Balfour/Community/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 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 that occur in the summer after a scholar’s sophomore or junior year.
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 2019 is June 15, 2019. No late paperwork will be accepted.
This stipend satisfies the Wheaton Edge promise of a funded experience. Access to other funding is available through the Davis International and the Porter Cleveland Fellowships.
Required Paperwork and Forms
- Merit Scholar Application
Note: To access this Google Form, you’ll need to provide your Wheaton wID and email password.
- Intent to Access (ITA) Form 2018-2019
- Merit.MOU. – Sup.Ltr.2018-2019
After completing the Merit Scholar Application, upload your completed forms (1) Intent to Access Form (ITA) and (2) Internship Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to your Merit Scholar Application for processing.
Other important information regarding your stipend: