University Scholarships

Nearly every college or university offers at least one scholarship award especially for their students. Many of these awards are worth substantial amounts, occasionally covering as much as a student’s full cost of attendance. While some of these awards are well-publicized, others are harder to find. The largest school-specific awards tend to come from major universities with large endowments, though this is not always the case, as some small liberal arts colleges are also committed to offering generous financial aid.

It’s a good idea to take a minute to research and review scholarship opportunities at each school as a major part of your college search. Find out if area universities have scholarships for students from your hometown. These are becoming an increasingly popular form of local scholarships. Additionally, many major universities are offering full-tuition scholarships or other substantial awards to the most deserving students, either in the form of need-based or academic scholarships for college.

Finding a good university scholarship can be an instrumental part of choosing a college, especially if you find one you can win. Competition tends to be fierce, and applications are often due early in the academic calendar, so the sooner you know about these things, the better off you’ll be. Below is a list of a few of the university scholarships that are available. For more information on these awards and these schools, check out our scholarship search and college search tools.

Northwestern University Scholarship
Application Deadlines: Varies
Each year, Northwestern gives away $50 million of its own funds to assist undergraduates in affording a college education. All Northwestern University Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and fund availability. About 50 percent of undergraduates receive scholarship assistance, usually ranging between $250 and $33,000 per year. All applicants are automatically considered for university [...] More

Furman University Furman Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Furman Scholars program is for high school juniors who exhibit strong academic potential for a liberal arts college. Guidance counselors nominate students during January and February of their junior year to participate in the program. Those students selected who enroll in Furman are guaranteed a $3,500 renewable scholarship. In their senior year, Furman Scholars may also be competitive for [...] More

Miami University Miami National Merit
Application Deadlines: Varies
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. National Merit Finalists who list Miami as their first choice school with National Merit Corporation are eligible to receive a National Merit [...] More

DeSales University Departmental Scholarships
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
To be considered for these scholarships students must participate in a Scholarship Day held in December or January (depending upon the academic department awarding the scholarship). Each of our 33 majors offer awards for demonstrated excellence within the field of study. For more information, please visit our website. [...] More

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