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WSSU Merit Scholarships


New First-Time Freshmen entering Fall 2022: 

We invite new freshmen entering for the fall 2022 term to apply for a merit scholarship (known at WSSU as Chancellor and Provost).  The requirements to apply 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 December 15, 2021. 

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

External Scholarships

For a listing of external scholarships please visit our external scholarship opportunities page.