02 February 2017

Colleges with Great Scholarships for National Merit Finalists

Posted in Financial Aid

nationalmeritIf you've been wondering how much merit aid is available for National Merit scholars, then check out our list of Colleges with Great Scholarships for National Merit Finalists.

We've focused on institutions in our coverage universe that are particularly generous with merit aid—including those offering full tuition or full cost of attendance—and provided a brief summary of the package, whether it's competitive, and a link to each institution's website for the details. There's a good mix of public and private institutions, and in the case of public institutions, packages are often available for non-residents as well as residents.  

The list isn't exhaustive but should provide you an excellent start—enjoy!

 

 


Great Scholarships for National Merit Finalists

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InstitutionTotal Coverage (4 years)Link
Abilene Christian University Full tuition
Auburn University Full tuition, on-campus housing for 1 year plus stipend ($48,088 - $52,088 for residents, $99,800 - $103,800 for non-residents)
Baylor University Full tuition, augmented by SAT/ACT score ($166,440 - $174,440)
Boston University $80,000
Brigham Young University - Provo Full tuition, limited availability
Florida State University Cost of attendance for residents (Benacquisto Scholarship), $69,000 for non-residents, guaranteed admission into honors program
Fordham University Full tuition with A/A- average and top 2-3% of admitted students, competitive
Gustavus Adolphus College $30,000+, 100% tuition for 3 candidates
Hope College $80,000
Iowa State University Full tuition for residents, varies for non-residents
Knox College $88,000 - $96,000
Linfield College Half to full tuition depending on need
Loyola University Chicago Full tuition for one student, $8,000 if not selected
Montana State University Full tuition for first year only (residents only)
New College of Florida Full cost of attendance for residents (Benacquisto Scholarship), $70,000 non-residents
New Jersey Institute of Technology Cost of attendance
North Dakota State University Cost of attendance
Northeastern University Up to $120,000
Texas A&M University $33,000
Texas Tech University Cost of attendance
University of Alabama Full tuition up to 5 years, one year of housing, $14,000 stipend, $2,000 allowance for research or study abroad, $1,000 technology enrichment allowance
University of Arizona $72,000 (full tuition plus) + $1,500 for study abroad for residents, $44,000 - $92,000 + $1,500 for study abroad for non-residents depending on GPA and test scores
University of Central Florida Cost of attendance for residents (Benacquisto Scholarship, $87,000) and non-residents ($144,000) + guaranteed housing, admission to honors program and laptop
University of Cincinnati Full in-state tuition, guaranteed admission to honors program and $1,500 on-time allocation towards purchase of computer, research or study abroad. 60 available, first-come, first-served
University of Dallas Full tuition, limited to 20 students
University of Florida Cost of attendance for residents (Benacquisto Scholarship)
University of Houston Cost of tuition/fees, + $1,000 research and $2,000 study abroad stipends
University of Kansas $40,000 for residents
University of Kentucky Cost of tuition and allowance for room and board
University of Louisville Full in-state tuition + $32,000 allowance for room, board and books or guaranteed $80,000 for out-of-state students
University of Maine Full tuition/fees
University of Miami Cost of attendance for residents
University of Minnesota Up to $40,000, competitive
University of Minnesota - Morris Full tuition
University of Mississippi Full tuition + room ($51,968 for residents, $113,504 for non-residents)
University of Nebraska Full tuition + $8,000
University of Nevada - Reno Up to $64,000 + guaranteed admission to honors program
University of North Dakota Full tuition/fee waiver for ND and MN residents
University of Oklahoma Full cost of attendance + stipends ($68,200 for residents, $130,000 for non-residents)
University of South Carolina $40,000 for residents, up to $99,000 with tuition reduction for non-residents
University of South Florida Cost of attendance for residents (Benacquisto scholarship)
University of Southern California Half-tuition, limited
University of Texas - Dallas Full tuition/fees + $28,000 in stipends to cover other costs and study abroad, guaranteed admission to honors program ($100,000 for residents, $178,000 for non-residents)
University of Tulsa Cost of attendance, competitive
University of Vermont Full tuition for residents
Virginia Commonwealth University Cost of tuition/fees ($98,000, competitive)
Washington State University Full tuition ($39,000 for residents, $98,000 for non-residents) (competitive)
Winthrop University Cost of attendance ($93,720 for residents, $148,040 for non-residents)
Xavier University Full tuition + $4,000 - $8,000 depending on need