Wheaton College in Massachusetts is committed to improving the world through new ideas and educational opportunity. We care deeply about assembling a global community of scholars that represents the widest possible range of viewpoints, not the least of which are the perspectives of students fleeing persecution and conflict in their home countries. To this end, the Wheaton Refugee Scholarship was established in 2017. Each year, Wheaton awards more than $40 million to our domestic and international students in the form of merit- and need-based financial aid.
One four-year Wheaton Refugee Scholarship that covers the total cost of attendance will be awarded each academic year. Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Wheaton Refugee Scholarship: students applying for a first-time undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences bachelor’s degree; students who have fled a war-torn region as a refugee and who do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status, or who have legally entered the United States as refugees; students who would not have the financial means to attend Wheaton without a full scholarship; or students who, if admitted and choose to enroll, are able to obtain a visa to study full-time in the United States (or, who are already in the U.S. on a legal refugee visa status).