Merit Scholarships

University Merit Scholarships

Exemplary students are selected to receive University merit scholarships on the basis of outstanding academic achievement (including recognition as a National Merit Finalist or through the National Hispanic Recognition Program), extracurricular achievement, demonstrated leadership, and commitment to their communities. Merit awards are determined by committee on the basis of the application for admission without consideration of financial need. They are guaranteed for four years of undergraduate study or offer funding for summer opportunities.

  • A University Scholarship goes toward the cost of attendance.
  • A Dean's Award provides funding for an internship, a research experience, or graduate-level coursework for one summer.
  • A President's Award provides similar funding for two summers.
  • A Provost's Award provides funding for three summers and three academic years, plus a travel stipend.

All first-year applicants are automatically considered for all available merit scholarships; no additional merit scholarship application is required. Transfer students are not eligible for merit-based scholarships. Scholarship winners will receive notification of their awards on a rolling basis through the end of April. Please note that only scholarship winners are notified.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact your Regional Admissions Counselor.