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National Merit Scholarships

National Merit Scholarships range from $1,000 per year for students with no financial need to $2,000 per year for students who demonstrate financial need.

Incoming first-year students who rank as National Merit finalists and who have indicated Drake University as their first-choice institution may be considered for Drake-sponsored scholarships. Students who receive a corporate sponsored National Merit Scholarship are not eligible for a Drake sponsored National Merit Scholarship.

 

Awards are based on a variety of criteria depending on the type of scholarship and are not based on financial need. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE RENEWABLE (UP TO 4 YEARS TOTAL OR UNTIL A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IS EARNED) IF REQUIRED ACADEMIC STANDING AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE ARE MAINTAINED. For students entering one of Drake’s joint undergraduate/graduate degree paths, refer to the table below to see how undergraduate awards (including Fine Arts Scholarships) are impacted.

 

Program

Scholarship Availability

Law 3 + 3

Undergraduate awards available for 3 years or until first year of Law Program (L1).

Doctor of Pharmacy

Undergraduate awards available for 4 years or through the 2nd year of the Pharmacy Program (P2).

Masters in Athletic Training

Undergraduate awards available for 3 years or until the first year of the Athletic Training Program (AT1). There is a one-time, $5000 scholarship for AT1.

 

Important Admission Dates

Now - Apply for Admission: Fall 2020 term

Now - Enroll for Fall 2020

July - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake Programs

July & August - Virtual Individual Admission Appointments

July & August - Student-Guided Virtual Campus Tours

August 1- Spring & Fall 2021 Application opens

August 3 - Bulldog Days of Summer

August 5- Bulldog Days of Summer

August 7 - Bulldog Days of Summer