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Wesleyan College to host scholarship competition March 23

January 21, 2019
Macon, Georgia’s College Street is the site of the original 1836 campus of Wesleyan College, founded by Georgia Methodists as the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Wesleyan College is now located on a beautiful, historic 200-acre campus a few miles north of town, but the marker on the site of Old Wesleyan attests to the origins of its commitment to the education of women. The marker refers to “the motto on Wesleyan’s seal – Scienta et Pietas – which represents ideals which have inspired her graduates to go forth to the far corners of the earth to teach, to lead, to serve.”

Now, 182 years after its founding, Wesleyan still sends women into the world in answer to their calls to ministry, to service, to education, to medical fields, and to professional careers. In fall 2018, Wesleyan welcomed the largest number of first-year and transfer students since 1975. New academic and athletic programs, newly renovated residence halls, the signature From Here to Career program, and many other initiatives draw undergraduate women to Wesleyan. 2019 marks the beginning of fully online programs for women over the age of 23, and a new Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology will soon join the very popular Executive Master of Business Administration and Master of Education programs for men and women.

Recognizing the high cost of attending college, Wesleyan College benefactors have created scholarship programs that provide full-tuition scholarships for selected students. Each year, faculty and staff select students for the Margaret A. Pitts and Mary Knox McNeil scholarships which are designed especially for United Methodist students and those committed to service; Lane scholarships for students who major in theatre, music, and art; Findlay scholarships for humanities or social sciences; Munroe scholarships for sciences or mathematics; and Corn Scholarships for students who live in Columbus, Ga. Additional merit scholarships will be awarded to incoming students, both first-year and transfer students.

Competition for these prestigious scholarships will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Wesleyan College. In order to qualify, students must first apply to, and be accepted by, the college. Students who qualify for various scholarships will be contacted by a member of the admissions staff. For more information, visit

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