Guest Blog: Scholarships Update
Greetings from the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships! I just wanted to provide a brief update regarding processing for both merit and need-based financial assistance. Please remember, should you have any questions regarding financial assistance at Vanderbilt, you may access our website at: www.vanderbilt.edu/financialaid. 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 was December 1, and we received over 925 applications for this program. I am constantly amazed and humbled by the wonderful things happening to make a difference in the world! All applicants should have been contacted via e-mail at this point as to their particular status in the process. A total of 34 semi-finalists for the Ingram have been selected and will move forward in the process. We will ultimately invite a smaller group of finalists to campus February 19-21. These invitations will be extended by February 1.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship Program: The deadline to apply for the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship program was December 15, and we received over 4,400 applications. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than March 15. 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 this year.
Chancellor’s Scholarship Program: The deadline to apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship program was December 15, and we received over 900 applications. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than March 15. 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. Additional information regarding our financial aid program and application procedures can be found at: www.vanderbilt.edu/financialaid. 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/deadlines.php.
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