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Merit Awards and Scholarships

Wisconsin Lutheran College awards undergraduate students a variety of scholarships in recognition of merit or academic achievement.

  • 2020-2021 Merit Awards from Wisconsin Lutheran College

    Students must be first-time, full-time freshmen and admitted by May 1 for scholarship consideration. Students admitted after this date will be considered on a space-available and funds-available basis. Consideration for these awards is automatic, and no additional scholarship application is required. Students selected for merit-based scholarships are notified by the Office of Admissions at the time admissions notices are sent.

    Merit-based scholarships are based on your highest ACT/SAT score(s) and cumulative high school GPA. Cumulative GPA is based on an unweighted 4.0 scale. SAT score is comprised of critical reading and math scores.

    PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP: $17,000/YR

    This scholarship is renewable each year, at a maximum of four years, by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.00 at WLC, for a lifetime value of $68,000.

    ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP: $15,000/YR

    This scholarship is renewable each year, at a maximum of four years, by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.75 at WLC, for a lifetime value of $60,000.

    COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP: $13,000/YR

    This scholarship is renewable each year, at a maximum of four years, for students who remain in good standing at WLC, for a lifetime value of $52,000.

    FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: $7,000/YR

    This scholarship is renewable each year, at a maximum of four years, for students who remain in good standing at WLC, for a lifetime value of $28,000

    Scholarships from Wisconsin Lutheran College

  • FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

    Art Scholarship

    Up to $2,000 per year for four years

    Incoming freshmen and transfer students with exceptional artistic ability are encouraged to apply for an Art Scholarship. This scholarship, with an annual value of up to $2,000, is renewable each year for a lifetime value of up to $8,000.


     

    Music Scholarship

    Up to $2,000 per year for four years

    Incoming freshmen and transfer students with exceptional musical ability are encouraged to apply and audition for a Music Scholarship. This scholarship, with an annual value of up to $2,000, is renewable each year for a lifetime value of up to $8,000.


     

    Theatre Scholarship

    Up to $2,000 per year for four years

    Incoming freshmen and transfer students with exceptional dramatic ability are encouraged to apply and audition for Theatre Scholarship, with an annual value of up to $2,000, renewable each year for a lifetime value of up to $8,000.

    CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

    PARTNERS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

    $2,000 per year for four years

    Available to incoming freshmen who graduate from a Christian high school and continue their education at WLC. The $2,000 Partners in Christian Education Scholarship is renewable each year, for a lifetime value of $8,000.

    S-STEM SCHOLARS PROGRAM

    The goal of the Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program is to improve the success of college students who have excelled academically in high school but are challenged economically and are intending to major in one of the STEM fields below. To achieve this goal, through a grant from the National Science Foundation, Wisconsin Lutheran College will provide $6,000 or $10,000 scholarships to students each year for four years and guide them through a curriculum that involves STEM research along with peer and faculty mentoring. 

    S-STEM SCHOLARS PROGRAM

    VISIT SCHOLARSHIP

    Wisconsin Lutheran College awards a one-time $500 Visit Scholarship to first-year students who attend a qualifying WLC visit opportunity during their junior or senior year of high school.

    HOMESCHOOLED STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

    First-time, full-time freshmen who were homeschooled for high school receive a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is renewable annually for a maximum of four years.

    TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

    TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

    Scholarship awards for transfer students are renewable annually if a student remains in good standing.

    • $13,000 Transfer Scholarship - College GPA of 3.25
    • $11,000 Transfer Scholarship - College GPA of 2.75
    • $9,000 Transfer Scholarship - College GPA of 2.50
    • $5,000 Transfer Scholarship - College GPA of 2.25

    WISCONSIN ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

    A $2,250 scholarship is available for Wisconsin high school seniors who have the highest GPA in their school, as designated by their high school.

    One-half of the scholarship is funded by the State of Wisconsin and the other half by Wisconsin Lutheran College.

    ENDOWED AND DONATED SCHOLARSHIPS

    Donors and foundations provide annual funds for special scholarships for upperclassmen. Recipients are recommended by the academic department and approved by the financial aid committee.