Scholarships

As one of the nation’s most affordable selective colleges, Wesleyan offers a strong merit scholarship program as well as a comprehensive financial aid program. In part, this commitment to creating financial access for students and their families has enabled Wesleyan to attract an extremely talented and diverse student body.

Applying for an Academic Merit Scholarship
Eligible students interested in receiving priority consideration for a merit scholarship should complete all required admission application materials by the stated deadlines. All scholarships for First-Year students are renewable for a maximum of eight semesters (4 years).

Minimum eligibility requirements are listed below for Wesleyan’s academic scholarships and leadership awards. There are a limited number of scholarships. Simply satisfying these requirements does not guarantee a student will receive a given scholarship. Upon review of applicants’ admission credentials, the Scholarship Committee may choose to invite students who have not fully satisfied the stated eligibility requirements.

A student may not receive two academic merit scholarships. She may, however, receive a second award in recognition of her leadership activities, or for the performing arts. This does not include Wesleyan’s premier scholarships – the Lane, Findlay, Munroe, Pitts, and Knox McNeill – which take the place of any previously awarded scholarships.

Scholarship Day
*Requires special scholarship application
Students who qualify for Wesleyan's premier scholarships will be invited to compete at our annual Scholarship Day event in February. SAT score requirements listed above include only critical reading and math. ACT requirements listed above are based on the total composite.

International Baccalaureate Students
Wesleyan College’s faculty honors your commitment to academic excellence by awarding IB diploma recipients up to 30 semester hours of college. In addition, you may be eligible for up to $14,000 in scholarship awards.(Students must meet admission requirements) Like Advanced Placement students who submit their score reports, IB candidates are also eligible to receive college credit if they score at least a 4 on their higher-level examinations. Click here for more info.

2014-2015 Academic Scholarships & Eligibility Requirements


Scholarship Value Number Minimum Eligibility Requirements
National Excellence $19,500
  National Merit or Achievement Finalist, National Hispanic Scholar and meet our minimum admission requirements.
Pitts $19,500
Annually
Varies Outstanding commitment to community service, leadership, and The United Methodist Church (3.0 GPA & 1000 SAT or 21 ACT). Download Application:Pitts Scholarship
Munroe $19,500
Annually
2 Outstanding science/math student. (3.25 GPA & 1300 SAT/ 29 ACT or 3.5 GPA and 1200 SAT/27 ACT)  Munroe Scholarship
Findlay $19,500
Annually
2 Outstanding humanities or social science student. (See Dean's Level.) Download Application: Findlay Scholarship 
Knox McNeill $19,500
Annually
2
Outstanding commitment to faith and community service (3.25 GPA & 1000 SAT or 21 ACT). Download Application: Knox Scholarship
Lane
$19,500
Annually
3 Outstanding fine arts student. (1000 SAT/21 ACT & 3.0 GPA) Download Application: Lane Scholarship
Peyton Anderson Tuition, Room & Board Varies
Commitment to teaching in Middle Georgia (3.60 GPA & 1100 SAT or 29 ACT).*
Valedictorian/
Salutatorian
$14,000
  Outstanding students who have earned the recognition as valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school and meet our minimum admission requirements.
Trustee $14,000
3.75 - 4.0 GPA and 1250-1600 SAT / 27 ACT
Presidential $12,000   3.50 - 3.75 GPA  and 1150-1300 SAT / 25 ACT
Dean’s $10,000
3.30 - 3.49 GPA and 1050 - 1200 SAT / 23 ACT
DECA $9,000   1000 SAT/21 ACT & 3.0 GPA; Applicants must be candidates for the Certificate of Excellence. *Designate DECA on admission application.
Girl Scout Gold Award
$9,000   1000 SAT/21 ACT & 3.0 GPA; Applicants must be candidates for the Certificate of Excellence. *Designate Gold Award on admission application.
FBLA







HOSA
$9,000







$9,000
  1000 SAT/21 ACT & 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be America level Business Achievement award winner. *Designate FBLA on admission application.*



1000 SAT/21 ACT & 3.0 GPA. Applicant must earn Mastery-level score of 75 or greater with no poor ratings for National Recognition Program. *Designate HOSA on admission application.
Wesleyan Merit  $8,000  
3.00 - 3.29 GPA  and 950 - 1100 SAT / 20 ACT or be eligible for HOPE, Zell Miller or Bright Futures.


*Requires special scholarship application.


Leadership Awards and Eligibility Requirements

Pierce Leadership Award
Wesleyan has a special focus on developing leadership ability in women. Interested students should compete their application materials, including an in-depth resume of leadership positions held. Awards range from $1000-$3000. Acceptance of the Leadership Award requires that the student participate in the Pierce Pioneer Leaders Program.

Lovick P. and Elizabeth T. Corn Scholarships
Wesleyan College, with the generous support of Lovick and Elizabeth Corn, provides scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership in service to their schools, churches, or communities, and exemplify the qualities of leadership, character, and personal achievement. Up to 3 Tuition, Basic Room & Board scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year students who are graduates from (I) any high school in Columbus, GA, or the greater Chattahoochee area, with preference for students involved in Girls Inc., (II) Brookstone School in Columbus, GA, or (III) The Heritage School in Newnan, GA. Candidates should possess a high school GPA of 3.2 (or 3.0 in the case of a student who is involved with Girls Inc. who shows potential for success at Wesleyan) and meet minimum admission requirements.

United Methodist Leadership Award
Wesleyan is proud of its affiliation with The United Methodist Church. Interested students should complete their application materials, including an in-depth résumé of involvement in the Church and of service to others. Eligible students must have been members of the Church for at least the two most recent years.  Additional information about special scholarship opportunities for Methodist students is available, click here.

Other Awards or Grants
Roberto C. Goizueta Memorial Scholarship for Students of Latin American Descent
Wesleyan College, with the generous support of the Roberto C. Goizueta Foundation, provides a varying number of scholarships to entering full-time day students who are of Latin American descent. The Goizueta Memorial Scholarship is a merit and need based award. Any interested student may submit an application; however, eligibility is determined by the Office of Financial Aid Services and only eligible students will be considered.

Art
Students who wish to apply for an Art Scholarship should summit a portfolio consisting of eight to ten works of art. One of the pieces should be a portrait drawn from life (not copied from a photograph). Students are advised to present their best works rather than works in a wide variety of media. The work will be evaluated on understanding of the creative process, handling of the medium, creativity, and presentation. In addition to the portfolio, the student should write a short artistic biography, which tells of the student’s interests and background in art. Portfolio reviews last approximately 30 minutes and include an interview with a member(s) of the Art Department faculty. The student is encouraged to ask any questions she may have about the program at this time. Acceptance of the art scholarship requires that the student pursue either a major or minor in art or art history.

Music
Students who wish to audition for a Music Scholarship should prepare two memorized pieces in contrasting styles. Auditions are given for voice, piano, organ and other instruments. We prefer selections from classical repertoire, but this may not always be possible. Students and their current teacher (s) should choose pieces that present the student at her best, keeping in mind the request for classical selections. Each student will be asked to sight read a simple melody on her primary instrument. All students will be asked to sight sing a simple melody. The audition, which includes an interview with a member(s) of the Music Department faculty, lasts approximately 30 minutes. The student is encouraged to ask any questions she may have about the program at that time. Acceptance of the music scholarship requires that the student pursue either a major or minor in music.

Theatre
Students who wish to audition for a Theatre Scholarship should bring a list of theatre related experiences and have a teacher mail a letter of recommendation. Actors must prepare two memorized monologues of one to two minutes each. The monologues should be in contrasting styles. Students and their current teacher(s) should choose pieces that present the student at her best. The director will work briefly with the student on selections of the monologue in order to assess her ability to take direction. The student who is interested exclusively in technical theatre may choose not to prepare an acting audition, but to submit a portfolio of materials demonstrating her talents and experiences in technical theatre. The audition, which includes an interview with a member of the Theatre Department faculty, lasts approximately 30 minutes. The student is encouraged to ask any questions she may have about the program at that time. Acceptance of the theatre scholarship requires that the student pursue a minor in theatre.

Outside Resources for Scholarships and Financial Aid
Students should contact their high school counselors or principals concerning scholarships offered by local or national foundations, organizations, and individuals. More about outside resources for scholarships, loans, and grants.