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Scholarships from Ohio Wesleyan University

Recognised in the USA as one of the 'Colleges that Change Lives', Ohio Wesleyan University is a Top 100 Liberal Arts College who embraces students of all nationalities and faiths. They are committed to educating 'Moral Leaders for the global society' and are known for their signature OWU Connection program enabling students to complete hands on learning experiences during their studies.

OWU’s regular admission deadline is March 1, so if you are looking for a small university (1,500 students) with over 70 majors, OWU is worth considering...

  • It’s free to apply, they are test optional (no SAT/ACT required), and all students are considered for merit scholarships.

  • Their average scholarship for international students was $35,000 last year (per year). Every student is automatically considered for a merit award.

  • No matter in what application round a student applies, applicants receive a decision within 2-3 weeks after their application is complete.

Bashford, International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge A levels Scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $42,000 per year, and the Schubert and Rutherford B. Hayes Full Tuition Scholarships

  • Automatic consideration for merit scholarships

  • 95% of international students receive some financial assistance from OWU

  • Students should submit the International Student Financial Aid form (available online through the applicant portal)

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and/or merit

  • Standardized testing (SAT/ACT) is optional for all scholarship applicants

  • The Rutherford B. Hayes Scholarship is only for students from Paraguay

Bishop, Eagle Scout, Godman, Monett, Eliott and Branch Rickey scholarships for US citizens are open until March 1 and range from $20,000 to $30,000 per year.

The Wesleyan Scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years) or the Schubert Scholarship (full-tuition, renewable for four years).

Additional Scholarships for Both US and non-US Citizens

  • Meek Community Service and Leadership Scholarship worth $10,000 per year (or $40,000 over the course of four years) rewards two incoming, first-year students each year who exhibit outstanding participation in community service and strong leadership skills. Students who receive this scholarship are expected to maintain their high standards of service and continue to lead within the Ohio Wesleyan community. The Meek Scholarship can be stacked on top of other awards a student may receive. Students need to apply for the Meek Community Service and Leadership Scholarship before February 1.

  • Visit scholarship - an additional $1,000 per year up to 4 years is awarded to a student who visits by May 1.

  • Life/Eagle Scout Scholarship recognizes students who are Life or Eagle Scouts. An unlimited number of Life or Eagle Scouts will be awarded a $32,000 renewable scholarshipup to 4 years. Students must apply.

  • Department Awards - merit awards are also conferred by various academic departments, including Fine Arts, Music, Theatre and Dance, Economics, and Education. These scholarships are awarded based on competitive review (portfolio, audition, interview) by respective departments. Awards vary.

Why OWU, you may ask?

Want to find out more?

Or Kristin Crosby their Director of International Admission welcomes questions from students, parents and counselors by email at


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