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2017 Automatic Full Tuition/ Full Ride scholarships


Replies to: 2017 Automatic Full Tuition/ Full Ride scholarships

  • saphikurisaphikuri Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    @ucbalumnus @OHMomof2 Just for clarification, the Howard ones are not automatic. The scholarships are competitive and recipients are determined holistically as meeting the academic criteria does not guarantee them.
  • kcheveskcheves Registered User Posts: 314 Member
    @winky1, is your daughter a NMSF?
  • Winky1Winky1 Registered User Posts: 1,367 Senior Member
    Unfortunately, @kcheves, she missed the selection index cutoff by 1 pt. in PA. Very sad. So, she's commended.
  • kcheveskcheves Registered User Posts: 314 Member
    Ouch, sorry to hear that. Commended is still a great accomplishment! And the additional money at U of A for NMF is not much compared to what you have already been offered. Congratulations on the acceptance and scholarship offer.
  • Winky1Winky1 Registered User Posts: 1,367 Senior Member
    Thank you so much, @kcheves. I think had she made NMSF, she would have been on a different course - maybe Alabama? But when she missed it, there was no inspiration to continue with the schools she had been considering that had big NMF money. A bummer indeed, but her best was her best on a PSAT taken in the fall of Junior year. Crazy.
  • NASA2014NASA2014 Registered User Posts: 2,332 Senior Member
    @3scoutsmom 73 and under is considered an F? Where is that school? Seems unfair to be honest. Should it be 59 or under for an F? Seems like a 73 will be a C
  • 3scoutsmom3scoutsmom Registered User Posts: 5,546 Senior Member
    @NASA2014 I just double checked our school's grading scale and I was a little off but it was a typo and should have read F= 69 and bellow

    A 90 – 100
    B 80 – 89
    C 75 – 79
    D 70 – 74
    F 0 – 69
  • jenericjeneric Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
    edited January 14
    @NASA2014 Up until 3 years ago my school district- which is one of the biggest in the nation was on a 7 point scale. This year's graduating class has one year of 7 point and now 3 years of a 10 point scale.
  • goatofgoats99goatofgoats99 Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    Can I get a link to a thread like this but for transfers? I completely missed my opportunity in HS
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 72,170 Senior Member
    A few of the schools in the list in reply #57 do have transfer student automatic merit scholarships. Verify on college web sites.

    Alabama State University
    Tuskegee University
    Delta State University
    Mississippi Valley State University
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 72,170 Senior Member
    edited April 3
    Status as an automatic scholarship is not entirely clear; most of the web pages show nothing that indicates that it is competitive, but there is a 500 word essay on three questions (two of which seem more like a survey) in the scholarship application.

    Alabama A&M University
    Application Deadline: 2/1 (apply separately at https://galileo.aamu.edu/scholarship/ )
    Award: Cost of tuition, room, board, fees for up to 8 semesters, plus $1,000/semester books (AAMU Presidential Scholarship)
    Requirements: 3.75 HS GPA, 28 ACT or 1310 SAT, graduating HS senior (not gap year); contact school for renewal criteria
    Award: Cost of tuition for up to 8 semesters (AAMU Merit Scholarship)
    Requirements: 3.25 HS GPA, 23 ACT or 1130 SAT, graduating HS senior (not gap year); contact school for renewal criteria
    Award: Cost of tuition for up to 4 semesters (AAMU Transfer Merit Scholarship)
    Requirements: 3.25 college GPA as a transfer student
    http://www.aamu.edu/Admissions/fincialaid/Documents/academicscholarshipbrochure1819x.pdf (linked from http://www.aamu.edu/admissions/fincialaid/pages/default.aspx )
  • GoCubsGo719GoCubsGo719 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    I don't know if anyone still cares but at Southeast Missouri State University they have a full ride scholarship that includes housing in a community style residence, full tuition for up to 30 credits each year, and a 15 meal plan as long as you have a 3.9+ GPA and a 33 ACT or a 1490+ SAT. If you don't meet these parameters, a 3.6 GPA and a 1210 SAT or a 27 ACT will get you free tuition for the same number of credits. Fell free to fact check me on this at http://student-tutor.com/blog/top-10-merit-scholarship-schools/ or http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/scholarships/institutional.html
  • SnowflakeDogMomSnowflakeDogMom Registered User Posts: 451 Member
    @GoCubsGo719 Should be noted the GPA is on a 4.0 scale.
    This is where some students get screwed. My DD's GPA is a 4.95 due to IB weighting but on a 4.0 scale she was a 3.5. Some schools take any GPA and others only on the 4.0. She landed a full tuition/housing scholarship from a school that took "the highest GPA listed on the transcript"
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