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NMF Scholarships: An Updated Compilation

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  • entomomentomom 22547 replies1111 threads Senior Member
    U of Vermont, for OOS students, the amount is "up to 10k", not 10k guarateed:

    Scholarships : Student Financial Services : University of Vermont
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    ^ Thanks for the correction!
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  • entomomentomom 22547 replies1111 threads Senior Member
    No problem, but it I wish it was 10k for sure :(.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    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 "up to 10k" competitive)
    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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  • lsilsi 19 replies1 threads New Member
    Not sure what the actuality is, but the website and a letter from U Nebraska - Lincoln for students entering Fall 2010 says that NMFs who name U Neb-Lincoln as 1st choice "will be considered for" the Chancellor's Scholarship (full undergrad tuition plus 2K toward room, board and fees). So it sounds as if in 2010 U Neb is full tuition+ competitive rather than guaranteed.
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  • KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
    ^ Thanks!

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  • rachel92rachel92 17 replies2 threads New Member
    thanks for this thread, it has been so helpful. I'm a semifinalist right now and this definitely has me thinking about changing my number one school for the finalist app. Do you think it is worth it to put your number one school as a reach that gives lots of aid, or should I stick with a match that gives much less aid? Will this help my chances of getting in dramatically?
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  • Christian2Christian2 851 replies13 threads Member
    You should put "undecided" as your first choice college at this point. Wait until next April when you know where you get accept and decide to go. Then you put down that school as your "first choice college". The first choice will not be notified until sometime in March or April next year and really has no influence in your admittance.
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  • MaryTNMaryTN 592 replies56 threads Member
    But pay attention to what the school says. I know Ohio State requires that you designate them as your first choice by March 1.
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  • natim1natim1 730 replies60 threads Member
    For the application, for the parental information, what should I put if I don't have contact with one of my parents?
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  • rachel92rachel92 17 replies2 threads New Member
    thanks so much
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  • MontegutMontegut 5518 replies606 threads Senior Member
    Thank you to all for updating this list. Going to a big college fair tonight and just printed it up. Hope some of these will be there so we can check them out.
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  • hoveringmomhoveringmom 378 replies5 threads Member
    I noticed a couple of people posting numerical scores for the PSAT. But actual scores are only important insofar as they compare with other scores and every state has a different cut off for what constitutes a NMSF. It's just the top 1% or so of the state. Thus, if your state is more competitive, you'll need a higher score. My son missed NMSF with a score of 226. He was only commended. We live in NJ. Apparently NJ has the second highest scores in the nation after Mass. At least, this is what his guidance counselor said! The whole thing is extremely unfair (in addition to class and economics--in the school I teach in, the students don't even know the PSAT can lead to scholarships, and many don't take it, or if they do, are not prepared). But then, life is unfair...Feeling cynical today.
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  • owliceowlice 3150 replies75 threads Senior Member
    hoveringmom, a 226 is NMSF in EVERY state, including NJ. NJ's cut-off is 221 this year; see here: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/1063309667-post1149.html

    DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Jersey cut-offs are the same: 221.

    If your son took the PSAT as a freshman or sophomore (as my son did), he is not going to qualify regardless of score (except in very narrow circumstances, and if he continued on in high school, those circumstances don't come into play here).
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  • father91father91 146 replies17 threads Junior Member
    homeringmom:

    Was 226 a typo? If it was 226 in the junior year, your son IS a NM semifinalist.
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama 84338 replies1048 threads Forum Champion
    I don't think any state has a cutoff that is above 223...is there?

    I hope hoveringmom's child wasn't overlooked in some way - either by his school (not giving him his package) or by him not filling out the test form correctly.

    My son almost didn't make NMSF because when he erased something on his form, he accidentally also erased where a student is supposed to indicate that he's a full-time student. Luckily, the counselor caught his mistake when scores came back in Dec of his junior year, and she corrected it with NM corporation.


    I wonder if someone should PM hoveringmom to tell her that her son should have made the cutoff, unless she's mistaken about his score. Another possibility is that he isn't a junior, so his score didn't count.
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  • bird rockbird rock 695 replies174 threads Member
    My son just got a letter from New College of Florida saying that since he is a NMSF he can have $17,500 a year for four years. That would bring OOS tuition down to about $10,000. From the wording of the letter it sounds like it's a flat out offer, no competition for this award.
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama 84338 replies1048 threads Forum Champion
    ^^^

    bird rock...that probably is an outright offer. When my son was NM, he got similar letters from several school - outright offers.

    Congrats...

    BTW..did you go to their website and look for any details?
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  • Christian2Christian2 851 replies13 threads Member
    bird rock, there are indeed schools that offers all NMSF and NMF automatic scholarships. If your son makes NMF (90% of NMSF becomes NMF) New College of Florida might offer your son a bigger scholarship.
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama 84338 replies1048 threads Forum Champion
    ^^^^

    Be aware...whenever a scholarship is for a "set amount" (such as $17,500 in this case), that that number does not go up regardless of any tuition increases. Therefore, if the shortfall is $10,000 (for 2009-2010 school year), the shortfall wil likely be higher every year as tuition increases.

    From New College Website....

    Excellence Awards
    New College Excellence Awards are available to National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholars.


    This scholarship replaces the Four Winds Award.

    Scholarship Value:

    $17,500 per year, for a total of $70,000 over four years.


    Requirements:

    You must be a National Merit5 or National Achievement finalist and select New College as your first-choice school according to National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) procedures.
    OR
    You must be a National Hispanic Scholar, recognized through the College Board National Hispanic Recognition (NHR) Program.
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