For the 2020-21 academic year, we awarded $152,250 in scholarships to 139 collegiate & alumnae members.
In 1852, it was rare for a woman to attend college, let alone graduate with her degree.
Our Founders were among the first of their generation to attain a college education; in fact, Wesleyan College was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Mary, Mary and Martha were each very fortunate in their quest for learning, and we are pleased to share that same privilege with our membership today.
Rising tuition costs across the country are challenging students who have few options to help fund their education.
In fact, members of the class of 2017 who borrowed to finance their degrees will leave college with a record level of debt, averaging $39,400 per student. By offering scholarship opportunities to our members each year, we hope to help women return to campus without having to shoulder the pressure of financial burden.