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Merit Scholarships

RabbukRabbuk 74 replies19 threads Junior Member
I'm looking for a school that gives good financial aid based mostly on Test Scores and Rigor of Schedule. I got a 31 on my ACT, 28E,33M,31R,and 32 Science. I have a 3.5 gpa and have taken somewhere in the ballpark of 12 different Ap Classes and all the honors courses available to me. So basically my question is what schools with an emphasis in Math or Engineering will give me a decent amount of money. I live in Iowa and am sort of inclined to staying in the midwest but not heartset on it. Thanks everyone. Have a great evening
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  • SaveOnUndergradSaveOnUndergrad 133 replies4 threads- Junior Member
    Auburn and LSU would give you close to or full tuition and both have fairly respectable engineering/math programs.
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  • 2moretogo2moretogo 41 replies0 threads Junior Member
    My son is at Lafayette and they have good merit scholarships as well as an excellent Engineering and Science dept. It is located in Pennsylvania, an hour from Philly and 1.5 hours from NYC.
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  • chsowlflax17chsowlflax17 936 replies5 threads Member
    ASU and UofA both give full tuition, room and board for anyone who is a National Merit Finalist (in ASU's case, tuition for out-of-state is some $16,000, and the scholarship is for $22,000 or so). Might not apply in your case, but i know ASU also has both Dean's and aSun Devil Scholarship, along with departmental stuff. For University scholarships, you're automatically considered when you apply, so it's completely merit-based, as for admission ASU only requires test scores, a transcript, and proof of residency.
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  • Erin's DadErin's Dad 33181 replies3903 threads Super Moderator
    There are many schools that offer merit aid in the midwest. Check out the sticky at the top of this forum.
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  • SaveOnUndergradSaveOnUndergrad 133 replies4 threads- Junior Member
    Midwest schools offer merit aid, but usually not enough to drive the price below 20 k/year. I had similar stats and got full rides in the South and token 10 k a year offers from midwest schools.
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  • RabbukRabbuk 74 replies19 threads Junior Member
    i looked through the merit threads at the top and they were very informative thanks for the suggestion.
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  • bclintonkbclintonk 7680 replies31 threads Senior Member
    You should consider U of Minnesota (Twin Cities) which has a very strong engineering school (tied with Columbia and Duke for #25 undergrad engineering in US News) and out-of-state tuition & fees only $4,000/year above in-state levels. That puts total COA for an OOS student somewhere around $26,000. or about $24,000 less than a private school: consider that the equivalent of a $24,000/yr merit award right off the top. And they offer some merit scholarships on top of that.
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  • RabbukRabbuk 74 replies19 threads Junior Member
    ya minnesota twin cities has sent me their vip app thing so i guess i might as well apply its free...
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  • RabbukRabbuk 74 replies19 threads Junior Member
    bumping for more info.
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  • J'adoubeJ'adoube 2108 replies25 threads Senior Member
    Look carefully at the wording of the information you get. Your scores and other stats qualify you to be considered (I've seen this word a few times) not necessarily to guarantee you an award. Same thing happens with FA. Yes you can get 100% financial aid, but it is based on need and they determine what you need. Even if you are not NMSF look at the schools that offer scholarships for NM. Go to the College Board/NMSQT website for a list of participating schools.
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  • fireflyscoutfireflyscout 5296 replies169 threads Senior Member
    Look at Missouri University of Science and Technology. They do have a generous merit scholarship program.
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