Will Your Student Qualify for
Great Merit Scholarships?

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Use MyCAP to find all the colleges that will offer your student great merit scholarships!

We include full details on all of the following types of scholarships across the top 1,500 4-Year colleges in the United States.

Find These Scholarship Types:

  • Full Ride Scholarships
  • Full Tuition Scholarships
  • Automatic Scholarships Based on GPA and/or ACT/SAT Scores
  • Talent Scholarships
  • Competitive Scholarships
  • National Merit/National Recognition Scholarships
  • Out of State Tuition Waivers
  • Yellow Ribbon Scholarships
  • ROTC Scholarships
  • And more!

See how we automatically project the scholarships your student qualifies for!

“I figured that high of an ACT score had to be worth something.”

Thanks for putting that scholarship list together. Our daughter was really indifferent about college, partly because of the cost estimates from the few colleges she checked out, and it was really frustrating me. She got a 34 on her ACT and around a 3.1 cumulative GPA. I figured that high of an ACT score had to be worth something. Finally I did a Google search for Scholarships for a high ACT score and came across your site ... From that I found that she should qualify for free out-of-state tuition at Ole Miss with her score and GPA, and it had a strong international studies and foreign language program which is what she was interested in. I called admissions the next day to see if it was true and it was. She applied and got accepted with full tuition award plus an extra $1000! We just scheduled her Freshman Orientation session and we couldn’t be happier. Thanks again! 

Steve B.

Most Popular Merit Scholarship Types in MyCAP


Automatic Merit Scholarships & Out-of-State Tuition Waivers

These are automatic awards offered directly by colleges to attract top students.

These scholarships are usually based on the student's high school GPA and/or ACT/SAT scores. Automatic scholarships are awarded to all students who meet the specified criteria.  

You will know whether or not your student qualifies before even applying to the college.


Competitive Merit Scholarships

These are competitive scholarships offered directly by colleges to attract top students.

Unlike automatic scholarships, these require the student to compete against other top students for a limited number of awards.

Some of these involve specific scholarship applications or competitions and others are based directly off of the admission application.

You will not know if your student will be awarded a competitive merit scholarship until after admission decisions are complete.


National Merit/National Recognition Merit Scholarships

These are offered directly by the colleges to students awarded these designations by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

These are not the scholarships awarded directly by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for students who score high on the PSAT test.

These are scholarships that colleges award to attract students who scored high on the PSAT test and were awarded a designation by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation - usually National Merit Finalist, Semi-Finalist, Commended Student or National Recognition Scholar.


Talent Scholarships

Have a student with art, music, dance or theater talent?

Find out what schools offer scholarships for students with major talent. Most require the student to major in their talent area, but some do not.

These are focused on talent in art, music, dance or theater that can be demonstrated through an audition or portfolio.

Talent scholarships

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