Merit Scholarship Application
The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation offers two merit scholarships:
The Donald P. Babson Merit Award is a merit scholarship made possible by a special bequest to the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation, by the Paul and Edith Babson Foundation, to benefit an undergraduate male student with high academic goals.
The Margaret E. Daniels Merit Award is a merit scholarship made possible by a special bequest to the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation, and is intended to benefit an undergraduate female student with high academic goals.
Recipients of these scholarships must have plans to obtain a four-year undergraduate degree and consider pursuing studies at the graduate level. Applicants must be a senior in high school and should demonstrate a superior level of distinction in scholarship, citizenship and character, as well as strong extracurricular interests and activities. The award is a $3,000 annual scholarship made for each of the four years the student is an undergraduate (for a total of $12,000) assuming continued acceptable academic performance and continued residency in Wellesley.
Note: All applicants and recipients of the Donald P. Babson Merit Award and Margaret Daniels Award must be residents of Wellesley.
We value the privacy of your personal information. Until an award is made, no applicant information is shared beyond the WSF Scholarship Committee (5 people) and the WSF administrator. If an award is made, names of recipients as well as brief biographies based on the personal information that you provide in the application questions and essays will be shared with the WSF board, with the donors of the named scholarship you are receiving and at the WSF award ceremony.