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Wright Path Program

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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It is no secret. With the Wright Path program, you can maximize your savings while pursuing degrees from two quality, affordable schools.

In addition to the savings, another benefit of the program is the scholarship opportunities. Wright Path students may be eligible for an additional scholarship when they continue at Wright State.

Want to know the cost of your education upfront? The Wright Guarantee Tuition Program (for Ohio residents) makes it easy. Lock in your tuition, housing, and dining fees at Wright State while you finish your bachelor's degree. This guarantee applies at the time of your transition to Wright State.

Transfer Student Scholarships 

Wright State offers a variety of scholarships designed specifically for transfer students. To get started, simply join the Wright Path and/or apply free to Wright State as a degree-seeking student. Wright State's financial aid team will take care of the rest and let you know your scholarship eligibility. 

If you are currently receiving a scholarship that is matched by a transfer institution, additional conditions may apply. Please check with your community college and the Wright State financial aid team about those additional conditions. 

Partnership Scholarship

When you participate in the Wright Path program, you are additionally eligible for the Wright Path Transfer Scholarship. 

Automatically awarded upon receipt of final transcript.

Award Amount
$1,000
Eligibility Criteria

3.0 cumulative GPA; completed the partnership program and graduated with an associate degree from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Clark State College, Edison State Community College, Sinclair College or Southern State Community College; enroll at least part-time at Wright State University.

Renewable?
Yes; for three years
How to Apply
  1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
  2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
  3. Plan to enroll at least part-time student at Wright State University after earning an associate degree from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Clark State College, Edison State Community College, Sinclair College or Southern State Community College.
  4. Submit your final college transcript with your degree posted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Awards are made to eligible applicants after the final college transcript is reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.
  5. Eligible students will be notified by letter via U.S. mail.

Academic Performance-Based Scholarships

Automatically awarded upon receipt of final transcript.

Award Amount
$500
Eligibility Criteria

No minimum GPA; any undergraduate student transferring to Wright State University with the intention to start Fall Semester. Students beginning in the Spring Semester are eligible for $250. This scholarship is prorated based on enrollment status. It cannot be combined with other institutional aid.

Renewable?
No
How to Apply
  1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
  2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
  3. Plan to enroll at least part-time at Wright State University after transferring from another university.
  4. Submit your college transcripts that reflect your previous college or university academic credit.
  5. Eligible students will be notified by letter via U.S. mail.
Additional Information

The Transfer First Step Scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional aid from Wright State, including grants and other scholarships.

Award Amount
$2,500
Eligibility Criteria

3.5 cumulative GPA or higher; graduate with associate degree from state-assisted two-year college; enroll at least part-time at Wright State University directly from two-year college.

Renewable?
Yes; for three years
How to Apply

1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
3. Plan to enroll at least part-time at Wright State University after earning an associate degree from a two-year college.
4. Submit your final college transcript with your degree posted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Awards are made to eligible applicants after the final college transcript is reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.
5. Eligible students will be awarded and notified by letter via U.S. mail.

Award Amount
$2,000
Eligibility Criteria

3.25-3.49 cumulative GPA; graduate with associate degree from state-assisted two-year college; enroll at least part-time at Wright State University directly from two-year college.

Renewable?
Yes; for three years
How to Apply

1. Submit a complete Undergraduate Admission Application.
2. NO scholarship application is needed to be considered for this award.
3. Plan to enroll at least part-time at Wright State University after earning an associate degree from a two-year college.
4. Submit your final college transcript with your degree posted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Awards are made to eligible applicants after the final college transcript is reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.
5. Eligible students will be awarded and notified by letter via U.S. mail.

Competitive Scholarships for Transitioning Wright Path Students 

Wright Path students who are transitioning to Wright State will complete the admission application first. Once admitted, submit the ONE online scholarship application for competitive scholarships through Wright State. Don’t forget to plan ahead and check out the scholarships between October and January for the following academic year. The deadline for application is February 1. 

Learn more about competitive scholarships.