All Office of Undergraduate Admissions scholarships are limited in number, competitive, and are awarded annually on a rolling basis early in the scholarship cycle. Students must be admitted to FAU before applying for any Office of Undergraduate Admissions scholarships. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee a scholarship.
Our awards require continuous enrollment in 30 credits per academic year, full-time status (15 credits or more at FAU), and are paid out for fall and spring terms only.
Our merit scholarships do not require a supplemental scholarship application as eligibility is determined at the time of admission. Many of our merit awards are competitive and are ultimately determined by the competitiveness of our entering freshman class. Generally, scholarships offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and are not stackable. Scholarship recipients must maintain an FAU GPA of 3.0 for award renewal.
To be considered for merit-based scholarships from the Office of Admissions, students must submit a complete admissions application by January 14, 2022 with all supporting documents (application, application fee, SSAR and test scores).
Funds may include either or both of these awards: FAU 100 Scholarship/Spirit of Atlantic Scholarship
3.95 GPA & 1410 SAT / 31 ACT
$16,000 ($4,000/yr for 4 years)
Spirit of the Atlantic
3.90 GPA & 1340 SAT / 29 ACT
$8,000 ($2,000/yr for 4 years)
3.85 GPA & 1270 SAT / 27 ACT
$4,000 ($1,000/yr for 4 years)
Receive designation as a National Merit Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and name FAU as your first-choice school By May 1.
Full cost of attendance is covered including grants or scholarships for Fall & Spring semesters up to 4 years or 8 semesters, or until undergraduate degree is awarded.
Non-FL Resident (must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident)
Funds may include either or both of these awards: Spirit of Atlantic Scholarship/Hoot Scholarship
$32,000 ($8,000/yr for 4 years)**
State University System of Florida Grandparent Waiver
1330 SAT / 31 ACT AND have a Grandparent who is a Florida resident defined by FL Statute 1009.21. Residency process must be complete in order to be verified and offered.
Out of state tuition & fees waived up to 4 years, or when the undergraduate degree is awarded. Student will be billed Florida resident rate of tuition & fees. 25 Waivers available for new first-year students.
Students who are recognized through the College Board Recognition Programs (African American, Hispanic, Indigenous, or Rural and Small-Town Recognition) who are not already receiving one of the above mentioned awards, can be considered for scholarship funding upon providing documentation of this recognition to the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Florida Resident: Must be classified as Florida resident for tuition purposes.Non-Florida Resident: Must be classified as a Non-Resident for tuition purposes
Criteria for Renewal
Bright Futures Scholarship
This state-funded scholarship is based on high school academic achievement and is awarded to students enrolled in an eligible Florida public or private post-secondary educational institution within two (2) years of graduation from a Florida high school. For additional information, visit Bright Futures or contact your high school counselor or call the Florida Department of Education at 1-888-827-2004 (toll free) or visit Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
Raise.Me offers high school students the ability to earn microscholarships. You can earn scholarships by visiting our page at raise.me/join/fau. Create your profile and follow us to start earning now for your college experience. Student must complete their earning profile updated and complete by December 1 of their senior year of High School.
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