Automatic Full Tuition / Full Ride Scholarships

<p>The purpose of this thread is to catalog large scholarships that are automatic/guaranteed based on stats alone (GPA/ACT/SAT/Rank). The scholarships should be Full Tuition, Full Ride, or of similar magnitude. The scholarships should be based strictly on stats, not awards such as NMF/NMSF.</p>

<p>There is already an excellent thread cataloging automatic/guaranteed awards of any magnitude, large or small, so please add smaller awards there:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/848226-important-links-automatic-guaranteed-merit-scholarships.html?highlight=automatic%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/848226-important-links-automatic-guaranteed-merit-scholarships.html?highlight=automatic&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>There is also already an excellent thread cataloging automatic/guaranteed awards for NMSF/NMF, so please add awards requiring that distinction there:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/national-merit-scholarships/649276-nmf-scholarships-updated-compilation.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/national-merit-scholarships/649276-nmf-scholarships-updated-compilation.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Please limit contributions to this thread to stats-based awards of Full Tuition / Full Ride magnitude.</p>

<p>University of Alabama-Huntsville
Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Fees+Books+Room+Board)
Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 34 ACT or 1490 SAT (CR+M)
Award: Full Tuition+Fees
Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (CR+M)
<a href="http://www.uah.edu/images/admissions/Financial%20Aid/Documents/scholarship.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.uah.edu/images/admissions/Financial%20Aid/Documents/scholarship.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>University of Alabama
Award: Full Tuition
Out-of-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
In-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT or 1330 SAT (CR+M)
Out-of-State</a> Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama
In-State</a> Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>University of Alabama-Birmingham
Award: Full Tuition ($15,000/year, currently covers full tuition – award may not cover future tuition)
Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 28 ACT
<a href="https://www.uab.edu/students/undergraduate-admissions/freshman/paying-for-college-united-states-citizens/scholarships/item/570-act-gpa-based-scholarships%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.uab.edu/students/undergraduate-admissions/freshman/paying-for-college-united-states-citizens/scholarships/item/570-act-gpa-based-scholarships&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Troy University
Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
Requirement: 3.7 GPA, 31 ACT or 1380 SAT (CR+M)
Award: Full Tuition
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 27 ACT or 1220 SAT (CR+M)
Undergraduate</a> :: Troy Scholarships</p>

<p>Southeastern Louisiana Univesity
Award: ½ to ¾ Tuition+Room+Board
Requirement: 30 ACT, GPA 3.0-4.0 (tuition award on sliding scale based on GPA)
[Scholarships[/url</a>]</p>

<p>Southeast Missouri State University
Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
Requirement: 3.9 GPA, 33 ACT or 1440 SAT (CR+M)
Award: Full Tuition
Requirement: 3.6 GPA, 28 ACT or 1250 SAT (CR+M)
[url=<a href="http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/scholarships/freshmen.htm%5DFreshmen"&gt;http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/scholarships/freshmen.htm]Freshmen&lt;/a> Academic Scholarships, Southeast Missouri State University](<a href="http://www.selu.edu/admin/fin_aid/info/scholarships/index.html#beginning%5DScholarships%5B/url"&gt;http://www.selu.edu/admin/fin_aid/info/scholarships/index.html#beginning)&lt;/p>

<p>Louisiana State University – Shreveport
Award: Full Tuition + Fees + Books
Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT
LSU</a> Shreveport Announces Guaranteed Scholarships</p>

<p>Miami University
Award: ½ to Full Tuition
Requirement: 3.7 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M), “Rigorous Coursework”
University</a> Merit Scholarships | Miami Scholarships | Scholarships | High School Students | Financial Aid | Admission | Miami University</p>

<p>Utah State
Award: Full Tuition
Requirement: Sliding scale of GPA+ACT/SAT, ranging from 4.0+31/1360 to 3.5+36/1600 (see chart)
<a href="http://www.usu.edu/admissions/docs/NonResidentIndex.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.usu.edu/admissions/docs/NonResidentIndex.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Columbia College (SC)
Award: Full Tuition
Requirement: 29 ACT or 1300 SAT (CR+M)
Columbia</a> College SC - Welcome to Columbia College</p>

<p>Please note whether the awards are for instate, OOS, or both.</p>

<p>*</p>

<p>University of Alabama
Award: Full Tuition (including OOS)
Out-of-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
In-State Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT or 1330 SAT (CR+M)
*</p>

<p>As noted above, an OOS student needs at least an ACT 32 or 1400 M+CR and 3.5+ GPA. </p>

<p>However, if the student is majoring in Engineering or Computer Science and has an ACT 30 or 1330 M+CR, then the College of Eng'g and the Unversity of Alabama will give combined scholarships for full tuition. The student will also get a $2500 per year scholarship stacked on top.</p>

<p>Howard University
The Howard University Freshman Scholarship (HUFS) Program is designed to assist accepted First-Time-in-College students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement throughout their secondary school career and have chosen to attend Howard University. Scholarships are automatically awarded on a first-come, first-served, basis to eligible candidates. A separate application is not required. Scholarships are awarded until all funds have been exhausted and not all eligible applications will receive an award.</p>

<p>PRESIDENTIAL: Tuition, Fees, Room, Board, $950 Book Voucher, & Laptop</p>

<p>Criteria:
SAT=1500 - 1600
ACT = 34 - 36
GPA ≥ 3.75</p>

<p>FOUNDERS: Tuition, Fees, Room, Board & $500 Book Voucher</p>

<p>Criteria:
SAT=1400 - 1490 or
ACT = 32 - 33
GPA ≥ 3.50</p>

<p>CAPSTONE: Tuition, Fees, Room</p>

<p>Criteria:
SAT=1300 - 1390 or
ACT = 29 - 31
GPA ≥ 3.25</p>

<p>LEGACY: Tuition & Fees</p>

<p>Criteria:
SAT= 1170 - 1290 or
ACT = 26 - 28
GPA ≥ 3.0
Or Ranked #1 or #2 in class</p>

<p>^^^</p>

<p>I think the OP wants schools that give ASSURED merit scholarships for stats alone. If not all eligible students get the award, then those don't fit the parameter.</p>

<p>Thanks M2CK for letting us know about the lower score requirements (SAT CR+Math = 1330) for Engineering students. Hope they will offer these scholarships next year (2013-2014) also for the same scores.</p>

<p>Because the Howard College scholarships are first-come, first-served, rather than the usual competitive process where applicants just have a shot at the scholarship based on the competitive pool, I thought they were worth mentioning. I highlighted the first-come, first-served nature of the program to point out that an interested student would want to be sure to apply as early as possible.</p>

<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)
<a href="http://www.olemiss.edu/finaid/scholarshiptypes.html#8%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.olemiss.edu/finaid/scholarshiptypes.html#8&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Louisiana State University
OOS Award: Full Tuition
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 30 ACT/1330 SAT (CR+M)
<a href="http://www.lsu.edu/catalogs/2010/013ugasa.shtml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.lsu.edu/catalogs/2010/013ugasa.shtml&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NONRESIDENT STUDENTS</p>

<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)
<a href="http://www.fau.edu/admissions/scholarship-os.php%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.fau.edu/admissions/scholarship-os.php&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<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>Trustee</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>Presidential</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>Merit</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>^^^</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>