07 October 2020

Keeping Vigil on 2020-21 Merit Scholarship Deadlines

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2025, 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 sampling of 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.  

College Kickstart subscribers: full listings of 2020-21 explicit merit scholarship deadlines and schools with generous merit aid are already incorporated into the product.

Click on Continue Reading below for the list.


Class of 2025 Merit Scholarship Deadlines

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InstitutionMerit DeadlineAwarded MeritAverage AwardLink
Agnes Scott College1/1522%$30,458
Appalachian State University11/154%$3,074
Auburn University12/121%$7,706
Austin College2/132%$24,825
Boston University12/15%$23,596
Claremont McKenna College12/15%$19,215
Clemson University12/124%$5,421
Creighton University12/141%$17,224
DePaul University11/1519%$14,886
Emory University (Emory)11/155%$28,668
Emory University (Oxford)11/155%$28,668
Florida State University12/117%$8,412
Georgia Institute of Technology10/1522%$9,794
Grinnell College12/121%$19,505
Hampton University11/12%$6,988
Illinois Institute of Technology11/1533%$26,201
Indiana State University11/18%$5,274
Indiana University11/128%$7,761
Loyola University Chicago12/133%$18,001
Loyola University New Orleans2/1522%$19,707
Manhattan College2/1527%$6,402
Miami University - Oxford12/132%$9,699
Michigan State University11/111%$8,977
North Carolina State11/15%$5,265
Ohio State University - Columbus11/1522%$6,981
Pennsylvania State University - University Park11/309%$4,716
Purdue University11/113%$5,536
Rutgers University - New Brunswick12/13%$11,310
Saint Louis University12/134%$17,447
Southwestern University12/138%$23,286
Texas Christian University11/131%$19,133
Texas Tech University12/112%$4,001
Transylvania University12/126%$17,749
University of Alabama12/128%$16,843
University of Cincinnati12/18%$4,404
University of Connecticut - Storrs12/115%$9,532
University of Dallas1/1527%$21,207
University of Florida11/16%$3,256
University of Maryland - College Park11/113%$7,032
University of Miami11/125%$22,985
University of Nevada - Las Vegas10/159%$3,637
University of Oregon11/116%$6,472
University of Pittsburgh12/154%$10,206
University of Richmond12/119%$23,820
University of South Carolina11/1534%$6,610
University of Southern California12/121%$19,114
Vanderbilt University12/110%$25,480
Virginia Polytechnic Institute1/228%$3,368
Wake Forest University12/19%$13,288
Washington and Lee University12/18%$41,656