21 October 2021

Keeping Vigil on 2021-22 Merit Scholarship Deadlines

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2026, 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 2021-22 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 2026 Merit Scholarship Deadlines

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InstitutionMerit DeadlineAwarded MeritAverage AwardLink
Agnes Scott College 1/15 24% $30,720
Appalachian State University 11/1 4% $3,074
Arizona State University 1/15 32% $7,553
Auburn University 12/1 22% $7,898
Boston College 11/1 2% $23,898
Boston University 12/1 5% $23,163
Brigham Young University - Provo 12/15 28% $4,220
Claremont McKenna College 12/1 5% $18,190
Clemson University 12/1 24% $5,253
DePaul University 11/15 20% $16,258
Emory University (Emory) 11/15 6% $23,255
Emory University (Oxford) 11/15 6% $23,255
Florida State University 11/1 8% $3,200
Georgia Institute of Technology 10/18 34% $10,199
Grinnell College 12/1 34% $15,829
High Point University 12/1 34% $8,440
Indiana State University 11/1 11% $5,042
Indiana University 11/1 31% $7,099
Loyola University Chicago 12/1 35% $18,986
Loyola University New Orleans 2/15 23% $21,465
Miami University - Oxford 12/1 39% $11,041
Michigan State University 11/1 11% $9,132
North Carolina State 11/1 5% $5,315
Ohio State University - Columbus 11/1 20% $6,243
Pennsylvania State University - University Park 11/30 9% $4,779
Purdue University 11/1 14% $5,383
Rutgers University - New Brunswick 12/1 2% $10,927
Saint Louis University 12/1 33% $19,213
Texas Christian University 11/1 34% $19,331
Texas Tech University 12/1 19% $4,168
Trinity University 11/1 52% $23,912
University of Alabama 12/1 29% $16,647
University of Cincinnati 12/1 17% $5,626
University of Connecticut - Storrs 12/1 16% $10,327
University of Dallas 1/15 36% $22,043
University of Florida 11/1 7% $3,305
University of Hawaii - Manoa 1/5 27% $12,323
University of Maryland - College Park 11/1 17% $5,842
University of Miami 11/1 31% $23,103
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 11/1 11% $3,786
University of Oregon 11/1 17% $6,795
University of Pittsburgh 12/1 5% $9,018
University of Richmond 12/1 14% $31,879
University of South Carolina 11/15 37% $6,696
University of Southern California 12/1 22% $18,243
University of Tennessee - Knoxville 12/15 20% $6,718
Vanderbilt University 12/1 10% $25,033
Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1/22 9% $3,610
Wake Forest University 11/15 5% $23,224
Washington and Lee University 12/1 8% $40,497