President's Award for National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Award for incoming first-year undergraduates in fall 2024

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, 2023
  • The final deadline for scholarship consideration is June 1, 2024
  • 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
  • Maintain good standing in the Honors College

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

Complete the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAto be considered for all available funding.