Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Wright Scholars Program

The Wright Scholars Program is a distinguished merit scholarship program for students who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership qualities, commitment to community service and good citizenship. For the 2017-2018 academic year, five full tuition scholarships which cover full-time day tuition will be awarded each year to members of the incoming freshman class. Minimum qualifications include a 3.70 or higher high school GPA and an 1160 or higher new SAT score (24 or higher ACT Composite, 1100 or higher combined Critical Reading and Math on the old SAT). Financial need may also be taken into consideration. The Wright Scholarship replaces any other academic or need-based assistance that has previously been awarded from University funds. An appropriate number of finalists and semi-finalists are selected from the application pool. These students receive an Academic Achievement award which ranges from $500 per year up to $2,000 per year and is awarded in combination with other academic or need-based aid previously awarded.

Scholarship applications will be mailed in February to accepted students who meet the minimum qualifications, and there is a March 1st deadline to be considered for this prestigious award. This scholarship is funded by a $5 million gift made to the University by Dr. Harvey T. Wright II (MU class of 1970) and his wife, Mary Fermanides Wright (MU class of 1968).


Presidential Scholarships

Methodist University offers Presidential Scholarships to entering freshman and to freshman transfer students who meet the criteria shown in the following chart. In the case of freshman transfer students (students with less than 31 semester hours of college level work) they must also have attained a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all college level courses attempted at their previous schools. This scholarship program is applicable only to students enrolled full-time (twelve semester hours or more) in the regular academic (day) program. Renewal of the scholarship cannot be extended beyond the eighth (8th) semester of college level work, and is based upon maintaining a GPA of 2.50 and Satisfactory Academic Progress at Methodist University.

Presidential Scholarships: Residential Freshmen (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

Test Scores Cumulative Weighted Grade Point Average
ACT New SAT Old SAT (1600) 4.00+ 3.70 - 3.99 3.40 - 3.69 3.10 - 3.39
34+ 1520+ 1480+ $24,500 $22,500 $20,500 $19,500
31 - 33 1420 -1510 1370 - 1470 $23,250 $21,250 $19,250 $18,250
28-30 1310 - 1410 1240 - 1360 $22,000 $20,000 $18,000 $17,000
25 - 27 1200 - 1300 1130 - 1230 $20,750 $18,750 $16,750 $15,750
22 - 24 1100 - 1190 1020 - 1120 $19,500 $17,500 $15,500 $14,500

 

Presidential Scholarships: Commuting Freshmen (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

Test Scores Cumulative Weighted Grade Point Average
ACT New SAT Old SAT (1600) 4.00+ 3.70 - 3.99 3.40 - 3.69 3.10 - 3.39
34+ 1520+ 1480+ $16,500 $15,250 $14,000 $13,250
31 - 33 1420 -1510 1370 - 1470 $15,750 $14,500 $13,000 $12,500
28-30 1310 - 1410 1240 - 1360 $15,000 $13,500 $12,250 $11,500
25 - 27 1200 - 1300 1130 - 1230 $14,000 $12,750 $11,250 $10,750
22 - 24 1100 - 1190 1020 - 1120 $$13,250 $12,000 $10,500 $10,000

 


Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

The Valedictorian Scholarship is awarded to top ranking high school students who enter Methodist University as freshman (transfer students are not eligible for these awards). The Office of Admissions awards the Valedictorian Scholarship to any incoming freshman who is ranked at the top of his/her class or who is identified as the class valedictorian at the end of the senior year and attends a regionally-accredited high school. The Office of Admissions awards the Salutatorian Scholarship to any incoming freshman who is ranked number two in his/her class or who is identified as the class salutatorian at the end of the senior year and attends a regionally-accredited high school.The student must also meet Presidential Scholarship criteria (minimum GPA = 3.10, minimum New SAT/Old SAT/ACT = 1100/1020/22). Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of each academic year and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. The scholarship cannot be extended beyond the eighth (8th) semester of University level work.

  Residential (On-Campus) Commuter (Off-Campus)
Valedictorian $3,500 $2,500
Salutatorian $2,000 $1,000

Methodist University Transfer Presidential Scholarship (Fall 2017 -  Spring 2018)

Students transferring from other accredited institutions who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.10 or better (on a four point scale) on thirty-one (31) semester hours or more of college level work at the previous institution(s) will be awarded a transfer Presidential Scholarship. Renewal of transfer Presidential Scholarships is determined at the end of a two semester period and is contingent on the student making Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students seeking re-admission to Methodist University are ineligible to be considered for this scholarship.

Residential Transfer Presidential Scholarship

3.70+ 3.40 - 3.69 3.10 - 3.39
$19,500 $17,250 $15,000


Commuting Transfer Presidential Scholarship

3.70+ 3.40 - 3.69 3.10 - 3.39
$13,000 $11,250 $10,000

Methodist University Merit Scholarships

Methodist University awards Merit Scholarships to incoming residential freshmen with a 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative weighted high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores of 980+ (new SAT) or *900+ (old SAT) or *19+ (ACT) who also demonstrate leadership abilities through involvement in extracurricular activities throughout their high school years. The Merit Scholarship ranges from $8,500 - $12,500 per year and is awarded at the time a student applies to the college at the discretion of the Office of Admissions. Students must maintain a 2.50 GPA on all course work attempted at Methodist University, continue enrollment as a full-time residential student (12 s.h. or more each semester) and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to retain this scholarship.

*Old SAT scores are combined critical reading and math scores. ACT writing score not included in composite.

For additional information, contact the Office of Admissions.

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