Wesleyan College for Women Scholarships
It is critically important that students thoroughly research the available scholarship programs at the colleges and universities that they are considering, and particularly those that they are interested in applying. For example, the Wesleyan College for Women in Georgia has a broad range of scholarships for incoming students that can substantially reduce the tuition burden for qualifying students.
2011-2012 Academic Scholarships & Eligibility Requirements
|Scholarship||Value||Number||Minimum Eligibility Requirements|
|National Excellence||Full Tuition, Room & Board||National Merit or Achievement Finalist, National Hispanic Scholar.|
|Varies||Outstanding commitment to community service, leadership, and The United Methodist Church (3.0GPA & 1000 SAT or 23 ACT).Download Application: Pitts Scholarship|
|2||Outstanding science/math student. (See Presidential.)Download Application:Munroe Scholarship|
|2||Outstanding humanities or social science student. (See Presidential.)Download Application:Findlay Scholarship|
|2||Outstanding commitment to faith and community service (3.25 GPA & 1000 SAT or 25 ACT).Download Application:Knox Scholarship|
|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).*|
|$14,000||Outstanding students who have earned the recognition as valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school and meet our minimum admission requirements.|
|Trustee||$11,300||1400 SAT/31 ACT & 3.50 GPA; or 1300 SAT/29 ACT & 3.75 GPA|
|Presidential||$9,000||1300 SAT/29 ACT & 3.50 GPA; or 1200 SAT/27 ACT & 3.75 GPA|
|Dean’s||$6,700||1200 SAT/27 ACT & 3.50 GPA; or 1100 SAT/25 ACT & 3.75 GPA|
|Girl Scout Gold Award||$9,000||Applicants must be candidates for the Girl Scout Gold Award and designate Gold Award on “How did you hear about Wesleyan” section of application. (1100 SAT/25 ACT & 3.0 GPA).*|
|FBLA||$9,000||Applicants must be a Georgia FBLA member winner of the Business, Leaders, or America award. Designate FBLA on “How did you hear about Wesleyan” section of application. (1100 SAT/25 ACT & 3.0 GPA).*|
|Wesleyan Merit||Up to|
|1000 SAT/21 ACT & 3.0 GPA|
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.