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NMF Scholarships: An Updated Compilation

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  • ns9908ns9908 147 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Does anybody know the policy and/or affiliation of colleges who DON'T require listing a college of first choice?
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  • csleslie51csleslie51 1068 replies104 threads Senior Member
    National Merit for Willamette has been traditionally $15k/yr
    New Mexico State University: National Merit Finalists (both in and out of state) are automatically awarded a National Merit Finalist Scholarship. Included in this award are:
    * Tuition and Fees – $2,226 (in-state); $7,090 (out-of-state)
    * Stipend (per semester) – $1,500
    * Room and Meal Allowance (per semester) – $2,750
    * One-Time Study Abroad Scholarship – $1,000
    * New Laptop Computer
    University of New Mexico: Approximately $13, 215 per year, renewable for 4 years
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    Willamette doesn't name specific scholarship amounts, save that 15k is the max.


    o Full ride is defined as minimum tuition/room/board.
    o U=University, C=College
    o *=annual enrollment <1k students
    o ^=schools I personally find notable

    NMF FULL TUITION+
    Publics
    U of Alabama (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition with 3.5 GPA guaranteed)
    U of Alabama-Huntsville (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition guaranteed)
    Alabama State U (full ride guaranteed)
    Auburn U [AL] (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    U of North Alabama (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition+ guaranteed)
    Troy U [AL] (full ride competitive)
    U of Arizona (full ride guaranteed)
    Arizona State U (NMF in-state full ride [15k] & OOS full tuition+ [23k], NMSF in-state full tuition+ [9k] & OOS 10.5k guaranteed)
    Southern Arkansas U (in-state full ride/OOS full tuition+ [full ride - 2.5k] rolling)
    U of Central Florida (NMF full tuition+ & NMSF 9k guaranteed)
    University of Idaho (NMF full ride competitive [25])
    Ball State U [IN] (NMF full ride guaranteed)
    Eastern Kentucky U (in-state full ride & OOS full tuition- guaranteed)
    U of Kentucky (full ride 1st year & full tuition+ remaining 3 years guaranteed)
    Louisiana State U (full tuition competitive)
    U of Maine (tuition- competitive)
    Wayne State U [MI] (full ride competitive)
    ^*U of Minnesota-Morris (full tuition guaranteed)
    Mississippi State U (NMF full tuition+ & NMSF full tuition- guaranteed)
    U of Southern Mississippi (NMF/SF full ride competitive)
    Southeast Missouri State U (NMF full ride guaranteed, NMSF full tuition- guaranteed)
    U of Nebraska-Lincoln (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    New Mexico State U (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition+ guaranteed)
    Cleveland State U [OH] (full tuition guaranteed)
    Youngstown State U [OH] (full ride with 30 ACT/1300 SAT competitive [40])
    Ohio State U (full tuition competitive)
    U of Oklahoma (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    Oklahoma State U (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    U of Memphis [TN] (NMF [9k + OOS waiver] & NMSF [7.5k + OOS waiver] full tuition+ guaranteed)
    U of Houston [TX] (full ride guaranteed)
    U of North Texas (full ride competitive)
    U of Texas-Dallas (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    Texas Tech U (OOS full tuition [12.7k] guaranteed)
    U of Texas-Tyler (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition+ guaranteed)
    U of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (in-state full ride guaranteed [~4k OOS tuition difference])

    Privates
    *Abilene Christian U (full tuition guaranteed)
    Alfred U (full ride guaranteed with top 5% rank, otherwise full tuition/ride competitive)
    *Alma C (full tuition guaranteed, full ride competitive [first 15 to commit])
    *Andrews U (full tuition guaranteed)
    Baylor U (full tuition guaranteed)
    *Birmingham-Southern C (full tuition competitive)
    ^*Denison U (full tuition competitive)
    *U of Evansville (NMF full tuition & NMSF 75% tuition guaranteed)
    *Faulkner U (NMF/SF full tuition guaranteed)
    Fordham U (full tuition+ competitive)
    *Harding U (full tuition guaranteed)
    Liberty U (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition guaranteed)
    Long Island U-C.W. Post (full tuition competitive)
    *Oakwood U (NMF full tuition+, NMSF full tuition, & NMCommended 80% tuition guaranteed)
    *Oklahoma Christian U (full ride guaranteed)
    *Pacific Union C (full tuition guaranteed)
    *Spring Arbor U (NMF full tuition & NMSF half tuition + one-time 5k guaranteed)
    *Sterling C (full tuition guaranteed)
    ^*U of Tulsa (full ride guaranteed)
    ^*Wesleyan C [women only] (full tuition competitive)
    *Westminster C [UT] (NMF full tuition & NMSF half tuition guaranteed)

    NMF HONORABLE MENTIONS
    Publics
    U of Central Arkansas (12k guaranteed with 3.25 GPA)
    California State U-Fullerton (in-state only: full tuition+ guaranteed)
    California State U-Long Beach (in-state only: full ride competitive)
    University of Florida (OOS tuition waiver guaranteed)
    ^*New C of Florida (17.5k guaranteed)
    Iowa State U (in-state full ride competitive)
    U of Kansas (in-state only: 10k guaranteed)
    U of Louisiana-Lafayette (unclear - UL Lafayette: Academic Scholarships: High School Seniors)
    U of Massachusetts-Amherst (in-state full ride competitive)
    Michigan State U (750-2k + in-state 2k & OOS 4k and room/board competitive)
    U of New Mexico (~13k [in-state full tuition] competitive)
    U of Akron [OH] (6k guaranteed + Honors College 3k)
    U of Cincinnati [OH] (in-state full tuition+ [OOS 14k difference])
    Wright State U [OH] (in-state only: NMF full ride guaranteed, NMSF/Commended full tuition guaranteed)
    U of South Carolina (in-state up to 10k, OOS up to 6k + OOS tuition waiver)
    U of Vermont (in-state NMF full tuition, OOS 10k guaranteed)
    U of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (full in-state tuition guaranteed)

    Privates
    *Calvin C (10k guaranteed)
    *Concordia C (14k guaranteed)
    U of Dallas (NMF 14k, NMSF 12k guaranteed)
    *Hope C (17k guaranteed)
    ^Rochester Institute of Technology (15k guaranteed)
    *U of Sioux Falls (full ride competitive [1])
    ^U of Southern California (half tuition guaranteed)
    Southern Methodist U (half tuition + 2k guaranteed)
    *St. Olaf C (7.5k guaranteed)
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    New additions, both of these are (Christian) private LACs:

    *Lipscomb U (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    *Roberts Wesleyan C (NMF full tuition & NMSF half tuition guaranteed)
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    An addition to private honorable mention:
    ^*Franklin and Marshall C (NMF 10k guaranteed)
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    An addition to private honorable mention:
    ^*Franklin and Marshall C (NMF 10k guaranteed)
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    And another:
    *North Central C (3/4 tuition guaranteed)
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  • GraceandpeaceGraceandpeace 41 replies0 threads Junior Member
    My son visited Bradley when he was a semi-finalist this fall that the director of admissions told us that they don't advertise it, but they give full tuition to national merit finalists.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    Oh, interesting! I'll add it to the list.
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  • GraceandpeaceGraceandpeace 41 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Oh, and Tulsa's full ride isn't totally guaranteed. They give about 70 or 80 NMF full rides (their presidential scholarship). The last couple of years they've had between 100 and 120 apply so some do get turned down. This is from their head of presidential scholarship program Jenny Lin who spoke to my son about his NMF presidential. He should hear whether he for sure got it by about march 15.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    ^ Oh, good to know!
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  • KnowitsomeKnowitsome 274 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Graceandpeace, thanks for that info about Bradley. DS was considering Bradley, but dropped it when breaking a tie with a couple other schools because of a lesser financial aid award. They never let us know about a full tuition offer! After seeing your post, I wrote his admissions representative, and she confirmed that he'd be offered a full tuition scholarship IF he named Bradley as his first choice by April 1st (and they'd even give him a couple of weeks leeway if he asked). Great news! Still, surprising that we had to ask - you'd think they'd have brought this up when we visited, even if they don't want to advertise this.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    Addition to the privates:
    ^Northeastern U (full tuition competitive)
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  • MomasitaMomasita 161 replies7 threads Junior Member
    correction: University of Florida is oss tuition waiver plus $4000
    Also anyone interested in a separate list of what lower level NM scholarships are on colleges websites or offered by admissions/fin aid folks? I mean has everyone found the lower NM amounts to be about $1000/year renewable? ie GA Tech $1000, VaTech $1000 plus a couple grand more in match for residential honors students. Any other small NM$ at desirable schools?
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    Updated list:


    o Full ride is defined as minimum tuition/room/board.
    o U=University, C=College
    o *=annual enrollment <1k students
    o ^=schools I personally find notable

    NMF FULL TUITION+
    Publics
    U of Alabama (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition with 3.5 GPA guaranteed)
    U of Alabama-Huntsville (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition guaranteed)
    Alabama State U (full ride guaranteed)
    Auburn U [AL] (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    U of North Alabama (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition+ guaranteed)
    Troy U [AL] (full ride competitive)
    U of Arizona (full ride guaranteed)
    Arizona State U (NMF in-state full ride [15k] & OOS full tuition+ [23k], NMSF in-state full tuition+ [9k] & OOS 10.5k guaranteed)
    Southern Arkansas U (in-state full ride/OOS full tuition+ [full ride - 2.5k] rolling)
    U of Central Florida (NMF full tuition+ & NMSF 9k guaranteed)
    University of Idaho (NMF full ride competitive [25])
    Ball State U [IN] (NMF full ride guaranteed)
    Eastern Kentucky U (in-state full ride & OOS full tuition- guaranteed)
    U of Kentucky (full ride 1st year & full tuition+ remaining 3 years guaranteed)
    Louisiana State U (full tuition competitive)
    U of Maine (tuition- competitive)
    Wayne State U [MI] (full ride competitive)
    ^*U of Minnesota-Morris (full tuition guaranteed)
    Mississippi State U (NMF full tuition+ & NMSF full tuition- guaranteed)
    U of Southern Mississippi (NMF/SF full ride competitive)
    Southeast Missouri State U (NMF full ride guaranteed, NMSF full tuition- guaranteed)
    U of Nebraska-Lincoln (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    New Mexico State U (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition+ guaranteed)
    Cleveland State U [OH] (full tuition guaranteed)
    Youngstown State U [OH] (full ride with 30 ACT/1300 SAT competitive [40])
    Ohio State U (full tuition competitive)
    U of Oklahoma (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    Oklahoma State U (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    U of Memphis [TN] (NMF [9k + OOS waiver] & NMSF [7.5k + OOS waiver] full tuition+ guaranteed)
    U of Houston [TX] (full ride guaranteed)
    U of North Texas (full ride competitive)
    U of Texas-Dallas (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    Texas Tech U (OOS full tuition [12.7k] guaranteed)
    U of Texas-Tyler (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition+ guaranteed)
    U of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (in-state full ride guaranteed [~4k OOS tuition difference])

    Privates
    *Abilene Christian U (full tuition guaranteed)
    Alfred U (full ride guaranteed with top 5% rank, otherwise full tuition/ride competitive)
    *Alma C (full tuition guaranteed, full ride competitive [first 15 to commit])
    *Andrews U (full tuition guaranteed)
    Baylor U (full tuition guaranteed)
    *Birmingham-Southern C (full tuition competitive)
    Bradley U (full tuition guaranteed [not advertised, see http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/1061891866-post29.html])
    ^*Denison U (full tuition competitive)
    *U of Evansville (NMF full tuition & NMSF 75% tuition guaranteed)
    *Faulkner U (NMF/SF full tuition guaranteed)
    Fordham U (full tuition+ competitive)
    *Harding U (full tuition guaranteed)
    Liberty U (NMF full ride & NMSF full tuition guaranteed)
    *Lipscomb U (full tuition+ guaranteed)
    Long Island U-C.W. Post (full tuition competitive)
    ^Northeastern U (full tuition competitive)
    *Oakwood U (NMF full tuition+, NMSF full tuition, & NMCommended 80% tuition guaranteed)
    *Oklahoma Christian U (full ride guaranteed)
    *Pacific Union C (full tuition guaranteed)
    *Roberts Wesleyan C (NMF full tuition & NMSF half tuition guaranteed)
    *Spring Arbor U (NMF full tuition & NMSF half tuition + one-time 5k guaranteed)
    *Sterling C (full tuition guaranteed)
    ^*U of Tulsa (full ride competitive [70-80])
    ^*Wesleyan C [women only] (full tuition competitive)
    *Westminster C [UT] (NMF full tuition & NMSF half tuition guaranteed)

    NMF HONORABLE MENTIONS
    Publics
    U of Central Arkansas (12k guaranteed with 3.25 GPA)
    California State U-Fullerton (in-state only: full tuition+ guaranteed)
    California State U-Long Beach (in-state only: full ride competitive)
    University of Florida (OOS tuition waiver + 4k guaranteed)
    ^*New C of Florida (17.5k guaranteed)
    Iowa State U (in-state full ride competitive)
    U of Kansas (in-state only: 10k guaranteed)
    U of Louisiana-Lafayette (unclear - UL Lafayette: Academic Scholarships: High School Seniors)
    U of Massachusetts-Amherst (in-state full ride competitive)
    Michigan State U (750-2k + in-state 2k & OOS 4k and room/board competitive)
    U of New Mexico (~13k [in-state full tuition] competitive)
    U of Akron [OH] (6k guaranteed + Honors College 3k)
    U of Cincinnati [OH] (in-state full tuition+ [OOS 14k difference])
    Wright State U [OH] (in-state only: NMF full ride guaranteed, NMSF/Commended full tuition guaranteed)
    U of South Carolina (in-state up to 10k, OOS up to 6k + OOS tuition waiver)
    U of Vermont (in-state NMF full tuition, OOS 10k guaranteed)
    U of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (full in-state tuition guaranteed)

    Privates
    *Calvin C (10k guaranteed)
    *Concordia C (14k guaranteed)
    U of Dallas (NMF 14k, NMSF 12k guaranteed)
    ^*Franklin and Marshall C (NMF 10k guaranteed)
    *Hope C (17k guaranteed)
    *North Central C (3/4 tuition guaranteed)
    ^Rochester Institute of Technology (15k guaranteed)
    *U of Sioux Falls (full ride competitive [1])
    ^U of Southern California (half tuition guaranteed)
    Southern Methodist U (half tuition + 2k guaranteed)
    *St. Olaf C (7.5k guaranteed)
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    New addition to private honorable mention:
    ^U of Rochester (22k guaranteed)
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    ^Michigan State U (OOS full ride competitive)
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  • Knife PlayKnife Play 5 replies1 threads New Member
    The University of Texas at Austin waives the OOS portion of tuition and gives $1000/year for all NMFs.
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  • KansasGirlKansasGirl 276 replies27 threads Junior Member
    Does this mean "commended" or "semi finalist"


    I thought it was ... a group named commended. A group named semi finalist - and out of that group finalists are named.

    So what is honorable mention?

    thanks.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    Honorable mention has nothing to do with NMF/NMSF [National Merit Finalist / National Merit Semifinalist, no schools that I know of give merit money for Commended] status. It's just a list of schools that don't offer at least full tuition but still a decent amount worth mentioning.
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