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What Is An Automatic Merit Scholarship?

What is an automatic merit scholarship?  An automatic merit scholarship is one that a college provides “automatically” based on the student meeting specific criteria.  The student doesn’t need to compete to receive a scholarship.  Many colleges offer automatic merit scholarships

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1,225 Major Merit Scholarships – Updated List

Full Ride and Full Tuition Scholarships

The Full Scholarship List, with 1,225 major merit scholarships, is newly updated as of July 31, 2016. I have validated all scholarships on the list, removed some that were no longer offered, corrected any links to the scholarship listings on the

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The Best Institutional Merit Scholarship Resource

Are you familiar with the term “Institutional Merit Scholarship”?  These are the merit scholarships offered directly by colleges to attract the best and brightest, and/or most talented students by offering them what are essentially tuition discounts. While there are institutional

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448 Full Tuition (or better) Academic Scholarships

Parents of college-bound kids dream of full tuition scholarship and full ride scholarships.  For the majority of students, this is not going to become a reality.  Most families are going to need to contribute to the cost of college.  However,

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Find Scholarships for High ACT Scores

If your child took the ACT test and scored well, you may wonder, is that worth any extra money for college?  Yes, it certainly can be!  So how do you find scholarships for high ACT scores?  Well, it can be

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Using MeritAid.com to Search for Merit Scholarships

The greatest percentage of merit-based college scholarships come from the colleges themselves.  Other than going right to the college websites to search for these merit scholarships, they can be hard to find.  MeritAid.com is the best tool I have found

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Finding Great Merit Scholarships

Over the past month, my most popular post, by far, has been Can My Kid Get a Full-Ride Scholarship?  I wrote this post back in July.  People are mostly finding it when they type in something about “full ride scholarships”

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Finding the Best Deals on Colleges

For three mornings this week, I spoke to groups of parents and students at the local high school about the college search process.  When I spoke to high school juniors and their parents, I stressed that there are several ways

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Minimize Your Out-of-Pocket College Cost – Part 2

Updated 2-4-17 – Updates in red In part 1, I talked about what you can do to minimize your upcoming out-of-pocket college costs when you have a senior in high school who is in the process of getting down to

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Minimize Your Out-of-Pocket College Cost – Part 1

When I am talking about “out-of pocket” college cost, I mean what needs to be paid out over and above what the parents and child have already saved for college.  The best way to minimize this cost is to minimize

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