2024 Application Guide for Vanderbilt University Additional Freshman Merit Awards


Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will close on the 1st of December, 2023.

Scholarship Summary: 
Vanderbilt offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to eligible incoming freshmen (domestic and international). Candidates for these scholarships will be identified by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships on the basis of academic achievement and fulfilment of any specific scholarships qualifications.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
There are no set criteria for consideration but past recipients were in the top 25% of the applicant pool.

Value of Scholarship: 
The Vanderbilt additional merit-based scholarships include the following:
•  The Carell Family Scholarship for students who have held part-time employment during their high school years and demonstrate financial need - Full tuition and fees per year
•  The Clark Scholars Program provides scholarship and programmatic assistance to meritorious engineering undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need - $15,000 per year plus assistance for summer immersive experiences
•  The Curb Leadership Scholarship for students who place creativity at the center of their lives and use their talents and leadership to transform their communities - $8,000 per year
•  The John Seigenthaler Scholarship for outstanding minority students interested in a career in journalism and/or public policy - Full tuition per year

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply;
i. Complete an application for admission into Vanderbilt
ii. Students wishing to ensure their consideration for these awards are encouraged to submit the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship application by December 1, 2023 and answer any additional scholarship specific questions.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Vanderbilt University Freshmen Merit Scholarship Page or the International Scholarship Page