Scholarships for International Students

Loret Ruppe International Student Scholarship
Upon meeting admission requirements, international students may be awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $24,000.  To qualify, students must have a TOEFL score of at least 480, except as authorized by the Associate Director for International Admissions.  Awards are based upon scholastic achievement, participation in co-curricular activities such as music, sports, or drama, community service, and financial need.  Scholarships are renewable each academic year if students maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.  Students are expected to complete their degree within four nine-month academic terms. Transfer students will have credits from other institutions, thereby reducing the time it takes to complete their degree. Scholarships will not be awarded beyond the time required for degree completion.  Students are expected to reside on campus to maintain full eligibility for their scholarship

High Performance Scholarships for International Students
After completing nine credit hours at Wartburg, international students who participate in two or more campus activities and achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above may apply for a High Performance Scholarship of not more than $2,000.  You must be a full-time, degree-seeking student.  The award will be effective in the next academic term in which you are enrolled full-time toward degree fulfillment. The High Performance Scholarship is in effect as long as your cumulative GPA remains at 3.0 or above for a maximum of four academic years (or the proratia thereof for transfer students).

To apply, students should submit a letter of request to the Director of Financial Aid, along with:

1. A letter stating your academic goals as well as the level of participation in campus groups and activities.
2. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member, staff member, or club officer describing your participation in campus activities.
3. A letter of recommendation from the academic adviser attesting to progress toward academic objectives. Requests are due within three weeks after the end of a given academic term. The Director of Financial Aid will evaluate each application and provide a written decision to the applicant within eight weeks after the end of the term.