In addition to the academic and need-based scholarships that are awarded to you during the admissions process, many of the academic programs and departments at The W have separate scholarships that are exclusively for their majors. These scholarships have their own application, deadline, and selection process. If you have any questions about a departmental scholarship you should contact the chair of your academic department.
Art & Design
Scholarships are available for incoming students and current students majoring in Art. Applications and information is available on the Art & Design website.
History, Political Science, & Geography
Mary Lou Peyton History Scholarship
Scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for History majors to help with tuition and other education-related expenses. Renewable for up to four years. Details on the History, Political Science, & Geography website.
The department also offers the Petyon Study Abroad Scholarship and the Petyon Internship Scholarship for current students seeking to expand their studies through international travel or through an internship program.
Dave Evans Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a Political Science major who demonstrates great academic promise. Details on the History, Political Science, & Geography website.
Geraldine Day Pruden Award
Awarded to a History, Political Science, or Social Science major who plans to attend law school after graduation. Details on the History, Political Science, & Geography website.
Otis C. Skipper Award
Awarded to a History major with demonstrated financial need. etails on the History, Political Science, & Geography website.
Languages, Literature, & Philosophy
Neill James Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing
At least 1 scholarship of up to $4000 will be awarded each year to an incoming Freshman Creative Writing student. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, students must submit an 5-25 page sample of their best writing in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or drama by April 1. Additionally, incoming students are strongly encouraged to complete their application and financial aid applications prior to April 1. Incoming Freshmen must have a minimum composite ACT of 20 or an SAT of 950 to be eligible. More information and the application form can be found at the Languages, Literature, and Philosophy Department's Scholarship page.
Languages, Literature, and Philosophy Departmental Scholarships
Several scholarships are available to students majoring in Languages, Literature, and Philosophy, which are awarded each year to outstanding students in English, Languages, and Creative Writing. These are selected by the faculty of the department and are funded through the MUW Foundation by the generous gifts of alumni and friends of The W. At present there is no application process for the majority of these awards. Details are available on the Languages, Literature, & Philosophy department's website.
The Frances Anne Smith King Babbit Scholarship
The Louise Eskrigge Crump Scholarship
The Lucile Watkins Ellison Scholarship
The H. T. English Scholarship
The Harriet Rice Harned Scholarship
The Elise H. Moore English Award
The Marie Charlotte Stark Scholarship
The Martha Pope Trotter Scholarship
All incoming students who wish to major in music are required to perform an audition in front of the music faculty. Prospective students must be admitted to the university prior to the audition date. All students who audition will automatically be considered for a music scholarship. The audition dates listed above are for students who want to major in Music Education, Music Therapy, or Music. Auditions for choral ensembles happen at the beginning of every semester. Details are available on the Department of Music's website.
Psychology & Family Studies
Several scholarships are available to Family Studies students. Applications are typically due in March, but can be submitted at any time. Details on the Department of Psychology & Family Studies website.
Sciences & Mathematics
There are various biology scholarships offered by the Department of Sciences and Mathematics available to current Biology majors. Most of these scholarships are available to all students (including international students) except those students who are full-ride Centennial Scholars. Amounts awarded are generally in the $500 to $2000 dollar range. The scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the departmental faculty. Details are available on the Department of Sciences & Mathematics website.
Physical Sciences Scholarship
There are various scholarships offered by the Department of Sciences and Mathematics available to current Chemistry or Physical Sciences with Teacher Certification majors. Most of these scholarships are available to all students (including international students) except those students who are full-ride Centennial Scholars. Amounts awarded are generally in the $500 to $2000 dollar range. The scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the departmental faculty. Details are available on the Department of Sciences & Mathematics website.
100% of MUW's currently enrolled Theatre Majors receive some form of financial aid, scholarships, or work-study salary. Aid packages include all ranges, including full scholarships for tuition and on-campus room/board. Details on the Department of Theatre's website.