Applying to be an Ingram Scholar
To apply to the Ingram Scholarship Program students must submit the Ingram Scholarship Program application by midnight (CST) December 1. Students must also submit their Vanderbilt University application for admission by either November 1 (Early Decision I) or January 3 (Early Decision II and Regular Decision). Be advised the Ingram Scholarship Program does not read applicants' Common Apps or supplemental admissions materials as a part of the evaluation process.
After September 1, the scholarship application for High School Seniors may be found online here or obtained by calling the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships at (615) 322-3591. Current Vanderbilt First Year and Sophomore students please use the application found online here. You may contact us to check on the receipt status of your Ingram Scholarship Program application materials. To learn about the receipt of your letters of recommendation you may check your online recommendation letter account. To learn about the receipt of your Ingram Scholarship Program application, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships at (615) 322-3591.
The Vanderbilt University merit scholarship application consists of two parts. Part I contains student biographical data. Part II consists of three supplemental forms, one for each of the signature merit scholarship programs.
Students applying to scholarship programs must submit the relevant supplemental forms for each scholarship program for which they wish to be considered, but need only submit Part I once.
Students applying to the Ingram Scholarship Program must also submit two letters of reference. Learn more here. A selection committee evaluates the Ingram Scholar applications and chooses finalists.
Over the past four years the number of applications for this scholarship has risen from 450 (in fall 2008) to nearly 950 (fall 2011). In the past three years, the total number of applicants has been just under 2100 and we have made 27 scholarship offers, or 9 per year (on average).
For additional information about the Ingram Scholarship Program please contact:
Ingram Scholarship Program
2201 West End Avenue
103 Kirkland Hall
Nashville, TN 37240
Tel: (615) 322-8586
For additional information about scholarships please contact:
Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships
2309 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240-1725
Tel: (615) 322-3591
Fax: (615) 343-8512