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National Merit Finalist Scholarship

UWF's incoming 2024 National Merit Finalists with President Martha Saunders.

UWF offers a full scholarship with on-campus housing accommodations to National Merit Finalists.

National Merit Finalist Scholarship

What the Scholarship Includes

National Merit Finalists are named UWF Top Scholars. The National Merit Finalist scholarship includes:

  • Full tuition and mandatory fees
  • On-campus housing
  • A meal plan
  • $800 per-semester textbook stipend
  • A one-time paid research or study abroad experience valued at up to $1,500

Scholarship Eligibility

Admitted students must send a copy of their National Merit Finalist letter to There is no priority deadline to be considered for the UWF National Merit Finalist Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded only to finalists who attend UWF their first semester in college.

Grace Tennyson waves and smiles while sitting on a bench outdoors at UWF.
Grace Tennyson

Are You a Finalist?

We would love to tell you more about what makes UWF different and show you there are no limits to what you can achieve. National Merit Finalists are invited to contact Assistant Director of New Student Recruitment Grace Tennyson for a VIP tour experience or more information anytime!

Located in beautiful Pensacola, UWF is focused on the student experience, offering you more than a degree alone. Through experiential learning, connections with distinguished faculty, undergraduate research, and customized opportunities, you will have the knowledge and skills to enter your career field or graduate school.