Admitted incoming students may compete during their senior year in high school for academic and merit based awards. Renewal of these scholarships requires academic progress, required GPA and required major.
Stephen J. Laut, S.J. Memorial Scholarships
Four-year full tuition scholarships are awarded each year to two winners of a competition among entering freshman who plan to enter the Laut Honors Program at Wheeling Jesuit University. Competition is open to high school seniors with these qualifications: 3.4 cumulative high school average and a combined score of 1100 on the SAT or a composite score of 24 on the ACT. To retain this scholarship for the following year, a student must attain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of the freshman year, 3.1 cumulative GPA at the end of the sophomore year and 3.2 cumulative GPA at the end of the junior year.
The Arrupe Award
An award over a four year period provided that they maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. This competition is open to entering freshmen who have a distinguished record of community service as a Christian leader. Recipients must continue to be actively involved as a leader in a campus-based community service organization.
The Choral Award
An award over a four year period and based on competitive auditions and interviews that take place early in the spring. Auditions are open to entering freshmen with choral experience. Recipients must be participants in the University's choral groups each year to receive the entire award.
The Music Ministry Award
An award over a four year period and based on competitive auditions and interviews that take place early in the spring. Auditions are open to freshmen with liturgical music experience. Recipients must actively participate in the chapel music programs (including four concerts per year).
Mount de Chantal Music Scholarship
A one-year renewable scholarship of $10,000 is awarded annually to an incoming freshman female student who maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and participates actively in music performance on campus in a conducted ensemble. Made possible by the Sisters of the Visitation, who for 160 years operated Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in Wheeling, the scholarship continues their legacy of nurturing musical talent in an exemplary educational setting. Applicants must be faith-filled high school seniors with a record of Christian service, a minimum high school GPA of 3.5, and a minimum score of 1100 on the SAT and/or 24 on the ACT. An essay is required for consideration, and finalists will be invited to campus for an audition and interview.