12 October 2017

Keeping Vigil on 2017-18 Merit Scholarship Deadlines

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2022, Affordability

moneyIf you're in the hunt for merit scholarships, be sure to stay on top of explicit deadlines a school on your list might have.

In some cases, like Boston University and the University of Richmond, it's a hard deadline that you have to meet in order for you to be considered at all.  In others, like Indiana University and many other public institutions, it's a "priority" deadline that maximizes your chances of merit aid before the money runs out.  Either way, merit aid continues to be an excellent way for good students to defray the cost of an education.  

We've compiled a list of selected schools in our coverage universe with explicit deadlines, along with some stats to help you gauge the size and breadth of the institution's merit offerings.  We've also included links to each school's scholarship page for easy access to the details.

Most of these schools automatically consider you for merit scholarships without the need for an additional application.  

Click on Continue Reading below for the list.



Class of 2021 Merit Scholarship Deadlines

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InstitutionMerit DeadlineAwarded MeritAverage AwardLink
Agnes Scott College1/1523%$27,576
Auburn University11/122%$7,249
Boston University12/17%$20,755
Claremont McKenna College12/15%$16,953
Clemson University12/128%$5,070
College of Charleston12/120%$11,798
Emory University (Emory)11/155%$26,925
Georgia Institute of Technology10/157%$5,690
Grinnell College12/118%$17,026
Indiana University11/132%$5,626
Miami University - Oxford11/131%$8,931
Michigan State University11/19%$10,493
North Carolina State10/155%$5,591
Ohio State University - Columbus11/119%$7,189
Purdue University11/115%$5,344
University of Connecticut - Storrs12/113%$8,338
University of Maryland - College Park11/114%$6,919
University of Miami11/129%$18,825
University of Nevada - Reno2/110%$2,650
University of Richmond12/118%$23,009
University of South Carolina11/1536%$6,586
University of Southern California12/119%$20,209
Vanderbilt University12/110%$24,444
Virginia Polytechnic Institute1/229%$4,064
Wake Forest University12/19%$12,792
Washington and Lee University12/18%$39,088