Macalester College National Merit Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$20,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 15

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Macalester College

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies, all eligible students will be considered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be an incoming first time freshmen.
  4. Must be a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.
  5. Must plan to attend Macalester College in Minnesota.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to U.S. high school seniors who have designated Macalester College, MN as their first choice college. The student must be a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

Application requirements for the Macalester College National Merit Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
  • Essays (2)
  • SAT/ACT scores
Additional Information: The National Merit Scholarship Corporation, in conjunction with Macalester College, awards merit scholarships to selected academically talented high school seniors for undergraduate studies at Macalester. Prospective freshmen students who have been awarded College-Sponsored Finalist standing, and who have listed the Macalester as their "first choice" school on the NMSC Scholarship Application, are eligible to receive a National Merit Scholarship at the MC. For additional information about the National Merit program visit: www.nationalmerit.org/

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, renewable for an additional three years. The award is offered in two parts: a $2,000 National Merit Scholarship sponsored by Macalester, and a $3,000 DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholarship.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $20,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

To apply, students must apply for admission to Macalester College. No separate scholarship application is required. Interested students must contact Macalester College Admissions by phone, e-mail, mail, or website to request an application packet, or apply online from the college website. Students must also submit a School Report Form (counselor evaluation); official transcripts from all high schools attended; two Teacher Recommendation Forms, completed by two teachers who have taught the student in a core class (English, social studies, foreign language, math or science); official SAT and/or ACT reports; a Mid-Year School Report; and two essays (250 or more each) addressing the questions listed in the application. For Scholarship consideration, students must apply for admission by January 15. Admission applications are accepted on a rolling basis with an early decision deadline of November 15 and January 1 and a regular decision deadline of January 15.
Contact: Jenae Schmidt
Address: 1600 Grand Ave. St. Paul, Minnesota 55105

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