||How to Apply
|Top Ten Scholarships
|$70,000 over four years; $17,500 per year.
||Complete application for admission by date of the program and attend the Top Ten Scholarship Visit Day.
||Top 10% of class and participate in the Top Ten Program on February 17, 2014.
|Top Twenty Scholarships
|$60,000 over four years; $15,000 per year.
||Complete application for admission and visit campus by February 14, 2014.
||Top 20% of class and make a campus visit by February 14, 2014.
|Wabash College Lilly Awards
|Tuition, fees, room and board each year.
||The admission and Lilly Award applications must be received by March 1, 2014. Must visit campus by March 24, 2014 to be considered.
||Character, creativity, and academic accomplishment. Finalists interviewed on campus April 10-12, 2014. Estimated value of $170,000 over four years.
|Up to $80,000 over four years; $20,000 per year.
||Apply for admission and register for examinations by March 7, 2014.
||Written exams given on campus March 21-22, 2014. Must be admitted by April 1, 2014 in order to be eligible.
|Fine Arts Scholarships
|Up to $60,000 over four years; $15,000 per year.
||The application for admission and the Fine Arts application and materials must be received by March 1, 2014.
||Excellence in the fine arts: creative writing, music, theater, visual arts. Finalists will audition/display work on campus March 20-21, 2014.
|Wabash Boys State Scholarships (non-Indiana residents)
|$30,000 over four years; $7,500 per year.
||Complete Early Decision or Early Action application by December 1, 2013
||Attend Boys State in your home state and visit campus by February 14, 2014.
|$20,000 to full tuition over four years; $5,000 to full tuition per year.
||Apply for Admission and CSS/PROFILE by December 1, 2013.
||Based on strength of curriculum, class ranks, cumulative high school GPA, and SAT and/or ACT scores. Financial need is a factor in the determination of the level of the scholarship value.
|The primary criteria for the President's Scholarship program are curriculum, class rank, cumulative high school GPA, and SAT and/or ACT scores. However, we also consider if the student's academic record is consistently strong. The amount of the scholarship award level may also be influenced by additional factors. These include the student's financial need, course selection relative to courses available at the student's high school, academic competition within the high school, and the ethnic and/or geographic diversity the student brings to the Wabash community, special talents, and demonstration of outstanding leadership. These additional factors may be considered as "plus factors" in the awarding of President's Scholarships. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0 to be considered.
Merit-Based Scholarship Policies
Students selected as Lilly Award recipients are not eligible for additional Wabash Merit-Based Scholarships. Students selected to receive more than one of the other Wabash Merit-Based Scholarships will receive the monetary value of their highest award plus a maximum of an additional $1,000 to represent each Wabash Merit-Based Scholarship of a lesser monetary value. Maximum combination of merit-based funds, excluding Lilly Awards is capped at $24,000.
Wabash College is a member of the NCAA Division III. Consequently, we cannot consider athletic participation, ability, or leadership roles in the awarding of Wabash scholarships.
Scholarship Integration into Need-based Aid
By federal regulation, need-based financial aid can be no greater than a student's financial need. Therefore, if the student's need is greater than his merit award(s), the merit award(s) will be integrated into his overall need-based aid award. In limited cases, this may necessitate the reduction of merit award(s), but in no case will the aggregate scholarship/grant funds be less than the value of the merit award(s).
By federal regulation, need-based financial aid can be no greater than a student's demonstrated financial need. Therefore, when a student with need-based aid receives outside scholarships, his other aid must be reduced accordingly. As a benefit to the student, Wabash first applies the value of outside scholarship(s) against any self-help (loan and/or job) portion of the need-based award. In limited cases, and only after the self-help assistance had been eliminated, the balance reduces any institutional need-based aid. Outside scholarship(s) do not affect the value of merit-only awards unless the total of all awards exceeds the direct educational costs (tuition, fees, room and board charges). Outside scholarship checks must be sent to the Financial Aid Office in order to be processed. This policy does not apply to state or Federal Pell grants.
Scholarship Renewal/Duration Requirements
These scholarships are renewable annually provided the student attain the cumulative grade point average and the number of course credits required at the end of each academic year in order to make normal progress toward graduation. Students may appeal the loss of their scholarships if there are special circumstances that contributed to the loss of their scholarship. The process is initiated by making a written appeal to the Director of Financial Aid.
Students who receive any of the following merit scholarships fall under the renewal/duration requirements above:
- Fine Arts Scholarship
- Honor Scholarship
- President's Scholarship
- Wabash Boys State Scholarship
- Top Ten Scholarship
- Top Twenty Scholarship
- Lilly Award