The Young Scholars Program allows qualified area high-school students to take college courses at Wilkes University at a nominal cost.
Open to Students Who
- Have successfully completed 10th grade in high school.
- Are nominated to participate in this program by a teacher, school counselor or principal on an official Young Scholars nomination form.
Students who enroll in at least one course through this program will be designated a Wilkes Young Scholars for the term.
Upon request, Young Scholars receive:
- Library privileges at Wilkes.
- Assistance in career planning, college selection and financing.
- Preferential consideration in Wilkes scholarship awards.
- Free admission to most Wilkes University athletic, musical and cultural events.
Young Scholars Program courses cost $50 per credit. A typical ciyrse is three credits and would cost $150. For comparison, regular part-time tuition costs is about $995 per credit.
Students who begin participation in the Young Scholars program in their junior year, earn a minimum of 18 credits and earn a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 may be eligible to receive a scholarship should they enroll in Wilkes. Young Scholars who meet these qualifications and enroll at Wilkes as a full-time student in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation, will receive up to $2,000 distributed over their freshman and sophomore years, awarded as the following:
- First Year = $1,000
- Sophomore Year = $1,000
This is in addition to any scholarships and financial aid you would normally receive.