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Scholarships & Financial Aid

2015-2016 Merit Scholarships

Scholarships/awards are based on the 7th semester grade point average (GPA) and standardized testing received by the Admission Office prior to February 1, 2015.

The student's completed BW admission application is the only document needed in determining scholarship and award qualifications. Only full-time Baldwin Wallace University students are eligible for these awards. Scholarships are renewable up to four years based on good academic and social standing.

Merit-based scholarships are based on a sliding scale, taking into account academic performance and results of standardized testing as listed below. (However, also note that another merit award may be offered to a student with a strong academic record who does not meet the exact criteria listed.) Also, BW is a test-optional school. If you choose not to submit your scores, we will review your eligibility for scholarships on a case-by-case basis.






 Minimum ACT of 28 / SAT (critical reading and math ) of 1260 and 3.0 GPA 



 Minimum ACT of 26 / SAT (critical reading and math ) of 1190 and 3.0 GPA



Minimum ACT of 24 / SAT (critical reading and math ) of 1110 and 3.0 GPA
Minimum ACT of 23 / SAT (critical reading and math ) of 1070 and 3.4 GPA

Special Awards:




Alumni Award



Awarded to children and grandchildren of Baldwin Wallace University graduates



per sibling

Awarded to student siblings who reside in the same household. Both siblings must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at BW.



Awarded to admitted under-represented, underserved students who will enrich BW's cultural diversity.


Up to 50%

of Tuition

Awarded to dependent students (ages 17 to 23) of ordained United Methodist ministers who are full members of an annual conference. May be received in combination with other BW awards. In such cases, the total amount of all BW awards, including the Ministerial Award, equals no more than 75% of tuition.

Liberal Arts Residency Grant

$4,000 Awarded to admitted Liberal Arts majors who reside outside of Ohio.





Amount Varies

Awarded to admitted Conservatory students who demonstrate outstanding musicianship and talent in the audition process. Scholarship announcements are made after March 15. Renewable up to four years, based on a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and enrollment in the Conservatory.


Note: Students may be eligible for more than one award, depending on criteria. They may also be eligible for need-based aid in addition to the awards listed below, however, BW gift assistance will not exceed full tuition.  Scholarships are renewable up to four years based on good academic and social standing.

Students must be enrolled full-time each semester in order to receive the scholarships/awards. In addition, each scholarship will be applied in two equal amounts against the college billing statements, beginning Fall semester. If a student is only enrolled for one semester during any given academic year, then only half of the scholarship/award will be credited.

For information on merit scholarships and awards, please contact your admission counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (440) 826-2222 or toll free at 1-877-BW-APPLY.