Scholarships and Grants

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Financial AidWheelock College offers a number of scholarships and grants to undergraduate students, ranging from grant funds awarded based on the eligibility of your FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) to Wheelock merit scholarships based on specific criteria. Outside scholarships (from companies, non-profit organizations, high schools, and other entities) have their own application processes and eligibility requirements. In addition, eligible students can access a variety of federal and state scholarships and grants to help make college affordable.

If you are an international student (non-citizen), financial aid is generally limited to institutional merit scholarships provided by Wheelock College and outside scholarships obtained by you through private sources. Need-based scholarships are part of financial aid, which is unavailable to international students.

Click on the links to learn more about your many scholarship and grant options.

Wheelock Scholarships and Grants:
For First-Year Students
For Transfer Students
For International First-Year and Transfer Students
For Returning Students
City Year Scholarships
Passion for Action Scholarships
Tuition Exchange Program & Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

Outside Scholarships and Grants:
Federal Grants
State Grants
Veterans Benefits Programs
Private Undergraduate Scholarships

Wheelock College Scholarships and Grants

First-Year Students:

Wheelock College offers the following scholarships and grants to incoming first-year students. To be considered for scholarships, applications must be completed by the priority deadline—there is no separate application for merit scholarships.

Special Wheelock financial aid programs for first-year students include:

  • Fenway Grant: Wheelock is committed to partnering with families to make a private education affordable and any first-year student that does not qualify for a scholarship is eligible to receive a $12,000 Fenway Grant.
  • Lucy Wheelock Scholarship: First-year students from outside of Massachusetts who have never attended college before will also receive a $2,000 per year Lucy Wheelock Scholarship (formerly called the Travel Grant).
  • Wheelock College Legacy Scholarship: The Wheelock College Legacy Scholarship is available to new students (starting Fall 2016) whose immediate family member (parent, grandparent or sibling) received a Wheelock College bachelor's or master's degree. The total award is $2,000 per year and may be combined with additional scholarship awards. The Wheelock College Legacy Scholarship will be awarded upon acceptance.

Please note that eligibility for scholarships is based on the grades and SAT scores that we have on file at the time the admissions decision is made.  Grade point averages are all recalculated on a 4.0 scale based on Wheelock's own methodology.

The 2015-2016 merit scholarship ranges are listed below.

Scholarship

Eligible Applicants

G.P.A. Requirement

SAT and/or ACT Requirement*

Merit Scholarship $17,000 3.0 SAT: 1100 or above
ACT: 24 or above
Merit Scholarship $15,000 3.0 SAT: 1000 or above
ACT: 21 or above
Dean's Scholarship $13,000 2.8 SAT: 900 or above
ACT: 19 or above

*SAT requirements combine the critical reading and math scores. All of the scholarships are renewable for the four years you attend Wheelock, provided you maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. for merit scholarships or a 2.0 G.P.A. for Dean's Scholarship and full-time enrollment. Scholarship recipients will be notified when they receive their acceptance packet.

Transfer Students:

Wheelock College offers merit scholarships of $7,000 to $14,500 to transfer students who meet certain college GPA requirements. To be considered for the scholarship, completed applications need to be submitted by the June 1 deadline—there is no separate application for merit scholarships. Please note that eligibility is based on the grades and transcripts we have on file at the time your admissions decision is made.

The 2016-2017 merit scholarship ranges are listed below.

Scholarship Scholarship Amount College G.P.A. Maintain to Keep
Dean's Scholarship $14,500 3.2 or higher 3.0 or higher
Dean's Scholarship $11,000 3.0 - 3.19 2.0 or higher
Dean's Scholarship $10,000 2.8 - 2.99 2.0 or higher
Dean's Scholarship $7,000 2.79 or below 2.0 or higher


The merit scholarship is renewable while you pursue your Bachelor's degree at Wheelock, provided you maintain the required minimum GPA and continuous full-time enrollment. Scholarship recipients are notified when they receive their acceptance letter.

International Students:

Wheelock supports students from throughout the globe through merit scholarship awards. First-year international students are eligible to receive merit scholarships of $7,000-14,000/year, while international transfer students may receive merit scholarships of $5,000-10,000/year.

Returning Students:

Returning students are guaranteed to receive the same amount of merit award money that they did their first year at Wheelock as long as they maintain the minimum standards for the award.

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