Scholarships are an excellent source of funding for students and a great potential resource to help offset expenses related to life at Wingate. Many types of scholarship are available to help you pay for college. Generally, these are divided into one of two categories: need-based and merit-based.

To determine eligibility, students must first complete the FAFSA application. The Office of Admissions awards merit-based scholarships for incoming students. Scholarships may be renewable for a total of eight semesters.

A high percentage of private scholarships for Wingate students come from churches, high schools, and community service organizations. Additionally, larger companies in your area or a family member’s employer may be a great resource. It is not always necessary to be directly associated with the organization to qualify for a scholarship.

If you receive an outside scholarship, you must notify the Office of Financial Planning so the scholarship can be included when calculating your award package. Regulations require the Office of Financial Planning to consider outside scholarships in determining aid eligibility. Scholarship funds will be applied to the overall yearly charges on the student account unless the student requests that the funds be applied differently.