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Merit-Based Scholarships

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  • Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship

    Each year Vanderbilt awards merit-based scholarships to applicants who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment and intellectual promise. These students represent the top 1 percent of all freshman applicants to Vanderbilt, and with the limited number of merit scholarships available, the selection process is very competitive.

    Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship
  • Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship (Duke)

    Through the generosity of the Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship Fund and the family of the late Reginaldo Howard, Duke University provides annual scholarships covering tuition and mandatory fees including room and board to first-year students of African heritage who demonstrate outstanding leadership ability, scholastic achievement, community involvement, and evidence of serious commitment to a life of service to others.

    Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship (Duke)
  • Theatre/Dance Scholarship (U. of South Carolina)

    This Scholarship is to recruit outstanding Undergraduate Theatre Majors.
    The Scholarship is awarded to Incoming Freshman and/or Transfer Theatre students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership and contributions in Theatre Arts. It is a continuing annual award of $250.00 a semester (not to exceed 8 semesters).

    Theatre/Dance Scholarship (U. of South Carolina)
  • Toyota Scholarship

    Toyota has long supported a wide variety of scholarship programs, many of which focus on students in diverse and underserved communities. They firmly believe in supporting those in pursuit of higher learning to help all individuals achieve their full potential.

    Toyota Scholarship


  • Trustee Distinguished Scholarship (Rice)

    Merit-based scholarship recipients generally distinguish themselves scholastically and personally even within our highly competitive group of admitted students. All admitted freshman applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, so that no separate application forms or interviews are necessary. The Office of Admissions notifies scholarship winners at the time of admission to the university.

    Trustee Distinguished Scholarship (Rice)
  • The Gates Millennium Scholarship

    GMS will select 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. They provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through their leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

    The Gates Millennium Scholarship
  • Intel Science Talent Scholarship

    Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. Every year, roughly 1,600 U.S. high school seniors enter the Intel Science Talent Search with original science projects. Forty finalists, representing the best and brightest young scientific minds in America, go on to compete for over USD 1.25 million in awards and scholarships.

    Intel Science Talent Scholarship
  • The Jefferson Scholarship (UVA)

    The undergraduate scholarship program began at the inception of Jefferson Scholars Foundation and has been attracting and cultivating undergraduate leaders since 1980. The program currently supports 110 Jefferson Scholars in residence at the University of Virginia. Intended to cover the entire cost of attendance for four years at the University of Virginia, the Jefferson Scholars’ stipend includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses. In 2011-12, Jefferson Scholars from the Commonwealth of Virginia will receive $24,104 each year, and out-of-state or international Jefferson Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $49,098.

    The Jefferson Scholarship (UVA)
  • The Morehead-Cain Scholarship (UNC)

    The first merit scholarship program established in the United States. Founded at the first public university in the United States. The first to envision and implement a strategic summer enrichment program and, most recently, the first to designate a fund for discovery for each of our Scholars. Established in 1945 and inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, the Morehead-Cain provides an undergraduate experience without peer. Four years, four summers — fully funded. Immersion in a vibrant student body. Experienced advisors to introduce passion and potential to a world of opportunity. Exclusive enrichment and networking opportunities — indeed a lifetime connection — with the unparalleled community of Morehead-Cains across the globe.

    The Morehead-Cain Scholarship (UNC)
  • National Achievement Scholarship

    The National Achievement® Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students. Black students may enter both the National Achievement Program and the National Merit® Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and meeting other published requirements for participation. The two annual programs are conducted concurrently but operated and funded separately. A student's standing is determined independently in each program. Black American students can qualify for recognition and be honored as Scholars in both the National Merit Program and the National Achievement Program, but can receive only one monetary award from NMSC.

    National Achievement Scholarship
  • Northwestern University Scholarship

    Northwestern scholarships are awards that need not be repaid. The University awards over $100 million of our own funds to undergraduates each year. Approximately 45% of undergraduates receive a Northwestern University scholarship. The NU Scholarship is generally the final component of an aid package, meeting any remaining need after other forms of aid have been applied.

    Northwestern University Scholarship
  • President's Entrance Scholarship (U. of British Columbia)

    UBC recognizes the academic achievements of high school and post-secondary students through the President's Entrance Scholarships. Students are selected for a President's Entrance Scholarship based on their admission average; there is no separate application.

    President's Entrance Scholarship (U. of British Columbia)
  • Presidential Scholarship (U. of Southern Cal)

    Administered through the Office of Admission, USC Merit Scholarships require students to apply for admission to the University by the December 1 deadline. All students who meet the December 1 deadline will be automatically considered for a scholarship. Ranging in value from a few thousand dollars up to full tuition, merit scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, leadership, service and talent. These include the full-tuition, four-year Mork Family and Trustee scholarships, the half-tuition Presidential Scholarship, and the one-quarter tuition Deans Scholarship.

    Presidential Scholarship (U. of Southern Cal)
  • President's Endowed Scholarship (Texas A&M)

    Scholarships are awarded on a variety of factors and do not have to be repaid. Last year, Texas A&M University disbursed $433 million in financial aid. Approximately $102 million of this total was in the form of scholarships. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of Academic achievement, extra curricular activities, volunteer services, employment and on some cases Financial need. Scholarships are designed to reward, encourage and assist you in pursuing academic excellence and leadership roles.

    President's Endowed Scholarship (Texas A&M)

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