By 1808Delaware

It has been a dynamic end to a dynamic week at Ohio Wesleyan University, one which we will be unpacking in posts over the next three days. We begin with a new kind of promise, one over 180 years in the making and which has the possibility of impacting students all across Delaware County.

In a significant move to bolster educational accessibility, Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) has announced a transformative initiative starting Fall 2024—the Delaware County Promise. This pioneering program offers full-tuition scholarships exclusively to eligible high school students within Delaware County, aiming to make higher education more attainable for local families.

Key Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility for the Delaware County Promise is straightforward, designed to support academically talented students who have demonstrated consistent scholastic excellence. To qualify, students must:

  • Reside in or attend a high school in Delaware County.
  • Achieve a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Belong to a family with an annual adjusted gross income of less than $100,000.

A Nod to Historical Bonds

The inception of this scholarship program echoes the historical ties between OWU and the Delaware community. Founded in 1842 with the financial contributions of local residents, Ohio Wesleyan University has thrived due to the enduring support of the Delaware populace. The Delaware County Promise stands as a tribute to the community’s longstanding generosity and a commitment to reciprocate that support by investing in the future leaders of Delaware County.

Living-Learning Experience

To foster a comprehensive educational environment, all scholarship recipients are required to reside on campus. This requirement is designed to enhance the collegiate experience by integrating students fully into the vibrant, academically enriching campus life at OWU.

List of Eligible High Schools

Students attending any of the following Delaware County high schools are eligible to apply for the Delaware County Promise Scholarship:

  • Big Walnut HS
  • Buckeye Valley HS
  • Compass School
  • Delaware Area Career Center
  • Delaware Christian School
  • Genoa Christian Academy
  • Grace Baptist School
  • Jubilee Christian School
  • North Spring Christian Academy
  • Olentangy Berlin HS
  • Olentangy HS
  • Olentangy Liberty HS
  • Olentangy Orange HS
  • Riverview HS
  • Rutherford B. Hayes HS
  • Village Academy
  • Westerville Central HS
  • Westerville North HS

Application Process Simplified

Applying for the Delaware County Promise is seamlessly integrated into the standard admission procedure at Ohio Wesleyan University. Prospective students need to apply as first-year students, submit their high school transcripts, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The university will handle the evaluation and notify applicants of their eligibility.

Act Now!

For students and families eager to take advantage of this opportunity, the time to act is now. Detailed application procedures and additional information are available on the OWU admissions website. Click here to apply to OWU and embark on your journey to a tuition-free college education.

Source, Image: OWU

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