Finalist: Your application is in the process of a final review. I applied for more than one scholarship; are all notifications included here?Yes, all merit-based scholarship notifications are included in one message in your WashU Pathway. Semifi nalists who do not advance to Finalist standing will be notifi ed in writing. Where can I find the OSP? There are three types of Merit Scholarships. Students who apply Early Decision may apply for any scholarship matching their interests. A range of scholarships up to the full cost of tuition are provided by each undergraduate academic division. What do I do with the Overnight Visit Rules and Expectations and the Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement, Consent, and Release forms?We must receive these forms from all participants prior to the visit weekend. 2/21: NYU AnBryce Scholarship finalist notification. The value of the scholarships can range from a partial award up to full tuition plus a stipend, depending on the program. Please visit the individual scholar program pages for more information about what we look for in the specific programs. About 90 percent of the Semifi nalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title. How will I make my travel arrangements?Washington University will coordinate your travel arrangements automatically within 24-48 hours of receiving your registration, through our travel agent, Acendas Travel. The National Merit®Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Are there costs or fees associated with applying? Every student that applies to USC before the Dec. 1 deadline is considered for a merit-based scholarship. Scholarships (For academic year 2021–2022) Note: By submitting your application for admission by the December 1 deadline, you will be automatically considered for the scholarships highlighted in pink below. What are the selection criteria? You may apply to more than one of the Danforth, Ervin, and Rodriguez scholarship programs. (Plus, we offer need-based aid and meet 100 percent of demonstrated need for students entering fall 2017 or later.) by thecollegeboardsucks in ApplyingToCollege [–] NinFanBoy01 1 point 2 … 10/31: UNL scholarship offer. Actually, Tufts is hard to pin down. Please note: Finalists cannot be reimbursed for service fees charged by the airline. Note: The company names in parentheses (which are listed directly below the official sponsor names) indicate the organi- Often referred to as WashU, or sometimes even as WUSTL (from its initials), Washington University in St. Louis is a large, private research university with a very competitive admissions process and high marks for academic quality. Scholarships renew for four years as long as students are making satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. Yeah, I will be in STL from the 19-22 for the Olin interviews. I called HRSA and was told that as long as the school you're applying to hasn't changed, and you're still in good standing, chances are very good that you will get the scholarship. All essays and other application materials should be crafted to satisfy the criteria described in the individual scholar program applications as completely as possible. We will send you a link to a packing list that will specify the attire for interviews and dinners so you know what type of clothing to bring. The corporations, company foundations, and businesses named in this list are expected to sponsor Merit Scholarship® awards in 2021 for Finalists who meet their preferential criteria (published in the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT ® Student Guide). We want to make your education affordable. For any additional questions, you can contact the Office of Undergraduate admissions via email, admissions@wustl.edu or phone, (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000. The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. 3/1: Vanderbilt scholarship offer. University Merit Scholarships. Donor-funded scholarships are made possible through the generous gifts of donors to Washington University. Please read the documents carefully and submit the Student Acknowledgement, Consent & Release and ask your parent(s)/guardian(s) to do the same for that form. See below for information on need-based scholarships and financial aid. There are 7 of us MD acceptees who are Olin finalists. Since we do not have empty beds available, we ask you to bring a pillow and sleeping bag, along with your clothing and personal items. Student Financial Services will work with each family’s individual circumstances. Washington University provides specialized advising for undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni to identify and apply for a number of national and international fellowships and scholarships. If you need to change your plans, please contact us immediately, in writing. My daughter will be going to Tufts and won a national merit scholarship. Parents are welcome to visit the university; however, they must provide their own transportation and lodging—and be aware that you will be busy participating in scholarship events and will not have much time to spend with them. We can only pay for tickets booked through Acendas. If you have also applied for need-based financial assistance, you can rest assured that we will meet 100 percent of your need through the combination of merit-based scholarships and your need-based award. To apply, complete the University College Scholarship Application form. I am required to attend Scholars Weekend. Do I have to come to Scholarship Finalist Weekend? The full financial award letter will be presented to you within a few days of your visit. Office for International Students and Scholars, Office for Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life, Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center. Academic scholarships, however, are not awarded until after the Early Decision commitment date. Our goal is to make a Washington University education affordable. Application instructions from each academic division Your application is in the process of being reviewed by the scholarship review committees. These scholarships are often given with an expectation that you contribute to the program’s community (show up to the dinners, exhibit qualities of your scholarship, etc) and it really is an incredible motivation to know that a group of people are quite literally invested in your education and all the learning you can do at Washington University. So at Case Western Reserve University, we evaluate all first-year applicants for several scholarships, while offering more for which you can apply. 3/3: NYU Furman Public Policy Scholarship finalist notification. Scholarship Notification . Your reimbursement will go back to the scholarship fund so we may provide future students with airfare to visit campus. What will Scholars Weekend entail?Your Scholarship committee would like to get to know you. Our scholarships cover partial, half and full tuition, and in some cases offer a stipend. Approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year. For questions pertaining to the Scholars Weekend event, including flight details and itineraries, please reach out to the admissions contact for your program listed below. This letter will include information on housing options, registration, and orientation. No. As long as scholars continue to satisfy the expectations of their program, they are welcome to pursue different academic/degree interests within the university upon approval of the appropriate deans, administrators, and/or schools. What do I need to bring?You will be hosted by a current undergraduate in one of our residence halls. The deadline to apply is January 2nd, 2019. Each committee prepares special activities and events that allow them to get to know the finalists and that allow the finalists to interact with our current scholars, faculty, staff, and each other. The UW offers scholarships in everything from academic pursuits and research activities to community service and musical talents. ASK HER ANYTHING ! Finalists are notified in mid-February and invited to campus for our Scholarship Weekend, March 26-29, 2020. International students are welcome to apply to the Danforth Scholars Program and the Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program. For the Ervin Program, applicants are encouraged to seek recommendations from teachers, mentors, guidance counselors, or adults whom you have worked closely with at school, work, or during community service or leadership experiences. However, your acceptance is not final until you receive your acceptance notification from Washington and Lee. Admissions Contact: Bobby Golliday (314) 935-7351Program Contact: Julia Macias (314) 935-8379, Admissions Contact: Julie Allen (314) 935-7933Program Contact: Christopher Ramsay (314) 935-6115, Admissions Contact: Jessica Napier (314) 935-8226Program Contacts: Rachel Youn (314) 935-8652 or Georgia Binnington (314) 935-6532, Admissions Contact: Bobby Golliday (314) 935-7351Program Contacts: Kirsten Smith (314) 935-3359 or Jeffery Matthews (314) 935-4059, Admissions Contact: Katie Piedmont (314) 935-8505Program Contacts: Jennifer Romney (314) 935-7969, Admissions Contact: Bobby Golliday (314) 935-7351Program Contact: Jonathan Solomon (314) 935-7661, Admissions Contact: Julie Allen(314) 935-7933Program Contact: Analisa Ortiz (314) 935-4691, Admissions Contact: Julia Yehling (314) 935-3239Program Contact: Daniel Schnall (314) 935-2986. Scholarship winners are notified after the interview and receive access to their WashU financial assistance award which includes the scholarship value. Directed to WashU Pathway where it contained detailed information about particular scholarship program for which selected, and details about Scholars Weekend. The scholarship opens January 7, 2021 and closes at 12:01 a.m. on February 12, 2021. Last Friday, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions released the decisions to the 1,200 finalists. Academic scholarships, however, are not awarded until after the Early Decision commitment date. Please check with your airline before arriving at the airport about any additional service fees (for baggage, etc.) It depends. The scholarship is intended to recognize academic excellence among University College students. 3/15: UChicago scholarship offer The awards vary. Do scholarship awards count toward study abroad? Students should email admissions@wustl.edu to indicate your preference for applying EDII no later than January 2, 2021. All students must submit a complete scholarship application by the deadline to be considered. What if I switch majors or schools within WashU? The actual SP2021 course listings aren't up yet as of right now, but this is an interesting "loophole" of sorts that I also used last … Early Decision students, who have already received the official offer of admission, will also receive the same information. Other scholarships may have separate application requirements and deadlines. There is no cost to apply to these scholar programs. How do Early Decision applications affect scholarship awards and consideration? Typically, programs do require you to attend the weekend to remain eligible. See below for information on need-based scholarships and financial aid. Danforth Newsletter-Fall 2018 How many scholars are part of your programs? 2/13: Penn Levy invite. You are considered for some scholarship programs automatically as part of your admission or financial aid applications, while others are available through departments once you are enrolled as a student. Please visit the individual scholar program pages for specific information regarding the application process. The Office of Scholar Programs is located on the garden level of the Ann W. Olin Women’s Building, in Suite 005. Does this mean I’m admitted?Yes—congratulations! Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision II to WashU. She'll answer questions about admissions, student life, rigor, internships, etc. Review the Dean's Scholarship information sheet. Yes, if you choose to study abroad through a Washington University-sponsored program during the academic school year. Currently it's mostly engineering departments that have their tentative Spring rosters up for many of their classes (ESE, MEMS, BME, EECE). Learn more about applying News. I can’t attend Scholars Weekend (or I can’t attend the whole weekend); can I still be a finalist?This is up to each program to decide. Our Signature Scholar Programsoffers multiple full-tuition and half-tuition scholarship opportunities. The Danforth and Rodriguez programs will use letters of recommendation from the Admissions application, no additional letters are required. These scholarships are often given with an expectation that you contribute to the program’s community (show up to the dinners, exhibit qualities of your scholarship, etc) and it really is an incredible motivation to know that a group of people are quite literally invested in your education and all the learning you can do at Washington University. If the scholarship award covers your financial needs, you will no longer require need-based financial assistance. Shortlisted finalist will be announced shortly thereafter. On February 8, 2021, NMSC will notify Finalists at their home addresses. All potential finalists must be in North or Central American on April 22-24 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. Applications received after that date will not be considered. The committee has also been busy planning a fun and engaging weekend with special activities, dinners, and opportunities to learn about the academic and social environment on campus from our current scholars and faculty. When is the deadline to apply? No. Who should I ask to write letters of recommendation? How do I apply? Are incoming transfer students eligible to apply? Our goal is to make a Washington University education affordable. The university will pay for finalists’ round-trip expenses within the United States and their expenses in St. Louis during this visit. Can I apply to more than one scholarship? Are my parents invited to Scholars Weekend? Will you pay for them to visit? The size of each cohort varies by year and by program. Regular Decision students that have been selected as a finalist will receive an official offer of admission in the next few weeks. What will they do?Since this is a scholarship weekend, the focus is on you: the scholar. Yes, all merit-based scholarship notifications are included in one message in your WashU Pathway. Options following the Match; Early Decision. Students need a high school diploma and must provide creative samples for evaluation. Yes. Notifi cation will be mailed to high school VFS will award up to $250,000 in partial scholarship funding for up to 50 shortlisted finalists. Washington University is committed to rewarding talented students with academic scholarships for their exceptional academic and extracurricular performance in high school. No. Merit Scholarship finalists will receive notification of this distinction in February. 1/5: UT scholarship offer. Send us questions or concerns through our confidential form. Applicants can check on the progress of their applications online through the WashU Pathway. Recognizes students who demonstrate leadership in service, intellectual and creative acuity, a commitment to diversity and kindness. We will conduct virtual interviews with finalists in March 2021. We love to hear from you. When will I learn about my scholarship value and/or financial aid?All Scholars Weekend attendees will be notified about any scholarship offer and award value within a few days after the weekend. If you are unable to attend, please contact the program coordinator to discuss your situation. , Funding your future. I got the finalist notification on 8/8 and I'm now in my 3rd week of classes. / Washington University in St. Louis GUEST STUDENT OF THE WEEK : HSquared2 is a current upperclassman at Carnegie Mellon, majoring in computer science and robotics. How will I know if my application is complete? What do the programs pay for? It depends. If you look at the national merit scholarship stats for last year on the official national merit website, Tufts gave 59 merit scholarships to finalists and then had another 6 national merit scholarship winners in the class. Where will I stay during Scholars Weekend? If I have a certain academic standing, am I automatically considered for one of these scholarships? For questions pertaining only to the scholarship program, please contact the program contact listed below. Students who wish to pursue summer abroad experiences should seek additional resources as needed. Currently, the Danforth Scholars Program has 80 undergraduate scholars, the Ervin Scholars Program has 140 scholars, and the Rodriguez Scholars Program has 100 scholars. Please include the subject line: QuestBridge Applicant Applying EDII. Recognizes students who demonstrate academic and leadership achievements, service to the community and a commitment to bringing diverse groups together. Received email indicating scholarship committees have reviewed all applications and selected finalists or recipients for all programs. WashU offers academic scholarships awarded solely on academic achievement and an outstanding promise for excellence at WashU. Donor-Funded Scholarships. Not Selected: Exemplary students are selected to receive University merit scholarships on the basis of outstanding academic achievement (including being named as a National Merit Finalist and honored by the College Board National Recognition Programs), extracurricular achievement, demonstrated leadership, and commitment to their communities. What if I cancel after I register for Scholars Weekend?If you must change your arrangements or cancel your visit after your tickets have been booked, you will be responsible for any change fees or, in the case of cancellation, reimbursement for the cost of your ticket. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifi nalists must fulfi ll several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. What about international students? Recognizes students who exemplify academic excellence, leadership, community service and a commitment to diversity. 12/21: Michigan scholarship offer. On Dec. 1, 2014, approximately 28,000 students around the world applied to USC to be considered for USC merit scholarships. The following programs offer financial assistance based primarily on academic achievement and an outstanding promise for excellence at WashU. Can I use essays or materials from other applications for this scholarship? If I am eligible for financial aid based on need and also receive a scholarship, will the scholarship affect my aid package? was the washu scholarship notification about ALL and every merit scholarship or just the main ones? Applicants to the university are not automatically considered for a scholarship. To remain eligible for scholarships, finalists will need to come to Washington University for the interviews and related activities. If I am eligible for financial aid based on need and also receive a scholarship, will the scholarship affect my aid package? you may incur, and verify what form of payment the airline requires for these fees. On February 1, 2021, NMSC will mail a Certifi cate of Meritfor each Finalist to the Finalist’s high school principal. Finalists must attend the virtual interview to remain eligible. Washington University will pay for finalists’ round-trip expenses within the United States and their expenses while in St. Louis during these four days. Every finalist competes for one of 2,500 National Merit Scholarships that are awarded on a state basis. Please consult the individual program websites, where individual contact information is listed. Notification for Finalists Finalists are notified in mid-February. I can try to find out the merit scholarship timing when I am there, but as I recall from last year, they invite people to come back for interviews in April, and the decisions are announced in early May, right before the 15th comes around and you need to pick one school. The forms can be found at UAHostingPermission.wustl.edu. To remain eligible, finalists must attend these activities. It is crucial to apply for both academic scholarships and need-based assistance. Be sure to check with your family before registering for the weekend. If you have additional questions, please feel free to call us at (800) 638-0700 or email admissions@wustl.edu. Scholarships: 10/27: WashU scholarship offer. Johnson Scholarship finalists spend 3 days and 2 nights on campus in early March. Yes, all finalists must attend Scholarship Finalist Weekend to be considered. Depending on airline restrictions, the tickets may remain yours to use for future travel. 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