This thread is designed to cut through all of the clutter and get right to colleges that provide non-competitive, guaranteed, automatic merit scholarship money. PLEASE do not list any scholarships which are not GUARANTEED. Please provide the name of the college, the tuition cost, and the link to where one might calculate, based on GPA and SAT/ACT and class rank (or other attributes) the amount of money the student would get.
PLEASE keep this focused to automatic scholarships based on merit. PLEASE do not enter posts like:
"I hear that XX College is generous..."
"Several students a year get ...."
"Private colleges give better aid..."
"My daughter got a great scholarship from...."
Here is an example:
Tuition: In-state: $9,000; OOS: $18,000;
Other costs(Room/Board/etc): $10,000
Link to merit scholarship calculator:
The Gateway Award Program: Ohio University Admissions
This is a bit confusing because OU separates the tuition into a state tuition and and OOS supplement. An OOS student pays both. The merit awards are split up that was also.
The portion of the "in-state" amount you get ("Gateway Award") depends on your stats. The OOS portion ("Gateway Trustee Award") is the same ($6000) for all students with a 3.0 GPA and ACT equal to and higher than 25 or SAT equal to or higher than 1130 (Math+CR).
1. An OOS student applying with a GPA of 3.6 and an ACT of 32
would get a scholarship for the equiv of full in-state tuition (approx $9,000) and another $6000 for the OOS supplement (Total over 4 years: $60,000 in scholarship money
). That would bring the annual tuition cost down to approximately $3,000 per year
2. An OOS student with an SAT score of 1320
(and a GPA greater than 3.0) would get $2000 towards the in-state part and $6000 towards the OOS part, or $8,000 per year (Total over 4 years: $32,000
). That would bring the annual tuition down to about $10,000 per year for OOS.