Endowed Scholarships

Open November 19, due January 15

Please review the scholarships below. If you meet the requirements and wish to apply for one or more of the scholarships, please fill out an application. We use a single application for all of our endowed scholarships. 

Additionally, all endowed scholarships are need-based scholarships; therefore, we require families to complete the FACTS® application to be considered for an endowed scholarship. Please visit the Affordability page to learn more about the FACTS® application and the corresponding deadlines. 

The Todd Beamer Christian Character and Leadership Award is given to a student with financial need who demonstrates excellence in Christian character and leadership potential as modeled by former Wheaton Academy student and 9/11 hero Todd Beamer.

The Kay and Marge Gieser Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of former Wheaton Academy mothers and grandmothers Kay Gieser and Marge Gieser and has been supported by their family and friends since their passing in 1981 and 2011, respectively. This scholarship is available to applicants who are children of missionaries or those in other full-time Christian ministry and who demonstrate financial need.

The Ellen (Hansen ‘42) Lindop Scholarship is named and given in honor of Ellen, a 1942 graduate of Wheaton Academy. It is available to applicants demonstrating financial need.

The Paula (Jordan ’75) Lithander Scholarship is named in honor of a Wheaton Academy graduate from 1975 who lost the battle against stage 4 melanoma on August 5th, 2009. A classmate of hers, Howard Volz ’75, began a scholarship fund in her name to honor Paula’s legacy, particularly her commitment to ministry as a pastor’s wife, Bible study leader, and missionary to Bolivia.

This scholarship is available to applicants who are children of missionaries or those in other full-time Christian ministries and who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to pursue full-time Christian ministry in the future.

The Jean (Clausen ’52) Ludwig Scholarship is named in honor of 1952 WA graduate Jean (Clausen) Ludwig and has been supported by her family and friends since her death in 2009. This scholarship is available to applicants who demonstrate financial need, maintain a high academic standing, and are recommended by a Wheaton Academy employee.

This anonymous scholarship is given to a Wheaton Academy student based on the following criteria: maintaining a “C” GPA or above as well as exhibiting appropriate discipline to remain enrolled at the Academy. This scholarship is awarded to a student from a single parent home.

In addition to the above-mentioned specifics of the scholarship, we believe it is important you understand how God has miraculously worked in other lives to make this opportunity for your family possible. A generation ago, a young man was given an opportunity, through an anonymous donation, to attend a Christian high school on the east coast. Through his experiences and the discipleship of Christian influences at that school, he grew in his young faith and relationship with his personal Savior. He went on to live a God-honoring life and raised his family to know and follow Christ. A generation later, when his adult son had his own children enrolled in Wheaton Academy, God laid it on his and his wife’s hearts to pass on the blessing his family had received many decades earlier. Accordingly, the Master’s Care Scholarship was conceived and born.

The Chet Stewart Endowed Scholarship is named and given in honor of Chet, a 1958 graduate of Wheaton Academy. It is available to applicants demonstrating financial need.

The Van Der Molen Family Scholarship is named in honor of a family who represents three generations of commitment to Wheaton Academy and its mission. This scholarship is available to applicants demonstrating financial need.

The Sherman Williams Scholarship is awarded to one male and one female student who have demonstrated financial need and who, at this point in their lives, have a sense that the Lord is calling them into vocational Christian ministry, just as Rev. Williams did during his time at Wheaton Academy.

The Gail Wittekind Scholarship is named in honor of beloved wife, mother, and grandmother Gail Wittekind and has been supported by her family since her passing in 1998. This scholarship is available to applicants who are members of a single-parent family with more than one child, maintain a “B” GPA or above, and demonstrate the following:

  • strong moral character and leadership abilities as evidenced by participation in co-curricular activities
  • good manners in both speech and dress
  • ability to verbalize their Christian testimony and how God is working in their life
  • financial need

The Nancy Abels Wittekind Scholarship is named in honor of beloved wife, mother, and grandmother Nancy Abels Wittekind and has been supported by her family since her death in 2012. This scholarship is available to applicants who are members of a single-parent family with more than one child, maintain a “B” GPA or above, and demonstrate the following:

  • strong moral character and leadership abilities as evidenced by participation in co-curricular activities
  • good manners in both speech and dress
  • ability to verbalize their Christian testimony and how God is working in their life
  • financial need

This scholarship is available to a student with financial need who demonstrates strong Christian commitment and character. Priority will be given to children of missionaries or a student from a single parent home.