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All students are considered for merit-based scholarships through submission of the completed application for admission. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $30,000 per year and are renewable for up to three years after your first year, if eligibility requirements defined in the student’s financial aid award letter are met. These awards are based on academic merit, leadership and service to the community.

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Institutional Scholarships

All students are considered for merit-based scholarships. The following special scholarships, however, require either a separate application or an invitation or nomination to apply.


Army ROTC has been one of America’s leading sources of scholarships since 1919, making awards to thousands of the highest caliber students each year. Selection of winners is based on academic record, SAT or ACT test results, school officials’ evaluations, extracurricular activities, leadership and athletic activities, a personal interview and a physical aptitude exam.

Bonner Scholars

The Bonner Scholars program allows students to receive scholarship dollars through volunteer service. In order to be considered for the Bonner Scholars program, students must submit a separate application and must demonstrate financial need and commitment to community.

International Scholars

Selected International Scholars will receive awards beginning at $5,000 per year up to $20,000 per year.

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships

Wofford offers several merit-based theatre, music and studio art scholarship awards. The deadline for aduitions and reviews is February 1.
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The Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship Fund

In addition to the many generous scholarships already offered through Wofford’s Office of Financial Aid, the Department of Theatre and Studio Art are excited to offer the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Fine Arts Scholarship, the largest scholarship our department has had the honor of awarding to incoming students. Each year the theatre and studio art department rotate in awarding one student this prestigious $15,000 a year scholarship. For details, view the submission requirements. This scholarship is designed both to recognize the work of serious theatre and studio art artists and to facilitate their continued artistic and academic growth throughout their Wofford careers. Preference in selection of recipients is given to those pursuing degrees or concentrations in the performing or visual arts. The scholarship may be used for study abroad as long as the program focus is in the performing or visual arts.

The deadline to be considered for this scholarship is February 1.

Richardson Family Scholarship

The Richardson Family Scholarship is the highest honor awarded to an entering first-year student at Wofford. This scholarship is awarded through the Wofford Scholars Program and includes an additional on-campus interview with college representatives and the Richardson family.