Colleges That Offer Full Rides
Colleges That Offer Full Rides
If you’re like me and have been dreaming about college since you were a kid, there’s no better feeling than the day you receive your acceptance letter. But what if I told you that not only could you go to college for free, but also get paid to do it? Yes, it’s true! There are actually some colleges out there that will pay for your entire education. What does this mean for students who choose these schools? It means they’ll graduate debt-free and with no obligations from loans or scholarships hanging over their heads. This can be especially helpful if parents aren’t able to pay for school on top of everything else they’re doing financially as well. In this article we’ll explore some of these full ride schools so that by the end of it all you’ll feel like going back in time when all I wanted was one thing: an acceptance letter into the best university ever!
College of the Ozarks.
The College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian liberal arts college in Point Lookout, Missouri. It was founded by Dr. William Joshua Chamberlain in 1906 as a college preparatory school and junior college. The institution expanded to offer degrees and programs at the baccalaureate level in 1960 and became known as College of the Ozarks. In 1962, legislation was passed allowing for the creation of four-year universities in Missouri; since then, College of the Ozarks has been recognized by the State Board of Education as an approved public university within their state system.
The College of the Ozarks is a member of both the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)
and Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), making it one of only six schools that receive full designation from both organizations.5
The Eagle Scholarship.
- The Eagle Scholarship is a full ride scholarship to College of the Ozarks in Missouri. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and ACT score of at least 24 or SAT score of at least 1250 to be eligible for this scholarship. In addition, you must complete 40 hours per week during the school year and maintain a 3.0 GPA in your first year at College of the Ozarks for two consecutive semesters after receiving your Eagle Scholarship award.
Bryant University’s Trustee Scholarship.
Established in 1819, Bryant University is a private institution located in Smithfield, R.I. Their Trustee Scholarship offers full tuition for students who are admitted as freshmen and fall into the top 5% of their high school class or have an SAT score of at least 1400 (or equivalent ACT score). The scholarship also requires that students be U.S. citizens, though international students can apply for other types of financial aid. Students must be accepted by the university before they’ll receive this scholarship offer; if they meet all of these criteria but are denied admission to Bryant University, then they won’t receive funding from their Trustee Scholarship and would need to look elsewhere for financial assistance with paying off their college education costs.[#]
The Ford Family Foundation.
The Ford Foundation offers a number of scholarships to both domestic and international students.
- The Ford Foundation Scholars Program is for students who want to study in the United States, with a focus on social justice issues. To apply, you must be nominated by a member of your community or university faculty, take an online application test, write an essay about what you hope to accomplish with this scholarship opportunity, and submit two letters of recommendation from people who can attest to your financial need and academic potential.
- The Ford Foundation International Scholarship Program is similar—it’s also available only to U.S.-based applicants—but it focuses on international travel experiences instead of domestic ones. Applicants must have at least one year left before graduation (or be graduating within 12 months), demonstrate financial need through FAFSA forms or other methods such as personal statements or past tax returns, provide transcripts from all previous institutions attended (including any community colleges attended), answer essay questions about their plans after completing studies at their current institution and beyond graduation day itself (what they’ll do next).
Williams College Tuition Points program.
Williams College Tuition Points Program
Traditionally selective, Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The small school offers many academic programs and boasts a highly competitive admissions rate of just under 20%. For students who are admitted to Williams but cannot afford the tuition costs, the college offers a need-blind, full-ride scholarship through its Tuition Points program. The application process for this prestigious program is competitive and requires applicants to have high GPA’s and SAT/ACT scores.
There are colleges out there that will pay for your entire education!
There are colleges out there that will pay for your entire education! And we’re not talking about colleges where you have to be a genius or a chess champion. These are schools that will give you full rides if you’re just really good at something—or even just kind of good at something!
You can apply for these scholarships through your college’s financial aid office. You’ll need to make sure that what you want to study is one of the “approved” fields (like engineering, music, or science). Then get ready to fill out an application and send in some letters of recommendation from faculty who know about your work.
Some colleges also let students apply for separate academic scholarships on top of their full ride package. So remember: it never hurts to go above and beyond with scholarships!
Colleges that offer full rides are becoming increasingly common. As students face rising debt and a dwindling job market, they’re looking for academic programs that will provide them with more than just a degree. It’s important to choose wisely, however: the cost of a degree is one thing, but if the school doesn’t offer a quality education or training program then it can be difficult to find work after graduation. Be sure to research your options carefully before making any decisions about which schools would be best suited for your needs as an individual student!