Endowed Scholarships

Wooster is committed to providing access to talented and motivated students regardless of financial need. Currently more than 75 percent of Wooster students receive financial assistance with more than $42 million of this assistance coming from need-based and merit grants and scholarships.  

A gift of $50,000 or more will establish an endowed scholarship fund, which will yield approximately $2,500 in scholarship awards each year. This support could be a significant portion of the grant component of a financial aid package for many of our students. 

A gift of $1,000,000 or more will create a distinguished scholarship endowment, which will yield approximately $50,000 in significant need-based scholarship support each year.  Students who receive this scholarship will be referred to as the named fund’s Distinguished Scholar, and will have the opportunity, if eligible, to receive the distinguished scholarship throughout their undergraduate years.    

A gift of any amount can also be designated to Wooster’s General Scholarship Fund. Your gifts would be added to the principal of the endowment and provide annual scholarship support to students who have demonstrated financial need.  

Whether you establish a new fund or enhance an existing fund, gifts for endowed scholarships help students and their families fulfill the promise of a quality Wooster education.