Merit Scholarship Finalists and News
I am pleased to provide the following update as it relates to our major merit scholarship programs for the entering Fall 2011 class. Learn more about Vanderbilt’s merit scholarship opportunities through the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships.
Ingram Scholarships: Eighteen finalists for this program have been identified, contacted and will be invited to campus for interviews February 19 – 21. The Ingram Scholarship Program recognizes students who plan to combine a professional or business career with an exceptional commitment to community service. The Ingram program supports students who are committed to developing their personal roles in the solution to societal problems and who have the maturity and initiative to lead positive social change.
Lanier Atlanta Scholarships: Ten finalists for this program have been identified, contacted and will be invited to interview for the scholarship on Saturday, February 12, in Atlanta. Approximately 2 scholarships are awarded annually to graduates of secondary schools in the Georgia counties of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale.
Cornelius Vanderbilt and Chancellor’s Scholarships: Scholarship committees will review these applications during the month of February with notification to all awardees by mid-March. We anticipate that we will make approximately 140 offers (proportional by Vanderbilt undergraduate school) in the Cornelius Vanderbilt Program and approximately 50 offers in the Chancellor’s Program.
Carell Scholarships: Finalists for these scholarships will be contacted by February 17 and will interview with the Carell Selection Committee on Saturday, February 26. The Carell Family Scholarships are awarded to students who have held part-time employment during their high school years and demonstrate financial need. We anticipate that we will make 2 – 3 Carell Scholarship offers.
Curb Leadership Scholarships: The Curb Leadership Scholarships are awarded to students who place creativity at the center of their lives and use their talents and leadership to transform their communities. Scholarship committees will review potential candidates for this scholarship program during the month of February with notification to all awardees by mid-March. We anticipate that we will make 8 – 10 offers in the Curb 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. Additional information regarding our financial aid program and application procedures can be found at the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships. Be sure to be aware of our priority deadlines to file for need-based assistance.
Feel free to contact our office at email@example.com should you have any questions regarding merit or need-based financial aid opportunities at Vanderbilt.
Director of Undergraduate Scholarships