12 October 2017

Keeping Vigil on 2017-18 Merit Scholarship Deadlines

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2022, 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 selected 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 2021 Merit Scholarship Deadlines

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InstitutionMerit DeadlineAwarded MeritAverage AwardLink
Agnes Scott College1/1523%$28,676
Auburn University11/120%$7,421
Boston University12/16%$25,298
Claremont McKenna College12/17%$18,768
Clemson University12/126%$5,447
College of Charleston12/120%$11,798
Emory University (Emory)11/155%$29,383
Georgia Institute of Technology10/1528%$10,185
Grinnell College12/120%$18,721
Indiana University11/128%$6,683
Miami University - Oxford11/131%$8,931
Michigan State University11/18%$9,464
North Carolina State10/155%$5,703
Ohio State University - Columbus11/121%$7,211
Purdue University11/114%$5,035
University of Connecticut - Storrs12/114%$8,756
University of Maryland - College Park11/115%$5,939
University of Miami11/129%$21,088
University of Nevada - Reno2/110%$3,070
University of Richmond12/119%$23,157
University of South Carolina11/1536%$6,548
University of Southern California12/121%$18,846
Vanderbilt University12/110%$24,217
Virginia Polytechnic Institute1/229%$4,064
Wake Forest University12/19%$13,253
Washington and Lee University12/17%$40,050