Scholarships Based on ACT Scores 2021

Updated by: Neha Kumari on July 8, 2021, 5:50 p.m.

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ACT Grants & Awards 2021

Got a high ACT score? Why not use it to ease your financial burden? ACT is among the top examinations, scores obtained in which are used by American universities to offer admissions to both domestic and international students. 

A good ACT score will depend on the institution that you are applying to as each institution sets a different ACT Cutoff.  However, it is to be noted that the higher your ACT score is, the better university you can get into. Also, besides helping you with your university expenses, winning a scholarship also means going up the academic ladder faster. 

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ACT Scholarships for Indian Students

Following is the list of scholarships available for Indian students to study abroad based on ACT Score: 

Scholarship

ACT Score Required

Amount Granted

Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program

23

$4,000

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

21

$30,000

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Asian ERG Scholarship

25

$2,000

Lloyd M. Fujie Scholarship for Accounting Major Students

21

$2,500

Deana’s Wish Memorial Scholarship

24

$2,000

MSLP Governor’s Best and Brightest Scholarship

20

N/A

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

21

$18,000

Matt Logies Memorial Scholarship

24

$5,000

Note: Details mentioned here are subject to change

How to Find ACT Scholarships?

  • ACT scholarships can usually be found on university websites as most are university-specific scholarships/ financial aid. 

  • You can also Google and find out which scholarship based on ACT scores you would wish to apply for. 

Note: Always check the eligibility criteria before applying.

List of Colleges that Offer ACT Scholarships to International Students

Check the list of some of the popular universities that grant scholarship based on ACT score:

Baylor University

Scholarship

Amount Awarded per Year (Estimate)

President's Gold Scholarship

$19,000- $21,000

Provost's Gold Scholarship

$16,000- $18,000

Dean's Gold Scholarship

$13,000- $15,000

Founder's Gold Scholarship

$10,000- $12,000

Clemson University

Scholarship

Minimum ACT Score

Class Rank Requirement

Out of State Tuition Scholarship

ACT: 29

Top 10%

Colorado State University

ACT Score

23-24

25-26

27-28

29+

Award

$5,000

$6,000

$8,000

$10,000

*Based on Weighted GPA

Florida A&M

Scholarship

Minimum ACT and Math Score

FAMU GPA

George W. Gore

ACT: 29

3.75

Presidential Special Scholarship

ACT: 27

3.5

Florida Gulf Coast University

Scholarship

Minimum ACT Score

Minimum GPA

Amount Awarded per Year

Blue and Green Scholars Award

ACT: 28

3.9

$15,000

Blue and Green Directors Award

ACT: 25

3.5

$10,000

University of Arizona

GPA

Award for Non-residents

4.0

$35,000

3.90-3.99

$30,000

3.75-3.89

$20,000

3.50-3.74

$12,500

3.25-3.49

$7,500

3.0-3.24

$2,500

2.75-2.99

$1,000

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Scholarship

Minimum ACT Score

Minimum GPA

Amount Awarded per Year

President's Award

23

3.75

$11,000

Provost's Award

23

3.5

$9,000

Dean's Award

23

3.25

$7,000

University of Oregon

Scholarship

Minimum ACT Score

Minimum GPA

Amount Awarded per Year

Summit

26

3.8

$10,000

Apex

25

3.6

$7500

University of Tennessee

Minimum ACT Score

Minimum GPA

Amount Awarded per Year

34

3.0

$18,000

30

3.0

$15,000

28

3.0

$10,000

University of Texas, Arlington

Scholarship

Minimum ACT Score

GPA Requirement

Amount Awarded

Presidential Scholar

30

Top 20% of class

$10,000

Maverick Academic Scholarship

23

Top 50% of class

$2000- $8000

University of Missouri

Scholarship

Minimum ACT Score

Amount Awarded per Year

Mark Twain Award

ACT: 30

$15,000 (approx.)

Mark Twain Award

ACT: 27

$7000

What ACT Scores Do Universities Look For?

Name of University/ College

ACT Composite Score 75% Percentile

ACT Composite Score 25% Percentile

Duke University

33

35

Baylor University

26

31

Harvard University

33

35

Texas A & M University

17

19

Columbia University

33

35

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

20

26

Harvard University

33

35

University of Pennsylvania

32

35

Santa Clara University

28

32

University of Colorado

25

31

Loyola University Chicago

25

30

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

20

26

University of Tennessee

25

31

Yale University

33

35

FAQs about ACT Scholarships

1. What ACT score can get you a scholarship?

Students with 25+ score in the ACT may have a higher possibility of being considered for an ACT scholarship.

2. Will a 27 on the ACT get you scholarships?

Yes, 27 is a good score for students to be awarded scholarships based on ACT scores. However, it may vary from one university to another.

3. Are scholarships based on ACT scores available for international students?

Yes, a number of foreign universities/institutes offer ACT scholarships/financial aid to international students.

4. What is the minimum ACT score for scholarships?

Many universities may award scholarships to students with a 20 in the ACT. Having said that, it entirely depends on the institute as every institute sets different eligibility criteria for ACT scholarships.

5. How to find ACT scholarships?

The best way to find ACT scholarships to visit the website of the universities that you are applying to.

6. Which universities offer ACT scholarships?

University of Baylor, Clemson, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado State University, among others offer ACT scholarships. 

7. Is ACT scholarships are available for Indian students?

Yes, ACT scholarships are available for Indian students.

8. Do universities in Canada offer ACT scholarships?

Yes, ACT is among the two standardised tests in Canada that is widely accepted by universities for admission to undergraduate programs. Hence, many universities may offer ACT scholarships in Canada. 

9. Do universities in the US offer ACT scholarships?

Almost all US universities offering undergraduate programs offer scholarships based on ACT scores.

10. Is a 33 on the ACT good?

A 33 on the ACT puts you in the top 98th percentile out of the total number of test-takers and hence you can be considered for a scholarship

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