The Golden Griffon Scholarship, which is highly competitive, provides outstanding incoming freshmen with a four-year renewable scholarship valued at $5,000 per year. For those who choose to live on-campus, the scholarship will also include the cost of room on the Academic Achievement Floor in Vaselakos Hall, and will remain fixed at the freshman-year cost renewable up to four years. Freshmen and returning students are expected to live on the Academic Achievement Floor in Vaselakos if feasible. If the student declines room at any time then the scholarship will be $5,000 per year for the remainder of the student’s eligibility period. Requirements for the Golden Griffon candidacy include: a composite ACT score or superscore of 27 or above; ranking in the top 10% of the high school class or an overall unweighted GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale*) for all high school coursework through 7th semester; and evidence of involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. Applicants are required to submit one essay and may be invited to a personal interview. Recipients must participate in the Honors Program by progressing toward General Studies Honors; be active members in an MWSU club or organization and maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA for renewal. Deadline for submission is February 1.
*If your high school GPA is on a scale other than a 4.0 scale, your school must convert your GPA to a 4.0 scale for your application.
The scholarship can be applied for online only.
The notification is approximately the third week of February. Both those who are receiving the Golden Griffon Scholarship offer and those who are not will be notified.
Yes, you may edit your application up to the submission deadline (February 1st).
Golden Griffon Scholarship recipients are required to pursue General Studies Honors, participate in an MWSU club or organization and maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. If feasible, recipients are expected to live on the Academic Achievement Floor in Vaselakos Hall if accepting the housing portion of the scholarship.