What Are Some Good Merit-Based Full Tuition Scholarships?

Good full tuition scholarships offered by colleges or universities on a merit basis include the University of Buffalo's Presidential Scholarship, Duke University's Robertson Scholars Leadership Program and the Howard University Presidential Scholarship, according to The College Matchmaker, which maintains a list of 111 colleges and universities offering merit-based full tuition scholarships. As of 2015, an example of a full tuition scholarship not affiliated with a particular college is the Posse Foundation Scholarship, notes Scholarships.com.

The University of Buffalo Presidential Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, room and board, books and other fees, states The College Matchmaker. The minimum requirements for applicants interested in the scholarship is a high school unweighted average of 95 and a combined critical reading and math score of at least 1470 on the Scholastic Assessment Test or a minimum of 33 on the American College Test. The Howard University Presidential Scholarship offers full tuition, room and board, and a laptop to a student who achieves a minimum of 1500 on the SAT or a 34 to 36 on the ACT with a grade point average of at least 3.75.

The Duke University Robertson Scholars Leadership Program covers the cost of tuition, room and board, fees and funding for three summer experiences, either domestic or international, for young leaders who wish to transform society, according to Duke University.

The Posse Foundation Scholarship provides full tuition for four years to a student attending one of Posse Foundation's affiliated universities, notes Scholarship.com. To win the scholarship, the student must participate in a three-step election process, which includes an eight-month workshop.