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Bentley Merit Scholarship Calculations?

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  • RightCoasterRightCoaster 2881 replies4 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My son who applied last year is a white male in the Boston suburbs with test scores between 1400-1450, decent GPA, good ECs. and didn't get any $$. Thought for sure he would get something. He ended up going to Northeastern as he felt it was a better over all value for the same price, and a better fit.
    I think Bentley is tightening it's belt as they find it's harder nowadays for area kids to gain acceptance to Northeastern, BC,BU, Babson and they don't need to entice the kids to enroll there with $$. For some of the local kids shut out everywhere else, Bentley is their last chance to stay local and attend a quality business program located near Boston.

    Good luck to you all.
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  • suzyQ7suzyQ7 3968 replies55 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Congrats @ochang07 ! Did you apply ED? I didn't realize ED decisions were out yet.
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  • rickle1rickle1 1939 replies17 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My S applied last yr (received 1/2 tuition merit) with mid 1420 SAT and 3.95 GPA (UW) with many APs and honor classes (basically all you can take at his high school). Lots of great ECs, leadership, etc.

    However, I think the reason he got the scholarship is due to us living in FL. Bentley is trying to expand its brand. It does a great job in New England (and the northeast in general). It also does surprisingly well internationally. They seem to have missed the focus on US outside of the northeast and must be using merit to attract other areas.
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  • introvert999introvert999 6 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    to add some stats,
    gpa: 4.09 at small public high school
    sat (out of 1600): 1290
    3 APs during high school and all honors class
    theater, show choir, multiple school clubs, job outside of school working with students with mental disabilities
    i was awarded the 1/3 tuition merit scholarship

    for the person who started this thread, id guess youd get the same as me or the 1/2 tuition
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  • introvert999introvert999 6 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    just realized they changed the merit scholarships... good luck anyways!
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  • introvert999introvert999 6 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    just realized they changed the merit scholarships... good luck anyways!
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  • MassDaD68MassDaD68 1524 replies24 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @introvert999

    What state are you located in?

    Based on what your SAT was, I doubt your from MA. I also believe Bentley uses the scholarship $$$ to attract out of staters.
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  • suzyQ7suzyQ7 3968 replies55 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Hi everyone. Now that decisions are out, could people share if merit is still 1/2 tuition 1/3 tuition like it used to be or is it a dollar amount?
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  • wheatonmomwheatonmom 185 replies12 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    My daughter was a dollar amount $15k/year.
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  • deebmcdeebmc 32 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I have heard $15 a year, $30 a year and 1 person got full tuition. So it looks like they have moved away from the 1/3 and 1/2 tuition scholarships
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  • suzyQ7suzyQ7 3968 replies55 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Right, I see that too. I guess it saves them money, because when tuition goes up, the scholarship no longer goes up.
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  • NE_Pats12NE_Pats12 24 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Just opened my portal and saw that I was accepted with the Provost Scholarship. I tried looking on Bentley's website but couldn't find any information about it. What is the scholarship for and is it something everyone gets?
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  • jcd716jcd716 137 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @NE_Pats12
    It is a merit based scholarship based on many factors such as gpa and SAT/ACT scores and not everyone gets it. I don’t think there are set guidelines at least I haven’t seen any. From what I’ve read they have the Provost at $15k, Founders at $25k, Presidential at $30k and full tuition with the Trustees Scholarship.
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  • emptypocketsemptypockets 24 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    My S was accepted. He got 5k merit. It is called the Deans scholarship. 5k against high 60k total cost does not move the needle much.
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  • lenvo65lenvo65 9 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    My D was accepted - honors program and Presidential scholarship at a set $30/ year, capped at $120 total
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  • suzyQ7suzyQ7 3968 replies55 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @lenvo65 congrats to your D! Could you provide her stats? It would be helpful in determining what the benchmarks are for merit
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  • lenvo65lenvo65 9 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member

    Weighted GPA: 4.39 (School does not show unweighted or rank)
    SAT: 710 English,760 Math
    3 SAT subject tests - 670 to 770 on those
    Took a very demanding course load - 8 APs, 2 college level course
    2 Sport Varsity Athlete (but not pursing college varsity), Many other EC's with leadership Roles, state awards for Vocal performance

    Does anyone know how or when Bentley announces Women's Leadership Program admission?
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  • misskiesha420misskiesha420 42 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @lenvo65 it is a separate letter that can be found under your admissions decision. They have let everyone in the program know if they received it I'm pretty sure
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  • suzyQ7suzyQ7 3968 replies55 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    Someone just posted about the "Dean's" scholarship. $5K. So it looks like they replaced their old 1/3 tuition, 1/2, tuition, 3/4 tuition and full tuition scholarships with whole dollar scholarships:

    Dean's at 5K,
    Provost at $15k,
    Founders at $25k,
    Presidential at $30k (3.25 GPA to keep it)
    Trustee at Full Tuition

    Then there is the Women's Leadership award for 10K a year, which according to some posters who won this, does stack with the above whole dollar scholarships.

    The website has no information on these scholarships

    If anyone has the GPAs required to keep these scholarships, we could have that all here for future applicants. I only saw the GPA for presidential.
    edited March 2018
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  • jcd716jcd716 137 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited March 2018
    @suzyQ7 My son was awarded the Provost Scholarship and it requires a 3.0 gpa
    edited March 2018
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