Many local and national organizations offer college scholarships to students. Scholarship information can be found as close as high school guidance office, or local library.  We encourage students to investigate as many alternative funding sources as possible.  Outside scholarships can reduce a student’s debt burden, help towards tuition costs, and/or provide funds for books and housing supplies.

Wheaton’s policy on outside scholarships

Per federal regulations and college policy, all outside scholarships are considered when determining financial aid eligibility. Students who are applying for financial aid are required to notify our office when they receive any outside scholarship award.

An outside scholarship will first replace any unmet need-based. If a scholarship award exceeds the amount of unmet eligibility, the student’s “self-help” portion of their financial aid award (need-based work-study and/or need-based student loan) will be reduced. Employer-based tuition benefits are treated the same as an outside scholarship.