Winners are typically students who demonstrate purposeful leadership, intellectual curiosity, strength of character, and collaborative spirit.
This scholarship pays for four years of tuition, fees, and room and board.
It’s the school’s way of telling you that among the student population, really stand out.
These full-ride scholarships are merit based, meaning that in your grades, extracurricular activities, and/or leadership skills, you've worked harder or achieved more than the average student.
At the most competitive schools, full rides are extremely rare.
Pretty much all applicants to these schools are going to be high achievers across the board, making it a lot harder to pick out who the real stars are.
As you look through the list of schools below, you'll probably recognize at least some of the names.
A lot of the schools on this list are very good schools, but apart from a few notable exceptions, you're not likely to see top schools in the country giving out full-ride scholarships. Full-ride scholarships are meant to lure top, super-attractive students who have a lot of choices.
The idea is that these schools think certain students are special—so special that they want it to be a no-brainer for you to choose to attend their school.
As a result, they're going to try their hardest to make you want to partner with them for the next four years.