Signature Merit Scholarships Announced Today
I just wanted to provide a brief update regarding the selection process for the Cornelius Vanderbilt and Chancellor’s Scholarship awards. Beginning today, we will notify recipients of the Cornelius Vanderbilt and Chancellor’s Scholarship awards by both e-mail and letter. Applicants who were not selected for either program will only receive an e-mail notification. A total of 42 Chancellor’s Scholarship and 139 Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship offers have been made.
Competition for our merit scholarship programs continues to be intense. Awards in one of our three signature programs (Cornelius Vanderbilt, Chancellor’s and Ingram) are being made to fewer than 1% of our applicants for admission. Staff and faculty from the Vanderbilt community have spent countless hours reading and discussing scholarship applications and making difficult decisions regarding award recipients.
We continue to be humbled by the overwhelming response to our signature merit programs and we are amazed at the quality of the applicant pools. Over 3,400 students applied for the Cornelius Vanderbilt program and nearly 700 applied for the Chancellor’s Scholarship program. This is in addition to the 545 students who applied for the Ingram Scholarship program.
Thank you for your interest in Vanderbilt! Should you have any questions, feel free to e-mail our office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Undergraduate Scholarships