National Merit
Scholarship

Friends is very excited to offer two full-tuition scholarships for National Merit Scholarship winners and five $20,000 scholarships for National Merit Semifinalists. These scholarships are renewable with the same criteria as other academic scholarships at Friends University. To apply, read the requirements below and fill out the form and essay question at the bottom of the page.

National Merit Scholarship

Start your future at Friends University.

National Merit Scholarship Requirements

You will be required to submit an online scholarship application along with a 500-word essay answering the following question: What do you think you will contribute to the Friends Community, a Christian university of Quaker heritage, in terms of your activities and involvement in campus life?

Scholarship recipients will be assigned a faculty research sponsor in their first year at Friends University. Scholarship recipients must live on campus for one year.

Pell and Kansas Comprehensive grants can be utilized along with this scholarship to help cover room and board and other educational expenses. Your FAFSA and application must be submitted by April 1.

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Apply for the National Merit Scholarship

Fill out this application today for your chance at this special opportunity.