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Looking for full ride scholarships

Hey! I'm beginning my search for scholarships, and I wanted to know if anyone has any recommendations for full ride scholarships or ones that cover a significant portion of college expenses. Thanks for any suggestions!

7 months ago

Hey there! It's fantastic that you're looking into scholarships to help cover your college expenses. Full ride scholarships, while competitive, can certainly relieve a significant financial burden. Here are a few recommendations to get you started:

1. Coca-Cola Scholars Program: This scholarship program is one of the most prestigious and offers 150 awards of $20,000 each. While not exactly a full ride, it can still cover a significant portion of your expenses.

2. Gates Millennium Scholars Program: This scholarship is aimed at minority students, covering the full cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for several hundred students each year.

3. Regeneron Science Talent Search: If you're into science or research, this competition awards 40 finalists with $25,000, and the top 10 win prizes ranging from $40,000 to $250,000.

4. QuestBridge: QuestBridge helps connect high-achieving, low-income students with full need-based scholarships to partner schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, and many others.

5. National Merit Scholarship: While reaching the finalist level does not guarantee a full ride, some colleges and universities offer full-tuition or full-ride scholarships to National Merit Finalists.

6. Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship: The Elks National Foundation provides college scholarships to 500 high school seniors, with awards ranging from $4,000 to $50,000 spread over 4 years.

7. Full ride scholarships from colleges/universities: Many colleges and universities, both public and private, offer full ride scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership, or other criteria. Research the schools you're interested in and look for information on their websites about these opportunities. Here's a post that may help: https://blog.collegevine.com/50-colleges-with-full-ride-scholarships

Remember to apply widely and be diligent throughout the application process, as competition for these scholarships can be quite high. In addition to applying for full ride scholarships, consider looking for smaller awards as well, as they can add up and help cover the cost of your education. Good luck in your scholarship search!

7 months ago

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