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. UTulsa 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 $245,000 per student (over four years) through the National Merit Semifinalist Package.


National Merit Semifinalists entering UTulsa in fall 2025 will receive the following award 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. The National Merit Semifinalist Package cannot be stacked with other UTulsa funding or scholarships..
  • 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.

Requirements to Qualify

  • Students must have all required application materials for admission submitted to The University of Tulsa no later than Feb. 1 for the fall entry term. Please see more details about application requirements
  • Students must designate The University of Tulsa as their first choice school with the National Merit Corporation by the final deadline set by National Merit.
  • An admission interview is required to complete the application process.
  • Students must make an official campus visit by May 1.
  • Students must commit to The University of Tulsa by submitting their Intent to Enroll form no later than May 1, the National Decision Deadline.

Notification of Award

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