Academic scholarships were awarded to 39% of Wheaton’s enrolled first-year students for the Class of 2023.

No separate application is required for academic scholarship consideration at Wheaton. Students are selected from the pool of first-time freshman applicants at the time of admission to the college. If a financial aid applicant is an academic scholarship recipient, it will be included as part of the overall financial aid package and will reduce his/her eligibility for need-based financial aid.

Wheaton’s generous academic scholarships (up to $40,000 per year) recognize students for high academic achievement regardless of financial need. All freshman candidates are considered for an academic scholarship based on their application for admission.  Academic scholarships are renewable throughout a student’s academic career. There are currently three academic scholarship programs: Regional Scholarships, Balfour Scholarships and Trustee Scholarships. Each scholarship is accompanied by a one-time stipend to support research, career development, or community service opportunities during the summer of your sophomore or junior year. Academic scholarships are renewable annually assuming students remain in good academic and social standing.

Academic scholarships apply only during terms of enrollment at Wheaton or on Wheaton-affiliated programs and are limited to 8 semesters (4 years) of study.  Academic scholarship funds may not be used for non-affiliated programs (abroad or domestic). For a current list of Wheaton-affiliated programs abroad, contact the Center for Global Education. For a current list of Wheaton-affiliated programs in the United States, contact the Academic Advising Office.