Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Lycoming College Wertz Scholars Program

The Wertz Scholars program is named for President Frederick Wertz, who served from 1955 to 1968. One of the College’s most influential leaders, President Wertz established Lycoming as a modern residential college in the tradition of the liberal arts during his tenure. Under Wertz’s leadership, the foundational concepts of depth and breadth came to define the curriculum and many of the residence halls on the current campus were constructed.

Students selected for the Wertz Scholars program demonstrate a record of superior academic achievement in high school and show promise of continued excellence at Lycoming College, including a strong interest in completing high-impact enhanced academic experiences such as global education programs, summer internships, and student-faculty research collaborations through the College’s Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences.

In addition to the student’s $27,000 Faculty or Trustee Scholarship, Wertz Scholars receive:

  • A $5,000 scholarship to complete an enhanced academic experience during the sophomore, junior or senior year
  • Reserved residential living options with the community of Wertz Scholars
  • A faculty mentor
  • Periodic dinners with the Provost, Vice Provost, and Career Advisors where post-graduate and career opportunities are discussed
  • Senior Wertz Scholars dinner with the President of the College

Wertz Scholars Program Eligibility

Students of the greatest high school academic standing receive an invitation from Lycoming’s President to apply to the Wertz Scholars program. Following invitation letters, program applications are due February 15, 2019.

For more information on the Lycoming College Wertz Scholars Program, please call or email Dr. Susan Ross, Vice Provost, in the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences at 570-321-4204 or

Wertz Scholars Application