OOS Engineering Merit-Based Scholarships?

<p>I'm considering some engineering colleges, and Michigan is one that I might be interested in, given its great reputation for engineering and its large size.</p>

<p>Does anyone know anything about Michigan's merit-based engineering scholarships for out-of-state students? What stats would likely qualify someone for a scholarship?</p>

<p>I've looked at some scholarships on the website (namely the Shipman and the Geisinger scholarships), but I was just wondering how difficult such scholarships are to obtain. The problem I have is that although it's likely my parents won't qualify for financial aid, they don't want to pay full tuition anywhere since they feel they can't afford it and they won't be able to retire if they spend money on college (though I'm a little aggravated at this since I feel they have been very selfish about the whole college process and I'm afraid I'm not going to get to go to a school that I deserve to and REALLY want to attend).</p>

<p>Thanks for your help. :)</p>

<p>The main engineering merit scholarship I know about is their Engineering Scholarship of Honor, which is worth $20,000 per year for OOS students and is renewable for 4 years if you maintain a 3.0 GPA.</p>

<p>As with most of the Michigan-sponsored scholarships, your application for the University serves as your scholarship application as well. I know that it's a competitive scholarship, but I received it this year and if you have good stats and do a good job on your application you should have a decent shot at it.</p>

<p>See this thread for a little bit more information (my stats are posted on the 2nd page):
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-michigan-ann-arbor/968984-engineering-scholarships-honor.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-michigan-ann-arbor/968984-engineering-scholarships-honor.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Good luck!</p>