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Automatic Full Tuition / Full Ride Scholarships

BobWallaceBobWallace Posts: 1,713Registered User Senior Member
edited October 2013 in Financial Aid & Scholarships
The purpose of this thread is to catalog large scholarships that are automatic/guaranteed based on stats alone (GPA/ACT/SAT/Rank). The scholarships should be Full Tuition, Full Ride, or of similar magnitude. The scholarships should be based strictly on stats, not awards such as NMF/NMSF.

There is already an excellent thread cataloging automatic/guaranteed awards of any magnitude, large or small, so please add smaller awards there:

http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/848226-important-links-automatic-guaranteed-merit-scholarships.html?highlight=automatic

There is also already an excellent thread cataloging automatic/guaranteed awards for NMSF/NMF, so please add awards requiring that distinction there:

http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/national-merit-scholarships/649276-nmf-scholarships-updated-compilation.html

Please limit contributions to this thread to stats-based awards of Full Tuition / Full Ride magnitude.
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace Posts: 1,713Registered User Senior Member
    University of Alabama-Huntsville
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Fees+Books+Room+Board)
    Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 34 ACT or 1490 SAT (CR+M)
    Award: Full Tuition+Fees
    Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (CR+M)
    http://www.uah.edu/images/admissions/Financial%20Aid/Documents/scholarship.pdf

    University of Alabama
    Award: Full Tuition
    Out-of-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    In-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT or 1330 SAT (CR+M)
    Out-of-State Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama
    In-State Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama

    University of Alabama-Birmingham
    Award: Full Tuition ($15,000/year, currently covers full tuition – award may not cover future tuition)
    Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 28 ACT
    https://www.uab.edu/students/undergraduate-admissions/freshman/paying-for-college-united-states-citizens/scholarships/item/570-act-gpa-based-scholarships

    Troy University
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
    Requirement: 3.7 GPA, 31 ACT or 1380 SAT (CR+M)
    Award: Full Tuition
    Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 27 ACT or 1220 SAT (CR+M)
    Undergraduate :: Troy Scholarships

    Southeastern Louisiana Univesity
    Award: ½ to ¾ Tuition+Room+Board
    Requirement: 30 ACT, GPA 3.0-4.0 (tuition award on sliding scale based on GPA)
    Scholarships

    Southeast Missouri State University
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
    Requirement: 3.9 GPA, 33 ACT or 1440 SAT (CR+M)
    Award: Full Tuition
    Requirement: 3.6 GPA, 28 ACT or 1250 SAT (CR+M)
    Freshmen Academic Scholarships, Southeast Missouri State University

    Louisiana State University – Shreveport
    Award: Full Tuition + Fees + Books
    Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT
    LSU Shreveport Announces Guaranteed Scholarships

    Miami University
    Award: ½ to Full Tuition
    Requirement: 3.7 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M), “Rigorous Coursework”
    University Merit Scholarships | Miami Scholarships | Scholarships | High School Students | Financial Aid | Admission | Miami University

    Utah State
    Award: Full Tuition
    Requirement: Sliding scale of GPA+ACT/SAT, ranging from 4.0+31/1360 to 3.5+36/1600 (see chart)
    http://www.usu.edu/admissions/docs/NonResidentIndex.pdf

    Columbia College (SC)
    Award: Full Tuition
    Requirement: 29 ACT or 1300 SAT (CR+M)
    Columbia College SC - Welcome to Columbia College
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 62,347Registered User Senior Member
    Please note whether the awards are for instate, OOS, or both.




    University of Alabama
    Award: Full Tuition (including OOS)
    Out-of-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    In-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT or 1330 SAT (CR+M)



    As noted above, an OOS student needs at least an ACT 32 or 1400 M+CR and 3.5+ GPA.

    However, if the student is majoring in Engineering or Computer Science and has an ACT 30 or 1330 M+CR, then the College of Eng'g and the Unversity of Alabama will give combined scholarships for full tuition. The student will also get a $2500 per year scholarship stacked on top.
  • DeskPotatoDeskPotato Posts: 1,329Registered User Senior Member
    Howard University
    The Howard University Freshman Scholarship (HUFS) Program is designed to assist accepted First-Time-in-College students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement throughout their secondary school career and have chosen to attend Howard University. Scholarships are automatically awarded on a first-come, first-served, basis to eligible candidates. A separate application is not required. Scholarships are awarded until all funds have been exhausted and not all eligible applications will receive an award.

    PRESIDENTIAL: Tuition, Fees, Room, Board, $950 Book Voucher, & Laptop

    Criteria:
    SAT=1500 - 1600
    ACT = 34 - 36
    GPA ≥ 3.75

    FOUNDERS: Tuition, Fees, Room, Board & $500 Book Voucher

    Criteria:
    SAT=1400 - 1490 or
    ACT = 32 - 33
    GPA ≥ 3.50

    CAPSTONE: Tuition, Fees, Room

    Criteria:
    SAT=1300 - 1390 or
    ACT = 29 - 31
    GPA ≥ 3.25

    LEGACY: Tuition & Fees

    Criteria:
    SAT= 1170 - 1290 or
    ACT = 26 - 28
    GPA ≥ 3.0
    Or Ranked #1 or #2 in class
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 62,347Registered User Senior Member
    ^^^

    I think the OP wants schools that give ASSURED merit scholarships for stats alone. If not all eligible students get the award, then those don't fit the parameter.
  • QuietThinkerQuietThinker Posts: 145Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks M2CK for letting us know about the lower score requirements (SAT CR+Math = 1330) for Engineering students. Hope they will offer these scholarships next year (2013-2014) also for the same scores.
  • DeskPotatoDeskPotato Posts: 1,329Registered User Senior Member
    Because the Howard College scholarships are first-come, first-served, rather than the usual competitive process where applicants just have a shot at the scholarship based on the competitive pool, I thought they were worth mentioning. I highlighted the first-come, first-served nature of the program to point out that an interested student would want to be sure to apply as early as possible.
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Posts: 16,851Super Moderator Senior Member
    With all merit offers read parents and students must do their due diligence and ask about the fine print when it comes to keeping the merit $$

    Is it automatically renewable for the next 4 years?

    Is it attached to staying with a specific major?

    Is it renewable for the same amount of money each year?

    Is scholarship adjusted to take into consideration tuition increases (about 5% per year)

    Is there a gpa requirement needed to keep getting the money?

    When does the gpa requirement start (by the end of fall term or the end of spring term)?

    Is there a phase in to the gpa requirement?

    What happens if you do not meet gpa requirement, does money leave immediately or is there a grace period?

    If you lose scholarship and bring your grades back up is money reinstated?

    What percentage of students lose their scholarship?

    Ask the financial aid office what percent of students lose their merit money in the first year.

    And the most important question.. worse case scenario if you were to lose the scholarship would you still be able to swing the cost of attending?



    for ex: Howard also has no phase in gpa to keep their merit money. The term that you do not meet the requirements for keeping the merit $$ is the last term that you receive the merit money (and you do not get it back).
  • BobWallaceBobWallace Posts: 1,713Registered User Senior Member
    University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
    OOS Award: Approximately 90% Tuition (Currently $14K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
    In State Award: Approximately 80% Tuition (Currently $5K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT/1400 SAT (CR+M)
    http://www.olemiss.edu/finaid/scholarshiptypes.html#8
  • BobWallaceBobWallace Posts: 1,713Registered User Senior Member
    Louisiana State University
    OOS Award: Full Tuition
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 30 ACT/1330 SAT (CR+M)
    http://www.lsu.edu/catalogs/2010/013ugasa.shtml

    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NONRESIDENT STUDENTS

    Golden Oaks Awards

    Nonresident students with a combined Critical Reading and Mathematics SAT score of 1330 or a composite ACT score of 30 as well as a 3.00 computed gpa are eligible to receive this award.

    Exemption from the payment of tuition and nonresident fees
    An opportunity to become a Chancellor's Student Aide and earn up to $6,200 ($1550 per year) working in a campus job
  • BobWallaceBobWallace Posts: 1,713Registered User Senior Member
    Florida Atlantic University
    OOS Award: Approximately 80% Tuition (Currently $15.5K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 29 ACT/1920 SAT (CR+M+W)
    OOS Award: Approximately 75% Tuition (Currently $14.5K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 24 ACT/1620 SAT (CR+M+W)
    http://www.fau.edu/admissions/scholarship-os.php
  • yaksic13yaksic13 Posts: 79Registered User Junior Member
    This is an awesome thread! It will really help those of us who are looking for large scholarships that we do not have to jump through a million hoops to obtain.
  • yaksic13yaksic13 Posts: 79Registered User Junior Member
    Louisiana Tech University

    Presidential Scholarship
    Unlimited awards which pay tuition, fees, and on-campus regular dorm and meals for four years.
    Requires ACT:32 or SAT:1400 and 3.0 UW GPA
    Requires a 3.0 gpa to renew
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Posts: 16,851Super Moderator Senior Member
    Hampton University

    Hampton University is pleased to recognize outstanding academic achievement by offering a variety of scholarships to first-time freshmen. The selection process is extremely competitive and students who submit completed admission application packets by the Early Action deadline (November 1) are automatically considered for merit awards. (A scholarship application form is not required for consideration of an award.) Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and subject to the availability of funds. Consideration of awards is granted, not guaranteed to students who meet minimum eligibility requirements. The initial review process for scholarships begins in December. Official scholarship offers are communicated to the recipient via written correspondence only.

    Trustee

    The Trustee scholarship is a unique award offered by Hampton University. It provides a four -year scholarship to include: Tuition, Room, Board, and a $500 book stipend. The recipient must have a minimum SAT score of 1400 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or minimum ACT composite score of 32.

    Presidential

    The Presidential scholarship is awarded to students with a SAT score of 1300 – 1390 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or an ACT composite score ranging from 29- 31. This four- year scholarship covers the cost of Tuition, Room, and Board.

    Hampton Scholars

    The Hampton Scholars award is awarded to students with a SAT score of 1200 – 1290 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or an ACT composite score of 27-28. Recipients of this award receive a four-year Tuition scholarship.

    Merit

    The Merit scholarship is awarded to students with a SAT score of 1100 - 1190 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or an ACT composite score of 24 - 26. Recipients of this award receive a partial tuition scholarship.

    Achievement Scholarship

    The Achievement Scholarship is the newest scholarship offered by Hampton University. It provides a four year $10,000 scholarship. The recipient must have a cumulative 3.50 academic grade point average. A minimum SAT or ACT score is not required.

    Hampton University - Admissions
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Posts: 16,851Super Moderator Senior Member
    Hi Vonlost and Entomom,

    Can we make this a sticky?
  • yaksic13yaksic13 Posts: 79Registered User Junior Member
    Is there any more?
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