Wright State University's First Year Student Scholarship Programs are merit-based and designed to recognize academically outstanding and creatively talented students attending directly from high school. More than 2,000 new freshmen were offered over $8 million in scholarships for the 2019–20 academic year. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $20,000.
New undergraduate students can submit ONE online application to apply for multiple donor-based scholarships funded through both the Wright State University Foundation and the University. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who complete the online Wright State University Scholarship Application. Applicants are considered for scholarship awards based on the eligibility criteria listed in the scholarship descriptions. Scholarships are awarded on an “as funds are available basis.” Recipients are selected by committee(s) comprised of faculty members from their college. The majority of the scholarships are not renewable and range from $300 up to the value of tuition.
For more details on possible scholarship opportunities, use the scholarship search to see what you may qualify for. The 2020-2021 Wright State University Online Scholarship Application deadline is February 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
How to Apply
New students can access the online scholarship application via the Admissions Portal.
- Login to your Admissions Portal.
- In the Next Steps section, select Access your Student Portal. If you have not already done so, you will need to set up your computer accounts using the on-screen instructions.
- Select the Student and Financial Aid link.
- Select the Financial Aid and Scholarships link.
- Select the Online Scholarship Application link.
The 2020-2021 Wright State University Online Scholarship Application deadline is February 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Once you have submitted your application you will NOT be able to access it to make changes. However, if you list a reference prior to submitting the application, you will be able to monitor the return of your Recommendation Form and make changes to your reference after the application has been submitted. You will log back into your scholarship application via WINGS Express. Once in your application, click on the “blue button” titled Recommendations.
- Make a list of all of your extra-curricular activities, volunteer experience, community service, memberships, awards, honors, etc. etc. Only include information relevant during your post-secondary studies. Include contributions made to the Wright State University Campus Community.
- In order to go back and update the recommendation section you must at least one reference prior to submitting the application. Choose a previous or current faculty member who can provide information about your unique qualities and/or exceptional academic abilities. Contact your intended reference prior to listing him/her. Be sure to collect their email address since they will receive a request by email to complete your online recommendation form from email@example.com not from a Wright State University email address.
- An essay is needed for all scholarships. Your essay will set you apart from the other applicants. Take your time, edit, review and edit again! Write your essay in Word, then copy and paste into the application. The essay should: explain your educational goals, professional goals, career aspirations, commitment to community service, and also tell us how a scholarship award will make a difference in your personal and financial circumstances. Recommendation forms for this application are due by 11:59 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2020 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
- Complete your 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1, 2019. Your completed FAFSA should be filed by February 1st to be considered for need-based scholarships.
- If you need help with writing your essay you can use the Wright State University Writing Center.
Scholarship award decisions begin in the spring and continue throughout the summer. If a scholarship has been posted to a student’s award notice, the student will receive the general Financial Aid Award notification email via their Wright State University email account. The Award Notice is available in WINGS Express. A scholarship award letter will also be mailed by either the Office of Financial Aid or the department/college who made the award.
Wright State University is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to eligible new students who enroll directly from high school for the 2020-2021 academic year. These scholarships range from $2,000 to full in-state tuition, room/board* and books per year, renewable for four years! (*up to the value of residential default meal plan). No scholarship application is needed to be considered for an Academic Performance Scholarship, simply apply to the university and be admitted by February 1, 2020. Scholarships are awarded on an "as funds are available" basis.