Wheaton magazine

Volume 21 // Issue 3
Wheaton magazine // Autumn 2018

Need-Based Scholarships: An Education for All

Wheaton College is one of the most cost-effective institutions of higher learning in America and its tuition costs remain well below the market price for an institution of its quality and global reputation, but it still remains out of reach for many of the capable students God calls to study here.

Just as Wheaton aspires to influence the world with the transforming power of Christ, the College must welcome gifted students of all backgrounds, including those for whom a Wheaton education would not be possible without the faithful generosity of others.

Need-based scholarships make it possible for students from all walks of life to access the privilege of a Wheaton education. 

Melissa Montiel '21

Melissa Montiel ’21, Sociology/Social Work Major and a Class of 2013 Ramie Harris BRIDGE Scholarship Fund recipient from Chicago, Illinois

"I am a first-generation college student from the South Side of Chicago and am studying sociology with a minor in social work. I have always had a passion for being part of the change that the future generation will dwell in. Being raised in a diverse setting and attending Wheaton College has helped give me different sides of the spectrum that are useful in understanding the way society works."

Maggie Bungard ’19, International Relations Major with Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies, and aN Elizabeth Stough Berg Scholarship recipient from Warren, Michigan

“The moment I stepped onto campus, Wheaton became my dream school. Between the intellectually stimulating atmosphere and the deeply encouraging, faith-centered community, I immediately felt right at home. I plan to use what I’m learning here to promote healing and restoration wherever God leads me.”