Congratulations on your academic achievements! National Merit Scholarships are awarded to students who have been designated as Finalists by the National Merit Corporation. National Merit Scholarship recipients who are Florida Residents are eligible for the Benacquisto Scholarship Program, which awards a National Merit Finalist up to the cost of attendance

While out-of-state students are unable to be considered for the Benacquisto Scholarship Program, they will receive competitive FAU scholarship packages. We encourage out-of-state students and their families to explore the many financial aid opportunities within Florida Atlantic. 

National Merit Scholars are eligible for awarded scholarships for 8 semesters, or until graduation from their bachelor's degree at Florida Atlantic, whichever comes first. Please see our page regarding renewal requirements and appeals.

Questions? We're here to help! For all scholarship, tuition, and financial aid related questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office