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Cornelius Vanderbilt and Chancellor’s Scholarship Update

Posted by on Friday, March 6, 2015 in Merit Scholarships, Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Good afternoon,

I just wanted to provide a brief update regarding the selection process for the Cornelius Vanderbilt and Chancellor’s Scholarship awards. As of this afternoon we have notified 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 156 Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship offers have been made. Please note that decisions regarding our other merit scholarships (Curb, Russell Rice, and Seigenthaler, for example) are still ongoing. Recipients of these scholarships will be notified by April 1.

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 overwhelmed by the great response to our signature merit programs and we are amazed each and every year at the quality of the applicant pools. Over 5,400 students applied for the Cornelius Vanderbilt program and over 775 applied for the Chancellor’s Scholarship program. This is in addition to the over 800 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.


Brent Tener

Director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

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