An external scholarship is a scholarship granted to a student from an external Donor. For example, a high school, church, or club.
Payment to Student's Account
External scholarship award(s) can be dropped off in person at Raider Connect or can be mailed to:
Office of the Bursar
055 Student Union
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Please make checks payable to Wright State University. If the check is made payable to the student, then the student must endorse the check. Unendorsed checks will delay payment of the award to the student's account. Please include the student's name, University Identification Number (UID) or last four of their Social Security Number on the check or a letter attached with the check to ensure it is posted to the correct student account.
External scholarships cannot be designated to pay for specific fees (for example, books, tuition, housing, etc.). External scholarships are applied to all charges on the student's account and any excess funds shall be issued to the student in the form of a refund. If the student does not enroll at Wright State University, then the scholarship monies shall be returned to the Donor.
NOTE: External scholarships are considered part of the student's financial aid package, and the external scholarship award(s) may effect other types of aid already awarded to the student. Upon receipt of an external scholarship check, the Office of Financial Aid will record the external scholarship as an additional resource and check for over-awards.
Wright State University believes any award granted to a student by an external scholarship Donor is an agreement between the student and the Donor. Wright State University encourages all communication and inquiry requests take place between the Donor and the student (for example, grades, proof of registration, billing statements, eligibility, payment dates and amounts, etc.). On a case by case basis, Wright State University will attempt to provide assistance when communications fail between student and Donor.