|Departments: Admissions | Financial Aid | Multicultural Affairs||Categories: Diversity | New Students|
|Amount||Variable number of awards at $6,000 each, with $75,000 in total awards.|
Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. It is awarded in conjunction with federal and state financial aid grants and/or private scholarships. New, entering students who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Southeast Asian or economically disadvantaged are eligible, with priority given to students who have successfully completed the Blugold Beginnings Program. The recipient must be enrolled full-time to receive any award amount.
The award is renewable for an additional three years, for a total of up to $24,000. However, recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least three-fourths of enrolled credits.
To be considered for Incoming Freshman Student Admissions Scholarships, you must first be admitted to the university. Once you are admitted, you must:
The Admissions Office will coordinate the selection process, which is highly competitive. Applications will be considered holistically and include a review of the student's high school transcript, test scores, essays, class rank, class rigor, activities/involvement, etc.
|Selection Deadline||Screening of candidates will begin in December for some early awards and continue through the spring or until awards are accepted.|
|Notification||Award notices will be sent to recipients by the beginning of April of the student's senior year. If scholarships are declined, they will be re-awarded to alternates through the summer months.|