Woodbury Integrated Student Experience (WISE)

The WISE scholarship provides opportunities for Woodbury students to engage both within and outside of the classroom.

Apply to our wise program here

WISE is made up of four components that provide opportunities for students to engage in high-impact educational practices inside and outside the classroom, and earn up to two $1,000 tuition scholarships. These experiential learning opportunities allow students to gain meaningful knowledge and experience while helping with tuition costs. The four components are:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Study Away
  • Internship or Work Experience
  • Leadership

Study Away

These experiences provide students with opportunities to learn in places of environmental, cultural, and social conditions different than their own over an extended period of time. This helps them gain a better understanding of themselves and their culture, so they can become more open and inclusive global citizens.

Internship or Work Experience

An internship or work experience is in the field of study under the supervision of an experienced professional in the field of each program. The purpose is to provide opportunities to take theoretical ideas of the discipline and apply them to a professional environment to increase the students’ marketability and to inform their continuing academic studies.


Leadership experiences provide an opportunity for students to learn how to organize and implement ideas among a diverse group of people, direct conflict resolution, and build interpersonal skills among the group. It requires participation as part of a team charged with accomplishing a common goal through the modeling of inclusivity and a strong ethical belief system.

Civic Engagement

Civic engagement is “working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.” (Excerpted from Civic Responsibility and Higher Education)

Students can choose one or two of these experiences as part of the WISE program.

To be eligible for the WISE Tuition Scholarship students must:
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Have completed a minimum of 30 units at Woodbury, if you entered as a freshman, or 15 units at Woodbury and 30 units total, if you entered as a transfer student.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative collegiate GPA of 2.75.
  • Began studying at Woodbury in Fall 2015 or later.
  • Have at least one more semester left before graduation after participating in a WISE-approved curricular or co-curricular activity.

Apply to our wise program here

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