My daughter just found out that she will get an $18k Presidential Scholarship from Miami. I also expect that she will be a National Merit Finalist and according to Miami's web-site receive $16k for this.
My question is if the National Merit Scholarship negates the Presidential Scholarship. The reason I ask is that on UM's scholarship page (under National Merit Scholarship) it says "If a student in one of the categories above is admitted and receives a merit scholarship in an amount greater than $16,000, the higher scholarship amount will be the final scholarship amount."
We called Financial Aid/Admissions and they said this situation (Presidential and National Merit) has never occurred, which I find hard to believe.
Thanks for any feedback.