Need-based scholarships from Wellesley Scholarship Foundation are available only after students have applied for financial aid directly from the college or university they intend to attend. Applicants should first fully explore all the institutional financial aid available to them. WSF will then strive to meet unmet need after assessing the financial aid package provided by the educational institution. To be clear, WSF will review scholarship applications only after receiving a copy of the financial aid award letter provided by the educational institution the student will be attending.
The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF) will soon begin accepting applications for the 2020-21 college year. WSF only considers applications from students who intend to pursue either an undergraduate degree or a post-high school technical certification program. WSF does not award graduate school scholarships.
Financial Aid Profile
Need is determined using the CSS/Financial Aid Profile. Students may apply for need-based scholarships at any point before the February of their senior year of high school and the February before their senior year of college. If demonstrated financial need exists, students are eligible to receive multi-year awards. However, they must reapply annually to be considered and must also maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average each year they apply for a scholarship.
Scholarship amounts range in size from $1,000 to $11,500 annually and are awarded in June. All financial information is kept strictly confidential. In 2019, WSF received 142 applications and was able to provide scholarships to 79 students with demonstrated financial need.