Wofford Scholars

Learn more about Wofford's largest merit-based scholarship program.

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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.

Entrepreneurship + Innovation

The Office of Entrepreneneurship + Innovation provides students with scholarship support to discover, develop and direct their entrepreneurial talents toward the creation of a viable business or social venture. Students learn to take their critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, regardless of major, and combine them with their interests to create economic and social impact.

GOLD Scholarship

The GOLD Scholarship (Growing Our Leadership through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) is awarded to incoming first-year students from historically underrepresented populations (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native or American Indian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or Multiracial) who have exhibited strong academic achievement, leadership within civic engagement and potential to contribute to the Wofford community and beyond. Selected recipients of the GOLD Scholarship will receive awards of $5,000 per year. This award is annually renewable and stackable with additional aid. In order to be considered for the GOLD Scholarship, students must submit a separate application.

International Scholars

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

Performing Arts Scholarships

Wofford offers several merit-based theatre, music and studio art scholarship awards. The deadline for aduitions and reviews is February 1st.
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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.