The Vanderbilt University is offering Merit Scholarships for prospective freshmen students. The scholarships are open to both US and international students.

Brief Description: The Vanderbilt University is a private research university founded in 1873 and located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was named in honour of shipping and rail magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school with its initial $1 million endowments despite having never been to the South.

Eligibility: The application for the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship is required; you must apply to be considered. For the Ingram Scholarship Program and Chancellor’s Scholarship, the application is strongly encouraged; preference is given to those who apply. Students who wish to be considered for additional merit scholarships are encouraged to complete the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship application.

Award Includes:

Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship: Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholars receive full tuition, plus a one-time summer stipend for study abroad, a research or service project, and/or an immersive experience following the sophomore or junior year. Vanderbilt will provide additional need-based financial aid to those Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship recipients whose demonstrated need exceeds the amount of full-tuition. Scholarships are renewed each year as long as the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA. Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholars have the opportunity to participate in a series of programs designed especially for highly talented students.

Ingram Scholarship Program: Ingram Scholars receive full-tuition support each year plus stipends for special summer service projects. Vanderbilt will provide additional need-based financial aid to those Ingram Scholarship recipients whose demonstrated financial need exceeds the amount of full tuition.

Chancellor’s Scholars: Chancellor’s Scholars receive full tuition, plus a one-time summer stipend for study abroad, a research or service project, and/or an immersive experience following the sophomore or junior year. Vanderbilt will provide additional need-based financial aid to those Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients whose demonstrated financial need exceeds the amount of full tuition. Scholarships are renewed each year as long as the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.

Study Program: Scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate programme.

Study Major: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Host Organization: Vanderbilt University

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: US and international students are eligible for merit scholarships.

Governing Body: Vanderbilt University, USA

Application Procedure: To be considered for merit scholarships, students must first apply for admission separately by submitting the Common Application, Coalition Application, QuestBridge Application, or the Universal College Application to Vanderbilt. Within two business days of submitting your application for admission to Vanderbilt, you will receive an email from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions explaining how to create your online MyAppVU account. Under the Scholarship Application option in MyAppVU, you will be able to select the signature scholarship(s) to which you wish to apply. Through your MyAppVU portal, you will upload your responses for the scholarship applications as a PDF document and submit online. Once you submit your scholarship application online, you will receive the immediate confirmation indicating the date of submission.

Submission Deadline: Applications for all scholarships must be submitted by December 1, 2017, for prospective freshmen students.

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