I got my scholarships mixed up The President's award (only traditonal URMs) is a max of $4,000. It is the Provost award that provides full tuition. You have to be a national Achievement (African-American), National Hispanic Scholar, or National Merit Finanlist, and thus you need SAT, the award only 30, who gets award depends on full file review, and usually over 2/3 chosen are minoirites.
Asians are not minorities. However, women are considered URM's for admission to engineering. Engineering college and departments have numerous scholarships but most are in the $1,000 to $4,000 a year range. You are informed of aid and awards when Financial aid determination is sent in April although they often inform you of a merit award earlier such as a month earlier.
EA applicants do not receive any "special" attention and December EA determination date has nothing to do with scholarships or aid. EA applicants simply get considered before others and receive a determination of admit, admit to a different program than requested (often to Division of General Studies), deny, or defer to Feb determination. Being considered early gives "somewhat" of an advantage in admission but you should not assume it is much and businees in particular and engineering to a significant degree defer to Feb decison a lot of early applicants (for business well over the majority of early applicants are either deferred or admitted to a different program and college; for engineering that occurs for somewhat less than the majority). Note that deferral does not mean probable rejection as majority of those defered are eventually admitted.
Last edited by drusba; 10-26-2010 at 07:33 PM.