If you’re planning on working on your college admission requirements soon, and you’re thinking about your test scores, then you need to know about merit scholarship transcripts. This is Dr. B and I’ll be discussing merit-based scholarships. Below’s a list of some merit awards from some of the country’s best schools, that are not based on financial aid.
Merit Scholarships: What You Need to Know and Where to Get Them
In This Article:
- College Admission Myth
- Jefferson Scholarship
- Ingram Scholarship & Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship
- Rice University Scholarship
- Hudson Trust Scholarship
College Admission Myth
You may have heard about a few college admission myths that may have scared you or made you doubt yourself. Here’s a myth that all high-achieving students should reconsider. Myth: If I don’t get financial aid via Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), I’ll never find major funding for college. Incorrect. If you’ve got the grades and extrapreneurial talent, you’ve got the chance.
One of the schools that offers a merit scholarship is the University of Virginia. This school has the Jefferson Scholarship, which provides full tuition for four years and is based on academics and extrapreneurial talent. The university aims to nurture the young minds who are driven, willing to lead and serve, and have intellectual depth.
Ingram Scholarship & Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship
Vanderbilt University offers the Ingram Scholarship and the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship. Both of these scholarships provide full tuition for four years plus stipends for four special summer service or study abroad opportunities. Also, these merit scholarships aim to strengthen and unite students with high leadership potentials around the world.
Rice University Scholarship
Rice University has a lovely way of awarding scholarships. All admitted freshman applicants are automatically placed in the pool for merit-based awards. You don’t even have to write another essay for it. If you rise to the top of that pool, you may be offered the Trustee Distinguished Scholarship, which is up to $24,000 per year, or the engineering scholarship or other STEM awards, which can be worth anywhere from $10,000 to a full tuition.
Hudson Trust Scholarship
John’s Hopkins University, arguably one of the finest places to study STEM as an undergrad, has the Hudson Trust Scholarship worth up to $30,500 per year. This scholarship has a long-lasting impact on the lives of the students who were able to finish their studies, making this a remarkable aid to many.
If you’re interested in applying for a merit scholarship, here’s a video from Scholarship Experts’ channel that’ll help you learn more about what to expect in admissions and how to get one:
There are dozens more of these special aid awards waiting for you to discover. So spend some time doing your due diligence on colleges you believe will be your best fit, and then carefully drill down into their merit award policies. You might just be pleasantly surprised.
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