Honors Program & National Merit

Honors Program

Liberty University offers a limited number of scholarships to students who are accepted into our Honors Program and who meet certain eligibility requirements, and preference is given to those who apply early. Applications will not be considered unless postmarked by April 1.

Minimum requirements to apply to the Honors Program are as follows:

  • Must meet one of the minimum standardized test score requirements:
    • 1270 old SAT, pre-March 2016 (math and critical reading)
    • 1330 new SAT (math and evidence-based reading)
    • 28 ACT (composite)
  • Minimum 3.50 GPA
  • 4-5 page expository essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Must not have earned more than 60 credits

Deadlines for Fall 2017

Early Review Deadline: November 1, 2016

Final Review Deadline: April 1, 2017

Award Amount:

  • $4,000 per year

For more details on the application process and requirements, visit the Honors Program webpage.

National Merit

To be considered for a National Merit scholarship, students must present their National Merit certificate and participate in the Honors Program. The Honors Program awards a limited number of scholarships per year and the process is highly competitive. 

Award Amounts:

  • Commended: full tuition up to four years
  • Semi-Finalists: full tuition up to four years
  • Finalists: full tuition, room & board up to four years


Additionally, to be awarded an Honors or National Merit scholarship, students must submit their FAFSA. For additional requirements and stipulations, visit our Financial Aid webpage.