Greetings from the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships
I hope this entry finds you having a great holiday season! I just wanted to provide a brief update regarding processing for both merit and need-based financial assistance. Please remember, visit our financial aid website should you have any questions regarding financial assistance at Vanderbilt. Also, you may send questions via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ingram Scholarship Program: The deadline for entering first year students to apply for the Ingram Scholarship program has passed (December 1) and we received over 550 applications for this program. I am constantly amazed and humbled by the wonderful things happening to make a difference in the world! We will begin reviewing these applications with the ultimate goal of inviting approximately 25 students to campus February 14-16. All applicants will be notified of their status in the process no earlier than the first of February.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship Program: The deadline to apply for the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship program is January 3. Applicants will be notified of their status no earlier than March 15. Application information (including the online application) can be found at www.vanderbilt.edu/scholarships. In the past, depending upon the Vanderbilt undergraduate school, we have conducted on-campus interviews for this program. With the exception of candidates for the Blair School of Music (who are required to audition), we will not be conducting on-campus interviews.
Chancellor’s Scholarship Program: The deadline to apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship program is January 3. Applicants will be notified of their status no earlier than March 15. Application information (including the online application) can be found at: www.vanderbilt.edu/scholarships. We will not be holding on-campus interviews for the Chancellor’s program.
Need-Based Financial Assistance: The majority of financial assistance awarded to undergraduate students at Vanderbilt is in the form of need-based financial aid. We are committed to making Vanderbilt affordable with our need-blind admissions policy and our commitment to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need without the use of loans. Visit our financial aid website for additional information regarding our financial aid program and application procedures. Be sure to be aware of our priority deadlines to file for need-based assistance. Information regarding our deadlines can be found at: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/financialaid/fincal.htm.
To apply for need-based financial aid, we require both the College Board Financial Aid PROFILE and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Again, please let us know if we can answer any questions for you. Our contact information can be found at: www.vanderbilt.edu/financialaid.
Associate Director of Student Financial Aid and
Director of Undergraduate Scholarships