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Institutional Merit Based Scholarships (Full Tuition +)

HOBYNCHOBYNC Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
This thread is designed to give students and parents the opportunity to list the merit scholarships (offered by individual schools or school-based foundations) that they were offered or are simply aware of. The focus is on major scholarships, with preference to full rides, however other amounts are good as well). When listing, please post in the following format:

College/University Name
Scholarship Name
Website or additional info

Has anyone noticed that there are lots of college admissions books, quite a few books about outside scholarships, but NO Books specifically targeting institutional awards. And there are quite a few lucrative packages out there!
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Replies to: Institutional Merit Based Scholarships (Full Tuition +)

  • OathkeeperOathkeeper Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Davidson College
    Charles Scholarship
    Full ride--4 years

    A scholarship for Latino students and minorities in the Chicago Public Schools.
  • HOBYNCHOBYNC Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    To continue from above, here are many of the majors!

    Belk Scholarship
    Davidson College

    Robertson Scholarship
    Full tuition

    Lay Scholarship

    Morehead Scholarship

    Park Scholarship

    Bellingrath Scholarship

    Dean's Honor

    Presidential Academic

    Reynolds Scholarship
    Wake Forest
    Full Tuition

    Wake Forest
    $11,200 up to full need
  • HOBYNCHOBYNC Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    Please understand that the scholarships listed here are offered to approximately 1% of the students who apply for them. We refer to selective admissions rates as being under 50%, well- selective scholarships (full rides to tier one schools), those rates are well under 1%. Example, one of the major scholarships had about 900 students apply for it this past admissions season. They give four. So, if you are not confident that your stats and activities will even get you accepted, it is extremely unlikely that an elite scholarship is within grasp. This is not meant to dishearten anyone. However, an early understanding of the process/level of competition is healthier and more conducive to a successful/prosperous college matchmaking!
  • HOBYNCHOBYNC Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    Does anybody have additions?
  • LukesterLukester Registered User Posts: 491 Member
    National Scholars
    Clemson University
    Full Ride
  • maysixxmommaysixxmom Registered User Posts: 697 Member
    Washington & Lee
    George Washington Honors Scholarship
    $2,000 - Full Ride

    D received nearly a full ride (family cost = approx $2,500/year), but turned in down for Rice.
  • OathkeeperOathkeeper Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Since the Charles is targeted for Latino students who get accepted into Davidson, the competition isn't as cut throat as these other ones. The sponsor usually gives 2 or three if he feels all the finalists can really do a good job at our institution.
  • HOBYNCHOBYNC Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    Yes, the majority of these posted are the major merit awards the schools offer. However, such as mentioned with the Charles, some target specific populations or a small pool of people. Look into those as well. At Wake Forest, for instance, there is a full schlolarhip available for students from a particular county in NC. At Duke, there is a scholarship for the highest scoring student in the NC Math Contest. At anderbilt, there is a scholarship for students from one particular region of Georgia. At GW, there is one for students in the DC public school system. Look for these- smaller applicant pools, specific qualifiers may bring you success.
  • MrMatt07MrMatt07 Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    Jefferson Scholars Program
  • quirkilyquirkily Registered User Posts: 1,061 Senior Member
    Regent's/Chancellor's Scholarships
    University of California (all campuses)
    Full ride (offers stipend that varies by campus, but if your financial need exceeds the amount of that stipend, they cover all your financial need in grants. If that's the case, you pay only your EFC to attend.)
  • SlorgSlorg Registered User Posts: 2,009 Senior Member
    What does full ride mean?
  • sr6622sr6622 Registered User Posts: 3,123 Senior Member
    full tuition + room + board
  • OhMotherOhMother Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    University of Delaware - Eugene S. Dupont Scholarship, full ride for 4 years, plus $2,500 for study abroad. You must be invited to scholar's weekend (top 100 applicants) and then based on interviews, they offer the ride to approximately 20 kids with the yield being approximatly 12 DuPont scholars per year. The remainder of those invited to the weekend are offered VERY attractive scholarships, from full tuition on down.

    John S. Morrison Scholarship - (I know the OP said institutional, but this is an obscure scholarship that is VERY specific and could be a wonderful opportunity for someone). Depending on funding, may be offered to one or more graduates from central Pennsylvania (specific counties are identified in the application) who will be majoring in math, engineering, or physical science and attending either Cornell, Yale, Carngie Mellon, MIT, Rensaleur, or Stevens Poly. Good for 4 year full ride at any of the above plus spending money. Don't know how you would go about getting an application other than asking your guidance counselor to obtain one as there is no on-line reference to this scholarship. (DD was offered but declined as she was not 100% certain she will remain in the majors identified and would then have to transfer to state U).
  • JustaMomJustaMom Registered User Posts: 2,386 Senior Member
    Arcadia University (http://www.arcadia.edu)
    Best part of these is NO additional application required!

    The Arcadia University Landman Scholarship: This full tuition ($25,500)scholarship recognizes academic excellence, outstanding leadership and community and volunteer service. A limited number are awarded to the top entering freshmen in the applicant pool each year. High School seniors are considered and evaluated for the award on the basis of their grades, class rank, SAT/ACT scores, and leadership in school and community. There is no separate application for the scholarship and students that apply for full-time admission will be considered. As Arcadia merit awards apply to tuition only, the Landman Scholarship replaces any and all other Arcadia awards that students might have received.

    The Arcadia University Distinguished Scholarship: This award recognizes academic excellence, outstanding leadership, and community and volunteer service. Freshman awards range from $8,000 to $18,000 annually for new students entering in fall of 2006 or spring of 2007. High school seniors are evaluated on the basis of their grades, SAT/ACT scores, high school rank and involvement. There is not a separate application for these awards. All students that apply for full-time admission will be considered.

    Transfer applicants who are accepted as full-time students will automatically be reviewed for Distinguished Scholarships. Scholarships for fall 2006/spring 2007 range from $5,000 to $12,000 per year for full-time transfer students entering as new students in fall of 2006 or spring of 2007. Awards range from $5,000 to $12,000 annually for those entering as new students in fall of 2006 or spring of 2007. Transfer students are evaluated on the basis of their cumulative GPA and coursework. Members of Phi Theta Kappa entering the University in fall of 2006 or spring of 2007 are guaranteed a minimum of $12,000 per year for full-time undergraduate study provided their cumulative transfer GPA (from all institutions combined) is 3.5 or better and they have earned a minimum of 30 credits. Additionally, completed coursework must be from at least two general academic disciplines, and, the student must have completed full-time course loads at his/her prior institution.

    The Distinguished Scholarship is renewable each year provided the student remains a full-time undergraduate in good academic standing.

    The Arcadia University Achievement Award: This award honors exceptional participation in school activities, community service, volunteer work or special talents. Awards range from $4,000 to $24,000 over four years (or, from $1,000 to $6,000 per year). Like the Distinguished Scholarship, students are automatically considered for an Achievement Award upon applying to the University. No separate application is necessary. The award is renewable each year provided the student remains a full-time undergraduate in good academic standing. Additionally, prospective Fine Arts majors may receive an Achievement Award based on the quality of their portfolio review and prospective B.F.A. in Acting majors may receive one based on their audition.
  • iloveagoodbrewiloveagoodbrew Registered User Posts: 1,681 Junior Member
    University of Pittsburgh

    Honors Challenge Scholarships- Full tuition
    Chancellor Scholarship- Above + room and board

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