Presidential Scholarship


Top scholarship awarded

BLUFFTON, Ohio—An incoming student at Bluffton University has been awarded the university’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, valued at more than $110,000 for four years.

Hannah Wagner, of Cincinnati, Ohio, is the scholarship recipient.

Wagner, the daughter of Steven and Heather Wagner, will be a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School this year. She has been active in the National Honor Society and the National French Honor Society. She plays soccer and was named soccer team captain in 2016. Wagner also serves as the co-president of Pals. She has also participated in various mission trips and service experiences while in high school.

Wagner was one of two winners of Bluffton’s 19th annual Presidential Scholarship competition, which brought 65 high-achieving high school seniors to campus to write an essay in response to a faculty lecture and previously assigned readings. Invited students had grade point averages of 3.5 or higher and a composite score of at least 25 on the ACT or 1130 on the SAT.

The Presidential Scholarship is renewable with a GPA of 3.0 or above at Bluffton.


-Claire Clay, public relations student assistant