The Updated Full Scholarship List is Out!

1317230_29811116Yesterday, I published an updated Full Scholarship List.  I review the full list twice a year, basically summer and winter, to see what has changed.

The Full Scholarship List focuses on large scholarships offered directly by colleges, mostly full-tuition scholarships and full-ride scholarships.  There are a lot of great opportunities out there for top students!  And I know I haven’t even identified every great scholarship out there.

The Updated Full Scholarship List By the Numbers:

  • 48 full-tuition scholarships that are automatic for National Merit scholars (finalists and/or semi-finalists)
  • 32 full-ride scholarships that are automatic for National Merit scholars
  • 23 competitive scholarships open to National Merit scholars
  • 348 scholarships based on ACT/SAT scores, GPA, and/or other merit/leadership criteria
  • 24 full-tuition and full-ride scholarships that are automatic for students having ACT scores of 30 or lower (minimum score varies by scholarship)
  • 285 competitive scholarship opportunities with awards of at least 75% of the full-tuition cost
  • 179 competitive scholarship opportunities that do not require a specific minimum ACT or SAT score or National Merit status
  • 11 automatic scholarship opportunities that do not require a specific minimum ACT or SAT score or National Merit status (some of these are automatic for all valedictorians/salutatorians)

There are a lot of full-tuition and full-ride merit scholarships available to top students and I would argue that a strong student should never need to pay anywhere near full sticker price if he or she is willing to shop around for opportunities.  Of course the reality is that it is usually the parents doing the shopping around!

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2 comments on “The Updated Full Scholarship List is Out!
  1. Brenda says:

    I am very interested in the 24 full-tuition and full-ride scholarships that are automatic for students having ACT scores of 30 or higher ( I realize GPA is probably a factor as well). Is there a way to sort the list for those schools?

    • Wendy Nelson says:

      Hi Brenda,

      You can filter the list (by clicking on the arrows in row 1) for Automatic scholarships and then for ACT scores that are at or lower than the level you want to see. You can filter the Award column also if you don’t want to see anything less than full-tuition.

      Wendy