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Cherry Presidential

  • 3.8+ Unweighted GPA & 31+ ACT     
  • $16,000 for selected recipients
  • $12,000 for finalists     
  • Application deadline: December 1st
  • Renewable with 3.4 GPA
  • The Admissions Application serves as the initial application for the Cherry Presidential.  Students who qualify and wish to compete for the Cherry Presidential must complete both the Admissions Application and an Honors College application.  This is a two-step process and both steps must be completed by December 1:  Apply for Admission, Apply for Honors.  Students competing for the Cherry Presidential are encouraged to begin the application process well before the December 1 deadline.

Academic Merit Awards 

  • $1,500-$8,000 automatically awarded     
  •  Application deadline: January 15th
  •  Renewable with 3.0 GPA
  • (See Graph Below)
  • The Admissions Application serves as the scholarship application for Academic Merit Awards (due January 15), Targeted Awards (due January 15), and Transfer Awards (due April 1 for fall, November 1 for spring). Apply for Admission

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 Targeted Awards

(can be received in addition to Academic Merit & Cherry Presidential up to Cost of Attendance)

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2016-2017 Transfer Student Awards

Beginning Fall 2016, students transferring from any college, university or community and technical college who have completed a minimum of 24 hours and that apply by April 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring) will be awarded as follows:

$2500  (Cumulative GPA 3.8 or greater)

$1500  (Cumulative GPA 3.5 - < 3.8)

Students transferring with an Associate's Degree (completed within the past 2  years) and a minimum 3.0 GPA will receive a $1500 award (this may be in addition to the base award indicated above).



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 Last Modified 9/23/15