National Merit Semifinalist Package - The University of Tulsa
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National Merit Semifinalist Package

The University of Tulsa is pleased to award admitted National Merit Semifinalists its highest academic scholarship, the National Merit Semifinalist Package. TU recognizes the outstanding academic success of a National Merit Semifinalist and believes these students will have a remarkable impact on campus life.

The university, along with the Oklahoma Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees, will invest more than $285,000 per student (over four years) through the National Merit Semifinalist Package.


  • Full tuition (excluding summers) for five years or until an undergraduate degree is earned. Students must maintain a minimum of 15 hours of coursework per semester.
  • Tier I Housing (upgrades are available at your expense)
  • Tier II Dining (upgrades are available at your expense)
  • Standard Student Fees
  • Textbooks (all incoming students receive free textbooks for the entirety of their undergraduate years)
  • Secured spot in Leadership TU led by President Brad Carson
  • A minimum $750 scholarship for National Merit Finalists from the National Merit organization. Renewability is based on the type of National Merit funding received.
  • $6,000 monetary gift per year (funded by the Oklahoma Regents or the TU Board of Trustees)

* A portion of your supplemental scholarship paid for by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and Oklahoma State Regents will be applied to your student account within the first six weeks of each semester.

Requirements to Qualify

  • Students must complete their application for admission to The University of Tulsa no later than Feb. 1 for the fall entry term.
  • Students must designate TU as their first choice school with the National Merit Corporation by the final deadline set by National Merit.

Notification of Award

  • Admitted students will be notified via email of their National Merit Semifinalist Package once TU has confirmed they are a National Merit Semifinalist.

Learn More

If you are interested in receiving additional information about the National Merit Semifinalist Package, complete the form below to receive communication from TU.