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Automatic Consideration

Automatic Consideration

Evaluation Comes Standard

All U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States who apply for first-year undergraduate admission to Case Western Reserve University are considered for certain scholarships.

Scholarships are awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Admission using multiple criteria, including

  • Academic achievement
  • Performance on standardized tests
  • Leadership
  • Artistic talent
  • Additional personal qualities that distinguish students in the applicant pool

Applicants who meet the scholarship criteria are automatically considered for the following awards.

University Scholarship

University Scholarships recognize outstanding academic and personal achievement among first-year applicants. 


Bolton Scholarship

Named for Frances Payne Bolton, one of the founders of the School of Nursing at Western Reserve University (now the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University). Students who have not been selected for another scholarship and who show exceptional promise in the field of nursing are named Bolton Scholars. 


Michelson-Morley STEM Scholarship

Named in honor of the historic experiment conducted by Case School of Applied Science faculty Albert Michelson and Western Reserve College faculty Edward Morley, the Michelson-Morley STEM scholarship is awarded to exceptional students who indicate an interest in majoring in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.