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Presidential Merit Scholarship (Half and 1/3 Tuition) purged from Bentley Site

suzyQ7suzyQ7 Registered User Posts: 3,479 Senior Member
I know that this year's cohort of acceptances included many students awarded the "Presidential Scholarship" for half or 1/3 tuition discounts (from what I saw here on CC and based on my daughter's friends who where accepted this past March). Info on this scholarships was on the Bentley site this past spring but are completely gone now. The more generic info is now on the site (no specifics on amounts or GPA requirements anymore):
Many scholarships are based on criteria such as academic strength, athletic ability, leadership, or community service. Non-need-based scholarship funding is awarded for financial aid, through the admissions process and usually has a grade point average (GPA) or other requirement for renewal in subsequent years. It is your responsibility to know the criteria you need to meet for renewal of your scholarship.

If you are awarded a scholarship through the admissions process and also have financial need, your merit award will be incorporated into your need-based financial aid package.

Every freshman applicant is automatically considered for merit scholarships as part of the application process. No separate application is required

Do any insiders at Bentley know what changes they have made to the merit scholarships? For example, what is the max merit that would be offered and what are he GPA requirements?

Replies to: Presidential Merit Scholarship (Half and 1/3 Tuition) purged from Bentley Site

  • MassDaD68MassDaD68 Registered User Posts: 1,545 Senior Member
    Thanks for sharing that @suzyQ7 . My son also got in this past March but did not score the presidential scholarship so we just could not afford the school. He would have liked to attend but just too much at $70k/year.

    I too am curious now as to how they award scholarships and its amounts. Did the above section represent the current web site?
  • suzyQ7suzyQ7 Registered User Posts: 3,479 Senior Member
    @MassDaD68 - yes, the above is what shows up on the site. No reference to presidential scholarships, nothing. Only the Women's Leadership Scholarship and even that, no details. A friend of mine's son is interested in the school and I was helping do some research.

    It would be great if parents who went to the Open House in September could fill us in if this came up. I'm guessing Bentley is changing up the entire merit process, but there is no info on their site.

    This Bentley forum is very quiet, unfortunately.
  • MassDaD68MassDaD68 Registered User Posts: 1,545 Senior Member
    @suzyQ7 I think it is a good move by Bentley. I felt it was way to restrictive before to only offer 1/3, 1/2, or full tuition. The good thing is that the scholarship would increase each year also. But with only three categories they were not able to offer someone less than 1/3. It seemed like an all or nothing thing. There was another dad on this site that I remember was in the same boat as us. Our son's were similar in their accomplishments and his son did not receive any money either. It was too bad we could not have worked something out financially. But life brings you to different paths.
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