The Scholarships section for each college lists academic scholarships that are offered to 8 or more students by the school. If the school offers a scholarship to less than 8 students, it is not included. Check the college websites for these additional scholarships.
These scholarships are referred to as merit scholarships. Knowing what academic scholarships are offered at a college, and knowing which ones a student might qualify for, is key to being awarded the scholarships. Although students may qualify for multiple merit scholarships, many schools will limit the number that will be awarded. Check with the school on their multiple award policy.
Merit scholarships are primary based on academic factors, such as high school GPA and ACT or SAT test scores. The GPA is unweighted, the SAT score includes only Critical Reading and Math, and the ACT is the composite score. They are not based on family income, assets or other financial factors. Compare the student's academic profile to the minimum required for the scholarship. These scholarships are funded by the school itself and cannot be transferred to another school.
Use this list as a guide in applying for merit scholarships. Many do not require a separate application, and those that do will be identified and a link provided to the application. Deadlines and special application directions are included in the details. These deadlines can be added to Application Plans. Always check the college website for final details on scholarship eligibility, requirements and deadlines.
Scholarships for international students are also identified.
If a family qualifies for financial aid based on need, a student could receive an offer of additional scholarships based on family income and savings. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to quality for student loans or additional grants or scholarships.
- Although the database containing achievement scholarships is extensive, there may be some college scholarships that have been omitted.
- Since the individual colleges award the scholarships and make all decisions pertaining to scholarship recipients, there is no guarantee as to the number or amount of scholarships a student may actually qualify for or receive.
- All data in the database was obtained by researchers. In some instances, colleges did not list minimum requirements for a particular scholarship. In that case, a minimum eligibility was estimated by averaging the achievement of recipients from previous years. The minimum eligibility reported was slightly lower than the average.
- Dates for scholarship application deadlines can change. No guarantee exists regarding application dates of scholarships. No liability exists for missing scholarships due to changed deadlines
- This is a report on achievement scholarships available. It is not a prediction of admissions. There is no guarantee that the student meets all admission criteria for a college.