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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. After September 1, scholarship applications for the particular program(s) to which you are applying will be available via your MyAppVU account. Students interested in being considered for the Additional Merit Scholarships should submit the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship application.

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.

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. (Available September 1)
  • 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: 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 Undergraduate Scholarships
          Vanderbilt University
          2309 West End Avenue                                                                                                                                                                               Nashville, TN 37203 -1725                                                                                                                                                                        Fax: (615) 343-8512                                                                                                                                                 



Application Deadlines
(to electronically submit applications)

Ingram Scholarship Program
   December 1, 2014
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Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship
   December 15, 2014
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Chancellor's Scholarship Program
   December 15, 2014
   Learn more »

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Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships
2309 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Tel: (615) 322-3591
Fax: (615) 343-8512    E-mail: