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Noah Katz, CCFS®
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Merit Scholarship Directory

Quickly locate over 15,000 merit scholarships offered by colleges around the U.S. in amounts from $2,000 to $40,000, including over 1,500 full-ride and full-tuition scholarships.

Each listing includes the GPA, and ACT/SAT scores needed to qualify and the direct link to access the application.

It even includes whether the scholarship is automatic based on grades and test scores, or whether it’s a competitive or talent-based scholarship.

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Largest Merit Scholarship Directory Available

Regardless of your family income and net worth, this directory will help you to quickly locate over 15,000 merit scholarships offered by colleges around the U.S. in amounts from $2,000 to $40,000.

Every Full-Ride Scholarship in the US

This merit scholarship directory includes over 1,500 full-ride and full-tuition scholarships offered directly from the colleges.

Simple, Quick And Easy Search

This directory is what every college-bound family is looking for - a simple, up-to-date, merit scholarship directory with all the scholarships offered directly from the colleges themselves.

ALL Scholarship Qualifications

Find the minimum GPA, and ACT/SAT scores needed to qualify, plus the college’s link to quickly access the rules, regulations, and application for each scholarship.

Saves Hundreds of Hours of Research

Avoid hundreds of hours researching college websites to find schools where your student would qualify for a top scholarship.

Best scholarhsip search on the internet

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Here are what some parents and students have to say about our merit scholarship directory…
  • Hailey - Florida

    “Searching for scholarships is so time consuming, but this one is super user easy. Plus it has no annoying advertisments. Now I can spend more time applying for scholarships, rather than looking for them.”

    Hailey Florida, HS Senior
  • Jared - New York

    "We make too much money to get any financial aid, but still was worried about a $70K per year tuition bill and my son ending up with a bunch of loans. Your scholarship list is so simply organized that we quickly found a college where Chase will automatically get a full tuition scholarship based on his grades and test scores. I even called the college to confirm, and it’s a done deal. Now we can focus on saving and paying for graduate school. Many thanks.”

    Jared New York, Father
  • Alicia-California

    “I could not believe how quickly how I found a $5,000 scholarship specific to my daughter’s writing talents and interests. Most are only $1,000. Even better, it’s from our first choice college and her second choice, but that scholarship was enough to convince my daughter that her father and my choice was best. Thank you so much!”

    Alicia California, Mother

You Might Be Wondering (FAQ)

I make too much money to qualify for financial aid. Can I still qualify for merit-based scholarships?

Absolutely! Colleges base their merit-based scholarships on academic performance or a particular talent. Merit-based scholarships do not consider a family’s income.

What is the dollar range of merit scholarship awards on this directory?

Awards usually range from $2,000 to full cost of attendance.

Are merit scholarships on this directory offered for all four years?

Most every merit scholarship is renewable for four years, provided the student meets the grade point average, progress-toward-degree requirements, and any award-specific requirements.

How can I qualify for a merit scholarship?

Most merit-based scholarships are based on academics or talent. Other criteria may include leadership, involvement in activities, geographical background, ethnic background, intended major, and career goals. You should always pay particular attention to the eligibility requirements and selection criteria for each scholarship.

Do I have to apply for need-based financial aid to receive an academic-based scholarship?

No, financial need is not a factor in the merit-based scholarship process at most schools.

What effect will merit-based scholarships have on my financial aid package?

If you received a merit-based scholarship, colleges might use it in calculating your financial aid award package. The college will usually reduce one or more of your financial aid sources to adjust for that merit scholarship.

What is the difference between a private scholarship and a merit scholarship?

Colleges award most scholarships based on merit. Students with academic excellence, or participate in extracurricular activities such as involvement in community service, have the best chance at receiving one of these rewards. Colleges do not award private scholarships, and they are usually smaller in amount.

Are there scholarships available to out-of-state students?

Yes. Many colleges offer merit-based scholarships to out-of-state students. Many times the amount of the award covers the out-of-state tuition premium.

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