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NMF Scholarships: An Updated Compilation

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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    ^ Thanks so much!
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  • morningrainmorningrain 35 replies37 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for the information, very very helpful indeed... I have a question:

    In order to qualify for the "full ride" from these schools listed in post #1, do National Merit Scholarship Finalists need to select these schools as their designated schools? Or can we simply apply to these schools?
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  • JanSAT09JanSAT09 140 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Is there anyway to check what my first choice school was? My memory isn't that up to par heh....
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    Yes, you must select the school as your first choice. I believe the designation must be made by March 1, but you can change it up to April 26th?
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  • universityquestuniversityquest 53 replies7 threads Junior Member
    I'm sorry, I must have missed something, but would you tell me about removing Texas-Austin from the list? What do they offer, if anything, for NMFs? Thank you!
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  • universityquestuniversityquest 53 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Is post #39 correct: in-state tuition plus 1K/yr. for OOS students? Are there likely any other scholarships that may be stacked with that? Thanks!
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  • gnusasaurusgnusasaurus 320 replies21 threads Member
    universityquest,

    To get information as specific as you are hoping to find, you might have better results contacting admissions directly. A post on the UT Austin college thread may also yield results.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    I heard from a reliable source that UT-Austin is removing its NMF scholarships this year. Here is the updated version.


    o Full ride is defined as minimum tuition/room/board.
    o U=University, C=College
    o *=annual class <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)
    U of South Florida (NMF full ride competitive - http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Admissions/pdf/freshman-Non-florida.pdf | http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Admissions/pdf/freshman-florida.pdf)
    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)
    ^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)
    *Geneva C (NMF full tuition & NMSF 3/4 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)
    *Nyack C (full tuition guaranteed)
    *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)
    *Gordon C (75% tuition guaranteed w/ 3.5 GPA)
    *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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  • gnusasaurusgnusasaurus 320 replies21 threads Member
    NMF Scholarship program at UT-Austin is finished.

    The Daily Texan - National Merit Scholarship program to cease next fall

    So, unfortunately, the question about stacking is a moot point. Its very sad to see these merit based programs disappearing, but I guess it is understandable considering the state of the economy.

    My son got a full ride with an NMF scholarship and I'm convinced my daughter will also be a NMF. I am, however, not convinced there will be many NMF full rides around by the time she graduates in 3 years. Hopefully, I will be wrong.
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  • bird rockbird rock 695 replies174 threads Member
    ^^You'd think they could at least keep the part where OOS NMFs get in-state tuition. Seems like that would be a cheap way to keep some great students coming.
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  • universityquestuniversityquest 53 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for the timely info about UT-Austin. Although it would appear to have been a very good school academically to consider, for my son the national merit scholarship was the deciding factor in seriously considering it. As an OOS student, there are other schools (with or without merit aid) that are more desirable to him. At least the information will save time and money--no application, no visit. I can't help but think that the elimination of these scholarships will substantially reduce the number of NMFs attending in the future.
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  • maryellenroymaryellenroy 2 replies0 threads New Member
    My daughter made semi-finalist in Louisiana with a 208.
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  • ns9908ns9908 147 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Univ. of Utah gives full tuition guaranteed to in-state students although they don't advertise this very much.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    ^ Their website states only a minimum award of $500.

    Merit Scholarship
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  • ScholarshipsPlzScholarshipsPlz 6 replies0 threads New Member
    Great thread! Thanks so much for all the hard work, K.

    Just FYI, Stevenson University in Maryland (Formerly Villa Julie) offers full tuition scholarships to Maryland Distinguished Scholars. Although not the same program as NMF, the criteria are almost the same and it is overwhelmingly probable that any Maryland NMF or NMSF would qualify. This basically boils down to a full tuition scholarship for Maryland NMFs and NMSFs.

    Stevenson University - Merit-Based Scholarships
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    ^ Thanks for the heads-up. I'd like to limit this to NMF awards, though; I'd hate to disappoint a Maryland NMF or NMSF (especially SF, because that doesn't take GPA into account) who didn't qualify for Distinguished Scholars.
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  • MontegutMontegut 5518 replies606 threads Senior Member
    Speaking of Maryland, any benefits of being an OOS NMSF/NMF for admission to Maryland-College Park Engineering? Any scholarships for OOS NMSF/NMF if do get admitted?
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  • involved mominvolved mom 119 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Franklin and Marshall has dropped to $2k. Macalester gives $5k to finalists.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    ^ Thanks! I knew about Mac's scholarship but deemed it rather low; it seems that some people are looking for guaranteed 5k merit money, though, so I will add it. A pity about F&M essentially dropping their NMF merit award.

    o Full ride is defined as minimum tuition/room/board.
    o U=University, C=College
    o *=annual class <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)
    U of South Florida (NMF full ride competitive - http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Admissions/pdf/freshman-Non-florida.pdf | http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Admissions/pdf/freshman-florida.pdf)
    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)
    ^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)
    *Geneva C (NMF full tuition & NMSF 3/4 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)
    *Nyack C (full tuition guaranteed)
    *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)
    *Gordon C (75% tuition guaranteed w/ 3.5 GPA)
    *Hope C (17k guaranteed)
    ^*Macalester C (5k 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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