Philip J. Wilhelm Class of 1963 Scholarship Application

The Philip J. Wilhelm Class of 1963 Scholarship is valued at $20,000 annually for 4 years/8 semesters.  For more information on this scholarship opportunity please click here.


    • Candidate must be a resident of Marion County, Indiana.
    • Maintain a minimum high school GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
    • Demonstrate community service in Marion County, Indiana. 

Application Process

    • Complete the Saint Joseph’s College admission process by February 12, 2016.
    • Complete and submit the Wilhelm Scholarship application by February 12, 2016.
    • Submit (2) letters of recommendation that highlight the student’s faith, achievements, service, leadership, and character:
      • (1) from a high school faculty member or administrator
      • (1) from a parish priest, youth minister, religious educator, or volunteer supervisor

Please submit all materials to the scholarship committee by February 12, 2016:

Wilhelm Scholarship Committee
Saint Joseph's College
PO Box 890
Rensselaer, IN  47978 | 800.447.8781

  • Renewal Criteria
    • Demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress  (SAP) and remain in good social standing.
    • Volunteer 12 hours of leadership service per month under the supervision of Campus Ministry.
    • Participate in Campus Ministry activities.
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  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.