First-Year Scholarships

2020 Scholarship Opportunities

We are proud of the number of academically talented students who enter the university each year. Students applying for admission for Fall 2020 are encouraged to review the award opportunities below.

Scholarship applications have varying deadlines and may also rely on FAFSA information for need-based awards. Be sure to submit all applications early to allow for optimal consideration. You may receive an email if you are selected for a scholarship or if you need to provide additional information for a scholarship opportunity.

Guaranteed Awards

If you have submitted all required application materials and meet required scholarship criteria as of the priority deadline of February 1, 2020, you are guaranteed one of the following awards at the time of admission.

ACT/SAT Scores (SAT=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math) HS GPA (unweighted) Freshman Award
32+ ACT or 1420+ SAT (or 1400+*) 3.5+ GPA $12,000 ($3,000/year for a maximum of four years)
29-31 ACT or 1330-1410 SAT (or 1290-1390*) 3.5+ GPA $10,000 ($2,500/year for a maximum of four years)
25-28 ACT or 1200-1320 SAT (or 1130-1280*) 3.5+ GPA $6,000($1,500/year for a maximum of four years)


*Required scores for students who took the SAT prior to March 5, 2016

Additional Named Scholarships

* Students who have scored a 22 or higher on the ACT (or the SAT equivalent of 1100, combined score in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math) and who have a 3.0 cumulative GPA (unweighted) are encouraged to apply for additional named scholarships.
* You must be admitted to apply for these scholarships, but you may review the criteria prior to application.
* The deadline for consideration is February 1, 2020.

View list of all named scholarships

Apply for additional named scholarships


College and Department Scholarships

Not all colleges and departments use the online scholarship application. Be sure to check with your college or department for additional instructions.