Scholarship Committee Report
2001/2002 Academic year
Prepared by Virginia DeRoma, Committee Chair

Members of the Scholarship Committee for the 2001/2002 academic year included: Thomas Anderson, Kent Murray, Thomas Kindell, David Shields, Terry Mays, William Bloss, Licia Calloway, Kevin Crawford, John Weinstein, David Trautman, and Jean-Marie Pages. The committee was chaired by Virginia DeRoma. Jack Rhodes served as a non-voting member of the committee representing the Honors Program. Hank Fuller represented the financial aid office and served as a non-voting member of the committee.

The Scholarship Committee reviewed 101 applicants for the 2001/2002 academic year. Of the 68 out-of-state students that applied, 18 (26%) were offered scholarships. Of the 18 scholarships that were offered, 17 were full Citadel scholarships and one was a full Aiken Scholarship Award. Of the 33 in-state students applying for scholarships, 11 (33%) were offered scholarships. Of the 11 in-state scholarships offered, nine were full Citadel scholarships; the remaining two were the McCormick and O'Ray Moore scholarships.

Two sets of interviews were conducted with applicants on November 30, 2001 and January 18, 2002. Meetings were held on the following dates to review data on applicants and make recommendations to the financial aid office: December 6, December 12, December 17, January 24, January 31, February 7. A meeting was held on February 14 to review and make changes to the charter. These modifications were forwarded to the Committee on Committees for review and acceptance (see attached).

The average GPA for out-of state students not offered scholarships was 3.597, while the GPA for those offered out-of-state scholarships was 3.942. The average GPA of in-state students not awarded scholarships was 3.602, while the average GPA of those offered in-state scholarships was 3.976.

The average SAT/ACT for out-of-state students not offered scholarships was: SAT 1388 (n = 45)/ACT 27.83 (n = 6) and for those offered scholarships was SAT 1328 (n = 16)/ACT 29.2 (n = 5). The average SAT/ACT of in-state students not awarded scholarships was SAT 1271.1 (n = 19)/ACT 26 (n = 5), while the average SAT/ACT of those offered in-state scholarships was SAT 1279.09(n = 11)/ACT 29 (n = 1). Please note that if both SAT and ACT scores were provided, both were included in the average.

For those students for which data on class rank was provided, the average class rank percentile for out-of-state students not awarded scholarships was .21 and the average class rank percentile for those offered out-of-state scholarships was .058. The average class rank percentile of in-state students not awarded scholarships was .242, while the average class rank percentile of those offered in-state scholarships was .074.

For those students for which a matrix score was provided, the average matrix score of out-of-state students not awarded scholarships was 32.75 and the average matrix score for those offered out-of-state scholarships was 37.75. The average matrix score of in-state students not offered scholarships was 31.43, while the average matrix score of those offered in-state scholarships was 36.63.

Status

Mean GPA

Mean SAT

Mean ACT

Mean Matrix

Mean Class Percentile

Out-of-State

Not Accepted

3.597

(n=49)

1388

(n = 45)

27.83

(n =6)

32.75

(n = 48)

.211 (n=43)

In-State

Not Accepted

3.602 (n=22)

1271.1

(n = 19)

26

(n=5)

31.43

(n = 21)

.242 (n=17)

Out-of-State

Accepted

3.942

(n=18)

1328.13 (n=16)

29.2

(n=5)

37.75

(n =8)

.058

(n = 8)

In-State

Accepted

3.976 (n=11)

1279.09 (n=11)

29

(n=1)

36.63

(n=8)

.074 (n=11)