Freshman Merit-Based Scholarships

All applicants for merit scholarships are reviewed 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 rigorous curriculum. Please note that all GPA requirements are based off of GPA standardization to a 4.0 scale performed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the time the application is reviewed. To be considered for the scholarship, please complete the Merit Scholarship application.

The link to the scholarship application:

(Please note: the Merit Scholarship Survey for Fall 2015 admission is closed as of March 1, 2015.)