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Wofford Scholars

Students: 

Wofford Scholars Day

Guidance Counselors:  

Nominate Individual Candidates for Wofford Scholars 

Nominate Multiple Candidates for Wofford Scholars  

** If nominating multiple candidates, download and email form to admission@wofford.edu. For questions or concerns, call Palmer Straughn at (864) 597-4136.

About Wofford Scholars

Wofford Scholars is the largest merit-based scholarship program at Wofford College. Each February, high school counselors are invited to submit nominations for the Wofford Scholars Program. The nomination period for qualified students begins in February of the junior year and should be completed by June 15th.  Extensions to the nomination deadline can be made on a case by case basis. (Note: To receive Wofford Scholars Nominee certificates for junior awards days, we must receive your nominations by April 1.)  To qualify as a Wofford Scholar nominee, a student should be ranked in the top 10 percent of the class and have achieved a combined score of 1250 (Critical Reading and Math) on the PSAT or SAT or a 28 on the ACT or PLAN.

Program Information  

Since 1949, outstanding high school students have been competing at Wofford for scholarships based on leadership, academic achievement and character. Each year the college receives nominations for the Wofford Scholars Program from guidance counselors across the United States. From these nominees, students are selected and invited to compete for a variety of scholarships. Wofford's faculty/staff, students and alumni eagerly anticipate meeting the best and brightest young people in the country on Scholars Day.

To be competitive, nominees should: 

  • 1. Rank in the top 10 percent of their class
  • 2. Score at least 1250 on the SAT/ PSAT or 28 on the ACT/PLAN
  • 3. Be active in leadership and service roles in their school and/or community

Becoming a Wofford Scholar 

 To participate in the program, you must do the following: 

  •  Visit campus prior to November 22nd – Any kind of visit will do, just stop by our office and let us show you around.  We want you to know a little about us before you interview.  Can’t make it to campus?  Let us know why and we will see if we can make an exception. 
  •  Apply Early Decision or Early Action and submit all application materials by the corresponding deadline.  While still eligible for many merit scholarship options, Regular Decision applications will not be considered for Wofford Scholars. 
  • Attend Scholars Day on November 22nd.  We will conduct interviews and offer information sessions.” 

To be eligible, nominees must submit the following items: 

  • 1. The Common Application (including Secondary School Report Form)
  • 2. An official transcript
  • 3. A letter of recommendation

If you are a high school junior, you will find that the Wofford Scholars Program can be an excellent way to learn more about the Wofford community and gain assistance in financing your education at an outstanding academic institution. If you are a high school counselor, you have the opportunity to help seniors in your school compete for scholarships worth between $8,000 and $180,000 over a four-year period.