President's Award for National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Award for incoming first-year undergraduates in fall 2023 

The President's Award is offered to National Merit Scholarship finalists based on the requirements of the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Scholarship benefits

  • $12,000 per year for four consecutive years
  • $5,000 per year toward on-campus room and board for up to four years
  • One-time study abroad funding up to $2,500

Award requirements

  • For maximum scholarship consideration, you must complete the undergraduate admission application (including submission of all transcripts and optional test scores) by December 1, 2022
  • The final deadline for scholarship consideration is February 1, 2023
  • This award is for fall and winter semesters and is disbursed only to students who attend full-time.

To retain the award

  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Maintain full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours per semester) during the fall and winter semesters
  • Pass at least 30 credits per academic year
  • If you earn a bachelor's degree in less than four years, your scholarship will terminate at that time

This scholarship may be replaced or supplemented with an endowed scholarship for which you are identified as an eligible recipient. 

Complete the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAto be considered for all available funding. Use your 2021 income and tax information. 

President's Award

Award for incoming first-year undergraduates in fall 2023 

The President's Award is offered to high-achieving applicants and is open to students who may not be National Merit Scholarship finalists.

Scholarship benefits

  • $12,000 per year for four consecutive years
  • $5,000 per year toward on-campus room and board for up to four years
  • An opportunity  to receive additional awards through the Honors College

Award requirements

  • For maximum scholarship consideration, you must complete the undergraduate admission application (including submission of all transcripts and optional test scores) by December 1, 2022
  • The final deadline for scholarship consideration is February 1, 2023
  • This award is for fall and winter semesters and is disbursed only to students who attend full-time.

To retain the award

  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Maintain full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours per semester) during the fall and winter semesters
  • Pass at least 30 credits per academic year
  • If you earn a bachelor's degree in less than four years, your scholarship will terminate at that time

This scholarship may be replaced or supplemented with an endowed scholarship for which you are identified as an eligible recipient. All awards are subject to change.

Complete the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAto be considered for all available funding. Use your 2021 income and tax information.