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College of Liberal Arts students have multiple opportunities to secure scholarships to ease the path to graduation. Some scholarships are based on merit, some on financial need, and some depend on the student’s course of study.

Incoming freshmen should contact RaiderConnect for information about available loans, scholarships, and grants.

In addition to the university-wide scholarships administered through RaiderConnect, the College of Liberal Arts has a number of first-year scholarships for freshmen intending to major in the college.

There are also scholarships designated especially for transfer students.

The college has scholarships designated for continuing students. In addition, all majors in the college have scholarships for continuing majors. See the webpages for each major for more information.

WPAFB Scholarship

Advance Your Career.  Look to the Future.

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Automatic scholarship upon accceptance.

$2500/semester for 6 or more credit hours.

For more information, click here.


Graduate Certificates

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Special Study Opportunities

photo of students on a study abroad tripStudents in the College of Liberal Arts have many opportunities to grow their portfolio of skills and experiences. Some may qualify for the honors program. Others may study abroad, either with short term experiences led by Wright State faculty in the Summer Ambassador Program or by spending a semester abroad. Service learning courses provide academic classes that include engagement with community partners. Internships can be arranged either through academic departments or through Career Services.




The Internship Experience
CoLA in the Community

Dean's Student Advisory Board

DSAB 2014.jpgThe Dean’s Student Advisory Board (DSAB) for the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) is a student run organization that advocates for the needs of students at Wright State. First and foremost, the board is committed to working with the Dean to address any issue a COLA student may have.

Beyond helping Wright State students, DSAB is also involved in philanthropic efforts. One example is an event held in April 2013 that connected local groups in combating human trafficking. Aided by other student organizations such as Student Government and Rainbow Alliance, the event also raised five hundred dollars in donations.

Students interested in becoming a member of DSAB may pick up applications in 120 Millett Hall or by emailing Herb Dregalla at



Emily Bingham

Emily is a senior who will earn degrees in Literature and Marketing. She plans to graduate next December and attend grad school one day. Emily hopes to become an English professor or work for a publishing company. As well as being a member of DSAB, Emily is the Director of Campus Culture for Student Government, Editor of Fog Dog Review, President of WSU Quiz Bowl, and a member of Operations for Raiderthon. Emily also represented Wright State students when she spoke about her experiences at our recent public launch of Rise. Shine. The Campaign for Wright State University.

Brandon DeFoe

Brandon is a senior and Senator for the College of Liberal Arts Student Government. He is currently working to obtain his undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in Crime and Justice Studies. He plans to attend law school next year to pursue his interest in business law and prosecution. He hopes one day to become a judge. In addition to Student Government, Brandon is also the co-president of the Pre-law Club and a member of the Freemasons Organization.

Khadija Kirksey

Khadija is the DSAB Secretary.  She is a junior double majoring in Women’s Studies and International Studies, and she will also graduate with a minor in French.  Khadija has a passion for languages and eventually wants to speak five languages and use them professionally.  She has plans to pursue an advanced degree that would be a good cross point for international affairs, education, and creating policies based on equity. Khadija, who was born and raised in Dayton, stated that in the near future she believes Wright State will be “the heartbeat of the heartland.”  

Johnathon Klugh

Johnathon is a senior, completing his final year as a Philosophy and Religion major. His interest in the subjects began in high school and followed him in to college. After graduating, Johnathan hopes to get his Master's degree and eventually earn a Ph.D. so he can one day become a college professor. Outside of the Dean's Student Advisory Board, Johnathan is also the President of Cross Walk and a co-founder of Ahimsa's Army, an active nonviolence group. Johnathan's time at WSU has been positive and he says the professors here are "very qualified and inspirational."

Stephen Monath

Stephen is a sophomore majoring in Music Education and performance.  He began playing various instruments when he was only in the fourth grade and it has been a passion for him ever since. Stephen says he was attracted to WSU because of the many great opportunities available to him through the School of Music, the Creative Arts Center, and CoLA.  In the future he hopes to become a band director, have a successful band, and always do everything to the fullest.  I have enjoyed hearing Stephen play the marimbas either solo or in a group during lunches with perspective donors for the CAC Modernization and Expansion.  Their sound in our pindrop Schuster Hall is beyond compare!

Ryan Rushing

Ryan is a junior working on his degree in Political Science. After graduating, he plans on getting a Master's degree in Public Administration and Ethics and Budgeting. With this degree Ryan wants to work in government as community service has always been a passion for him. Ryan is very busy outside of DSAB; on campus he is the Chief of Staff in the Student Government, on the University Board of Trustees, and works in the President's office. Ryan is also very involved in the community, serving as a campaign consultant and Chairman for the Board of Zoning on the Beavercreek City Council. Ryan hopes all this experience will help him in his future plans to run for government.

Emily Simpson

Emily is a senior majoring in English with a concentration in Integrated Language Arts (ILA). She has always loved grammar and reading and thought teaching it would be the best way to put it to use. After receiving her undergraduate degree Emily plans on attending Graduate School at Wright State to get her Master's of Education and 7-12 teaching licensure. Not only is Emily part of DSAB but she is also the Co-President of Wright State's National Council for Teachers of English, a peer mentor for First Year Seminar, and a member of the Community Council and Spanish Club. Emily loves Wright State's sense of community and believes that "it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, everyone can find their place as a Raider."

Abigail Sorensen

Abigail serves the Dean’s Student Advisory Board as Vice President.  Abigail earned her bachelor’s degree from Wright State in Motion Pictures and is currently working on a master’s degree in Humanities with a certificate in Women’s Studies.  Abigail’s future plans include earning her Ph.D. as she hopes to one day become a professor of film studies.  Abigail is involved in many programs around campus.  She is the Social Media Coordinator for Wright State’s marketing division, a TA for the Motion Pictures program, and a Big Sister in Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Additionally, she just finished an internship with FilmDayton where she was the Festival Coordinator, and she was the Assistant Coordinator for the LGBT Film Fest.  We are excited to have Abigail involved in DSAB!

Julia Stidham

DSAB President is Julia Stidham, Political Science, International Studies. Julia joined DSAB for the opportunity to represent and advocate for CoLA and the students of the college. Julia is also a member of the Model United Nations Team and has been a UVC Instructor. This past summer she traveled to Europe to study the mental health care systems in England and France. After graduating, Julia plans on going to Graduate School to get her Master's degree in either Clinical Social Work or Public Health. 

Lukas Wenrick

Lukas is a junior working on his undergraduate degree in Social Science Education and serves as Treasurer of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board.  His interest in education came from his love of coaching and helping others, and he plans to teach at the high school level one day. After graduation, Lukas plans to stay at WSU to earn a Master’s degree in Education.  Outside of DSAB, Lukas is also Head RA at College Park, a President’s Ambassador, and Secretary for Golden Key.  Lukas has enjoyed his time at Wright State and as a scholarship recipient himself, he is especially impressed by the financial support Wright State offers to students.

Diamond Williams

Diamond is in her senior year studying Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health.  She started out as a Biology major in hopes of becoming a doctor and saving lives but decided that she wanted to focus on helping people to “live” and have hope.  After graduation, she plans to continue her studies by pursuing a Master’s in Social Work with a focus in administration.  Diamond is also a President’s Ambassador and is on the House of Representatives for the Social Work Club.  We appreciate Diamond’s service to CoLA and Wright State!

Dennis Wilson

Dennis has already earned an associate degree at Sinclair and will be graduating with dual Bachelor's Degrees in 2016; one in communication studies, and one in select studies for degree he is creating. Dennis believes that studying the liberal arts, like communication and philosophy, has been extremely important to helping him achieve his ultimate goals in education. After graduating, Dennis wants to attend Harvard for Psychology and eventually pursue a doctoral program. Outside of DSAB, Dennis is part of the Dayton Performing Arts Association where he serves on a marketing committee to bring the arts to colleges, and a development team to create scholarships for students to experience the arts. Dennis also works at Sinclair with their branch of National Society of Leadership and Success. Just last week I had the privilege of attending a large NSLS conference that attracted over 500 high school students to Sinclair to be exposed to and learn more about leadership and success. It was a very impressive and affirming event - all envisioned and organized by Dennis!