her high class.They may be awarded a scholarship of $15,000. Consideration is automatically given to students who meet these criteria.

Use our scholarship calculator to find out how much you might be awarded.

Wilkes Presidential Scholarships of $14,000

are awarded to freshmen who have achieved a combined SAT score of 1650-1799 or an ACT score of  26-27+ or is in the top 10% of his/her high class. Consideration is automatically given to students who meet these criteria.

Use our scholarship calculator to find out how much you might be awarded.

Wilkes Transfer Student Scholarships are awarded

each year to students who have earned a minimum of 24 credits at another institution and who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. The amount awarded to each recipient ranges from $6,000 to $10,000 per year.

Wilkes Deans' Scholarships of $11,000

are awarded to freshmen who have achieved a combined SAT score of 1500-1649 or an ACT score of 23-25 or is in the top 20% of his/her high class. Consideration is automatically given to students who meet these criteria. Use our scholarship calculator to find out how much you might be awarded.

Wilkes Commitment Awards of $6,000

are given to freshmen who have achieved a combined SAT score of 1350-1499 or an ACT score of 21-22 AND  is in the top half of his/her high class.Consideration is automatically given to students who meet these criteria. Use our scholarship calculator to find out how much you might be awarded.

 

Wilkes Leadership Scholarship funds are allocated

to the three major student publications (Beacon, Manuscript and Amnicola) and the radio station for distribution. Students are selected for these grants on the basis of the positions they hold within the publication staff. In addition, the president of Student Government, Commuter Council, Inter-Residence Hall Council and Off-Campus Council, and the chairperson of the Programming Board are each awarded scholarships. Students do not need to show financial need to be eligible for these scholarships.

Wilkes Multicultural Service Scholarships are offered

to encourage and assist students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to attend Wilkes University and to contribute to the University’s community service activities. Students from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds with financial need will be considered for this scholarship. An interview with the coordinator of the Multicultural Service Scholarships is required to determine how the individual student might help the University attain its service goals. Renewal requirements include active participation in at least one campus or community service activity.

Wilkes Named Scholarships are available because...

several thousand friends and alumni contribute to the scholarship fund of the University on an annual basis. Many friends have created scholarships and awards that bear the names of the donors or of persons whom they have memorialized by means of scholarships. Requirements for these very special scholarships vary greatly.

Wilkes Performance Awards are given

to students who major in theatre arts and musical theatre. Auditions are required. The amount of the scholarship is based on the recommendation of the faculty.

Wilkes Room and Board Scholarship is offered

to a limited number of students who are recipients of two- to four-year Air Force ROTC scholarships and begin enrollment at Wilkes. These funds can only be used to cover Wilkes room and board charges. Further information is available at the Air Force ROTC Office.

Wilkes SAGE Award is

a college savings plan program that provides a minimum reduction in tuition based on the student's participation in the SAGE program. This reduction may be in the form of a scholarship, grant, or direct discount and may not be additional to the financial aid award for which the student qualifies.

Air Force ROTC Scholarship is offered

by the US Air Force in the form of two- to five-year, full- and partial-tuition scholarships for which qualified students may compete if they enroll in AFROTC. All scholarships are based on individual merit, regardless of financial need, with most scholarship recipients determined by central selection boards. Scholarship selection boards are held early in the school year and applicants must meet certain academic, physical fitness and medical requirements to be considered by the scholarship boards. For more scholarship information, please visit www.afrotc.com

Contact the
Aerospace Studies (AFROTC) Department for additional information.

 

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program is for

students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and show promise of continued excellence. This program is funded by the federal government, but is administered by the state agency responsible for public elementary and secondary schools in each state.

The Alumni Scholarship

Did one of your parents or grandparents graduate from Wilkes? If so, you are eligible to apply for the Alumni Association Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to a legacy student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The deadline to apply is in early April each year. Students may apply during their freshman, sophomore or junior year. A committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors selects each year’s recipient.

Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations for more information or with any questions you may have at alumni@wilkes.edu. To apply for the scholarship, click here.

 

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