Women's Center

Scholarships

We offer five scholarship programs for undergraduate students. These scholarships are made possible by our generous donors, who believe in the abilities and talents of our students and want to encourage their success.

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Available Scholarships

Kim and Shelley Goldenberg Scholarship for the Women's Center

  • Purpose: The Kim and Shelley Goldenberg Scholarship for the Women's Center was endowed by former Wright State president Kim Goldenberg and his wife Shelley in 2006. The scholarship fund provides financial support to students who have demonstrated leadership potential and/or community service.
  • Support: The scholarship cycle will provide a single, one-time award.
  • To be eligible, you must:
    • Be an undergraduate student.
    • Have demonstrated leadership potential or commitment to community service.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Be in good academic standing, maintaining a GPA of 2.5.

Wilda Murray Ehrenfried Scholarship

  • Purpose: This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Wilda Murray Ehrenfried for her 90th birthday and helps provide funding for women with dependent children.
  • Support: The scholarship cycle will provide two, one-time awards. The recipients' names are engraved on a display in the Women's Center.
  • To be eligible, you must:
    • Be a current or future admitted students with dependent children are eliglble.
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Jo Angela Freeman Saxon Scholarship for Working Mothers

  • Purpose: In the early 1980s, Jo Angela Freeman Saxon worked full-time as a kindergarten teacher, attended college full-time to complete her degree, and was the sole provider for three small children. The scholarship was started in 2008 by her friends and family to ease the financial stress faced by working mothers as they seek to better the lives of their families. 
  • Support: The scholarship cycle will provide a single, one-time award.
  • To be eligible, you must:
    • Be an undergraduate student.
    • Work at least part-time.
    • Have at least one dependent.
    • Demonstrate financial and/or circumstantial need.
    • Be in good academic standing, maintaining a G.P.A. of 2.5.

Wright State Organization for Women Scholarship

  • Purpose: This scholarship was encourages and assists non-traditional female students to earn an undergraduate degree.
  • Support: The scholarship cycle amount is to be determined.
  • To be eligible, you must:
    • Be age 25 or above. If you are younger, there should be extenuating circumstances (such as single head of household, recent divorce, job loss, etc.).
    • Be enrolled part-time (no less than three and no more than 11 credit hours) or would have normally carried a part-time course load. For example, receiving an additional scholarship enables you to take additional credit hours.
    • Be a continuing or transferring undergraduate female student and have a documented 3.0 cumulative GPA established either at Wright State or a more recently attended institution.

Lillie P. Howard Student Need-Based Grant

  • Purpose: This fund was established in 1997 by Lillie P. Howard, Ph.D and additional gifts have also been made by family, friends, and co-workers in her honor. The fund assists students whose financial needs are not currently met by existing financial aid programs or for whom loans would be overly burdensome. This fund addresses immediate, short-term, and unanticipated financial hurdles or to help students out of any financial bind which threatens their ability to continue their education.
  • Support: The amount of each grant is dependent on the need of the student and the funds available.
  • To be eligible, you must:
    • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or continuing student at Wright State University.
    • Be in good academic and judicial standing.
    • Be able to document unusual financial need over and above their financial aid eligibility.

Lillie P. Howard Student Need-Based Grant Application (PDF)


How to Apply

The Office of Financial Aid offers an online scholarship application process. By submitting one application, first-year students, continuing, and transfer students can apply for multiple donor-based scholarships funded through the Wright State University Foundation and also scholarships funded by the university. This scholarship application spans university-wide for undergraduate and graduate students. For more details on possible scholarship opportunities, use the new scholarship search to see what you may qualify for.