Merit scholarships are awarded to incoming students who have demonstrated the highest level of academic achievement and will continue this success at Oxy.
All students who indicate wanting to be considered for merit aid at the time of application to Occidental are automatically reviewed for merit scholarships. There is not a separate application process.
Students who would like to be considered for merit scholarships should select Yes within the prompt "Would you like to be considered for merit aid at Occidental" within the Common App. Merit scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and are final. Learn more about merit scholarship offerings at Occidental.
Academic merit scholarships are determined and awarded to students separate from any need-based aid they may receive. Students not applying for need-based aid do not need to complete a FAFSA or CSS profile. Learn more about how the financial aid process works.
Please visit our Policies webpage and download the policy guide for more details.