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With the outrageous rates of tuition these days, there is nothing better than a full tuition scholarship. There are more out there than many people think. The problem is, there are very few centralized resources telling students where to look. I’ve spent the past few weeks pulling together an extensive list of colleges that give away full tuition scholarships. Some of these schools even throw in room & board, travel expenses, books, and enrichment funding that can be used for study abroad and summer internships. The list below includes 111 schools that offer incredible scholarships to students who demonstrate high level of achievement in their academics and/or extracurricular activities. I have deliberately EXCLUDED scholarships which take into account the following:

  • Financial need
  • Winning a National Merit Scholarship
  • Being a part of a specific ethnic/racial group
  • Living in a specific region or state
  • Planning to study a particular field

These scholarships are based entirely on merit and are open to students from around the country and in some cases the world. I highly encourage any student with competitive academic and extracurricular credentials to check them out!

ALABAMA

University of Alabama

Name of Scholarship: Academic Elite Scholarships

More Info: http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/elite.html

Value: Full tuition + $8,500 per year + iPad

Determining Factors: Academics, extracurriculars, service, and leadership experience

Minimum Requirements: 32 ACT or 1400 SAT, 3.8 GPA

Birmingham-Southern College

Name of Scholarship: Distinguished Scholars Award

More Info: http://www.bsc.edu/fp/scholarships.cfm

Value: Up to full tuition

Determining Factors: Academic and extracurricular achievement

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CALIFORNIA

Scripps College

Name of Scholarship: New Generation Scholarship

More Info: http://www.scholarships4school.com/scholarships/new-generation-scholarship.html

Value: Full tuition + three flights home per year + one summer research stipend

Determining Factors: Academic performance, personal achievement, recommendations, and involvement in community and school activities

Minimum Requirements: Minimum weighted GPA of 4.0, minimum median SAT score of 1400

University of Southern California

Name of Scholarship: Mork Family Scholarship

More Info: http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/docs/uscScholarships1415.pdf

Value: Full tuition + $5,000 stipend

Awards: 10

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/docs/uscScholarships1415.pdf

Value: Full tuition + $5,000 enrichment fund

Awards: 5

Determining Factors: Academic achievement, talent, perseverance, innovation, involvement, and leadership

Minimum Requirements: Average SAT and ACT scores in the top 1 to 2 percent of students nationwide

Name of Scholarship: Trustee Scholarship

More Info: http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/docs/uscScholarships1415.pdf

Value: Full tuition Awards: 100

Loyola Marymount University

Name of Scholarship: Trustee Scholarship

More Info: http://financialaid.lmu.edu/prospective/scholarships/lmuacademicscholarshipsforfreshmen/

Value: Full tuition + room and board

Awards: 10

Determining Factors: Academic achievement

Minimum Requirements: 3.6 GPA, SAT math and verbal 650 or ACT 29

Soka University of America

Name of Scholarship: Global Merit Scholarships

More Info: http://www.soka.edu/admission_aid/Financial_Aid/merit_based_financial_aid.aspx

Value: Full tuition + transportation + books and supplies + personal expenses + President’s Scholars Medallion at commencement + campus parking + annual book allowance

Minimum Requirements: Subject to a continued GPA of 3.0 or higher

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: https://www.finaid.caltech.edu/TypesofAid/grants/Stamps

Value: Full tuition

Minimum Requirements: Nomination, Must apply via non-binding Early Action

University of California – Los Angeles

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.stampsfoundation.org/portfolios/university-of-california-los-angeles/

Value: Up to full tuition + enrichment funds of up to $12,000

Awards: 5 national awards, 5 for California residents

Determining Factors: Leadership, scholarship, community service, innovation

Minimum Requirements: Nomination

 

DELAWARE

University of Delaware

Name of Scholarship: Eugene DuPont Memorial Scholars

More Info: http://www.udel.edu/admissions/pdf/DSDescriptions2012.pdf

Value: Full tuition + room & board + $375 per semester for textbooks + $2,500 enrichment activities

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

American University

Name of Scholarship: Frederick Douglass Scholars Program

More Info: http://www.american.edu/financialaid/fdsprogram.cfm

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board + books

Determining Factors: “Preference will be given to first-generation students as well as those committed to working in communities of color in the United States. ” Most recipients have at least a 3.2 GPA (unweighted) or 3.4 GPA (weighted) and 1150 SAT (critical reading/math) or 25 ACT

Catholic University of America

Name of Scholarship: Archdiocesan Scholarship

More Info: http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/finaid/scholarships_academic.html

Value: Full tuition

Awards: 5

Determining Factors: Academic merit

Minimum Requirements: 3.8 GPA ,1450 SAT or 32 ACT, top 10% class rank

The George Washington University

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Academic Scholarship

More Info: http://undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/scholarships

Value: Full tuition

Howard University

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Scholarship

More Info: http://www.howard.edu/financialaid/grants_scholarships.htm

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board + $950 book voucher + laptop

Determining Factors: Academic achievement

Minimum Requirements: SAT 1500-1600 or ACT 34-36, GPA 3.75

Name of Scholarship: Founders Scholarship

More Info: http://www.howard.edu/financialaid/grants_scholarships.htm

Value: Full tuition+ fees + room & board + $500 book voucher

Determining Factors: Academic achievement

Minimum Requirements: SAT 1400-1490 or ACT 32-33, GPA 3.5

Name of Scholarship: Capstone Scholarship

More Info: http://www.howard.edu/financialaid/grants_scholarships.htm

Value: Full tuition + fees + room

Determining Factors: Academic achievement

Minimum Requirements: SAT 1300-1390 or ACT 29-31, GPA 3.25

Name of Scholarship: Legacy Scholarship

More Info: http://www.howard.edu/financialaid/grants_scholarships.htm

Value: Tuition + fees

Determining Factors: Academic achievement

Minimum Requirements: SAT 1170-1290 or 26-28 ACT, GPA 3.0 or ranked 1 or 2 in class

FLORIDA

University of Miami

Name of Scholarship: Hammond Scholarship

More Info: http://www6.miami.edu/provost/oae/hammond/index.html

Value: Full tuition

Determining Factors: Academic excellence, a commitment to personal goals, aspirations of continuing education at the graduate level

Name of Scholarship: Singer Scholarship

More Info: http://www.miami.edu/admission/index.php/undergraduate_admission/costsandfinancialresources/scholarships/singer/

Value: Full tuition

Determining Factors: Exceptional qualities and academic achievement

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Foundation Scholarship

More Info: http://www.miami.edu/admission/index.php/undergraduate_admission/costsandfinancialresources/scholarships/stamps_scholarships/

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board + textbooks + enrichment stipend of $12,000 + leadership programs

Determining Factors: Exceptional qualities and academic achievement

Minimum Requirements: Must apply early decision or early action

Rollins College

Name of Scholarship: Alfond Scholarship

More Info: http://www.rollins.edu/finaid/as/alfond.html

Value: Full tuition

Awards: 10

Determining Factors: Overall academic record

Minimum Requirements: Most winners have a minimum of 1420 SAT or 32 ACT and GPA above 3.6.

Stevenson University

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Fellowship

More Info: http://www.stevenson.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/types-of-aid/presidential-fellowship.html

Value: Full Tuition Scholarship + $3,000 stipend

Determining Factors: Commitment to academic excellence, proven leadership in school-based activities, community service, and/or athletics

Minimum Requirements: Must apply by November 1st

Barry University

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: https://www.barry.edu/stamps/

Value: Tuition + room & board + $6,000 for study abroad or extraordinary learning experiences + faculty advisor + leadership opportunities

Determining Factors: academics, leadership, and community service

Minimum Requirements: 3.5 GPA

GEORGIA

Agnes Scott College

Name of Scholarship: Marvin B. Perry Presidential Scholarship

More Info: http://www.agnesscott.edu/admission/financial-aid/agnes-scott-scholarships.html#perry

Value: Full tuition + room & board

Determining Factors: Academics, leadership, character, and personal achievement

Emory University

Name of Scholarship: Emory Scholars

More Info: http://apply.emory.edu/apply/scholars.php

Value: Up to full tuition + enrichment stipends

Determining Factors: Academic achievement and extracurricular engagement

Minimum Requirements: Application deadline November 15th

Georgia Institute of Technology

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Scholars

More Info: http://www.psp.gatech.edu/

Value: Full tuition + room & board

Determining Factors: Scholarship, leadership, progress, and service

Minimum Requirements: Must apply by October 15th

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.psp.gatech.edu/stamps-leadership-scholars

Value: Full tuition + $4,000 for public service internship or research + study abroad or international experience funds up to $8,000

Awards: 5-6 national awards, 5-6 awards for Georgia residents

Determining Factors: Academics, personal achievements, and leadership

University of Georgia

Name of Scholarship: Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship

More Info: https://honors.uga.edu/c_s/scholarships/f_f/foundation_fellows.html

Value: Full tuition

Determining Factors: Academic achievement, intellectual drive, curiosity, record of leadership and service, intellectual and cultural diversity

Minimum Requirements: Submit application by November 3rd, 3.8 GPA, 2100 SAT or 31 ACT

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.stampsfoundation.org/portfolios/university-of-georgia-athens-ga/

Value: Full tuition + $3,000 travel-study grant

Determining Factors: Overall achievement and leadership

Minimum Requirements: Must apply by mid-November

Oglethorpe University

Name of Scholarship: Jennett Scholars Program

More Info: http://www.oglethorpe.edu/administrative/financial_aid/scholarships.asp#JEO

Value: Full tuition + stipend for summer study abroad + eligible for research stipend

Awards: 5

Determining Factors: Academic achievement and extracurricular/community involvement

Minimum Requirements: Must attend Scholarship Weekend

Mercer University

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.stampsfoundation.org/2012/11/01/mercer-university-macon-ga/

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board + $1,600 for books + iPad + $4,000 for enrichment activities

Awards: 10

Determining Factors: leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service to humankind and innovation

Minimum Requirements: Must submit application by November 1st

Morehouse College

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.morehouse.edu/admissions/

Value: Full tuition + $10,000 enrichment activities

Awards: 5

Determining Factors: Overall achievement and leadership

Minimum Requirements: 3.7 GPA, must apply by November 1st

HAWAII

University of Hawaii

Name of Scholarship: Regents’ Scholarship

More Info: http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/studentaffairs/scholarships/raps-overview.php

Value: full tuition plus $4,000 per year and one time $2,000 travel grant

Awards: 20

Determining Factors: Academic and extracurricular achievement

Minimum Requirements: Regents’: 3.5 high school academic GPA, 29 ACT or 1950 SAT. Presidential: 3.7 college GPA.

IOWA

Drake University

Name of Scholarship: National Alumni Scholarship and George A. Carpenter Scholarship

More Info: http://www.drake.edu/admission/undergraduate/costsfinancialaid/typesofaid/scholarships/nationalalumni/

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board Awards: 16

Determining Factors: Scholastic achievement, extracurricular and community activities, leadership, communication skills, and potential for contributing to the academic and extracurricular life

Minimum Requirements: ACT 31, SAT 1380/1400 in math and critical reading, Top 5% or 3.8 GPA, submit application by December 1st

ILLINOIS

Knox College

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Scholarship

More Info: http://www.knox.edu/admission/scholarships/academic-scholarships.html

Value: Full tuition

Awards: 5

Illinois Institute of Technology

Name of Scholarship: Duchossois Leadership Scholars

More Info: http://admissions.iit.edu/undergraduate/finances/duchossois-leadership-scholars-program

Value: Full tuition

Minimum Requirements: none

Name of Scholarship: Camras Scholars Program

More Info: http://admissions.iit.edu/undergraduate/finances/camras-scholars-program

Value: Full tuition + room & board + paid summer experiences

Determining Factors: Academics, leadership, extracurricular activities, communication skills, positive personality, capacity for original through, sense of caring

Minimum Requirements: 3.5 GPA, ACT/SAT scores in the top 10% nationally

University of Chicago

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.stampsfoundation.org/portfolios/university-of-chicago-chicago-il/

Value: Full tuition, room & board, $10,000 enrichment funds

Determining Factors: Overall achievement and leadership

University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://vcia.illinois.edu/giving/stamps.html

Value: Full tuition + $12,000 for enrichment activities

Awards: up to 5

Determining Factors: Leadership, overcoming obstacles, scholarship, service and innovation

INDIANA

Indiana University

Name of Scholarship: The Wells Scholarship Program

More Info: http://www.indiana.edu/~wsp/

Value: Full tuition + fees + living stipend

Awards: 18-22

Determining Factors: Academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and character

Minimum Requirements: Most nominees score 1400 or above on SAT or 32 on ACT have 3.9 GPA or higher, and graduate within the top 5% of their class. Scholars must be nominated by their school or the IUB admissions office.

Purdue University

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.stampsfoundation.org/portfolios/purdue-university-west-lafayette-in/

Value: Full tuition + $10,000 enrichment funds Determining Factors: Academics, leadership, extracurricular activities, and personal background and experiences

Minimum Requirements: Submit application by November 1st

University of Notre Dame

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.stampsfoundation.org/portfolios/university-of-notre-dame/

Value: Full tuition + $12,000 enrichment funds + faculty and professional mentors

Determining Factors: Leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation

Minimum Requirements: Nominated by admissions office

KENTUCKY

University of Kentucky

Name of Scholarship: Otis A. Singletary Scholarship

More Info: http://www.uky.edu/Scholars/

Value: Full tuition, room & board, stipend, iPad, $2,000 summer abroad stipend

Minimum Requirements: 31 ACT or 1360 SAT and minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Scholarship

More Info: http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/scholarship-incoming-freshmen

Value: Full tuition Minimum Requirements: “minimum test score of 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (Math + Reading) and minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale”

University of Louisville

Name of Scholarship: Brown Fellows Program

More Info: http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/scholarships/jgb

Value: Full tuition + room & board + allowance for books + up to $5,000 in enrichment funds

Awards: 10

Determining Factors: Academics, well-roundedness, leadership potential

Minimum Requirements: 31 ACT or 1360 SAT, 3.5 GPA, non-resident of Kentucky (there are other scholarships for Kentucky residents)

LOUISIANA

Tulane University

Name of Scholarship: Dean’s Honor Scholarship

More Info: http://admission.tulane.edu/aid/merit.php

Value: Full tuition

Awards: 75

Determining Factors: General achievement and a creative project

Minimum Requirements: Must submit application by November 15th via Early Action

Name of Scholarship: Paul Tulane Scholarship More Info: http://admission.tulane.edu/aid/merit.php

Value: Full tuition

Awards: 50

Determining Factors: General Achievement

Minimum Requirements: Must submit application by November 15th via Early Action

Name of Scholarship: Stamps-Tulane Scholarship More Info: http://admission.tulane.edu/aid/merit.php

Value: Full tuition + enrichment funding

Awards: 5

Determining Factors: Academics, leadership, perseverance, service and innovation

Minimum Requirements: Must apply for Dean’s Honor Scholarship and nominated from that pool

Louisiana State University

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: https://www.honors.lsu.edu/prospective-students/admissions/scholarships/stamps-leadership-scholarships

Value: Full tuition + up to $14,000 enrichment expenses Minimum Requirements: Selected from students admitted to the honors program, 33 ACT, 1440 SAT, 3.0 GPA

MARYLAND

University of Maryland – College Park

Name of Scholarship: Banneker/Key Scholarship

More Info: http://www.bannekerkey.umd.edu/

Value: Up to full tuition + room & board + book allowance

Awards: 150

Determining Factors: Academics, leadership

Minimum Requirements: Must be admitted to the Honors College

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.bannekerkey.umd.edu/stamps.php

Value: Tuition + room & board + book allowance + up to $5,000 enrichment funds

Awards: 2-3

Determining Factors: Academic leadership

Minimum Requirements: Must be admitted to the Honors College, admitted through the same pool as Banneker/Key Scholarship

Stevenson University

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Fellowship

More Info: http://www.stevenson.edu/admissions-aid/scholarships-financial-aid/types-of-aid/presidential-fellowship/

Value: Full tuition + $3,000 for faculty-led trip

Determining Factors: Commitment to academic excellence, proven leadership in school-based activities, community service, and/or athletics

Minimum Requirements: Must complete application by November 1st

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston College

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Scholars Program

More Info: http://www.bc.edu/centers/psp//

Value: Full tuition

Awards: 15

Determining Factors: Academic record, community service, and leadership

Minimum Requirements: Apply Early Action by November 1st

Boston University

Name of Scholarship: Trustee Scholarship

More Info: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/costs-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee/

Value: Full Tuition + fees

Awards: 20

Determining Factors: Academics, service, and extracurricular activities

Minimum Requirements: Apply before December 1st, nomination from high school

Northeastern University

Name of Scholarship: University Scholars

More Info: http://www.northeastern.edu/universityscholars/prospective-scholars/

Value: Full tuition

Awards: 120

Determining Factors: Academic achievement, creativity, energy, ideas, ambition to innovate, curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, vision, confidence, maturity, resourcefulness, passion to make a positive difference, and strong character

MICHIGAN

Michigan State University

Name of Scholarship: Alumni Distinguished Scholarship

More Info: http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_merit.asp

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board + $1,000 stipend annually

Awards: 15

Determining Factors: Academic performance and participation in the MSU Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition

Minimum Requirements: Must apply by November 1st and complete an examination

Name of Scholarship: Distinguished Freshman Scholarship

More Info: http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_merit.asp

Value: Full tuition + fees

Awards: 20

Determining Factors: Academic Performance and participation in the MSU Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition

Minimum Requirements: Must apply by November 1st and complete an examination

MISSISSIPPI

University of Mississippi

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.stampsfoundation.org/portfolios/university-of-mississippi-university-ms/

Value: Full tuition + $12,000 enrichment stipend

Determining Factors: Academic achievement, leadership, and service

MISSOURI

Saint Louis University

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Scholarship

More Info: http://www.slu.edu/undergraduate-admission/scholarships-and-financial-aid/presidential-scholarship

Value: Full tuition + up to $1,200 in enrichment funding

Minimum Requirements: GPA 3.85, weighted or unweighted, 30 ACT or 1330 SAT

Washington University in St. Louis

Name of Scholarship: John B. Ervin’s Scholar Program

More Info: http://admissions.wustl.edu/scholarships-financial-aid/Freshman-Academic-Scholarship-Fellowship-Programs/Pages/John-B-Ervin-Scholars-Program.aspx

Value: Full tuition + $2,500 stipend annually

Determining Factors: “Applicants should excel academically, challenge themselves, demonstrate initiative and leadership in their communities, bring diverse groups together, commit to community service, serve historically underprivileged populations, and/or persevere through challenging circumstances.”

Name of Scholarship: Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program

More Info: http://admissions.wustl.edu/scholarships-financial-aid/Freshman-Academic-Scholarship-Fellowship-Programs/Pages/Annika-Rodriguez-Scholars-Program.aspx

Value: Full tuition + $2,500 stipend per year

Determining Factors: “Awards are based on academic achievement (strong grades and SAT or ACT scores), a commitment to serving historically underprivileged populations, the ability to bring diverse people together, application answers and essay, and recommendations received as part of the admission application.”

Name of Scholarship: Danforth Scholars Program

More Info: http://admissions.wustl.edu/scholarships-financial-aid/Freshman-Academic-Scholarship-Fellowship-Programs/Pages/The-Danforth-Scholars-Program.aspx

Value: Full tuition

Determining Factors: “In addition to outstanding academic performance, the committee in interested in activities that illustrate the candidate’s exceptional commitment to community service, high moral character, and similar qualities that exemplify the Danforths’ legacy at Washington University. The selection committee finds it helpful to learn of specific examples of leadership, academic, and personal achievements that set this student apart from his or her peers.”

Minimum Requirements: Must be nominated by person with extensive knowledge of student

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://admissions.wustl.edu/scholarships-financial-aid/Freshman-Academic-Scholarship-Fellowship-Programs/Pages/Stamps-Leadership-Scholarships.aspx

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board + supplies + $10,000 enrichment fund

Determining Factors: Academic achievement, leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service and innovation

NEW JERSEY

Stevens Institute of Technology

Name of Scholarship: The Ann P. Neupauer Scholarship

More Info: http://www.stevens.edu/sit/financial-aid/merit-scholarships

Value: Full tuition Awards: 30

NEW YORK

University of Buffalo

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Scholarship

More Info: http://admissions.buffalo.edu/costs/meritscholarships.php

Value: Full tuition + fees + housing + board and books

Minimum Requirements: Unweighted high school average of 95 and SAT critical reading and math score of at least 1470 or ACT score of 33

Fordham University

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Scholarship

More Info: http://www.fordham.edu/admissions/undergraduate_admiss/financing/financial_aid_facts_31974.asp

Value: Full Tuition + room

Awards: 20

Determining Factors: Academic achievement in high school, test scores, and personal characteristics

Syracuse University

Name of Scholarship: Coronat Scholars

More Info: http://www.syr.edu/financialaid/scholarships/su_scholarships_list/coronat_scholars.html

Value: Full tuition + one paid study abroad trip + funding for summer experience + admission to honors program

Determining Factors: Academic achievement, leadership, and service activities

University of Rochester

Name of Scholarship: Renaissance & Global Scholarships

More Info: http://enrollment.rochester.edu/admissions/res/pdf/rens.pdf

Value: Full tuition + individual mentoring

Awards: 20

Determining Factors: Academic Curiosity and Excellence and Social Awareness and Involvement

St. Lawrence University

Name of Scholarship: Trustee Scholarship

More Info: http://www.stlawu.edu/admissions/merit-scholarships

Value: Full tuition

Determining Factors: Academic excellence, character and leadership

SUNY Alfred College

Name of Scholarship: Distinguished Scholars Program: Excellence in Education Scholarship

More Info: https://www.alfredstate.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/distinguished-scholar-program

Value: Full tuition + room & board

Determining Factors: Minimum Requirements: GPA of 94 or better through junior year; at least a 1250 (critical reading and math) combined SAT or 28 composite ACT score is required

NORTH CAROLINA

Davidson College

Name of Scholarship: John Montgomery Belk Scholarship

More Info: http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/financial-aid/scholarships/nomination-scholarships

Value: Full tuition + $6,000 for summer experiences

Awards: 8

Determining Factors: Academic achievement, character, leadership, and service

Minimum Requirements: School nomination

Duke University

Name of Scholarship: Robertson Scholars

More Info: http://robertsonscholars.org/

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board + funding for up to three summer experiences

Determining Factors: Purposeful leadership, intellectual curiosity, strength of character, and collaborative spirit

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Name of Scholarship: Morehead-Cain Scholars

More Info: http://www.moreheadcain.org/

Value: Full tuition + room & board + books + laptop + funding for research and summer opportunities

Minimum Requirements: All students from Canada, Great Britain, and North Carolina can apply. All other students must come from a designated nomination school or have your school register to become a nomination school. You can find a list of current nominating schools here: http://www.moreheadcain.org/nominating-schools/

Name of Scholarship: Robertson Scholars

More Info: http://robertsonscholars.org/

Value: Full tuition + fees + room and board + funding for up to three summer experiences

Determining Factors: Purposeful leadership, intellectual curiosity, strength of character, and collaborative spirit

North Carolina State University

Name of Scholarship: Park Scholarship

More Info: http://park.ncsu.edu/

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board + books & supplies + travel + laptop + personal expenses + admission to University Scholars Program

Determining Factors: “Academic merit, exemplary character, exceptional potential for leadership, and the sense of promise that they may one day make contributions of enduring importance to the betterment of the human condition”

Minimum Requirements: Endorsement by school or filled out self-endorsement form

Wake Forest University

Name of Scholarship: Nancy Susan Reynolds Scholarship

More Info: http://groups.wfu.edu/debate/Recruiting/FINANCIALAIDSCHOLARSHIPS.html

Value: All expenses associated with attending college + stipend

Minimum Requirements: Must apply by December 1st

Determining Factors: Scholarship, achievement, and personal interviews

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.stampsfoundation.org/portfolios/wake-forest-winston-salem-nc/

Value: Full tuition + enrichment stipend

Awards: 5

Determining Factors: Educational achievements, academic motivation, maturity and character

University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Name of Scholarship: Levine Scholars Program

More Info: http://levinescholars.uncc.edu/

Value: Full tuition + room & board + fees + laptop + summer experience funding + study abroad + $8,000 grant to implement a service project + membership to Honors College

Determining Factors: Scholarship, ethical leadership, and civic engagement

North Carolina A&T State University

Name of Scholarship: National Alumni Association Scholarship

More Info: http://www.ncat.edu/admissions/financial-aid/aid/scholarships/fresh-students.html

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board and books

Determining Factors: Academic talent and ability

Minimum Requirements: Minimum qualifications include having a 3.0 or higher high school GPA and a 1000 or higher SAT (verbal and math only) or 22 ACT score.

Name of Scholarship: Lewis and Elizabeth Dowdy Scholarship

More Info: http://www.ncat.edu/admissions/financial-aid/aid/scholarships/fresh-students.html

Value: full tuition, fees, room & board

Minimum Requirements: 3.75 or higher GPA and a 1200 SAT (verbal and math) or 26 ACT score

Salem College

Name of Scholarship: Robert E. Elberson Scholarship

More Info: http://www.salem.edu/admissions/scholarships#

Value: Full tuition + room & board + semester of study abroad in England

Name of Scholarship: Chatham/Davis/Weyand/Womble/Whitaker Scholarships

More Info: http://www.salem.edu/admissions/scholarships#

Value: Full tuition Awards: 10-15

Determining Factors: Academic performance, evidence of leadership, responsibility, concern for others, initiative, motivation, creativity, resourcefulness, and vigor

OHIO

Miami University

Name of Scholarship: University Merit Scholarship

More Info: http://miamioh.edu/admission/merit-grid/

Value: Up to full tuition

Determining Factors: Academic achievement and holistic review of application

Minimum Requirements: 32 ACT or 1400 SAT, 3.5 GPA

 

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.miami.edu/admission/index.php/undergraduate_admission/costsandfinancialresources/scholarships/stamps_scholarships/

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board + textbooks + $12,000 enrichment funds

Ohio State University

Name of Scholarship: Eminence Scholarship

More Info: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/honors/eminence

Value: Full Ride + $3,000 enrichment

Determining Factors: Academic achievement, contribution to school and local community, and leadership

Minimum Requirements: Most recipients typically rank in the top three percent of their graduating classes and have an ACT composite score of 34 or higher or combined SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 1520 or higher.”

Denison University

Name of Scholarship: Mary Carr Endowed Scholarship, Dr. Betty Lovelace Scholarship, and Dr. Desmond Hamlet Scholarship

More Info: http://denison.edu/campus/admissions/financial-aid/types-of-aid

Value: Full tuition

Determining Factors: Academic achievement, outstanding leadership and personal merit

Hiram College

Name of Scholarship: Trustee Scholarship

More Info: http://www.hiram.edu/admission/undergraduate/scholarships-and-grants

Value: Full tuition

Determining Factors: Academic achievement

Minimum Requirements: GPA 3.8 and ACT 28 or SAT 1260

Oberlin College

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://new.oberlin.edu/office/financial-aid/prospective-students/outside-scholarships.dot

Value: Full tuition + fees + $5,000 enrichment funding

Determining Factors: Excellence in academic and/or musical talent

OREGON

Lewis and Clark College

Name of Scholarship: Barbara Hirschi Neely Scholarship

More Info: https://www.lclark.edu/offices/financial_aid/merit_scholarships/

Value: Full tuition + fees + $2,000 stipend

Determining Factors: Academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment. “Special preference is given to students committed to studying the sciences, or students with an unusually keen interest in intercultural and international issues”

PENNSYLVANIA

Arcadia University

Name of Scholarship: President’s Scholarship

More Info: http://www.arcadia.edu/Scholarships-and-Grants/

Value: Full tuition

Determining Factors: Academic excellence, outstanding leadership and community and volunteer service

University of Pittsburgh

Name of Scholarship: University Academic Scholarship

More Info: https://oafa.pitt.edu/learn-about-aid/academic-scholarships/

Value: Up to full tuition

Determining Factors: Academic achievement is the primary factor. Activities outside of the classroom such as leadership positions, athletics, community service, etc. are reviewed as a secondary consideration.

Minimum Requirements: Most recipients have a minimum SAT I score of 1450 (math and critical reading scores only) or 33 ACT composite score, an ‘A’ average, and a top 5% class rank”

Elizabethtown College

Name of Scholarship: Stamps Leadership Scholarship

More Info: http://www.etown.edu/admissions/stamps.aspx

Value: Full tuition + $4,000 enrichment funds + personal mentor

Determining Factors: Leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation

RHODE ISLAND

Providence College

Name of Scholarship: Liberal Arts Honors Scholarship

More Info: http://www.providence.edu/financial-aid/applying-aid/pages/institutional-merit-based.aspx

Value: Up to full tuition (though most offers are between 40-60% of tuition)

Determining Factors: Academic achievement is primary consideration but will also look at extracurricular activities and personal accomplishments

SOUTH CAROLINA

Clemson University

Name of Scholarship: National Scholars

More Info: http://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/national-scholars/

Value: Full tuition Awards: 40

Determining Factors: Outstanding academic achievement (average scholar achieved 1500 on SAT math & verbal or 34 ACT and was ranked in top 1% of class), leadership, service, and extracurricular involvement

Furman University

Name of Scholarship: Herman W. Lay Scholarship

More Info: http://www2.furman.edu/admission/EngageFurman/FinancialInformation/Pages/Merit-based-scholarships.aspx

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board

Awards: 4

Determining Factors: Academic Achievement (most recipients have above 32 on the ACT or above 1400 on the SAT), extracurricular involvement, and personal achievement

Name of Scholarship: James B. Duke Scholarship

More Info: http://www2.furman.edu/admission/EngageFurman/FinancialInformation/Pages/Merit-based-scholarships.aspx

Value: Full tuition

Awards: 10

Determining Factors: Awards (most recipients have above 32 on the ACT or above 1400 on the SAT), extracurricular involvement, and personal achievement

Wofford College

Name of Scholarship: The Richardson Family Scholarship

More Info: http://www.wofford.edu/richardsonScholars/scholarshipInfo/

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board + laptop + summer internships plus one overseas experience + January experience

Determining Factors: Leadership, academic achievement and character

Minimum Requirements: Nomination by school. Top 10 percent of the class and combined score of 1250 (critical reading and math) on the PSAT or SAT or a 28 on the ACT

TENNESSEE

Rhodes College

Name of Scholarship: Bellingrath Scholarship

More Info: http://www.rhodes.edu/finaid/608.asp

Value: Full tuition

Awards: 1

Determining Factors: Academic achievement and personal achievements

Vanderbilt University

Name of Scholarship: Ingram Scholarship

More Info: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/scholarships/ingram.php

Value: Full tuition + stipends for summer projects

Determining Factors: Commitment to community service, strength of personal character, and leadership potential

Name of Scholarship: Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship Program

More Info: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/scholarships/signature.php

Value: Full tuition + stipend for one study abroad or research experience

Determining Factors: Academic achievement, intellectual promise, and leadership and contribution outside the classroom

TEXAS

University of Texas at Austin

Name of Scholarship: 40 Acres Scholarship

More Info: http://scholarships.texasexes.org/scholarships/forty-acres-scholars/

Value: Full tuition + fees + books + living stipend + support for enrichment activities

Southern Methodist University

Name of Scholarship: President’s Scholar Program

More Info: http://www.smu.edu/Academics/PS/Benefits

Value: Full tuition + fees + travel expenses and tuition for study abroad

Determining Factors: Academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to engagement in school and/or community activities

Minimum Requirements: Exceptional achievement on the ACT or SAT, a minimum of 20 high school academic units in a challenging curriculum, including AP/IB and honors courses, two years of a single foreign language, and advanced coursework in math and science, and a high school rank in the top 10 percent of the graduating class

Southwestern University

Name of Scholarship: Brown Scholars

More Info: http://www.southwestern.edu/aid/types/scholarships/merit.php

Value: Full tuition

Minimum Requirements: Top 5% of their high school class (or if high school does not rank, have the equivalent of a 3.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale). Students must score at least a 1400 on the SAT (critical reading and math) or 31 on the ACT

Texas Christian University

Name of Scholarship: Chancellor’s Scholarship

More Info: http://www.chancellor.tcu.edu/scholars.asp

Value: Full tuition

Awards: 43

Determining Factors: Academic achievement is the primary factor (SAT score average of recipients is 2190. ACT is 33), and leadership accomplishments, service records, and extracurricular activities are also considered.

University of Houston

Name of Scholarship: Tier One Scholarship

More Info: http://www.uh.edu/tieronescholars/

Value: Full tuition + fees + two years room & board + stipend for research and study abroad + membership to Honors College + priority registration for classes

Minimum Requirements: Minimum SAT of 1300 on the critical reading and math sections (29 ACT composite), rank in the top 10 percent of high school class

University of Texas at Dallas

Name of Scholarship: The McDermott Scholars Program

More Info: http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/

Value: Full tuition + fees + $1,200 stipend per month to cover room, board, and living expenses + $1,000 annual book stipend + international experience up to $12,000 + professional development experience up to $3,000 + paid travel home twice a year for domestic students and once a year for international students

Awards: 24

Determining Factors: Exceptional academic performance (most recipients have 1400 or higher on the two part SAT (verbal and math) and a class rank in the top 5% of their high school class, community volunteerism and leadership in school, broad and eclectic interests in science, literature, and the arts, social skills to interact easily with adults as well as peers.

VIRGINIA

University of Richmond

Name of Scholarship: Richmond Scholars

More Info: http://scholars.richmond.edu/about/index.html

Value: Full tuition + $3,000 for enrichment activities + priority course registration + guaranteed housing

Determining Factors: Outstanding and engaged scholarship, desire to be at the forefront in the creation and discovery of new knowledge, leadership skills, desire to be a leader in service to society, broad worldview, excitement about learning from people who are different from themselves in a diverse community of scholars, recognition of the importance of personal integrity and ethical decision making, enthusiastic pursuit of self-improvement, desire to make the most of opportunities presented, exceptional talent in artistic expression

University of Virginia

Name of Scholarship: Jefferson Scholarship

More Info: http://www.jeffersonscholars.org/

Value: Full tuition + fees + room & board+ books + personal expenses

Washington and Lee

Name of Scholarship: Johnson scholarship

More Info: http://www.wlu.edu/johnson-program/the-johnson-scholarship

Value: Full tuition + room & board + $7,000 to support summer experiences

Determining Factors: Academic and personal accomplishments, essays, performance at in-person scholarship competition (travel expenses are paid by the university for all finalists)

WISCONSIN

Carthage College

Name of Scholarship: Presidential Scholarship

More Info: http://www.carthage.edu/admissions/scholarships/presidential/

Value: Up to full tuition + room & board

 

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