U.S. News and World Report recognizes Baldwin Wallace University as a "Best Value." Baldwin Wallace values and welcomes transfer students from both two- and four-year colleges and universities. Each year, approximately 500 new students transfer to BW to continue their education. As a reflection of our support and dedication to the transfer population, we offer generous scholarships and awards to full-time transfer students toward the completion of their undergraduate degree. Consideration for scholarships and awards is done at the time of the admission review; no separate application is required. Scholarships are renewable up to four years, based on good academic and social standing. Students may be eligible for need-based aid in addition to the awards listed below.
Baldwin Wallace University Merit-Based Scholarships:
- Transfer Scholar's Award (Range from $5,000 to $8,500, based on academic achievement) For students who have been out of high school one year or less, the Scholarship Committee feels strongly that both high school and college achievement be acknowledged as part of the review process. Students must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.30 and be in the top 30% of their high school graduating class, as well as have a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.00, for consideration. Students who have been out of high school for more than one academic year must have a minimum of 3.00 for consideration. Scholarships are renewable based on good academic and social standing.
- BW Associate's Award Awarded to full-time transfer students with an approved Associate's degree from Cuyahoga Community College, Lorain County Community College or Lakeland Community College and has earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. The award is $1,000 and may be combined with the Transfer Scholar's Award.
- Alumni Award Awarded to children and grandchildren of Baldwin Wallace University graduates. This $2,000 award is for full-time students and is renewable up to four years based on good academic and social standing. There is also a part-time award for BW alumni, their spouses and their adult children if they are enrolled part-time at Baldwin Wallace in undergraduate coursework.
- Sibling Award Awarded to siblings who reside in the same household and are both enrolled full-time at BW. This award is $2,000 (per sibling) and is renewable up to four years based on good academic and social standing. Similar to the full-time Sibling Award, there is also a part-time award for family members who enroll part-time in undergraduate courses, during the same semester that a spouse or child is enrolled.
- Heritage Award Awarded to admitted full-time students who will enrich the College's cultural diversity. Students out of high school less than a year must have earned a 3.3 GPA, be in the top 25% of their high school graduating class and have earned a college GPA of 2.75. Students out of high school more than one year must have earned a college GPA of at least a 3.0. This award is up to $4,000 and is renewable up to four years based on good academic and social standing.
- Ohio Transfer Council Scholarship The Ohio Transfer Council awards three $1,000 scholarships to part-time and full-time students transferring to/from approved Ohio colleges and universities. For more information on these scholarships, go to http://www.ohiotransfer.org/scholarships.html
- Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) Scholarship Alpha Sigma Lambda national honor society for Evening/Weekend students. The BW chapter offers four scholarships (each worth three semester hours of credit) to current Evening/Weekend students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and 12 graded hours at BW. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member is required. Some consideration will be given for need. Current students will be contacted regarding application status (based on eligibility) during the spring semester. For more information, contact the Adult and Continuing Education Office at 440-826-2121.
- Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) Scholarships BW's Institute for Learning in Retirement offers eight scholarships (each worth three semester hours of credit) to current Evening/Weekend students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and 12 graded hours at BW. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member is required. Some consideration will be given for need. Current students will be contacted regarding application status (based on eligibility) during the spring semester. For more information, contact the Adult and Continuing Education Office at 440-826-2121.
- Dr. Jacob Kamm Scholarship (for Business Administration or Economics majors)
Each year, this scholarship is presented to the junior (73-94 semester hours completed through fall semester) at BW with the highest GPA in his or her business or economics coursework. For additional information, contact the Business division at BW. (440) 826-2392
- Berea Business & Professional Women Scholarship (for women age 30 or older who live in Cuyahoga, Lorain or Medina County). A $1,000 scholarship is offered to women seeking entry or re-entry into the workforce and are pursuing a 2-year or 4-year degree at a North Central Ohio ACCREDITED College or University. Must demonstrate financial need. To receive an application, send a SASE to BPW, P.O. Box 95, Berea OH 44017 or visit their web site at: www.bpwohio.org/berea
- Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society for students attending two- year colleges. Recipients of this scholarship are Phi Theta Kappa members who transfer to BW with a minimum of a 3.25 GPA. (Students must show verification of their membership at the point of admission.) This non-renewable award is in the amount of $1000, of which $500 will be credited in the first term of enrollment and the remaining $500 will be credited in the second term.
- Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund -Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund, a program of the Talbots Charitable Foundation, will award $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree. Five women will each be awarded $10,000 scholarships and 50 women will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships. All applicants must be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Only applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university are eligible to receive a $10,000 award. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago. For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.talbotsinc.com/brands/talbots/charitable/WomenEligibility.asp
- College Club West - 2011-2012 College Scholarships for Women - offering tuition grants of up to $2000 for women at least 25 years of age who are enrolled in a bachelor's or graduate degree program and reside in one of the following areas: Western Cuyahoga County, Lorain County, Medina County. Awards are based on the student applicants' academic records, goals and financial need. Application requests must be received by February 16, 2011. For application forms and information, visit http://sites.google.com/site/ccwscholarship
Deadline for Submission: March 15, 2011
- Cleveland Scholarship Programs, Inc. (Adult Learner's Scholarships). Various scholarships for adult students with financial need and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 For additional information, call (216) 241-5587 or go to www.cspohio.org