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  • upstate13upstate13 234 replies19 threads Junior Member
    This is such great info - my son is very interested in bama (thanks to all the help from folks on this site), so if he applies now in August, generally how long until he would find out? he also wants to apply to honors college and fellows program, and the scholarship (he has a 33 ACT and 3.63 GPA). But that doesn't happen until December is that correct? This all seems almost too good to be true...:)
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  • ohiobassmomohiobassmom 1384 replies17 threads Senior Member
    Is he a rising senior now, upstate? Meaning he wants to apply for fall 2013?
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  • MTnestMTnest 1766 replies27 threads Senior Member
    upstate13: Alabama is accepting applications now for Fall 2013. Once you apply then you fill out the scholarship application. There is a deadline for the scholarship application -- I think it is before December. The folks on the Alabama board are a fountain of information so you may want to check them out.
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids 84272 replies1046 threadsForum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Forum Champion
    This is such great info - my son is very interested in bama (thanks to all the help from folks on this site), so if he applies now in August, generally how long until he would find out? he also wants to apply to honors college and fellows program, and the scholarship (he has a 33 ACT and 3.63 GPA). But that doesn't happen until December is that correct? This all seems almost too good to be true


    If he applies now (the app has been LIVE for over a month), and then submits the scholarship app, and he sends transcripts and scores, he'll likely be accepted by the beginning of Sept...scholarship award given around the same time.

    First you apply (quick and easy app). Then within 1-3 business days, you'll receive a "follow up email" with log-on instructions to MyBama. Then you'll have access to the scholarship app. Submit at that point...also easy to do.


    Yes, the apps must be submitted by Dec 1st, but those who apply now will get accepted and scholarship awards rather quickly. Bama has rolling admissions, and usually doesn't take long once transcripts and scores are rec'd.


    So...apply to school NOW, then a few days later, submit the scholarship app.

    THEN, after acceptance (which should be quick), THEN you'll have access to the Honors College app (the link will appear on MyBama after acceptance.)


    It's all good.....it's not too good to be true. It is true. Bama will award this to every student who applies that has met the req'ts....the needed GPA, the needed test scores, and applies by Dec 1st. (Int'ls must be ACCEPTED by Dec 1st to qualify, so they should apply NOW since their apps take longer to process)
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  • upstate13upstate13 234 replies19 threads Junior Member
    Again, thanks all so much for the info, he has filed the application for admission and waiting on email notification to file the scholarship app, sent ACT score in when he took them, and so just needs to get his counselor to send his transcripts. What a complete relief and thrill it would be (for me especially i guess!) to have this all set so early senior year. He plays football and has quite a rigorous course load coming up, and so can focus without 'sweating'. thanks again to everyone!!!!
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  • mathmomvtmathmomvt 4295 replies246 threads Senior Member
    This may be a dumb question, but which U of Alabama campus is the right/best one of Engineering students who wish to take advantage of the merit scholarship and apply to the Honors college?
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    Tuscaloosa is the main UA campus, with the Honors College (and the Crimson Tide.)

    Huntsville and Birmingham are separate universities. Both have worked hard to shed their commuter school roots, but they still lag behind Tuscaloosa as complete universities. That said, UAB houses the med school and thereby excels on the sciences, particularly bio sciences, and UAH excels in engineering due to proximity to government and private research operations. Huntsville also offers the best merit scholarships.
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  • SombreSombre 224 replies49 threads Junior Member
    Hey,

    Does anyone know what the grade requirements would be for international students? It's pretty ambiguous as to what any given GPA is equivalent to! (note: not all international schools use a GPA system - in fact, most don't, save for those "American" ones!)
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  • Amber307Amber307 77 replies15 threads Junior Member
    Are there any guaranteed scholarships for any of the UC schools in CA? Or any guaranteed scholarships to "college of your choice"?
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  • mathmomvtmathmomvt 4295 replies246 threads Senior Member
    There are no automatic scholarships for "college of your choice" and in fact very few outside scholarships (not for a particular school) that are based on academic achievement alone.
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    (Removed Hawaii-Manoa)

    Updated comprehensive list sorted by state.

    I have also attempted to calculate the residual cost of attendance (COA) given the scholarship award. NOTE, however, that this was calculated based on each individual college’s published Cost of Attendance, and these estimates may vary in how they are calculated and what costs are included.

    ==== ALABAMA ====

    University of Alabama
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $13,122/year
    Out-of-State Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    In-State Requirements: 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
    Award: Full Tuition + $2,500/year
    Residual COA: $10,622/year
    Requirements (Eng/CS Only): 3.5 GPA, ACT 30 or 1330 SAT (CR+M)
    Scholarships - Undergraduate Students - The College of Engineering - The University of Alabama

    University of Alabama-Huntsville
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Fees+Books+Room+Board)
    Residual COA: $3,359/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 34 ACT or 1490 SAT (CR+M)
    Award: Full Tuition+Fees
    Residual COA: $12,864/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (CR+M)
    http://uah.edu/iFinAid/scholarships/2012-2013%20approved%20scholarship%20grid.pdf

    University of Alabama-Birmingham
    Award: $15,000/year (Full tuition for up to 25 credits per year)
    Residual COA: Depends on number of hours taken
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 28 ACT
    https://www.uab.edu/students/undergr...d-scholarships

    Troy University
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
    Residual COA: $4,470/year
    Requirements: 3.7 GPA, 31 ACT or 1380 SAT (CR+M)
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $10,821/year
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 27 ACT or 1220 SAT (CR+M)
    Undergraduate :: Troy Scholarships

    Alabama State University
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition/Room/Board/Books+1,200/year)
    Residual COA: $2,544/year
    Requirements: 3.76 GPA, 28 ACT or 1230 SAT (CR+M)
    ASU Scholarships : Alabama State University

    ==== ARKANSAS ====

    University of Arkansas at Monticello
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
    Residual COA: $4,400/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA and Top 10% Rank, 30 ACT
    Award: Full Tuition+Room
    Residual COA: $7,120/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 27 ACT
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $9,040/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 24 ACT
    University of Arkansas at Monticello

    Southern Arkansas University
    Award: Full Tuition+ ($11K/year)
    Residual COA: $8,266/year
    Requirement: 30 ACT
    Presidential Scholarship – 8 Semesters ? Financial Aid


    ==== FLORIDA ====

    Florida A&M
    Award (In-State): Full Ride
    Residual COA: $4,342/year
    Award (OOS): Full Tuition and Fees
    Residual COA: $13,096/year
    Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 1800 SAT (CR+M+W) or 27 ACT
    Scholarships - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2012

    ==== INDIANA ====

    Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $13,622/year
    Requirement: 32 ACT (including writing) or 2100 SAT
    Chancellor's Scholarships - IPFW

    ==== KENTUCKY ====

    Western Kentucky University
    Award: Full Tuition + $3000 housing + $500 books
    Residual COA: $6,769/year
    Requirements: 3.95 GPA, 31 ACT
    Incoming Students

    ==== ILLINOIS ====

    Western Illinois University
    Award: $10,000 + room
    Residual COA: $9,420/year (OOS), $5,144/year (In State)
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1420 SAT (CR+M)
    http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/...ment/index.php

    ==== LOUISIANA ====

    Louisiana Tech University
    Award: Full Ride (tuition, fees, and on-campus regular dorm and meals for four years)
    Residual COA: $5,229/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT
    http://www.latech.edu/admissions/Scholarship%20updates%20for%20website.pdf

    Louisiana State University
    OOS Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $12,590/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 30 ACT/1330 SAT (CR+M)
    Undergraduate Admissions & Student Aid | LSU General Catalog 2010-2011

    University of Louisiana-Monroe
    Award: ¾ Tuition+Room+Board
    Residual COA: $4,269/year
    Requirements: 31 ACT or 1360 SAT(CR+M), GPA 3.5
    ULM Scholarship Office, Scholarships for Freshmen Students

    Southeastern Louisiana University
    Award: Partial Tuition+Room+Board
    Residual COA: $5,510-$6,510/year
    Requirements: 30 ACT, GPA 3.0-4.0 (tuition award on sliding scale based on GPA)
    Scholarships

    Louisiana State University – Shreveport
    Award: Full Tuition + Fees + Books
    Residual COA: $11,761/year
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT
    LSU Shreveport Announces Guaranteed Scholarships

    ==== MARYLAND ====

    Coppin State University
    Award: Full Ride
    Residual COA: $4,085/year
    Requirements: 3.2 GPA, 1820 SAT (CR+M+W)
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $12,103/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 1590 SAT (CR+M+W)
    Honors Program: Types of Honors Program Scholarships

    ==== MISSISSIPPI ====

    University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
    Award (OOS): Approximately 90% Tuition (Currently $14K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
    Residual COA: $17,010/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT/1400 SAT (CR+M)
    Award (In State): Approximately 80% Tuition (Currently $5K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
    Residual COA: $16,526/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT/1400 SAT (CR+M)
    The University of Mississippi ? Office of Financial Aid

    Jackson State University
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition, Room, Board, Fees, Books)
    Residual COA: $3,300/year
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 27 ACT
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition, Room, Board)
    Residual COA: $4,100/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 25 ACT
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $10,594/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 22 ACT
    http://www.jsums.edu/assets/finaid/Academic_Scholarship_Info_Appl.pdf

    ==== MISSOURI ====

    Southeast Missouri State University
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
    Residual COA: $3,895/year
    Requirements: 3.9 GPA, 33 ACT or 1440 SAT (CR+M)
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $11,610/year
    Requirements: 3.6 GPA, 28 ACT or 1250 SAT (CR+M)
    Freshmen Academic Scholarships, Southeast Missouri State University

    Missouri State University
    Award: $5,000 + OOS tuition waiver (=~85% of OOS tuition)
    Residual COA: $12,580/year
    Requirements: 3.9 GPA or top 10% class rank, 28 ACT or 1250 SAT or IB diploma
    Scholarships for Entering Freshmen - Financial Aid - Missouri State University

    William Woods University
    Award: Full Tuition + $5,000/year
    Residual COA: $8,750/year
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA and 32 ACT or 1400 SAT and Participation in LEAD Program
    https://www.williamwoods.edu/admissions/docs/Merit_2011.pdf

    ==== OHIO ====

    Ohio University
    Award (In State): Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $13,407/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    Award (OOS): $6,000 + In-State Tuition (=~85% of OOS Tuition)
    Residual COA: $16,371/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    The Gateway Award Program: Ohio University Admissions

    ==== OKLAHOMA ====

    Oklahoma City University
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $11,080/year
    Requirements: 3.6 GPA, 33 ACT or 1470 SAT (CR+M)
    Oklahoma City University : Financial Aid

    ==== SOUTH CAROLINA ====

    Newberry College
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition, Fees, Room, and Board)
    Residual COA: $3,500/year
    Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    Scholarships | Newberry College

    Columbia College
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $11,438/year
    Requirement: 29 ACT or 1300 SAT (CR+M)
    Columbia College SC - Welcome to Columbia College

    ==== TEXAS ====

    Texas State University
    Award: Full Tuition ($8,000/year + OOS tuition waiver)
    Residual COA: $11,814/year
    Requirements: Top 15% Rank or IB Diploma, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    Assured Scholarships : Financial Aid and Scholarships : Texas State University

    Prairie View A&M University
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition, Fees, Room, Books)
    Residual COA: $5,324/year
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 1760 SAT (CR+M+W) or 26 ACT (including W)
    Award: Full Tuition+ ($9,200/year + OOS Tuition Waiver)
    Residual COA: $9,526/year
    Requirements: 3.25 GPA, 1650 SAT (CR+M+W) or 24 ACT (including W)
    University Scholarships

    North American College
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $8,150/year
    Requirements: Top 5% of class or 29 ACT or 1300 SAT (CR+M)
    http://www.northamerican.edu/scholarships-current

    ==== UTAH ====

    Utah State
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $9,080/year
    Requirements: 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
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids 84272 replies1046 threadsForum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Forum Champion
    Are there any guaranteed scholarships for any of the UC schools in CA? Or any guaranteed scholarships to "college of your choice"?

    No...

    The UCs do not have assured merit scholarships. They do have a few Regents and Alumni scholarships, but they often aren't for very much money. They usually require VERY high test scores. Recipients of Regents often report SATs of 2300 or ACT 35/36.

    and, no, there aren't any assured scholarships that can be used at any school.

    These scholarships are offered by the schools to entice students to attend.
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  • attab23attab23 10 replies0 threads New Member
    Does the Sat scores includes a combine score of both CR and Math to be consider for the scholarship?
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  • VladenschlutteVladenschlutte 4292 replies37 threads Senior Member
    Not as large as some posted but Michigan Tech has (2.5 GPA must be maintained to keep this scholarship):

    $4500/year for 31 ACT + 4.0 (not sure how GPA is calculated...)
    $2500/year for 26 ACT + 3.8
    $1500/year for 24 ACT + 3.4

    The average for the entering freshman class is 3.62 GPA and 26.4 ACT so it's a fairly selective school compared to most of the already posted ones. It has a good reputation in Michigan.

    Scholarships | Michigan Tech Admissions (Presidential Scholars Program)
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  • Classof2015Classof2015 4208 replies190 threads Senior Member
    Bob -- great work, great list. Can I add D'Youville (an independent Catholic college in Buffalo NY?) I got this from their website (sorry it's not as nice and neat as the previous entries):

    Honors Scholarship
    Qualified freshmen in the past have had a high school GPA of 88 or better and a combined math/critical reading SAT score of 1100 (or a 24 on the ACT).

    Award: 50% off undergraduate tuition and 25% off room and board fees.
    Amount: Resident $13,225, Commuter $10,725 per year (based on 2011-2012 rates)
    Duration: 4-5 years (depending on length of program), provided that the student maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA.

    Academic Distinction Scholarship
    Qualified freshmen in the past have had an approximate high school GPA of an 85 and a combined math/critical reading SAT score of 1000 (or a 21 on the ACT).

    Award: 25% off undergraduate tuition and 50% off room and board fees.
    Amount: Resident $10,362, Commuter $5,362 per year (based on 2011-2012 rates)
    Duration: 4-5 years (depending on length of program), provided that the student maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA
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  • mathmomvtmathmomvt 4295 replies246 threads Senior Member
    ClassOf2015, those don't sound like they're necessarily automatic, based on the wording "Qualified freshmen in the past have had..."
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    Thanks - this is just the thread I was looking for - I have been doing the same Total COA minus guaranteed money analysis for the past 2 months. One that I found that is not already listed is:

    TEXAS
    McMurry University

    This scholarship is not included in the list because it is not purely stats-based. It is based on admission to the McMurry Honors College, which requires attendance and an interview at a scholarship weekend.
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    As noted by mathmomvt, the D'Youville scholarships are not included in the list because they are not based on defined score/GPA criteria.
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    Not as large as some posted but Michigan Tech has (2.5 GPA must be maintained to keep this scholarship):
    $4500/year for 31 ACT + 4.0 (not sure how GPA is calculated...)
    $2500/year for 26 ACT + 3.8
    $1500/year for 24 ACT + 3.4

    As noted in the first post, the purpose of this thread is to catalog Full Tuition or greater scholarships. The Michigan Tech scholarships listed are for less than half of in-state tuition, and only a small fraction of OOS tuition.
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  • themystique22themystique22 16 replies5 threads New Member
    Does this apply to international students as well?
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