Merit Scholarships & Grants

You are automatically considered for scholarships when you apply for admission — there is not a separate application.

Academics, work, service – these three strands are woven throughout the Warren Wilson experience, and a value for environmental responsibility defines much of the campus community.  The philosophy of the scholarship program is to recognize achievement in one or more of these areas.

Therefore, Warren Wilson College Scholarships may be based on academic merit, work experience, engagement in service, as well as a demonstrated commitment to sustainability. These awards are considered “gift aid” and will be applied to the charges on your bill. Scholarships are automatically renewed each year if the criteria specific to the scholarship is met.

Scholarships for First-Year Students

Honor Scholarships

Awarded to those students who best represent the mission of the college through their high school performance and notable achievements in work and service.   A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for consideration by the committee.  In addition students must demonstrate exceptional extra/co-curricular leadership qualities. Renewal is automatic if the student maintains full-time continuous enrollment with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Academic  Scholarships

Based exclusively on the academic performance in secondary school, including research projects both on and off campus.  A minimum of 3.0 or higher is required for consideration by the committee. Renewal is automatic if the student maintains full-time continuous enrollment with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Work Scholarships

Awarded to students who have demonstrated a particular skill (i.e. carpentry, computer repair, landscaping, customer service, etc.) and who will contribute greatly to our Work Program.  A minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher is required for consideration by the committee. Renewal is automatic if the student maintains full-time continuous enrollment with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and a cumulative 2.75 GPA.

Community Engagement & Leadership Scholarships

Awarded to students who have shown leadership capacity in any of a number of ways, including involvement in some form of volunteer activity (i.e. Habitat for Humanity, Food Not Bombs, social justice activism, etc.).  Students may also be considered who have excelled in opportunities such as student governance, semester schools OR American Gap Association programs (i.e. Kroka, Outward Bound, NOLS, etc.). A minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher is required for consideration by the committee. Renewal is automatic if the student maintains full-time continuous enrollment with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and a cumulative 2.75 GPA.

Sustainability Scholarships

Awarded to students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in both awareness and action towards a healthier planet.  A minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher is required for consideration by the committee. Renewal is automatic if the student maintains full-time continuous enrollment with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and a cumulative 2.75 GPA.

Contact us if you have any questions: 1-800-934-3536 admit@warren-wilson.edu

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Transfer students may be considered for the Sustainability, Community Engagement & Leadership, and Work scholarships above.  In addition, the following are only available to transfer students.

Transfer Merit Scholarship

Based exclusively on the academic performance in community college or other four year institution, including research projects both on and off campus.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for consideration by the committee.

Phi Theta Kappa Merit Scholarship

Awarded to any Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholar in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.  A letter of recommendation from a Phi Theta Kappa advisor is required.  Phi Theta Kappa scholarships are renewable as long as the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA while enrolled at WWC.  Students with a previously earned bachelor degree are no eligible.

Contact us if you have any questions: 1-800-934-3536 admit@warren-wilson.edu