134 College Scholarships Awarded SOLELY for High Grades and SAT/ACT Scores

134 College Scholarships Awarded SOLELY for High Grades and SAT/ACT Scores

Want to win a $1,000 scholarship? Sign up here. Are you just a good student looking for money for college? This list is for you. The scholarships below are awarded on the basis of your grades and test scores (SAT or ACT) only. It doesn’t matter how many extracurricular activities you’ve participated in. It doesn’t matter if you have won a bunch of awards. You don’t have to write an essay. If you’ve got the grades and scores, you will qualify for these awards. Many of the scholarships on this list are automatic and guaranteed which means that if you meet the required grade/score thresholds, you will be granted this aid money. Some require that students apply by a certain priority deadline and others are awarded on a first come, first serve basis and are limited in quantity. Either way, if you are looking for aid money, this is a great place to start. Find a scholarship on the list below where you meet the minimum requirements, and apply! You’ll have a great chance of getting merit money without the hassle of extra essays, long explanations of extracurricular activities, or recommendation requests. This is easy money.   Need a higher SAT score to qualify for a scholarship? Click Here   Alabama State University – Montgomery, AL Name of Scholarship: Presidential Academic Scholarship Value: Full tuition + fees + room + board + books Requirements: 3.76 GPA; 1170 SAT (CR+M) or 26 ACT   Name of Scholarship: Academic Excellence Scholarship Value: Full tuition + fees + books Requirements: 3.51 GPA; 1090 (CR+M) or 22 ACT   Name of Scholarship: Academic Incentive...
13 Colleges With No Tuition

13 Colleges With No Tuition

Want to win a $1,000 scholarship? Sign up here. Wouldn’t it be nice to go to a college where there was no tuition? Although no tuition colleges are becoming increasingly rare, there are still a handful of colleges that give every single student admitted a full tuition scholarship. Some of these schools still require students to pay fees, room and board, books, and transportation and some also require students to commit to working at an on-campus job, but in almost all cases, these colleges provide excellent value to all of their students. If your family can pay these additional expenses out of pocket, great, you’re good to go. If not, though, many of these colleges offer generous need-based scholarships and grants that can reduce any student payment obligation to close to nothing. Alice Lloyd College – Pippa Passes, KY Need-based admission: No Alice Lloyd College offers free tuition to students from 108 counties in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Students are required to pay for room and board ($6,740) and work 10-20 hours per week in on-campus jobs. Out of territory students are charged a total of $14,050 for tuition, room, board, and fees. Barclay College – Haviland, KS Need-based admission: No Barclay is a Christian college that awards full tuition scholarships for all students. Students are still responsible for room, board, and fees (amounting to approximately $11,000 in additional expenses). There is no work requirement. Berea College – Berea, KY Need-based admission: Yes Berea is a Christian college which awards every admitted student the Tuition Promise Scholarship which offers full tuition. As a part of the...
316 Colleges with Non-Binding Early Action Plans

316 Colleges with Non-Binding Early Action Plans

What Major Best Fits Your Personality? Find out here. Want to know where you are going to college by December? So do a lot of students, which is why Early Decision (ED) programs are so popular. Watch out though. ED plans have their pitfalls. What if you realize you’d actually prefer to attend another school? What if you change your mind? Too bad. What if the financial aid package isn’t so great? Sorry. You’re stuck. You have very limited negotiating power when you can’t show a college any competing offers. Early Decision is limiting, and while for some students that admissions advantage makes it a worthwhile choice, in general, I’d recommend Early Action (EA) plans instead. EA plans will give you your decision just as early as ED plans but without the downsides. You are not required to attend a school you are admitted to through an EA program, and you can apply to more schools in the regular round so that you can compare aid offers. In many cases, you can even apply to multiple schools through EA so that you can have multiple offers by December. Sure, the admissions advantage of EA may be smaller than for ED, but for many schools, early applicant pools still have slightly higher admissions rates than in the regular pool. Below, you’ll find of list of colleges that offer EA programs (data thanks to College Lists). With the exception of the few schools on this list marked as “single choice,” apply to as many of these colleges as you want early and get your decision before regular applications at most colleges...
Stuck on a Wait List? Find out How to Get Off.

Stuck on a Wait List? Find out How to Get Off.

          What Major Best Fits Your Personality? Find out here.     Waitlisted. It is an awful feeling being stuck in limbo all summer not knowing exactly where you’ll end up in the fall. But if you’ve been waitlisted at your dream school, the wait might be worth it. Don’t get your hopes up too high. Most schools today waitlist hundreds or thousands of students only to end up accepting a few dozen and in some cases, none at all. But every year, there are many students around the country who get into colleges off the wait list, and you could be one of them. Here’s what you need to do: 1)      Don’t just wait It is not really a “wait” list. It is an action list. Don’t sit around and wait to see if a college will take you. If you accept your spot on the wait list and sit back and relax, you aren’t going to get in. Unlike wait lists for soccer camp that usually take people off on a first come, first served basis, college wait lists are typically pretty disorganized. Colleges don’t have some preset order that tells them who to take off the wait list should space become available. The students who are the forefront of the admissions officers’ minds are the ones who get accepted. Be memorable. Staying active in the process is the best way to do that. 2)      Write a letter of interest Is attending the school where you were waitlisted your dream? Have you done tons of research about the clubs you would join and...
121 of the Best Merit Scholarships Open to International Students

121 of the Best Merit Scholarships Open to International Students

  Want to win a $1,000 scholarship? Sign up here.       Getting money as an international student is tough.   You can’t apply for federal aid, and many colleges don’t offer or severely restrict need-based aid for international students.   The good news is that there are still many colleges that offer generous merit-based scholarships that are either open to international students or in some cases are exclusively for international students.   Ranging from a few thousand dollars per year all the way to a full ride, the scholarships on the list below can be great options for any international student hoping to study affordably in the United States.   Need a higher SAT score to qualify for a scholarship? Click here American University Washington DC Name of Scholarship: Emerging Global Leader Scholarship Value: Full tuition; room & board Number of Awards: 1 Determining Factors: Academic excellence, leadership development, and global engagement Augustana College Rock Island, IL Name of Scholarship: Merit Scholarships Value: $17,000-$22,000 annually Determining Factors: Academic Achievement Babson College Babson Park, MA Name of Scholarship: Presidential Scholarship Value: Half tuition Minimum Requirements: 3.0 GPA Determining Factors: Academic achievement, leadership, and global perspective Name of Scholarship: Weissman Scholarship Value: Full tuition Determining Factors: Leadership in the classroom and community Name of Scholarship: Diversity Leadership Award Value: Half tuition to full tuition Determining Factors: Potential for leadership in creating a diverse community. Recipients of the full tuition scholarship must have financial need (need is not a factor for half tuition scholarship) Ball State University Muncie, IN Name of Scholarship: International Student Scholarship Value: Half tuition to full...