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Merit Scholarship planning

financial planning future planning networking Sep 21, 2021
The merit scholarship criteria are part of your college's list planning and should be documented as such part of your final priorities for the admissions. Finding colleges that give good merit scholarships, the criteria, and the amounts is an art. Invest the time to learn the process. The details below will help. Reach out to the Success Koach team if you have questions. 
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What are my chances of getting a merit scholarship?
https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/slideshows/things-to-know-about-merit-aid-scholarships
Students may have a better chance of receiving merit aid if they attend a private college, where 25% of students received merit aid, according to data reported by around 650 schools, compared with 18% of students at public institutions, based on data from about 420 schools. Students may need to maintain a certain GPA.

What are the requirements for merit-based scholarships?
https://www.nitrocollege.com/scholarships/merit-based 
  • Good grades
  • tough courses
  • and high scores on SAT or ACT standardized tests are most generally a prerequisite for merit-based awards and can help you stand out in the crowd against fellow applicants. Your scholarship essay is what will bring attention to your application out of the pool of applicants.

How To Use College Insights To Find Merit Scholarships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyaNO8lrDb0&list=PLYMk3mm_fSuHjCkGJZLYfHX7QRPRnxCQI&index=8 
Show and tell of how to use College Insights - a search tool designed to help families find colleges likely to offer their student merit scholarships. It's fast and easy but there's also so much more you can do with College Insights.

How can I increase my merit scholarship?
https://blog.getintocollege.com/asking-prospective-colleges-for-more-merit-aid/ 

What are two examples of merit-based scholarships?
https://collegefinance.com/scholarships/top-8-merit-based-scholarships


What Is a Merit-Based Scholarship?
  • Academic Performance. If you have a high GPA or high standardized test scores, you may be eligible for merit-based financial aid. ...
  • Athletics. ...
  • Artistic Talent. ...
  • Leadership Ability. ...
  • Community Spirit. ...
  • Special Interests. ...
  • Buick Achievers Scholarship. ...
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
Asking Prospective Colleges for More Merit Aid
Do:
  • Write a letter. ...
  • Let them know if anything has changed. ...
  • Include a copy of other offers. ...
  • Send in your best negotiator. ...
  • Be realistic. ...
Don't:
  • Deposit or commit to attending the institution.