Automatic Full Tuition / Full Ride Scholarships

<p>With all merit offers read parents and students must do their due diligence and ask about the fine print when it comes to keeping the merit $$</p>

<p>Is it automatically renewable for the next 4 years?</p>

<p>Is it attached to staying with a specific major?</p>

<p>Is it renewable for the same amount of money each year?</p>

<p>Is scholarship adjusted to take into consideration tuition increases (about 5% per year)</p>

<p>Is there a gpa requirement needed to keep getting the money?</p>

<p>When does the gpa requirement start (by the end of fall term or the end of spring term)?</p>

<p>Is there a phase in to the gpa requirement?</p>

<p>What happens if you do not meet gpa requirement, does money leave immediately or is there a grace period?</p>

<p>If you lose scholarship and bring your grades back up is money reinstated?</p>

<p>What percentage of students lose their scholarship?</p>

<p>Ask the financial aid office what percent of students lose their merit money in the first year.</p>

<p>And the most important question.. worse case scenario if you were to lose the scholarship would you still be able to swing the cost of attending?</p>

<p>for ex: Howard also has no phase in gpa to keep their merit money. The term that you do not meet the requirements for keeping the merit $$ is the last term that you receive the merit money (and you do not get it back).</p>

<p>University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
OOS Award: Approximately 90% Tuition (Currently $14K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
In State Award: Approximately 80% Tuition (Currently $5K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT/1400 SAT (CR+M)
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<p>Louisiana State University
OOS Award: Full Tuition
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 30 ACT/1330 SAT (CR+M)
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<p>Golden Oaks Awards</p>

<p>Nonresident students with a combined Critical Reading and Mathematics SAT score of 1330 or a composite ACT score of 30 as well as a 3.00 computed gpa are eligible to receive this award.</p>

<p>Exemption from the payment of tuition and nonresident fees
An opportunity to become a Chancellor's Student Aide and earn up to $6,200 ($1550 per year) working in a campus job</p>

<p>Florida Atlantic University
OOS Award: Approximately 80% Tuition (Currently $15.5K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 29 ACT/1920 SAT (CR+M+W)
OOS Award: Approximately 75% Tuition (Currently $14.5K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 24 ACT/1620 SAT (CR+M+W)
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<p>This is an awesome thread! It will really help those of us who are looking for large scholarships that we do not have to jump through a million hoops to obtain.</p>

<p>Louisiana Tech University</p>

<p>Presidential Scholarship
Unlimited awards which pay tuition, fees, and on-campus regular dorm and meals for four years.
Requires ACT:32 or SAT:1400 and 3.0 UW GPA
Requires a 3.0 gpa to renew</p>

<p>Hampton University</p>

<p>Hampton University is pleased to recognize outstanding academic achievement by offering a variety of scholarships to first-time freshmen. The selection process is extremely competitive and students who submit completed admission application packets by the Early Action deadline (November 1) are automatically considered for merit awards. (A scholarship application form is not required for consideration of an award.) Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and subject to the availability of funds. Consideration of awards is granted, not guaranteed to students who meet minimum eligibility requirements. The initial review process for scholarships begins in December. Official scholarship offers are communicated to the recipient via written correspondence only.</p>


<p>The Trustee scholarship is a unique award offered by Hampton University. It provides a four -year scholarship to include: Tuition, Room, Board, and a $500 book stipend. The recipient must have a minimum SAT score of 1400 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or minimum ACT composite score of 32.</p>


<p>The Presidential scholarship is awarded to students with a SAT score of 1300 – 1390 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or an ACT composite score ranging from 29- 31. This four- year scholarship covers the cost of Tuition, Room, and Board.</p>

<p>Hampton Scholars</p>

<p>The Hampton Scholars award is awarded to students with a SAT score of 1200 – 1290 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or an ACT composite score of 27-28. Recipients of this award receive a four-year Tuition scholarship.</p>


<p>The Merit scholarship is awarded to students with a SAT score of 1100 - 1190 (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or an ACT composite score of 24 - 26. Recipients of this award receive a partial tuition scholarship. </p>

<p>Achievement Scholarship</p>

<p>The Achievement Scholarship is the newest scholarship offered by Hampton University. It provides a four year $10,000 scholarship. The recipient must have a cumulative 3.50 academic grade point average. A minimum SAT or ACT score is not required.</p>

<p>Hampton</a> University - Admissions</p>

<p>Hi Vonlost and Entomom,</p>

<p>Can we make this a sticky?</p>

<p>Is there any more?</p>

<p>Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne
Award: Full Tuition
Requirement: 32 ACT (including writing) or 2100 SAT
Chancellor's</a> Scholarships - IPFW</p>

<p>Thanks for starting this very helpful thread!</p>

<p>Is there any college/university other than University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, that is in the top 100 in US News ranking, that offers full tuition/full ride for SAT/GPA scores?</p>


<p>There might be some schools ranked lower than Bama, or there might be some schools that require higher scores....but Bama (#75) is the highest ranked school that gives an assured full tuition scholarship for an ACT 32+ (or SAT M+CR 1400+) and a 3.5 GPA if you apply by Dec 1st. No higher ranked Nat'l univ does this. </p>

<p>As for those that are ranked between 75 and 100, I don't know of any that give assured full tuition scholarships for the same stats.</p>

<p>Hi BobWallace,
Does a diploma from IPFW carry the same weight as the one from the main Purdue campus at West Lafayette? US News Review has classified IPFW as a "Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2" whereas Purdue is ranked 62 among the National Universities, and it is well known that Purdue is a top university. But the merit scholarship at IPFW seems to be very good. I guess one has to weigh merit aid against rank.</p>

<p>@ Quiet Thinker.........I grew up in Indiana, haven't lived there in many years but NO a diploma from IPFW doesn't carry the same weight as one from Purdue or Indiana. </p>

<p>If you attend IPFW and major in Business your degree is from Indiana whereas if you major in Engineerinig your IPFW diploma would be issued from Purdue.</p>

<p>I currently live in North Carolina and same thing goes here, a degree from UNC-Asheville or UNC-Pembroke is not the same as one from UNC (Chapel Hill)</p>

<p>Not saying they (IPFW or UNC regional campus locations) aren't good schools just honestly answering your question</p>


<p>My H is from Indiana and is a Purdue grad. No, a degree from IPFW is not viewed the same (or even close) to a degree from P or from IU. </p>

<p>another issue is that if your child isn't from the area, he/she will likely be very lonely at night and on weekends if he attends IPFW since many/most of the students will be either commuters or suitcase schools.</p>

<p>When one considers merit awards, one needs to take into acct what the atmosphere of the school is....are there things on campus during weekends that keep kids there (like big sports), will too many kids go home on weekends or nights, etc? </p>

<p>I'm reminded of one of my son's classmates. Her parents were thrilled that she got a big scholarship to their alma mater (an OOS univ that was largely commuter/suitcase and wasn't a top public in that state). The family had all these sentimental hopes of their child graduating from the same univ that they did (they had been locals/commuters). Everyone warned them that this would likely be a mistake for their D. When Fall came, their D happily enrolled. Her Facebook messages quickly told a sad story. Her initial excitement quickly turned to sadness as she found herself alone at night and weekends as friends/classmates headed home. She finished the semester and transferred out...losing merit opps at the other schools where she had offers...except one ...Miss State reoffered her their initial offer (this is rare!). She now attends Miss St.</p>

<p>University of Louisiana-Monroe
Award: ½ to ¾ Tuition+Room+Board
Requirement: 31 ACT or 1360 SAT(CR+M), GPA 3.0-4.0 (tuition award on sliding scale based on GPA)
ULM</a> Scholarship Office, Scholarships for Freshmen Students</p>

<p>Oakland University (Michigan)
Award: Full Tuition
Requirements: 3.9 GPA and 31 ACT
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<p>Florida A&M
In-State Award: Full Ride
OOS Award: Full Tuition and Fees
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 1800 SAT (CR+M+W) or 27 ACT
Scholarships</a> - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2012</p>

<p>Westminster College (Pennsylvania)
Award: Full Tuition
Requirements: 3.75 GPA or top 10% rank; 1300 SAT (CR+M) or 29 ACT
Westminster</a> College: Admissions: Financial Aid & Merit Scholarships: Merit Scholarships</p>