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Wright State University’s International Scholarship Program is merit-based and designed to recognize academically outstanding international first-year and transfer students for the 2023-2024 academic year. Scholarships range in value from $4,000 to $10,000, renewable for up to three years (the scholarship is valid for four years total).

University Center for International Education (UCIE) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

You will be considered for the UCIE Undergraduate Merit scholarship upon admission into the university, no scholarship application is needed. Funds are offered as available, so apply today!

For students attending directly from high school, the scholarship is based on your high school GPA. If you are transferring from another institution the GPA is based on your previous undergraduate GPA.

Cumulative High school or Undergraduate GPA

Annual Scholarship Offer

3.0 - 3.39

$4,000

3.4 - 3.69

$6,000

3.7 and above

$8,000

Scholarship Details

  • Students may receive only one Academic Performance Scholarship or tuition discount
  • No scholarship application is needed
  • Students must be enrolled full time
  • Must be an international student on a F1 visa
  • Must be charged non-resident tuition surcharge
  • The scholarship is divided evenly between the Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Renewable contingent on maintaining a 2.5 GPA and earning a total of 24 credit hours during the Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Funds are awarded as available, so apply for undergraduate admission early
  • Can be used for undergraduate tuition only

 

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

Through the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship, Wright State University recognizes international students who demonstrate a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. In Fall 2023, we will select two first-year students to receive a renewable scholarship of $10,000 per year for four years. To be considered for the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship, you must be a first-year international applicant applying from abroad. As an international applicant, you must have attended or have graduated from a secondary school outside of the U.S. and demonstrated interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2023, so apply today!

How to Apply

  1. First, you must apply and be accepted into Wright State University as a first-year international applicant.
  2. Next, submit the one-page #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship application and essay. Please contact international-admissions@wright.edu if you have any questions.

Scholarship Details

  • Students may receive only one institutional Academic Performance/Merit Scholarship or tuition discount
  • Students must be enrolled full time
  • The scholarship is divided evenly between the Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Renewable contingent on maintaining a 2.5 GPA and earning a total of 24 credit hours during the Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Funds are awarded as available, so apply for undergraduate admission early
  • Can be used for undergraduate tuition only

Scholarship Appeal

Grades are reviewed at the end of the spring semester for students who have attempted 24 credit hours. Students who have less than a 2.5 cumulative GPA and earned less than 24 hours each year can appeal to continue to receive their scholarship. 

How do I appeal and what should my scholarship written statements include?

You must submit a Scholarship Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Form to appeal.  The appeal will ask for two written statements. The written statements should include:

  1. A statement that explains the circumstance or reason(s) you were unable to earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  2. A statement that explains what has changed that will now enable you to meet scholarship requirements. 
  3. Documentation that supports the written statement(s). A statement of support such as a letter from an academic advisor must be signed by the person providing the support and must be printed on company letterhead or from their WSU email address.
    • For “mitigating” circumstances (e.g., illness, injury, bereavement, etc.) appropriate documentation may include a statement of support from a physician, counselor or clergy; court documents, obituaries, etc.
    • For “non-mitigating” circumstances (e.g., adjusting to a new academic environment, re-acclimating into higher education, etc.) appropriate documentation may include a statement of support from an academic advisor, faculty member, or Immigration Advisor, etc.

How will I be notified of the appeal decision?

You will be notified of the results via your Wright State email.

What happens if my appeal is approved?

If your appeal is approved, you will need to earn a 2.5 GPA and 12 credit hours for the term in order to receive your scholarship for future terms. You will need to have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and earn 24 hours annually by the end of the next spring semester.