NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

ull Tuition / Full Ride and Others

 

Compilation of large merit awards for National Merit Finalists and Semifinalists

Source: http://nmfscholarships.yolasite.com/

Key:

NMF: National Merit Finalist

NMSF: National Merit Semi-Finalist

NMCS: National Merit Commended Student

exp: stipend for experiential learning (internship, study abroad, etc., allowable uses vary by college)

Full Tuition: covers the cost of tuition for 4 years

Full Ride: covers Tuition, Room, and Board for 4 years (may include other benefits as well)

Section 1 – Full Tuition or better, no residency required, automatic

This is a compilation of large scholarship awards for National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists. The awards included in this section meet the following criteria:

  1. At least Full Tuition/Full Ride in magnitude (or equivalent)
  2. Automatically awarded (not a competitive process or a published limited number of awards)
  3. Available to out-of-state students
  4. College must be accredited, public or non-profit private, 4-year degree-granting institution

==== ALABAMA ====

University of Alabama

NMSF Award: Full Tuition (NMSF + 3.5 GPA required)

NMF Award: Full Tuition (up to 5 years) + 1 year housing + $3,500/year + $2,000 exp + iPad

http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/nms.html

University of Alabama-Huntsville

NMSF Award: Full Tuition+Fees+$500/year book stipend

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.uah.edu/financial-aid/aid/scholarships/new-freshmen/entering-freshmen

University of Alabama-Birmingham

NMF Award: Full Tuition + fees + housing +$2,500 exp

https://www.uab.edu/students/component/k2/item/280-national-scholarships

Faulkner University

NMSF Award: Full Tuition

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.faulkner.edu/finaid/scholarships.aspx

Oakwood University

NMF Award: Full Tuition + room

NMSF Award: Full Tuition

NMCS Award: 80% Tuition

http://www.oakwood.edu/admissions/scholarships

Troy University

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.troy.edu/scholarships/undergraduate/troy-scholarships.html

==== ALASKA ====

University of Alaska-Anchorage

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/scholarships/national-merit-tuition-waiver-scholarship.cfm

==== ARIZONA ====

Arizona State University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

https://scholarships.asu.edu/scholarship/1729

==== ARKANSAS ====

Harding University

NMF/NMSF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.harding.edu/admissions/scholarships.html#Academic

Southern Arkansas University

NMF/NMSF Award: Full Tuition+ ($11,000/year)

http://web.saumag.edu/finaid/scholarships/scholarpres/

University of Arkansas – Little Rock

NMF Award: Full Tuition+ ($10,000/year + OOS Tuition Waiver)

http://ualr.edu/scholarships/academic/

Notes: Requires 3.5 GPA

University of Arkansas – Monticello

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.uamont.edu/pages/admissions/institutional-scholarships/chancellors-scholarship/

==== CALIFORNIA ====

LaSierra University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

NMSF Award: Half Tuition

http://lasierra.edu/sfs/scholarships/

Pacific Union College

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.puc.edu/campus-services/student-finance/scholarships/puc-scholarships

==== FLORIDA ====

Florida A&M

NMF Award: Full Ride + laptop

http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?Scholarships&DistinguishedScholarsAwardScholarship

Florida Atlantic University

NMF Award: Full Tuition+ ($7,500/year + OOS Tuition Waiver)

http://www.fau.edu/admissions/scholarship-os.php

Florida College

NMF/NMSF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.floridacollege.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships/academic-scholarships/

Florida International University

NMF Award: Full Tuition + room

http://admissions.fiu.edu/costs-and-aid/scholarships/index.html

University of Central Florida

NMF Award: Full Ride ($37,000/year + departmental benefit)

https://admissions.ucf.edu/national-merit/

University of South Florida

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.usf.edu/admissions/freshman/admissions-scholarships/nonflorida.aspx

Lynn University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.lynn.edu/admissions/tuition-and-aid/scholarships-grants-loans/scholarships-and-grants/national-merit-scholarship

==== IDAHO ====

University of Idaho

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.uidaho.edu/financialaid/scholarships/nationalmeritscholarship

==== INDIANA ====

University of Evansville

NMF Award: Full Tuition

NMSF Award: $20,000/year (approximately 2/3 tuition)

http://www.evansville.edu/scholarships/

==== KANSAS ====

Wichita State University

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=merit_scholarships&p=/national_merit/

==== KENTUCKY ====

University of Kentucky

Award: Full Ride+

http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/scholarship-incoming-freshmen

==== LOUISIANA ====

Louisiana Tech University

NMF Award: Full Ride+

http://admissions.latech.edu/tuition_fees/scholarships/freshman-scholarships.php

Note: Requires 3.0 GPA

==== MARYLAND ====

Washington Adventist University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

NMSF Award: 3/4 Tuition

http://www.wau.edu/component/content/article/25-financial-planning/58-scholarships

==== MICHIGAN ====

Andrews University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.andrews.edu/future/financing/scholarships/index.html

==== MINNESOTA ====

University of Minnesota – Morris

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://admissions.morris.umn.edu/costsaid/scholarships/automatic/

==== MISSISSIPPI ====

Mississippi State University

NMF Award: Full Tuition, Fees, Books, and Room

NSMF Award: Full Tuition, Fees, and Books

http://admissions.msstate.edu/scholarships/academic/index.php#NationalMerit

University of Southern Mississippi

NMF Award: Full Ride + $4,000 exp

NMSF Award: Full Tuiton + fees

http://www.usm.edu/admissions/freshman-scholarships

University of Mississippi

NMF Award: Full Ride

NMSF Award: Full Tuition + room

http://finaid.olemiss.edu/scholarships/

==== NEBRASKA ====

University of Nebraska

NMF Award: Full Tuition + $2,000/year

http://www.unl.edu/scholfa/national_merit.shtml

==== NEVADA ====

University of Nevada – Las Vegas

NMF Award: Full Ride + study abroad

http://www.unlv.edu/finaid/scholarships/president

Note: “Automatic consideration until funds expire”

==== NEW HAMPSHIRE ====

Rivier University

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.rivier.edu/admissions.aspx?id=757

==== NEW JERSEY ====

New Jersey Institute of Technology

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.njit.edu/financialaid/typesofaid/scholarships/meritbasedawards.php

==== NEW MEXICO ====

University of New Mexico

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://scholarship.unm.edu/scholarships/index.html

==== NEW YORK ====

Roberts Wesleyan College

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.roberts.edu/undergraduate/tuition-and-aid/grants-scholarships/academic-scholarships.aspx

==== NORTH CAROLINA ====

North Carolina Central University

NMF/NMSF Award: Full Ride+ (Tuition and fees, room, board, books, $1000/year, internships, and a laptop)

http://ecatalog.nccu.edu/content.php?catoid=3&navoid=871

==== NORTH DAKOTA ====

North Dakota State University

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.ndsu.edu/admission/freshmen_scholarships/other_scholarship_programs/

==== OKLAHOMA ====

University of Oklahoma

NMF Award: Full Tuition+

http://www.ou.edu/content/go2/connect/nationalmerit/nmscholarship.html

Oklahoma State University

NMF Award: Full Ride

https://financialaid.okstate.edu/national-merit/172-national-merit-nonresident

Oklahoma City University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.okcu.edu/admissions/freshmen/starscholars/

Oklahoma Christian University

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.oc.edu/admissions/undergraduate/finances/scholarships.html

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

NMSF Award: Half Tuition

http://www.okwu.edu/financial-aid/residential/types-of-aid/

==== TENNESSEE ====

Lipscomb University

NMF Award: Full Ride

NMSF Award: Full Tuition + $2,000/year

http://www.lipscomb.edu/financialaid/undergraduate-scholarships

Bryan College

NMF/NMSF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.bryan.edu/financial-aid/scholarships

==== TEXAS ====

Abilene Christian University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.acu.edu/admissions/types-of-aid/acu-scholarships.html#freshman

Baylor University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=91415

Texas A&M University

NMF Award: Full Tuition+

https://scholarships.tamu.edu/Scholarship-Programs/National-Scholars#0-NationalMerit%C2%AEOpportunities

Texas Tech University

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://today.ttu.edu/posts/2015/02/texas-tech-announces-scholarship-program-for-national-merit-finalists

University of Houston

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.uh.edu/honors/prospective-students/paying-college/national-merit-scholarship/index.php

University of Texas – Arlington

NMF Award: Full Tuition + room

http://wweb.uta.edu/aao/fao/content/scholarships/

University of Texas – Dallas

NMF Award: Full Tuition+

http://honors.utdallas.edu/nmsp

University of Texas – Tyler

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.uttyler.edu/financialaid/scholarships/new-freshman-student.php

University of North Texas

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://financialaid.unt.edu/scholarships/university-funded-scholarships/unt-meritorious-scholarship-national-merit-finalists

==== VIRGINIA ====

Liberty University

NMF Award: Full Ride

NMSF/NMCS Award: Full Tuition

http://www.liberty.edu/undergrad/?PID=16453

==== WASHINGTON ====

Washington State University

NMF/NMSF Award: Full Tuition

http://admission.wsu.edu/scholarships/merit.html

==== WEST VIRGINIA ====

West Virginia University

NMF Award: Full Tuition +$3,500 exp

http://undergradscholarships.wvu.edu/freshman/non-resident

Note: Requires 3.5 GPA

Section 2 – Half Tuition or better, may have residency requirement, may be competitive

This is a compilation of large scholarship awards for National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists. The awards included in this section meet the following criteria:

  1. At least Half Tuition in magnitude (or equivalent)
  2. May be limited in numbers or otherwise competitive (not guaranteed)
  3. May be limited to in-state only
  4. College must be accredited, public or non-profit private, 4-year degree-granting institution

==== ALABAMA ====

Auburn University

In-State NMF Award: Full Tuition + $1,000-$2,000/year + 1 year room + $2,000 exp + $1,000 technology

OOS NMF Award: $21,000-$22,000/year + 1 year room + $2,000 exp + $1,000 technology

In-State NMSF Award: Full Tuition

OOS NMSF Award: $12,000/year

http://www.auburn.edu/scholarship/national-scholars.html#NMF_NAF

Note: NMSF awards require 3.5 GPA

==== ARIZONA ====

University of Arizona

OOS NMF Award: $18,000/year +$1,500 exp

https://financialaid.arizona.edu/types-aid/2016-2017-terms-and-conditions

==== ARKANSAS ====

Ouachita Baptist University

NMF Award: Up to Full Tuition

NMSF Award: Up to $15,000/year

http://www.obu.edu/finaid/obu/

University of Arkansas

NMF Award: Full Tuition+ ($10,000/year + OOS Tuition Waiver)

http://scholarships.uark.edu/1239.php

Notes: OOS Tuition Waiver requires 3.25 GPA and applies only to students from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma

==== CALIFORNIA ====

California State University – Long Beach

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/students/presidents_scholars/

Notes: In-State only

University of Southern California

NMF Award: Half tuition

http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/docs/uscScholarships1516.pdf

==== CONNECTICUT ====

University of Connecticut

NMF/NMSF Award: Full Tuition

http://admissions.uconn.edu/content/scholarships

Notes: In-State only, competitive

==== FLORIDA ====

New College of Florida

OOS NMF Award: $17,500/year

In-State NMF Award: $4,000/year

http://www.ncf.edu/out-of-state-freshmen

Notes: Out-of-State only (smaller awards for In-State)

==== GEORGIA ====

Wesleyan College

NMF Award: $19,750/year

http://www.wesleyancollege.edu/admission/undergraduate/tuition/scholarships.cfm

==== ILLINOIS ====

Knox College

NMF Award: “up to” $22,000/year

NMSF Award: “at least” $15,000/year

https://www.knox.edu/admission/scholarships/academic-scholarships/national-merit-scholarships

Loyola University Chicago

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.luc.edu/finaid/scholarships_others.shtml

Note: Competitive, 1 award per year

==== IOWA ====

Coe College

NMF Award: Full Tuition

NMSF Award: $18,000/year

http://www.coe.edu/admission/firstyear/fa/scholarshipsawards

Iowa State University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.admissions.iastate.edu/natscholars/merit_program.php

Notes: In-State only

==== KANSAS ====

University of Kansas

NMF Award: $10,000/year

http://admissions.ku.edu/cs

==== KENTUCKY ====

Asbury University

NMF Award: 70% Tuition

http://www.asbury.edu/offices/financial-aid/types-aid/scholarships-and-grants

University of Louisville

NMF Award: Full Ride

NMSF Award: Full Tuition

http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/scholarships/kentucky

Notes: In-State only

Western Kentucky University

Award: Full Tuition + housing + $500 books

http://www.wku.edu/scholarship/incoming.php

Notes: In-State only

==== LOUISIANA ====

Southern University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www1.southern.edu/undergrad/finances/grants-and-scholarships.html

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

NMF Award: Full Ride +

http://scholarships.louisiana.edu/node/22

Notes: First-come, First-served

==== MAINE ====

University of Maine

NMF Award: Partial Tuition ($8,000 In-State, $15,000 Out-of-State)

http://go.umaine.edu/apply/scholarships/

Notes: Limited number (unspecified) awarded yearly

==== MASSACHUSETTS ====

Boston University

NMF Award: $20,000/year

http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/costs-aid-scholarships/scholarships/merit/

Notes: Competitive

Gordon College

NMF Award: $24,000/year (approximately 70% tuition)

NMSF Award: $20,000/year (approximately 60% tuition)

NMCS Award: $20,000/year (approximately 60% tuition)

http://www.gordon.edu/scholarships

Northeastern University

NMF Award: $30,000/year (approximately 3/4 Tuition)

http://www.northeastern.edu/admissions/cost-financial-aid/scholarships/

University of Massachusetts – Amherst

NMF Award: Full Ride

https://www.umass.edu/umfa/scholarship/umass-admission-scholarships

Notes: Limited number (unspecified) awarded yearly. In-state only.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

NMF Award: minimum $20,000/year

http://www.wpi.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/merits.html

==== MICHIGAN ====

Calvin College

NMF Award: $15,000/year

http://www.calvin.edu/finaid/scholarships/academic.html

Hope College

NMF Award: $18,000/year (>50% tuition)

http://www.hope.edu/admissions/costs-financial-aid-and-scholarships/merit-scholarships

Michigan State University

NMF Award: $4,000/year + room&board

http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_merit.asp

Notes: Out-of-State only, “limited number” of awards

Spring Arbor University

NMF Award: Full Tuition

NMSF Award: 60% Tuition

http://www.arbor.edu/admissions/financial-aid/financial-aid-resources/scholarships/

Wayne State University

NMF Award: $17,000/year

http://scholarships.wayne.edu/university-scholar.php

Notes: In-State only

==== MINNESOTA ====

Concordia College

NMF Award: minimum $17,000/year

https://www.concordiacollege.edu/admission-aid/tuition-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships/concordia/automatic-scholarships/

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

NMF Award: up to $12,000/year

http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/nationalmerit/#scholarship

Notes: Competitive

==== NEVADA ====

University of Nevada – Reno

NMF Award: $16,000/year

http://www.unr.edu/financial-aid/understanding-financial-aid/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/national-merit

==== NEW YORK ====

Fordham University

NMF/NMSF Award: Full Tuition (requires top 10% class rank)

http://www.fordham.edu/info/21251/fordham_scholarships_and_grants/2532/scholarships

Notes: Competitive

Long Island University – Post

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/Honors-college/Prestige-and-opportunity/Scholarship-Financial-Aid

Notes: Limited number of awards

Rochester Institute of Technology

NMF/NMSF Award: minimum $18,000/year

http://www.rit.edu/emcs/financialaid/table_merit.html

==== OHIO ====

Cedarville University

NMF Award: Half Tuition

http://www.cedarville.edu/financialaid/National+Scholar+Awards

University of Cincinnati

In-State NMF Award: Full Tuition + room + $1,500 exp

OOS NMF Award: $20,000/year + $1,500 exp

http://admissions.uc.edu/scholarships/excellence.html

Notes: Limited to 60 awards/year

Wright State University

NMF/NMSF/NMCS Award: Full Ride

http://www.wright.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/first-year-scholarships

Notes: In-State only

==== OKLAHOMA ====

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

NMF Award: Full Ride

https://secure.okcollegestart.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Academic_Scholarships/Academic_Scholars_Program.aspx

Notes: Automatic for In-State, Competitive for Out-of-State

University of Tulsa

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://admission.utulsa.edu/academic-opportunities/presidential-scholars/

Notes: Competitive

==== PENNSYLVANIA ====

Juniata College

NMF Award: Full Tuition

https://www.juniata.edu/admission/finplan/JuniataCollege-Admission-ScholarshipsandAid-JohnStaufferScholarship.html

Notes: Competitive, Limited to 4 awards/year

==== SOUTH CAROLINA ====

South Carolina State University

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.scsu.edu/admissions/financialaid/scholarships.aspx

Notes: Limited awards, 3.5 GPA required

University of South Carolina

NMF Award: $6,000/year + Out-of-State Tuition waiver

http://www.sc.edu/admissions/apply/costs_and_aid/oosscholarships.html

Notes: In-State award is up to $10,000/year

==== TEXAS ====

Texas State University

NMF Award: $10,000/year

http://www.finaid.txstate.edu/scholarships/freshman/natl.html

University of Dallas

NMF Award: Full Tuition

http://www.udallas.edu/admissions/achievementbasedawards/nationalmeritfinalist.html

Notes: Limited to 20 awards/year

==== VERMONT ====

University of Vermont

In-State NMF Award: Full Tuition

OOS NMF Award: Variable, $10,000-$21,000/year (approximately 1/3 to 2/3 tuition)

http://www.uvm.edu/~stdfinsv/?Page=scholarsnoapps.html&SM=scholarshipmenu.html

==== WASHINGTON ====

Evergreen State College

NMF Award: In-State Tuition

http://www.evergreen.edu/scholarships/scholarships/merit.htm

Notes: Competitive, in-state, limited to 5 awards/year

==== WISCONSIN ====

University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

NMF Award: Full Ride

http://www.uwosh.edu/admissions/scholarships/

Notes: In-state only






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