Scholarship Days

Scholarship Days

Each year, Dakota Wesleyan University recognizes academically strong high school seniors who demonstrate a strong talent for leadership and service. We offer two scholarship days with identical schedules, and attendance is required at one of them to receive one of the following scholarships.

You will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with coaches, staff and faculty, and participate in a personal interview. Your parent(s)/guardian(s) are welcome to attend with you.

Spring Scholarship Day: Feb. 17, 2023

Randall Scholarship

Randall Scholarships, the highest academic award at Dakota Wesleyan University. 

  • Students must have a minimum 3.7 GPA to compete.
  • A limited number of Randall Scholars will be named each year.
  • Randall Scholars may receive a total scholarship award of $25,000 per year.

Presidential Leadership Scholarship

The Presidential Leadership Scholarship is one of the top academic scholarships at Dakota Wesleyan University.

  • Students must have a minimum 3.25 GPA to compete.
  • A limited number of Presidential Leadership Scholars will be named each year.
  • Presidential Leadership Scholars may receive a total scholarship award of $21,000 per year.

To compete for DWU’s top scholarships:


This is a sample schedule and is subject to change.

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Session

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Individual Interviews and StrengthsFinder session

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Academic Activity

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Scholars’ Luncheon and Awards Presentation

1:15 p.m.
Campus tours
Individual meetings with Professors
Meet with athletic staff/coaches
Meet with financial aid staff
Music Auditions