Balfour/Community/Regional/Trustee Scholars represent top students in each entering class. They are recognized for strong academic performance, demonstrated extra-curricular, and/or community service commitment. Balfour, Community, Regional and Trustee Scholars receive a stipend that can be applied to a range of unpaid out-of-class learning experiences including internships, research, student-faculty collaborations, professional development activities and community service endeavors.
Scholars may not use their stipend to volunteer or intern in countries that are on the U.S. Government Warning List. Students seeking an exception to this policy must submit a Travel Warning Petition to the Office of Career Services by April 15th. Petitions are reviewed and considered by the College's Safety Policy Committee and decisions made by the committee are final. Merit scholars who access their stipends for a Wheaton faculty-led trip (during winter break or the summer) are not eligible to apply for or receive additional Filene Center funding for the immediate subsequent summer.
Deadline for accessing merit scholar stipends for summer 2016 is June 15, 2016. No late paperwork will be accepted.