Character Scholars

Our 60 Wendt Character Scholars come from all over the country and the world to form a community of character leaders. They represent different majors and student groups, freshmen through seminary. They are athletes. They are musicians. They are leaders. They serve others on and off campus.

Each selected student commits to the year-long co-curricular program, which entails the following:

  • Meet each assigned Monday evening during the semester from 6:00-7:45 p.m. and other times as is designated;
  • Complete weekly assignments in a timely fashion;
  • Participate in a minimum of 15 hours per semester of service;
  • Participate in Wendt sponsored academic and social events during the academic year (e.g. Wendt Character Lectures);
  • Adhere to the Wendt Character Scholar Pledge;
  • Commit to staying in touch after graduation to let us know the impact of the program;
  • Bring a lively interest and a willingness to engage in the exploration of what it means to pursue lives of purpose and excellent moral character.
  • Maintain academic good standing and good standing in the Office of Student Life.

In order to become a Wendt Character Scholar, University or Seminary students must apply to the program and be selected for scholarship. Applications are accepted December through January, and scholars are eligible to renew their scholarship for up to three years in the program.

Together, our scholars discuss challenging, character-based topics, reflect on relevant issues facing the world today, and practice excellent character along the way.