"We hope this increase in the scholarship will enable more area students to consider the educational opportunities available at Wittenberg. We would like to continue the growth in the number of local students on campus in coming years," says Ken Benne, dean of admission. This fall, 42 students have been awarded the Clark County Scholarship and are enrolled this semester. Neighboring counties are well represented also with a total of 58 students awarded the Miami Valley Scholarship including 25 students from Montgomery, 14 students from Champaign, 10 students from Greene, five students from Madison and four students from Miami.
Benne says that some of Wittenberg's best students come from local area high schools, and several thousand alumni stay in the area, benefiting all aspects of the Springfield and surrounding community in countless ways.
"This award is a our way of thanking the local community for all the support it has given Wittenberg over the years, and it is a way in which Wittenberg can enable more local students to attend one of the finest private liberal arts and science colleges in the country right here in Springfield," Benne concludes.
Applications are accepted for students between the ages of 17 and 22 who have received their diplomas from Clark County high schools and who qualify for admission to Wittenberg.
Wittenberg University, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, promotes a style of education that emphasizes high academic achievement, personal attention and a faculty that is dedicated to teaching excellence. With more than 40 academic majors, over 125 campus organizations and 22 intercollegiate sports, students enjoy a dynamic learning environment dedicated to intellectual, spiritual, aesthetic, social and physical development.
To learn more about the Clark County and Miami Valley Scholarships at Wittenberg or to receive additional information about the university, students should call (937) 327-6314 or toll free at (800) 677-7559. They can also send an email to email@example.com.