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High School Applicants

Applying to be an Ingram Scholar (High School)

Ingram Scholarship Program applications for prospective freshmen must be submitted electronically by December 1, 2014. To be considered for the Ingram Scholarship Program, applicants apply via MyAppVU after submitting their Vanderbilt University admission application. Please be advised applicants will be required to submit their Vanderbilt University admission application before gaining access to the Ingram Scholarship Program application.

Applicants will be asked to answer the following questions in 500 words or less:

1.      Describe your two most important community service activities and the ways they illustrate your leadership qualities.

2.      Why do you engage in community service?

3.      What do you expect to learn during your four years in college?

Be advised the Ingram Scholarship Program does not read applicants' Common Apps or supplemental admissions materials as a part of the evaluation process. 

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.

You are able 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.

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