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  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 12982 replies244 threads Senior Member
    edited July 2017
    I got all the changes, but the extra info is forcing me to copy/paste it into at 3-4 different posts and I don't want to put the code in for the spaces in that one link every time. So I pasted the most current version into a copy here: https://mcaf.ee/dsazc7

    ...and will update as changes come then put it back here after a bit.
    edited July 2017
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    =====ALABAMA=====

    Alabama State University
    Application Deadline: Not published
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition/Room/Board/Books)
    Requirements: 3.76 HS GPA, 26 ACT or 1240 (EBR/W and Math); or 3.76 college GPA as transfer student with 24 credits (Presidential Academic); renewal at 3.0 college GPA with 12 credits per semester as a full time student
    Award: Full Tuition+ (Tuition/Fees/Books)
    Requirements: 3.51 HS GPA, 22 ACT or 1190 SAT (EBR/W and Math); or 3.51 college GPA as transfer student with 24 credits (Academic Excellence); renewal at 3.0 college GPA with 12 credits per semester as a full time student
    Award: Full Tuition+ (Tuition + $500 for Books)
    Requirements: 3.00 GPA, 20 ACT or 1020 SAT (EBR/W and Math); or 3.0 college GPA as transfer student with 24 credits (Academic Incentive); renewal at 3.0 college GPA with 12 credits per semester as a full time student
    http://www.alasu.edu/cost-aid/types-of-aid/asu-scholarships/asu-academic-scholarships/index.aspx

    University of Alabama-Huntsville
    Application Deadline: June 1st
    Award: Full Tuition + Housing
    Requirements: 4.0 GPA, 34 ACT or 1520 SAT; renewal at 3.0 college GPA in 24 credits per year as a full time undergraduate student
    Award: Full Tuition
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT or 1390 SAT; renewal at 3.0 college GPA in 24 credits per year as a full time undergraduate student
    http://www.uah.edu/admissions/undergraduate/financial-aid/scholarships/merit-tuition-scholarships
    *open to international students

    University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
    Application Deadline: December 15
    Award: Full Tuition (Presidential Scholar, IS students only, if OOS $25k per year)
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 33 ACT or 1490 SAT (32 ACT or 1450 SAT for in-state students); renewal at 3.0 college GPA
    Award: Full Tuition plus 1 year housing, $1k stipend-4 years,$2k summer research/study abroad, $500/yr books (Presidential Elite Scholar); renewal at 3.0 college GPA
    Requirements: 4.0 GPA, 36 ACT or 1600 SAT
    https://scholarships.ua.edu/types/out-of-state.php
    https://scholarships.ua.edu/types/in-state.php
    Note: HS GPA is highest listed on transcript; test scores are not super scored, according to https://scholarships.ua.edu/faq/ (also shows renewal criteria).

    Troy University
    Application Deadline: March 1st
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
    Requirements: 3.7 GPA, 32 ACT and/or 1420 Old SAT 1 (CR & M only) or 1470 New SAT OR a National Merit Finalist (Millenium Scholar's Award); contact school for renewal criteria
    Award: Full Tuition
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 28 ACT and/or 1260 Old SAT 1 (CR & M only) or 1320 New SAT (Chancellor's Award); contact school for renewal criteria
    http://www.troy.edu/scholarships/undergraduate/troy-scholarships.html

    Tuskegee University *
    Application Deadline: Not published
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board+$800-Books)
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 1390 SAT/30 ACT (Distinguished Presidential); renewal at 3.50 college GPA in 30 credits per year
    Award: Full Tuition + $800-Books
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 1310 SAT/28 ACT (University Merit); renewal at 3.00 college GPA in 30 credits per year
    Award: Full tuition + $800 books
    Requirements: 3.50 college GPA as transfer student with 20 credits (Tuskegee University Merit); renewal at 3.25 college GPA in 30 credits per year
    https://www.tuskegee.edu/programs-courses/scholarships/freshman-scholarships
    https://www.tuskegee.edu/programs-courses/scholarships/transfer-student-scholarships
    *a limited number of renewable merit scholarships

    ===FLORIDA===

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Application deadline: 11/30
    Award: "Tuition minus the sum of Bright Futures, the National Merit® award or other scholarship and awards." Additional money for those with Florida Bright Futures Academic or Medallion, or National Merit Finalist or Semifinalist.
    Requirements: 3.50 GPA, 29 ACT (with 27 math*) or 1290 SAT (with 650 math*) (*for engineering or science majors); renewal with 3.0 college GPA, 15 credits per semester, no failed courses, no change of major, and FAFSA filed by 3/1
    http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?Scholarships&DistinguishedScholarsAwardScholarship

    =====LOUISIANA=====

    Louisiana State University - Shreveport
    Application deadline: Not published
    Award: Full tuition + fees + book allowance (Louisiana Scholarship)
    Requirements: 3.5 HS GPA (unweighted), 30 ACT; contact school for renewal criteria
    http://www.lsus.edu/admissions-and-financial-aid/guaranteed-scholarships

    Louisiana Tech University
    Application Deadline: Jan 5th
    Award: $6,500 + OOS tuition waiver up to $9,500 + OOS tuition waiver (In-state tuition + fees = ~$6,200)
    Requirements: 3.75 GPA, 31 ACT; renewal at 3.00 college GPA every year (every quarter for the highest level scholarships)
    http://admissions.latech.edu/tuition_fees/scholarships/freshman-scholarships.php

    University of Louisiana-Monroe
    Application Deadline: Jan 18th
    Award: $12,000 + OOS tuition waiver up to $12,000 + Study Abroad + iPad + OOS tuition waiver (Tuition + Fees = ~$8,300)
    Requirements: 3.00 GPA, 32 ACT up to 3.75 GPA, 32 ACT; contact school for renewal criteria
    http://www.ulm.edu/scholarships/freshmen.html
    http://www.ulm.edu/scholarships/outofstate.html

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  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 12982 replies244 threads Senior Member
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    ===MICHIGAN===

    Oakland University
    Application deadline: March 1
    Award: Full tuition (Presidential Scholar)
    Requirements: 3.9 GPA, 31 ACT or 1420 SAT; renewal at 3.50 college GPA with 28 credits in first year (12 credits per semester following years)
    https://www.oakland.edu/financialservices/available-financial-assistance/undergrad/#

    ===MISSISSIPPI===

    Alcorn State University
    Application deadline: 5/1
    Award: tuition, room and board for four years and providing a $500 per semester book allowance and a $1,000 stipend each semester (President's Excellence Scholarship)
    Requirements: 3.0 HS GPA, 28 ACT or SAT equivalent; renewal at 3.0 college GPA
    Award: room, board, tuition and a $400.00 per semester book allowance (Provost Scholar Scholarship)
    Requirements: 3.0 HS GPA, 24 ACT or SAT equivalent; renewal at 3.0 college GPA
    Award: tuition and also provides an additional $200.00 for books per semester (University Scholar Scholarship)
    Requirements: 3.0 HS GPA, 22 ACT or SAT equivalent; renewal at 3.0 college GPA
    http://www.alcorn.edu/admissions/admissions-scholarship_requirements/index.aspx

    Delta State University
    Application deadline: 2/1
    Award: 100% tuition (Academic Excellence)
    Requirements: 3.00 HS GPA, 29 ACT or 1350 SAT (not super scored); renewal at 3.0 college GPA in 30 credits per year
    Award: 100% tuition (Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship)
    Requirements: transfer student with Phi Theta Kappa (honor society for two year college students) membership and 3.00 college GPA in 60-140 credits; renewal at 3.00 GPA in 30 credits per year
    http://www.deltastate.edu/admissions/freshmen/#scholarships
    http://www.deltastate.edu/admissions/transfer/#scholarships

    Jackson State University
    Application deadline: 2/15
    Award: Full Tuition, Room, Board, Fees and Books (Campus Only) (Presidential Academic Scholarship)
    Requirements: 3.50 HS GPA in college preparatory curriculum, 28 ACT or SAT equivalent; renewal at 3.50 college GPA with 15 credits each semester.
    Award: Full Tuition, Room and Board (Campus Charges Only) (Full Academic Scholarship)
    Requirements: "B" (presumably 3.0 HS GPA) in college preparatory curriculum, 25 ACT or SAT equivalent; renewal at 3.25 college GPA with 15 credits each semester.
    Award: Tuition (Tuition Academic Scholarship)
    Requirements: "B" (presumably 3.0 HS GPA) in college preparatory curriculum, 23 ACT or SAT equivalent; renewal at 3.25 college GPA with 15 credits each semester.
    http://www.jsums.edu/admissions/files/2009/03/HIGH-SCHOOL-ACADEMIC-SCHOLARSHIP-PROGRAM-Revised-1062015.pdf

    Mississippi Valley State University
    Application deadline: 2/1 (6/15 for Transfer Scholarship - Valley)
    Award: tuition, room, board, fees and a book allowance of $500 (Room and board charges will only be awarded if the student resides on-campus) (Presidential Academic)
    Requirements: 3.0 HS GPA; 24 ACT or SAT equivalent; renewal at 3.25 college GPA in 30 credits in fall and spring semesters
    Award: tuition and fees and a book allowance of $300 (Vice President's)
    Requirements: 3.0 HS GPA; 22 ACT or SAT equivalent; renewal at 3.0 college GPA in 30 credits in fall and spring semesters
    Award: tuition and fees and a $200 book allowance (Green and White)
    Requirements: rank #1 or #2 in high school class; renewal at 3.0 college GPA in 30 credits in fall and spring semesters
    Award: tuition and a $300 book allowance (fees not included are $10 student activity fee) (Transfer Scholarship - Valley)
    Requirements: AA degree from regionally accredited junior/community college with 3.25 college GPA; renewal at 3.0 college GPA in 30 credits in fall and spring semesters
    https://www.mvsu.edu/prospective-students/scholarships

    University of Mississippi
    Application deadline: 2/15
    Award: Full tuition (IS or OOS) (2017 amount is fixed dollar amount that is the same as current tuition; unclear if it increases to match tuition in subsequent years)
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 33 ACT or 1490 SAT or 1440 old SAT CR+M; renewal has unspecified "terms and conditions"
    http://finaid.olemiss.edu/scholarships/#8

    University of Southern Mississippi
    Application deadline: must be ADMITTED by 12/1 (but December ACT or SAT scores may be considered for scholarships)
    Award: full value of tuition (in-state or out-of-state)
    Requirements: 3.0 HS GPA (unweighted, college prep curriculum courses), 30 ACT or 1390 SAT (not super scored); renew every semester at 3.000 college GPA in 15 credits (one probationary semester for GPA allowed).
    https://www.usm.edu/undergraduate-scholarships/freshman-academic-scholarships
    https://www.usm.edu/sites/default/files/groups/office-undergraduate-scholarships/pdf/faq_admissions-based_freshman_scholarships.pdf
    https://www.usm.edu/sites/default/files/groups/office-undergraduate-scholarships/pdf/faq_maintaining_my_admissions-based_scholarship.pdf
    Note: for frosh entering in the fall immediately after high school graduation; no gap year frosh.
    Note: National Merit Semifinalist gets the same scholarship as above; National Merit Finalist gets campus housing, meal plan, and book stipend in addition, but renewal GPA is 3.25.

    ===TENNESSEE===

    Lee University - Cleveland, TN
    Application Deadline: Not published
    Award: Full Tuition (Centennial Scholarship)
    Requirements: 32 ACT or 1410 SAT; renewable in full if freshman GPA is 3.7 or above, otherwise decreases to half-tuition
    http://catalog.leeuniversity.edu/content.php?catoid=5&navoid=502#Academic_Scholarships

    ===TEXAS===

    Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Application deadline: not specified
    Award: Tuition + R&B + $600 for books (Regents' Student Merit Scholarship).
    Requirements: 3.50 GPA, 1260 SAT or 1760 old SAT CR+M+W or 26 ACT (writing required); renewal with 3.2 college GPA in 30 credits per year (summer courses do not count)
    http://www.pvamu.edu/faid/home/types-of-aid/scholarships/university-scholarships/

    Texas A&M - Kingsville
    Application Deadline: (admitted by) December 15 (guaranteed; admission after this date is limited by availability)
    Award (per year): $9,000 to $15,000 + out-of-state tuition waiver
    Requirements: top 25% class rank and 31 ACT (for $9,000; +$1,000 for each point up to 34 ACT; $15,000 with 35 ACT) (Presidential); renewal at 3.0 college GPA in 15 credits each fall and spring semester
    Note: in-state tuition for 2017-2018 is $8,463 for 15 credits per semester; see http://www.tamuk.edu/ugscholarships/merit scholarships.html

    Texas State University
    Application Deadline: Not published
    Award: Full Tuition up to 15 credits/semester ($8,000/year + OOS tuition waiver)
    Requirements: Top 25% Rank or IB Diploma, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M) (President's Honor Scholarship); renewal at 3.25 college GPA with 28 credits per year as an undergraduate
    http://www.finaid.txstate.edu/scholarships/freshman/assured.html

    ===UTAH===

    Utah State University
    Application deadline: January 10
    Award: Full nonresident tuition for 1 year, full resident tuition for 3 years - encourages students to apply for Utah residency after first year (Presidential Scholarship)
    Requirements: See table in link. Lowest accepted GPA is 3.6 with 36 ACT/1600 SAT. Lowest accepted test scores are 32 ACT/1450 SAT with a 4.0 GPA. Contact school for renewal criteria.
    https://www.usu.edu/admissions/scholarships/freshmen

    ===WASHINGTON DC===

    Howard University
    Application deadline: no specific deadline, but "Scholarships are automatically awarded on a first-come, first-served, basis."
    Award: Tuition, Fees, Room, Board, $950 Book Voucher, & Laptop (Presidential)
    Requirements: 3.75 GPA, 34 ACT or 1530 SAT; renewal at 3.50 GPA
    Award: Tuition, Fees, Room, Board & $500 Book Voucher (Founders)
    Requirements: 3.50 GPA, 32 ACT or 1450 SAT; renewal at 3.30 GPA
    Award: $3,500 - $32,231 (Capstone)
    Requirements: 3.30 GPA, 28 ACT or 1270 SAT; renewal at 3.30 GPA
    https://www2.howard.edu/student-financial-services/cost-of-attendance
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  • TTNL2405TTNL2405 22 replies21 threads Junior Member
    @ucbalumnus Thank you for your info about the scholarships of Howard Uni. However, why can't I see such information on their official site? (still I can see it on Fastweb or other sources). And I'm also wondering whether those scholarships are available for international applicants or not? Thank in advance.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 78545 replies695 threads Senior Member
    Interesting... it used to be at the bottom of https://www2.howard.edu/student-financial-services/cost-of-attendance but is not there any more. You may want to ask the school directly about them.

    Historically, Howard has offered the scholarships to international students, but you may want to ask the school directly to find out if this is still the case.
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  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 12982 replies244 threads Senior Member
    No amounts now, perhaps they are re-doing them (or eliminating any guarantees) for this coming app season.
    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 applicants will receive an award).
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  • SnowflakeDogMomSnowflakeDogMom 457 replies7 threads Member
    edited August 2017
    Howard seems to have changed up what it is offering - can anyone find anything about the specifics?
    I'm not finding a merit calculator like there used to be.
    edited August 2017
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  • thumper1thumper1 75170 replies3300 threads Senior Member
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 78545 replies695 threads Senior Member
    "First come first served" means that the earlier applicants will get the scholarships until they run out. Later applicants, even if they meet the scholarship criteria, will not receive the scholarships after they run out.
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  • SnowflakeDogMomSnowflakeDogMom 457 replies7 threads Member
    Howard used to spell out what the Freshman scholarships consisted of based on ACT/SAT and GPA scores - they had a grid of guaranteed merit that also included the first come first served wording. Now, they still say first come first served but there are no specifics of what they are offering in terms of merit. My DD applied as soon as they opened up to applications based on the former wording but we have no idea what they will offer if anything.
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  • kareUdonkareUdon 51 replies19 threads Junior Member
    edited October 2017
    ===MASSACHUSETTS===

    Boston University - Trustee Scholarship
    Application deadline: Apply by common app by December 1st
    Award: full value of tuition (in-state or out-of-state)
    Requirements: Average scholar that's chosen has a 4.0 GPA and is in top 5% to 10% of class, but not required.

    For more info: https://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/tuition-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee/
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  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 12982 replies244 threads Senior Member
    ^ that one is not automatic, @kareUdon . This particular thread is for scholarships guaranteed to all who meet the GPA/score requirements.

    BU's is competitive and so belongs on (and is on) this list:

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/discussion/comment/15889078#Comment_15889078
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 78545 replies695 threads Senior Member
    Revision (new URL):

    Jackson State University
    Application deadline: 2/15
    Award: Full Tuition, Room, Board, Fees and Books (Campus Only) (Presidential Academic Scholarship)
    Requirements: 3.50 HS GPA in college preparatory curriculum, 28 ACT or old SAT 1250; renewal at 3.50 college GPA with 15 credits each semester.
    Award: Full Tuition, Room and Board (Campus Charges Only) (Full Academic Scholarship)
    Requirements: 3.0 HS GPA in college preparatory curriculum, 25 ACT or old SAT 1130; renewal at 3.25 college GPA with 15 credits each semester.
    Award: Tuition (Tuition Academic Scholarship)
    Requirements: 3.0 HS GPA in college preparatory curriculum, 23 ACT or old SAT 1050; renewal at 3.25 college GPA with 15 credits each semester.
    http://www.jsums.edu/admissions/files/2017/10/hsacademicscholarshipappl.pdf
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  • rgosulargosula 611 replies29 threads Member
    I think the fafsa spreadsheet I created should be on this list:.
    You enter your tax and other data, it spits out your EFC and Pell Grant. Use data from your FAFSA SAR to compare.

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/1726777-fafsa-spreadsheet.html#latest
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  • nw2thisnw2this 2560 replies74 threads Senior Member
    ^^^^Re: Jackson State

    The link also says the second two scholarships listed above exclude an oos fee of approximately $5000 per semester.
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  • kcheveskcheves 320 replies5 threads Member
    University of Arizona has a full tuition Arizona Excellence merit scholarship for both in-state and OOS candidates, and they have a good ME program.
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  • kcheveskcheves 320 replies5 threads Member
    edited October 2017
    I’m not aware of any Az universities that offer full ride (tuition + room & board) merit scholarships. ASU’s Has a full tuition scholarship for NMF’s, and you. Gain entry into the excellent Honors College. The U of A Arizona Excellence Scholarship is full tuition, is based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores, but is available to all OOS students. I think the value of the tuition scales with your grades and test scores, with the maximum being $35K/year, which is approximately the OOs tuition. If you are a NMF, there is an additional $5K/year, + $1500 for foreign studies.

    http://financialaid.arizona.edu/types-aid/scholarships/2018-2019-terms-and-conditions

    Edit: Just realized your question was about International students. You can use the tuition calculators at these schools to determine if the scholarships would apply to you.
    edited October 2017
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  • Midwest67Midwest67 3074 replies13 threads Senior Member
    University of Kentucky - Lexington
    Application Deadline: December 1
    Award: Full Tuition (IS or OOS) for 4 years + $10K Housing Stipend (on-campus) for 1st & 2nd years (Patterson Scholarship)
    Requirements: National Merit Finalist or National Hispanic Recognition Scholar

    http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/scholarship-incoming-freshmen
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  • sybbie719sybbie719 20756 replies2011 threads Super Moderator
    edited November 2017
    Moderators note

    Please use this thread to only add updates and schools that offer Automatic Full Tuition/Full Ride Scholarships[/b]

    Please refrain from comments and questions as these post will be deleted in order to k maintain the thread
    edited November 2017
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