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Merit Scholarship Programs

 
 

All high school students applying for the Fall term are evaluated for competitive, merit-based scholarship packages. No separate application is necessary to compete for the list of awards.

All awards can be renewed up until the student completes his/her first bachelor’s degree or until student’s earned and attempted credits reaches the required number of credits for his/her chosen degree program, whichever comes first. Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits each academic year towards their chosen degree program and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Click on the Scholarship names below for more detailed information.

Please note that the awards for the FGCU President's Gold, National Merit Finalist, National Achievement Finalist and National Hispanic Scholar Scholarships have changed effective for Fall 2012.  Students currently receiving these awards will not be affected by these changes.

Scholarship Amount Deadline Minimum Criteria

Admissions Merit
Scholarship

$2,000 one-time award Student must apply to FGCU Admissions by November 15th to be considered.  
FGCU President’s Gold Scholarship

$5,000

(Max 4 years)

Student must apply to FGCU Admissions by November 15th to be considered. Selected applicants with at least a 3.9 GPA and a minimum 1850 SAT (Verbal, Math & Writing) or 28 ACT.
National Merit
Finalist Scholarship

$5,000

(Max 4 years)   

  Students are chosen by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as National Merit Finalists.  Need proof of achievement.
National Achievement
Finalist Scholarship

$5,000

(Max 4 years)   

  Students are chosen by the National Achievement Scholarship Corporation as National Achievement Finalists.  Need proof of achievement.
National Hispanic
Scholar Scholarship

$5,000

(Max 4 years) 

                   
  Students chosen by the College Board as National Hispanic Scholars. Need proof of achievement.

Contact Information:
For additional information about merit scholarships, contact ugtuitionwaivers@fgcu.edu.

 

Admission Merit Scholarship

Criteria for Initial Awards

  • Be a US citizen or meet the requirements of an eligible non-citizen as defined by the Federal Student Aid program.
  • Students must be admitted to FGCU as an undergraduate degree seeking student in the Fall semester.
  • Students must have the admission application submitted by the advertised deadline of November 15th.
  • Students are considered based on a combination of GPA and standardized test scores.  All applicants are ranked with the top students receiving the award.
  • The number of awards depends on fund availability and may vary from year to year.

Scholarship

  • The scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000 that the Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers each year to new students admitted for summer and fall terms.
  • The student must enroll in the fall term.  The award is split between the fall and spring terms.

Award Process

  • Upon admission students will be notified of the award by early spring.

Contact Information:
For additional information, contact ugtuitionwaivers@fgcu.edu.

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FGCU President’s Gold Scholarship

Criteria for Initial Awards

  • Be a US citizen or meet the requirements of an eligible non-citizen as defined by the Federal Student Aid program.
  • Students must be admitted to FGCU as an undergraduate degree seeking student in the Fall semester.
  • Students must have the admission application submitted by the advertised deadline of December 1.
  • Students must have a 3.9 GPA (recalculated from the high school transcript by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions) and an 1850 (Critical Reading + Math + Writing) on the SAT or a 28 Composite score on the ACT.

Scholarship

  • The scholarship award will be for $5000 per year.
  • The scholarship can be renewed for up to four (4) years or until the student completes his/her first Bachelor’s Degree or until student’s earned and attempted credits reaches the required number for his/her chosen degree program, whichever comes first.    

Criteria for Renewal

  • Students must maintain fulltime academic enrollment in the terms that the scholarship is awarded.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and complete a minimum of 24 credits each academic year towards their chosen degree program. (Note: students in the honors program must meet continuing eligibility requirements for that program).

Award Process

  • Upon admission students will be notified of the award.

Contact Information:
For additional information, contact ugtuitionwaivers@fgcu.edu.

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National Merit Scholarship Program

Criteria for Initial Awards

  • Be a US citizen or meet the requirements of an eligible non-citizen as defined by the Federal Student Aid program.
  • Students must be admitted to FGCU as an undergraduate degree seeking student in the year they achieve the recognition.
  • Students must provide proof of the award from the National Merit Scholarship Program (as a finalist).

Scholarship

  • The scholarship award will be for $5000 per year.
  • The scholarship can be renewed for up to four (4) years or until the student completes his/her first Bachelor’s Degree or until student’s earned and attempted credits reaches the required number for his/her chosen degree program, whichever comes first.

Criteria for Renewal

  • Students must maintain fulltime academic enrollment in the terms that the scholarship is awarded.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and complete a minimum of 24 credits each academic year towards their chosen degree program. (Note: students in the honors program must meet continuing eligibility requirements for that program).

Award Process

  • Upon admission students will be notified of the award.

Contact Information:
For additional information, contact ugtuitionwaivers@fgcu.edu.

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National Achievement Finalist Scholarship

Criteria for Initial Awards

  • Be a US citizen or meet the requirements of an eligible non-citizen as defined by the Federal Student Aid program.
  • Students must be admitted to FGCU as an undergraduate degree seeking student in the year they achieve the recognition.
  • Students must provide proof of the award from the National Achievement Scholarship Program (as a finalist).

Scholarship

  • The scholarship award will be for $5000 per year.
  • The scholarship can be renewed for up to four (4) years or until the student completes his/her first Bachelor’s Degree or until student’s earned and attempted credits reaches the required number for his/her chosen degree program, whichever comes first.

Criteria for Renewal

  • Students must maintain fulltime academic enrollment in the terms that the scholarship is awarded.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and complete a minimum of 24 credits each academic year towards their chosen degree program. (Note: students in the honors program must meet continuing eligibility requirements for that program).

Award Process

  • Upon admission students will be notified of the award.

Contact Information:
For additional information, contact ugtuitionwaivers@fgcu.edu.

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National Hispanic Scholar Scholarship

  • Be a US citizen or meet the requirements of an eligible non-citizen as defined by the Federal Student Aid program.
  • Students must be admitted to FGCU as an undergraduate degree seeking student in the year they achieve the recognition.
  • Students must provide proof of the award from the National Hispanic Recognition Program (as a scholar).

Scholarship

  • The scholarship award will be for $5000 per year.
  • The scholarship can be renewed for up to four (4) years or until the student completes his/her first Bachelor’s Degree or until student’s earned and attempted credits reaches the required number for his/her chosen degree program, whichever comes first.

Criteria for Renewal

  • Students must maintain fulltime academic enrollment in the terms that the scholarship is awarded.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and complete a minimum of 24 credits each academic year towards their chosen degree program. (Note: students in the honors program must meet continuing eligibility requirements for that program).

Award Process

  • Upon admission students will be notified of the award.

Contact Information:
For additional information, contact ugtuitionwaivers@fgcu.edu.

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