Fall 2020 Update

Fall 2020 Update: Wright State University’s Dayton and Lake Campuses plan to return to teaching for 2020 Fall Semester on August 24 with a dynamic and flexible mixture of in-person and remote courses. Read more about our Right Here. Wright State. This Fall. plan.


Raider Connect Staff will begin working remotely starting March 23. Please call us at 937-775-4000 to speak with an advisor or email raiderconnect@wright.edu. We are happy to schedule phone or video appointments via our email address at this time. Please scan or photograph and email all documents to raiderconnect@wright.edu.

A scholarship is a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. It is often merit-based or restricted to a select population of students.

General Guidelines

  • Students may receive only one Academic Performance scholarship.
  • Scholarships for underrepresented student populations are intended to enhance the diversity of the Wright State community in proportion to the diversity of the Miami Valley Region.
  • Scholarships are awarded on an "as funds are available" basis.
  • Please be familiar with our Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy for Renewable Scholarships.
  • If you have a renewable scholarship and have questions on special circumstances in regards to the use of your scholarship, see Special Circumstances and Exceptions.

If you have any questions about scholarships, please contact RaiderConnect at raiderconnect@wright.edu.

Academic Performance Scholarship Program

Wright State University is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to eligible students who enroll directly from high school. These scholarships range from $2,000 to full in-state tuition, room* and board** (*Must reside on campus to receive room and board benefits. **The board rate is less than or equal to the value of the residential default meal plan.) per year and are renewable for four years! Visit our First-Year Scholarships page for more details. The deadline for the 2020–21 academic year has passed.

Online Scholarship Application Process for Competitive Scholarship Opportunities

The 2020–21 Wright State University Online Scholarship Application deadline is February 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). (Deadline has passed)

By submitting ONE online scholarship application, undergraduate and graduate students (first-year, continuing, and transfer) can apply for multiple donor-based scholarships funded through the Wright State University Foundation and also scholarships funded by the University. For more details on possible scholarship opportunities, use the scholarship search to see what you may qualify for. (There may be other department/division scholarship options not yet associated with this application, so check with the chair or program director in your department for any other options.)

Institutionally Funded Scholarship Policies

Undergraduate student eligibility for scholarship awards from academic colleges or administrative departments:

  • The maximum academic or merit award is equal to flat-rate tuition for undergraduate students.  Students who receive full-tuition scholarships or receive full-ride scholarships (inclusive of tuition, room, and board), are not eligible to receive additional scholarships from academic colleges or administrative departments.  Academic colleges and administrative department awards are classified as academic or merit awards. 
  • Students who receive scholarships for talent programs (athletics, arts, performance, etc.) may receive scholarships up to cost of attendance and are reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid for full eligibility.  Scholarship awards may be reduced if the student chooses to not live on campus.  Students who choose to live off-campus will not receive a refund of institutional financial aid/scholarship awards to pay for living off campus.  There may be exceptions made for certain scholarship programs and as required by NCAA regulations.

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship programs funded by the Wright State University Foundation and grant-funded programs are excluded from this policy.  Wright State University athletic scholarship programs are regulated through NCAA Division I regulations, and in some cases exempt from the policies outlined above.