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WSSU Merit Scholarships

Application for the 2023 Merit Scholarships has closed. Awards will be announced this spring.

New first-time freshmen who plan to enter WSSU in the fall 2024 will have an opportunity to apply for WSSU Merit Scholarships beginning in September 2023. You must have already applied to WSSU been accepted. To qualify, create your RamAdmission portal account now and complete the application steps.    


The requirements to apply for WSSU Merit Scholarships are:

  1. Have a WSSU admission letter.
  2. Meet the minimum requirements to apply:
    • 3.75 or greater GPA
    • Top 25% or better of high school class by class rank
  3. Complete the Merit Scholarship Application including two (2) letters of recommendation (Recommendation Form) and two one-page single-spaced essays that explain the following:
    • Why you have chosen WSSU and how you embody our motto, "Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve".
    • What does social justice mean to you, and how can you incorporate social justice into your intended major?

Submit your application and all documents no later than the deadline. 

*If requested, you will need to participate in an interview with members of the Scholars Advisory Council.


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