Nancy Susan Reynolds Scholarship
Nancy Susan Reynolds Academics must be not just brilliant students and prospective scholars, but also innovative leaders capable of influencing others in ways that will benefit society. They will have distinguished themselves in the classroom and beyond. Successful candidates have followed the most difficult curriculum available to them and have earned grade point averages and standardized test scores (if provided) that rank them in the top ten percent of their classmates. Furthermore, Reynolds Scholars have often been leaders in a range of extracurricular hobbies and have received regional, state, or national acclaim for their interests.
Though criteria differ slightly, all scholarship programs recognize extraordinary achievement, leadership, and talent. Recipients embody those qualities that have led their predecessors since 1986 to thirteen Rhodes Scholarships, three Marshall Scholarships, twelve Truman Scholarships, over ninety Fulbright Scholars, and other honors including Gates, Goldwater, Beinecke, and Luce.
Reynolds Scholarships have been awarded since 1982, and up to five Reynolds Scholars are chosen annually. Each Reynolds Scholarship covers the annual cost of tuition, room, and board, plus $3,400 for personal expenses. Reynolds Scholars are encouraged to apply for up to $5,000 for a research, study, or travel project during each of the three summers between the first and senior years.
Most scholarships (including the full-cost Signature Scholarships) do not require a separate merit-based scholarship application. Instead, students need only submit a complete application for undergraduate admissions by November 15. Finalists for scholarships that require more comprehensive interviews or auditions will be notified by the end of March.