Admissions Merit Scholarships: All applicants for admissions merit scholarships are reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions office using a holistic review process. This review considers high school GPA, the rigor of each student's academic coursework, standardized test scores (if submitted), teacher/counselor letters of recommendation, an essay or graded writing sample, proven leadership ability, and a commitment to community service and civic responsibility. Though there is no minimum GPA or SAT requirement for merit scholarship eligibility, successful recipients typically possess a 3.5 or higher GPA in an academically rigoroous curriculum. If you are an incoming freshman applicant interested in applying for an admissions merit scholarship, please complete this survey.
The following is a list of scholarship/grant search engines:
- Financial Aid Scholarship Database -- A rotating list of scholarships that have been sent to the Financial Aid office.
- American Association of University Women Educational Foundation -- Fellowships, grants, and awards provided by the AAUW.
- College Aid Sources for Higher Education -- Scholarship search provided by Sallie Mae. You must have an e-mail address to receive the results of your search.
- College Board Scholarship Search -- Enter information about yourself and search for relevant scholarships.
- College Scholarships -- Scholarship search engine.
- Fastweb.com -- Scholarship search engine, with listings totaling more than $1 billion.
- Free Financial Aid Search -- Scholarship search and other financial aid information.
- Hispanic College Fund -- Scholarship program for Hispanic Students.
- Gates Millennium Scholars Program -- A program that provides scholarships and fellowships to African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian-Pacific American students.
- Latino College Dollars -- Scholarships for Latino Students.
- National Science Foundation -- Programs supported by the National Science Foundation.
- For students receiving Pell grants, there are new scholarships for you to apply to so you can study abroad. Please visit these websites for more information:
- Point Foundation -- Scholarships for LGBT Students.
- Scholarship Scams -- A guide to common scholarship scams, consumer information, and protection.
- StudentScholarshipSearch.com -- Scholarship search engine.
- Super College Scholarship Search -- Free scholarship search and information to help students get into and pay for college.