Wilkes University


Wilkes University Extends Founders Scholarships Awarded To Students in Mesa Undergraduate Business Degree Program

Wilkes University has announced that it is extending its $5,000 scholarship awards given to qualified transfer students who are accepted and enroll in its business bachelor’s degree programs in Mesa. Qualified students admitted through the fall 2016 semester will continue to be eligible for the scholarships. The Founders Scholarships, good for two years are designed to provide access to quality education at an affordable price.

Wilkes University Provost Anne Skleder said the Founders Scholarships reflect the tradition of providing access to educational opportunity that has been its mission.

“Wilkes was founded to provide access to a college education to first-generation college students,” Skleder said. “We want to provide those same opportunities in Arizona. Wilkes is once again committed to providing opportunities for those seeking to improve their lives through education. These scholarships support that commitment.”

A Founders Scholarship will be given to students who meet all of Wilkes University’s admissions requirements as a transfer student. To qualify, they must have an associate degree or the equivalent credits earned, be a full-time student seeking a first bachelor’s degree, and have a transfer credit evaluation.

The scholarships will be renewable for a second year for students who maintain adequate academic progress. Scholarship recipients must participate in at least two service or leadership activities a year as approved by Wilkes director of Arizona business programs.

Wilkes began offering bachelor’s degrees in business in January 2015. Majors include accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, and sports management.

Skleder also said that transfer coordinators would work with individual students to ensure that each receives the maximum amount of scholarships for which they qualify.

Tuition for undergraduate degree programs offered in Mesa, Ariz., will be $14,875 per year for full-time enrollment at 12 to 18 credits per semester (fall and spring only).  Part-time tuition will be $621 per credit.

For more information about transferring to Wilkes University’s business degree programs, contact Ryan Hess, assistant director of enrollment management, by emailing Ryan.Hess@Wilkes.edu or (480) 878-4407.

Wilkes was one of four colleges invited to participate in the H.E.A.T. (Healthcare, Education, Aerospace, Technology/Tourism) Initiative for Economic Development in Mesa, designed to increase college opportunities and spur economic growth.  Wilkes began offering its MBA program in Mesa in 2013. Wilkes is located in the Mesa Center for Higher Education, 245 W. Second St. in Mesa.