Did you know that colleges literally spend billions of dollars on scholarships for students each year? Private scholarships are awesome because you can use them at almost any college or university, but by neglecting the college-specific scholarships, you are really missing out. One of the most important things for a college list is a “financial safety,” or school that is very likely to be very affordable for you and your family. These college merit scholarships can be extremely helpful when picking out your financial safety. We have compiled the following guide for students, parents, and school counselors to use as they navigate the admissions process:
These are some of the many top tier colleges and universities that offer scholarships (including numerous full-ride scholarships).
No, you don’t have to be a straight-A student or class valedictorian for merit scholarship consideration. The schools on this list are great colleges that also award merit scholarships to students who are more average.
These colleges don’t exactly offer merit scholarships, but they are quite a bit more affordable than many American universities (including some universities that offer free tuition!). If you are feeling adventurous these are definitely colleges to consider.
Take the time to research all these options–your future financial self will thank you!