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.

Fall Scholarship Day: Nov. 19, 2021
Spring Scholarship Day: Feb. 17, 2022

Randall Scholarship

Randall Scholarships, the highest academic award at Dakota Wesleyan University: minimum 3.5 GPA and 24 ACT/1090 SAT to compete. A limited number of Randall Scholars will be named each year. Randall Scholars may receive a total scholarship award of $21,000 per year.

If you are unable or prefer not to submit your ACT/SAT score, you can submit one letter of recommendation and a short essay to qualify (details below).

Presidential Leadership Scholarship

Presidential Leadership Scholarships: minimum 3.0 GPA and 21 ACT/980 SAT score.  A limited number of Presidential Leadership Scholars will be named each year. Presidential Leadership Scholars may receive a total scholarship award of $17,000 per year.

If you are unable or prefer not to submit your ACT/SAT score, you can submit one letter of recommendation and a short essay to qualify (details below).

To compete for DWU’s top scholarships:

Schedule

This is a sample schedule and is subject to change.

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration – Sherman Center Lobby

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Comments – Sherman Center

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Individual Interviews

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Scholars’ Award Presentation – Sherman Center

11:00– 12:00 p.m.
Optional: 
Campus tours
Individual meetings with Professors
Meet with athletic staff/coaches
Meet with financial aid staff
Music Auditions