5.6.5. Additional Substantial Merit-Based Awards

Full-time TU students who are not selected for one of the full-tuition scholarships (see Sec. 5.6.1. through Sec. 5.6.4., above) may be eligible for one of the additional Oglethorpe merit awards which include:

  • Presidential Scholarships with Recognition
  • Presidential Scholarships
  • Oxford Scholarships
  • University Scholarships
  • Lanier Scholarships
  • OU Grants

These scholarships range in value and are offered to entering students with superior academic ability. Merit scholarships are based on criteria such as high school grade-point average, SAT/ACT test scores (if submitted), and high school rank and quality. Oglethorpe will verify the final qualifying GPA by official transcripts during the summer before enrollment. Recipients of Oglethorpe’s Presidential Scholarships with Recognition must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 while earning 12 or more semester hours each fall and spring semester. Recipients of Oglethorpe’s other merit-based scholarships are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP, see Sec. 5.14.) and to make significant contributions to the Oglethorpe community. The awards are determined by the office of admission at the time a student is admitted to Oglethorpe and are not offered or changed at any other time. These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of eight regular (fall and spring) semesters provided recipients meet the minimum grade-point average requirements specified above and earn a minimum of 12 semester hours each regular (fall and spring) semester.