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Application for Merit Scholarships
Students interested in being considered for the Ingram, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and/or Chancellor's Scholarship Program must first apply for admission by submitting the Common Application or the Universal College Application to Vanderbilt. Within two business days of submitting your application for admission to Vanderbilt, you should receive an email from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions explaining how to create your online MyAppVU account. Under the Scholarship Application tab in MyAppVU, you will be able to select the signature program(s) to which you wish to apply. Through your MyAppVU portal, you will upload your responses for the scholarship applications as a PDF document and submit online. Students interested in being considered for the Additional Merit Scholarships (Carell Family, Curb Leadership, and Fred Russell-Grantland Rice) should submit the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship application to be considered.
Applications for the Ingram Scholarship Program must be submitted by December 1, 2014 for prospective freshmen students and March 1, 2015 for currently enrolled first and second year students. All other scholarship applications must be submitted by December 15, 2014.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday we strongly encourage submitting your Common Application or Universal College Application to Vanderbilt well before Thursday, November 27. This will allow plenty of time to process your Common or Universal College Application for admission to then create your MyAppVU account to access the Ingram Scholarship Program application.
To submit Vanderbilt Merit Scholarship Application(s):
- Complete the Scholarship Application(s) via your MyAppVU account.
If you are applying for the Chancellor's Scholarship, download and submit the Chancellor's Scholarship Letter of Reference PDF.
- For Ingram Scholarship Program Letters of Reference: please arrange for two references to provide letters of recommendation in support of your application for the Ingram Scholarship Program. You may select anyone from your community who you believe can best address your strength of personal character and your commitment to volunteer service.
Register as an applicant at: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ingram/apply/ref-letters.php. You will then be asked to supply the names and e-mail addresses of your two references. Should you seek a reference from someone without e-mail access, please have him or her send their letter of reference to the address below.Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
2309 West End Avenue Nashville, TN 37203 -1725 Fax: (615) 343-8512