Wells College offers merit-based scholarships to incoming first-year and transfer students who demonstrate academic excellence and co-curricular engagement in their school experiences. Scholarship decisions are made at the time of admissions using information provided to the college in the admissions application. Financial need is not a consideration when awarding merit scholarships.
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
Henry Wells Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement throughout their high school experience. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee and generally have a 94% cumulative grade point average in academic subject areas. A Henry Wells Scholarship includes a guaranteed first-year internship during Wells’ January Intersession, a $3,000 stipend to spend on an six-week experiential learning opportunity in your junior year, and a $15,000 to $25,000 scholarship each year.
Presidential Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence in high school with a cumulative grade point average of 90% or higher and a strong record of service to their schools and communities. The Admissions Committee selects recipients at the time of admissions based on information supplied in the application file. Recipients are awarded between $10,000 and $20,000 per year for four years of study at the College.
Dean's Awards go to students with strong academic records and active participation in clubs and organizations within their schools and communities. Awards range from $10,000 to $15,000 per year and recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee.
Thriving on Change Scholarships are awarded to admitted students who submit a 500 to 1000 word essay that describes a life-changing event or a contribution they have made to create change within their communities. Wells College faculty review the essay submissions and select five to ten recipients for $10,000 scholarships (valued at $2,500 per year). The deadline to submit essays is February 1, 2014.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are awarded to transfer students who are members of this two-year college honor society. The scholarship, valued at $15,000 per year, is awarded at the time of admissions and requires proof of PTK membership.
Wells College Transfer Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their college coursework. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee and awards range from $10,000 to $15,000 per year.