Full tuition scholarships are financial aid awards that generally cover the cost of tuition. These scholarships are not to be confused with full-ride scholarships, including tuition, textbooks, meals, housing, and even personal expenses.
Less than 1% of students get full-tuition scholarships each year. That’s what makes them incredibly competitive and challenging to win.
How to get Merit-Based Full-Tuition Scholarships
Scholarships.com and Unigo.com are two of the many great online scholarship resources. Sites like these allow students to create profiles to find full-tuition scholarships as well as other types of scholarships based on merit. Merit scholarships come in the form of three main categories:
Academic Performance Full Tuition Scholarships
Most students who are eligible for and win academic performance scholarships rank in the top 5-10% of their class.
Artistic or Athletic Excellence Full Tuition Scholarships
Students with exceptional artistic or athletic abilities are eligible to receive full-tuition scholarships to attend college or university.
Community Service Full Tuition Scholarships
Students who are interested in trying to make a difference in the world by volunteering their time to serve their communities could win full-tuition scholarships for college. A community service background can help students stand out above the rest when applying for all types of full-tuition scholarships.
Private Full Tuition Scholarships
Some companies and corporations offer full-tuition scholarships for students attending particular schools or pursuing specific majors. Here’s a few big-name private scholarships backed by some familiar company names:
- Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship: This is an achievement-based scholarship that offers $20,000.
- Dell Scholars Program: This scholarship is awarded to low-income yet highly motivated students who demonstrate their determination to succeed. This scholarship offers $20,000.
- RMHC/HACER National Scholarship: McDonald’s sponsors this scholarship worth up to $100,000 per year awarded to 30 students.
You can click here for a more extensive list of different private scholarships to cover your tuition costs.
If you have questions about scholarships or need help with the search, the FRANK Team is happy to help. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text us at (347) 690-7886.