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First-Year Scholarships

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Wright State University is proud to offer an increased number of awards in our redesigned scholarship program. Whether you have excellent grades or your FAFSA indicates you qualify for need-based aid, Wright State can help! 

Additional benefits of choosing Wright State University:

  • Affordable: Among the lowest tuition in the state for four-year universities
  • Consistent: The Wright Tuition Guarantee keeps the cost of in-state tuition, housing, and dining the same during your four years of attendance
  • Total package: Financial aid awards plus our affordability plus our outstanding academics makes Wright State a top value for your family! 

Academic Performance and Need-Based Scholarships

    These scholarships are offered to students who are admitted directly from high school. No separate application is necessary—just apply and be admitted for Fall 2021.

    Apply to Wright State today! February 1, 2021, is the priority consideration deadline for scholarships. Funds are awarded as available.

    For the 2020–21 academic year, scholarship offers will be made using a holistic approach, reviewing each student’s high school GPA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and admissions application. Scholarships range from $500 to $3,500 and are renewable based on continuing to meet the criteria specified in your offer letter.

    • Academic Performance Scholarships: A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required to be considered for academic performance scholarships solely based on merit.
    • Need-based Scholarships: All students who are admitted and complete a FAFSA will be considered. Students may access the FAFSA beginning October 1, 2020. No minimum GPA is required for need-based scholarship offers.

    Honors Scholarships

    Join the University Honors Program and compete to earn a competitive honors scholarship. Scholarships range from $1,000 to full in-state tuition.

    Students can indicate their interest in being admitted into the honors program on their admission application. Once admitted into the university, those who are interested can apply for honors scholarships beginning this fall using the Wright State University online scholarship application. The 2021-22 Wright State University online scholarship application will open later this fall. A link will be posted on this page when the application is available.

    Additional Scholarship Opportunities

    New undergraduate students can submit ONE online scholarship application to apply for multiple scholarships. Applicants are considered for each scholarship based on the eligibility criteria listed in the descriptions. To see what you may qualify for, use the scholarship search. Scholarships range from $300 up to the value of tuition. The 2021-22 Wright State University online scholarship application will open later this fall. A link will be posted on this page when the application is available.

    ROTC Scholarships

    Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program (HSSP)


    Army ROTC 4-Year Nursing Scholarship


    Army ROTC High School 4-Year Scholarship


    Army ROTC Scholarship Program

    College of Liberal Arts Talent Scholarships

    Wright State University offers various scholarships based on talent. Read below for more details.

    Artsgala Scholarship Department of Art and Art History


    Artsgala Scholarship Department of Music


    ArtsGala Scholarship Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures


    Dayton Ballet II and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II Scholarships


    Garrett and Kathleen Gall Endowed Scholarship


    Music Scholarship


    Theatre Arts Talent Scholarships; Tom Hanks Scholarship; Augsburger/Estevez Scholarship (Martin Sheen)