Out of State Freshman Scholarship Opportunities
All Office of Undergraduate Admissions scholarships are limited, competitive, and are awarded annually on a rolling basis early in the scholarship cycle. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee a scholarship. Many of our awards require continuous enrollment (excluding summers), full-time status (12 credits or more at FAU), and are paid out for fall and spring terms only.
Several of our merit scholarships listed below do not require a supplemental scholarship application as eligibility is determined at the time of admission. Many of our merit awards are competitive and although minimum eligibility requirements are listed, baseline GPA and test scores are ultimately determined by the competitiveness of our entering freshman class. Scholarships offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are not stackable. Scholarship recipients must maintain an FAU GPA of 3.0 for award renewal (SECME, Inc. award renewal criteria is 2.5).
Students who are admitted to FAU are eligible to apply for Office of Undergraduate Admissions scholarships.
Academic Excellence Award (AEA)*
Awards of approximately $1,438, per semester are given in the form of non-residents tuition waiver for 3 credit hours to cover the cost of out-of-state tuition. Scholarships are awarded to students who are classified as Non-Florida residents for tuition purposes and have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 or above. A scholarship application is not required for this award. Eligibility is determined at the time of admission.
Please note waiver funds cover approximately 95% of the differential costs between the out-of-state and the in-state portion of your fees. Waiver awards are automatically applied to the non-resident portion of your tuition fees, and any remaining balance is your responsibility.
* The current value of the AEA is $479.52 per credit hour. This value is subject to change. The AEA is renewable up to four years (eight semesters; fall and spring semesters only). An AEA of greater value is also given in conjunction with other scholarships. (see below).
$4,000 annually over eight semesters. Minimum requirements: high school GPA of 3.5 and an SAT score of 1920 (all three sections) or an ACT composite score of 29. Scholarship applications are not required. Eligibility is determined at the time of admission.
$3,000 annually over eight semesters. Minimum requirements:high school GPA of 3.0 and 1620 (all three sections) on the SAT or 24 on the ACT composite score. Scholarship applications are not required for this award. Eligibility is determined at the time of admission.
$7,500 annually over eight semesters to qualified students named as National Merit Scholars, Finalists or Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Candidates are selected by NMSC. Documentation of selection as recipient is required.
$3,000 awarded annually over eight semesters to freshmen who demonstrate financial need. To determine eligibility, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
$2,000 awarded annually over eight semesters for freshman entering FAU on a student /scholar visa. Eligibility criteria will include: Outstanding academic achievement 3.0 minimum GPA; Evidence of community service or high school involvement.
1,000 awarded annually over eight semesters for freshmen majoring in one of the following areas: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, health administration, political science, social psychology, social work or sociology.
An award of $500 for business majors. This is a non-renewable award available to students who demonstrate financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. (Please visit the College of Business website for additional information:http://business.fau.edu
Limited awards of $1,000 ($500 per semester for the fall and spring of the student's first year) are available for freshmen entering FAU as full-time students in the fall semester. This is a non-renewable award. Scholarship applications are not required for this award. Eligibility is determined at time of admission.