29 October 2015

Keeping Vigil on Merit Scholarship Deadlines (Class of 2020)

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2020, 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 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 2020 Merit Scholarship Deadlines

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InstitutionMerit DeadlineAwarded MeritAverage AwardLink
Adelphi University 12/1 21% $12,698
Agnes Scott College 1/15 22% $22,131
Arizona State University 2/1 19% $7,688
Austin College 1/15 12% $19,297
Boston University 12/1 8% $17,594
Claremont McKenna College 12/1 6% $15,732
Clemson University 12/1 22% $6,167
Colorado School of Mines 1/15 25% $7,391
Cornell College 12/1 19% $16,199
Creighton University 12/1 36% $14,200
DePaul University 11/15 14% $10,011
George Mason University 11/1 3% $6,936
Georgia Institute of Technology 10/15 7% $4,367
Grinnell College 12/1 15% $16,968
Guilford College 1/15 9% $11,897
Indiana University 11/1 27% $5,446
Iowa State University 5/1 31% $2,916
Ithaca College 1/2 22% $13,029
Loyola University Maryland 11/15 15% $14,960
Miami University - Oxford 12/1 31% $7,043
Michigan State University 11/1 7% $8,241
North Carolina State 10/15 4% $6,531
Ohio State University - Columbus 11/1 17% $6,418
Ohio University 12/1 3% $2,942
Oregon State University 2/1 13% $4,123
Purdue University 11/1 11% $6,697
Saint Michaels College 11/1 28% $14,525
Southwestern University 11/15 35% $18,514
Texas Christian University 11/1 25% $14,330
Texas Tech University 2/1 10% $3,289
The College of New Jersey 12/1 8% $5,330
Tulane University 11/15 33% $21,325
University of Alabama 12/15 22% $12,209
University of Cincinnati 12/1 15% $5,026
University of Connecticut - Storrs 11/1 11% $6,519
University of Delaware 1/15 20% $6,762
University of Florida 11/1 5% $2,437
University of Georgia 12/15 7% $2,161
University of Houston 12/1 3% $5,075
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign 11/1 12% $4,736
University of Iowa 12/1 16% $4,739
University of Kentucky 12/1 20% $7,487
University of Maine 12/15 7% $4,679
University of Maryland - College Park 11/1 13% $6,657
University of Massachusetts - Lowell 11/1 7% $4,286
University of Miami 11/1 23% $18,846
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 11/1 16% $7,536
University of Minnesota 12/15 7% $4,992
University of Missouri 12/1 17% $5,065
University of Nebraska 1/15 6% $6,399
University of Nevada - Reno 2/1 24% $2,569
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 10/15 5% $6,784
University of Pittsburgh 1/15 3% $11,460
University of Rhode Island 12/1 7% $6,564
University of Richmond 12/1 15% $23,692
University of Tennessee - Knoxville 11/1 12% $3,685
University of Utah 12/1 8% $4,661
University of Washington 12/1 4% $5,800
Vanderbilt University 12/1 10% $22,372
Villanova University 12/1 7% $14,067
Virginia Polytechnic Institute 12/15 12% $3,526
Wake Forest University 12/1 6% $16,055
Washington State University 1/31 2% $3,229
Wittenberg University 12/1 20% $18,495