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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 2015-2016 academic year, five full tuition scholarships 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 1100 or higher combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score (24 or higher ACT Composite). 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 2.5 at Methodist University.


Presidential Scholarships: Residential Freshmen (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)

Weighted GPA

(4.0 scale)

Test Scores*

4.0+

3.7 -3.99

3.4-3.69

3.1-3.39

SAT 1500+ ACT 34+

$27,250

$25,000

$23,000

$20,750

1400 - 1490 32 - 33

$25,000

$23,000

$20,750

$18,500

1300 - 1390 29 - 31

$22,000

$20,000

$17,750

$16,750

1200 - 1290 27 - 28

$21,250

$19,000

$17,000

$16,250

1100 - 1190 24 - 26

$20,250

$18,000

$16,000

$15,250

1000 - 1090 22 - 23

$19,500

$17,250

$15,000

$14,500

*Combined critical reading and math scores OR combined verbal and math scores. ACT writing score not included in composite.

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Presidential Scholarships: Commuting Freshmen (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)

Weighted GPA

(4.0 scale)

Test Scores*

4.0+

3.7 -3.99

3.4-3.69

3.1-3.39

SAT 1500+ ACT 34+

$19,000

$17,250

$15,750

$14,000

1400 - 1490 32 - 33

$17,250

$15,750

$14,250

$12,750

1300 - 1390 29 - 31

$15,500

$13,750

$12,250

$11,250

1200 - 1290 27 - 28

$14,750

$13,250

$11,250

$10,750

1100 - 1190 24 - 26

$13,750

$12,250

$10,250

$10,000

1000 - 1090 22 - 23

$13,000

$11,250

$10,000

$9,750

*Combined critical reading and math scores OR combined verbal and math scores. ACT writing score not included in composite.

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Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)

 
On-Campus
Commuter
Valedictorian
$3,500
$2,500
Salutatorian
$2,000
$1,000

The Valedictorian Scholarship is awarded to top ranking high school students. The Office of Admissions awards the Valedictorian Scholarship to any student 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 student 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 = 3.1, minimum SAT/ACT = 1000/22). Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of each academic year. The scholarship cannot be extended beyond the eighth (8th) semester of University level work.


Methodist University Transfer Presidential Scholarship (Fall 2015 -  Spring 2016)

Students transferring from other accredited institutions who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.1 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 Scholarship. Renewal of Transfer 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.

Transfer Presidential Scholarship -

Residential

Transfer Presidential Scholarship -

Commuter

3.7 3.4 3.1 3.7 3.4 3.1

$19,500

$17,250

$15,000

$13,000

$11,250

$10,000

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Methodist University Merit Scholarships

Methodist University awards Merit Scholarships to incoming residential freshmen with a 2.90 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores of 900/19* or higher who also demonstrate leadership abilities through involvement in extracurricular activities throughout their high school years. The Merit Scholarship ranges from $7,500-$12,000 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 and continue enrollment as a full-time residential student (12 s.h. or more each semester) in order to retain this scholarship.

*Combined critical reading and math scores OR combined verbal and math scores. ACT writing score not included in composite.

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