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NMF Scholarships: An Updated Compilation

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  • KansasGirlKansasGirl 276 replies27 threads Junior Member
    Her list is divided into two sections ... NMF Full Tuition ..the other is NMF Honorable Mention - trying to understand what the difference is ... thanks.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    (I'm the OP, btw.)

    NMF Full Tuition = schools that offer full tuition (whether guaranteed or competitive scholarships) to NMFs. Some of these schools also offer awards to NMSFs; I have noted this where applicable.
    NMF Honorable Mention = schools that offer LESS than full tuition to NMFs. The details of these awards are also noted.
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  • KansasGirlKansasGirl 276 replies27 threads Junior Member
    Got it ... thanks.
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  • ciiaobellaciiaobella 33 replies9 threads Junior Member
    florida a&m gives a full ride to NMF/NAF
    it's a public, historically black college
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    Thanks ciiaobella.

    Florida A&M U (NMF in-state full ride & OOS full tuition guaranteed - other qualifications, see University Scholarships - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2009)
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  • iheartthemusic29iheartthemusic29 52 replies10 threads Junior Member
    Does Saint Louis University offer a scholarship for National Merit Finalists?
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    ^ I'm not sure. Why don't you research it on their website? Search for "National Merit."
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    West Virginia U (NMF ~full tuition guaranteed)
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  • rolltoheavenrolltoheaven 13 replies4 threads New Member
    what is NFM...Please message me ok...what does it mean...
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    NMF = National Merit Finalist. I'm certainly not going to message you personally with such a simple definition.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    Full updated list, with addition of Truman State (a public LAC in Missouri).


    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)
    Florida A&M U (NMF in-state full ride & OOS full tuition guaranteed - other qualifications, see University Scholarships - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2009)
    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)
    ^Michigan State U (OOS full ride competitive)
    ^*U of Minnesota-Morris (full tuition guaranteed)
    ^Truman State U [MO] (full tuition competitive)
    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)
    West Virginia U (~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 Texas-Austin (in-state NMF 13k over 4 years & NMSF 1k nonrenewable, OOS 1k + 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)
    ^U of Rochester (22k 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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  • owliceowlice 3150 replies75 threads Senior Member
    Thank you for doing this! Very very useful!
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    ^ You are very welcome!
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  • owliceowlice 3150 replies75 threads Senior Member
    Bumping this up....
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  • IloveLAIloveLA 1280 replies24 threads Senior Member
    thanks K, for compiling this list. I bookmarked it before, and now it's very useful.
    and thanks to other contributors as well.
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  • LurkNessMonsterLurkNessMonster 1932 replies83 threads Senior Member
    What does "full tuition competitive" and "full ride competitive" mean? That you might get the money if you're NMF, but it's not guaranteed?
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  • ZetesisZetesis 1817 replies38 threads Senior Member
    Right. It means that there is competition for the scholarship -- you might have to submit a supplemental application, an essay, participate in on-campus interviews, etc. Just because you are NMF does not guarantee that you will get that scholarship, but you may have to be NMF to be considered.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    What Zetesis said. :)
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  • MD MomMD Mom 6644 replies84 threads Senior Member
    Texas A & M offered full tuition and travel money too. I am not positive it was a NMS solicitation, but I thought it was. I did not see a & M on the list.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    Texas A&M University 08-09 Undergraduate Catalog

    Highest award at Texas A&M appears to be 8k/year competitive.
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