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60% of our student body are considered “caught in the middle,” meaning that they do not qualify for any merit scholarships and fall slightly above the poverty line.The Mission Scholarship was opened in 2013 to help keep these students enrolled and to ultimately help them earn their degrees and become Wright State graduates.
Wright State Excellence Fund
(formerly the WSU Excellence Fund) This fund supports the area of greatest need at Wright State University
Ambassador Program Support
This fund supports of the Ambassador Program
Dave Hobson Innovation Award and Lecture Series
This scholarship supports the innovation awards and lecture series.
Dean's Fund for Change
This fund was established to permit academic deans to invest in ideas that hold promise for making significant differences in learning outcomes, the delivery of instructional services and community betterment.
Dining Services Partnership Funds
Annually Sodexho will donate $5,000 over the life of their Wright State University contract. Sodexho and Wright State University Business Services Department will jointly determine campus initiatives to be supported and provide guidance to the recipient of the funds
Disability Services Arts Program Fund
This fund is intended to provide support for students with disabilities who wish to participate in Wright State fine arts programs, events, and activities
This fund supports distance learning programs
Faculty Staff Appreciation Event
To support Annual Faculty Staff Appreciation Event
Financial Literacy Initiatives
To market and promote financial literacy through the GradReady tool on RaiderConnect’s website and distribute other information and/or materials during student orientation sessions or at other student/university sponsored; hold periodic workshops throughout the year on key financial topics using either prizes, rewards or refreshments as incentives to attend; joint financial literacy initiatives with Student Government support/involvement, focus groups to determine pertinent topics; develop a co-branded website, “RespectYourMoney.com;” develop programs/games to make learning about financial literacy fun which engages students to practice sound financial habits; explore re-instituting “Wright Financial Path,” a Peer-to-Peer financial counseling service.
First Weekend Fund
This fund supports the expenses of "First Weekend", the fall quarter freshman orientation weekend
Friends of Ohio Link
This fund was established to support programs of Ohio LINK.
Graduate Research and Travel Grants
This fund is used to support graduate student research and presentation of research at professional conferences and like venues
Graduate Studies Program Fund
This fund supportst the ares of greatest need in the graduate Studies Program
Office of Latino Affairs
Funds used to support the annual Raidersgiving
Science Olympiad Program
This fund supports the operational expenses of Science Olympiad
Stephen P. Donovan Endowment
Technology Transfer Annual Symposium Fund
This fund was established to fund expenses associated with the annual tech transfer symposium.
Undergrad Research Support
This fund supports undergraduate research, student expenses, and support for the inaugural Research Celebration.
Veteran and Military Center Program Fund
Vishal Soin Innovation Park
Signage indicating Vishal Soin Innovation Park locations. Course & Curriculum Development for certificates & advanced degree offerings. Special workshops & initiatives related to industry collaboration/workforce development. Experiential learning experiences for our students.
Aaron and Lois Cook Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is for continuing full-time Wright State students, with a documented financial need and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
ABM Endowed Scholarship
To fund ABM Scholarship-- gift agreement being developed.
Advancement Division Scholarship
This scholarship is for students who are affiliated with the Advancement Division and have a minimum gpa of 2.8.
Amigos Latinos Scholarship
Latino student scholarships
Aron & Martha Moss Second Chance Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students of African–American descent with demonstrated financial need, or first generation students or those returning to complete undergraduate degrees.
Barbara J. and Richard H. Bullock Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is for non-traditional students who are parenting while they obtain their degree. First preference is given to students majoring in English or Mathematics/Statistics
Beavercreek Rotary Scholarship
This scholarship is for incoming Beavercreek H.S. students. First preference is given to those who were Interact members while in High School.
Campus Scholarship Campaign-Mildred H Waddell Scholarship
Changing Lives Endowed Scholarship
This fund supports the university's highest and greatest scholarship needs as determined by the Office of Financial Aid
Cynthia L. Shepard Legacy Scholarship
This fund supports WSU Alumni Association legacy scholarships
Dan Curtis Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in STEM majors.
David and Theresa Gasper Student Success Term Endowed Scholarship
A scholarship - See agreement.
David R and Sandra L McSemek Scholarship
This scholarship provides need-based financial support for Wright State University students
Dayton Area Defense Contractor's Association STEM Scholarshp
This three year, $2,000 per year, scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate STEM majors from the Miami Valley. Preference is given to those applicants who have a family member working at a Dayton Defense member organization, or are themselves working at a Dayton Defense member organization
DCI Scholarship Fund
This fund is used for scholarships for continuing undergraduate students in the Raj Soin College of Business and the College of Engineering and Computer Science
Debbie D. Dansby/ I Wear Grey Memorial Brain Cancer Awareness Scholarship
To fund scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in medicine or a related field.
Delores and Jerry Etter Scholarship
Scholarship awards for 6 incoming first-year students @ $1,000 each. If applicant pool supports, the split preference is given to 3 students from CoSM, 3 students from CECS. Recipients must provide proof of child dependent status with an active duty parent in the USAF, USMC, US, USCG, or USArmy. Scholarships may be combined with other support to recruit high ability students.
Doug and Mary Stout Endowed Scholarship
This scholarshop is available to students in good academic standing at WSU that graduated from Wayne High School (Huber Heights, OH) or Northeastern High School (Springfield, OH)
Educating for Civic Sustainability Scholarship
To support future educator and/or environmental specialists.
Foundation Board of Trustees Scholarship
Freda B. Kirby Scholarship
Scholarships for students from the Miami Valley who have financial need.
Frederick A. White Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is for full-time continuing students who are registered with the Office of Disability Services. Recipients must have obtained a 3.4 gpa.
This fund supports four annual full tuition scholarships.
Graduate Student Scholarship
This scholarship is for Graduate students in any major.
Jessie and Dorothy Moore Family Scholarship
This scholarship supports Miami Valley resident students.
John and Jeanne Mbagwu Endowed Scholarship
To provide need-based scholarships
Joseph and Charlene Campbell Scholarship Fund
This scholarship funds for students in any major with a preference for those who were adopted or in foster care
Loren and Marjorie Hyatt Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship supports retention of current students who are at risk of discontinuing their education due to financial limitations. Successful recipients must have demonstrated financial need.
Melissa Ortiz-Bebbington Memorial Scholarship
Michael P. Corcoran Memorial Scholarship
To fund scholarships for CaTS student employees.
Michael Schulze Memorial Scholarship
Oma K. Sells Scholarship
This scholarship supports a full time undergraduate student, have scored in at least 90th percentile of the ACT or the SAT and have achieved an accumulative high school grade point average of 3.5. It is now for the University Honors Program.
Organization for Black Faculty and Staff (OBFS) Scholarship
The Organization for Black Faculty & Staff (OBFS) offers this scholarship to students of an underrepresented group with a minimum GPA of 2.6.
PACE Scholarship Fund
Parris Hummons Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship - See agreement for terms; Preference for those who have graduated from the Dayton Early College Academy (DECA).
Preble County Bridge to the Future Scholarship
Scholarship for students from Preble County
Registrar's Office Student Employee Fund
This scholarship is for students who work in the Registrars Office.
A scholarship supporting the student success priorities for the Rise.Shine. Campaign
Robert Oelman Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to honor Robert S. Oelman, a distinguished former Wright State leader; all applicants are reviewed by their college scholarship committee; one nomination is made by each college to the University Scholarship Committee for selection
Roddy-Holden Foundation Scholarship
The recipient will have demonstrated financial need, be a Wright State continuing student or transfer student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 o a 4.0 scale, or be an incoming student with a High School GPA of 2.5.
Ron and Joan Amos Family Endowed Scholarship
To support WSU Mission Scholarships.
Sadie Quinn Patrick Jessup Endowed Scholarship Fund
To support undergraduate students in the RSCoB OR those majoring in Computer Science in the CECS.
Scrappy Womens Endowed Scholarship
Scrappy womens Endowed Scholarship helps the female students majoring in Physics, Chemistry, or Management. Possess a strong commitment to becoming an admired business leader as well as displaying strong entrepreneurial skills and characteristics. Have demonstrated academic achievement within Physics, Chemistry, or Management.
Second Mile Scholarship
This scholarship supports Wright State University's full-time students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
Stephanie Ely Scholarship
This fund supports the scholarships for student workers in the Communications & Marketing Department.
The Cynthia W. Jones Scholarship (in memory of Harriette W. Jones and Garnette R. Willis)
To provide need-based scholarship support for minority students.
The Marcia G Muller Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship supports the study abroad programs.
The Michael Small Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for members of the Wright State University Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon who uphold the cardinal principles of Sigma Phi Epsilon and the "SERVICE ABOVE SELF" concept, contribute to the fraternity's growth and fraternal spirit, maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and display exemplary personal conduct and service to fellow men. First preference will be given to graduates of Wayne High School who meet the above criteria
The WSU Board of Trustees Graduate Scholarship
For scholarships supporting Wright State (under)graduates pursuing graduate degrees at Wright State.
Tschudin Family Scholarship for Exceptional STEM Students
This scholarship is for Dayton Regional STEM School students who graduated with a minimum gpa of 2.5. Preference will be given to students with financial need.
Washington Family Scholarship
To support undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need. First consideration will be given to African-American or Hispanic/Latino students.
William R James Fund for Science and Engineering
Available to students majoring in Physical or Natural Sciences or Engineering. Must have documented financial need. Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA.
Woody Willis Endowed Scholarship
Wright Patt Credit Union Scholarship
Wright State Organization for Women Scholarship
This scholarship is for non-traditional undergraduate female students.
Captain Kevin Maguire Memorial Scholarship
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