This Academic Excellence Award is intended to recognize, encourage and assist currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students who have excellent scholastic records, campus and community activities, leadership positions, work experience and, in some cases, evidence of financial need. Approximately 600 students are awarded an Academic Excellence Award at the end of the spring semester for the following academic year. Awards can range from $500 for one year up to $10,000 for 3 years.
Effective Fall 2017, students must be awarded and maintain competitive scholarships of at least $4,000 per academic year in order to qualify for this waiver. Current students with existing and continuing scholarship awards may continue to receive this waiver at the previous $1,000 threshold. All new students and new scholarship recipients are subject to the $4,000 minimum.
- You must submit the University Scholarship Application, be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-granting course of study and have a satisfactory conduct record.
- You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for need-based awards.
Most awards are granted for one year.
You can apply using the University Scholarship Application