Vanderbilt Merit Scholarships


Vanderbilt Merit Scholarships


Finding individual college merit scholarship information can take a lot of time. Instead, we’ve gathered the statistics you need to know about Vanderbilt’s merit scholarships, at a quick glance.

Before diving in, make sure to review The Ultimate Guide to Merit Scholarships.

Vanderbilt’s Merit Scholarships Statistics

  • Percentage of students with no financial need: 54%
  • Percentage of students with no financial need who were awarded merit scholarships: 15%
  • Average dollar amount of non-need based merit scholarships: $19,359

Vanderbilt’s Merit Scholarships

Ingram Scholars

  • Summary: The Ingram Scholars Program encourages Vanderbilt students to combine a professional career with a commitment to community service.
  • Qualifications: The student must show commitment to civic-minded service, an entrepreneurial spirit, strength of personal character, and leadership potential. An application and school application must be submitted, and finalists are required to interview.
  • How many are available: Varies
  • Deadline: December
  • Award amount: Full tuition support

Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholars

  • Summary: The Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholars Program is for students who combine outstanding academic achievement with strong leadership and contributions outside the classroom.
  • Qualifications: Students are selected on the basis of academic achievement, intellectual promise, and leadership and contribution outside the classroom. The scholarship and school applications are reviewed.
  • How many are available: Varies
  • Deadline: N/A
  • Award amount: Full tuition support

Chancellor’s Scholars

  • Summary: The Chancellor’s Scholars Program is for students that have bridged gaps among economically, socially, and racially diverse groups and have expressed interest in diversity education, tolerance, and social justice.
  • Qualifications: Students are selected based on commitment to diversity, leadership, strength of character, and academic achievement. Both the Chancellor’s Scholarship application and entire Vanderbilt application are reviewed.
  • How many are available: Varies
  • Deadline: N/A
  • Award amount: Full tuition support

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