There are many colleges and universities that offer full paid tuition, housing, books and stipends to incoming freshman. High school students who have worked hard, have maintained a certain grade point average (G.P.A.), scored well on the SATs and demonstrated leadership skills often have an increased chance at receiving scholarships. Attending college can be expensive and there are several scholarships available to help defray the cost for incoming students.
Berea College offers incoming students the opportunity to secure a 4-year tuition scholarship. Built on the foundation of quality education and anti-slavery movements, Berea College came into existence in 1855. The Christian-based college offers over 50 degree programs with pre-professional majors such as pre-law, dental and engineering. Students can attend classes on-campus and have a wide range of majors and minors to choose from. Some of the academic majors that students can engage in are: Classical Languages, Economics, Art, Business Administration and Child and Family Studies. Students must demonstrate financial need in order to qualify for the 4-year tuition scholarship and are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
Berea College 108 South Main Street Berea, Kentucky 40404 859-985-3000 berea.edu
Marygrove College was established in 1905. The Catholic college operates on a 53 acre campus located in Detroit Michigan. Enrolling over 6,000 students, Marygrove Colleges provides full 4-year academic awards for incoming freshmen students. The college offers degree programs such as: Forensic Science, Education, Political Science, Women’s Studies and Pharmacy Technician. Students must submit a completed application to be considered for the competitive 4-year scholarship. Application materials include letters of recommendation, official high school transcripts, an essay and a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. The award pays for tuition, books and college fees.
Marygrove College 8425 West McNichols Road Detroit, MI 48221 313-927-1200 marygrove.edu
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Offering 170 degree programs and enrolling more than 20,000 students, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was founded in 1885. Degree programs include Architectural Studies, Accounting, Music Education, Psychology, and Global Studies. Classes are offered on-campus and online. Incoming minority freshmen have the opportunity to apply to the college’s Chancellor’s Scholarship for Diversity and Leadership. The award is a renewable and the scholarship program covers tuition, housing, meals, books and fees. Applicants must be a minority student who has obtained a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and has taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). In addition, students are encouraged to show they have past leadership experience.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee, WI 53211 414-229-1122 4.uwm.edu
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