Scholarship At a Glance (click on each heading for more details)
The Centennial Scholars program was established in celebration of MTSU's 100th anniversary
in September 2011. Centennial Scholarships have been generously provided by the following
- Emmett and Rose Kennon
- Jimmy Gale and Jonelle Prince
3 scholarships of $4500 will be awarded for the 2014-2015 year; future awards will
depend on available funding. Applicants may qualify if they meet the following criteria:
- Incoming Freshman
- Minimum Academic Requirements
- 3.5 GPA AND
- Composite 29 or SAT 1280
- Activities (including athletic and extracurricular activities) and Leadership
- Some Centennial Scholarships may have additional requirements, such as major or financial
need. The application will generally address these additional requirements, if applicable.
- 2 letters of recommendation (Submitted online-You will need to have the names and
email addresses of your references available when you apply!)
- US citizen or permanent resident
- Cannot be a recipient of other scholarships from the MTSU Financial Aid and Scholarship
- We are happy to accept a weighted GPA if one is provided by the high school, but are
unable to calculate a GPA other than what is provided on the official transcript.
The GPA used for scholarship purposes is generally through the end of the junior year
of high school.
- ACT and SAT scores (without writing sub-scores) through the December test date will
be considered for scholarship purposes. However, for best results, students taking
a December test should include MTSU as a score recipient to ensure that scores arrive
in time for scholarship consideration.
How Recipients Are Selected
Applicants' academic record and FAFSA will be used to verify eligibility. Applications
of eligible applicants will then be judged by a committee, which will consider each
applicant's activities, leadership, and recommendations. Scholarships will be awarded
to the highest-ranked applicants based on academic achievement and committee scores.
How to Apply
Students must submit 'Consolidated Application for Scholarships through Financial
Aid & Scholarship Office' via ScholarX by February 15, 2014. Applications will be available through ScholarX by late Fall
Set up a ScholarX account, if you have not already done so.
- Go to https://mtsu.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com
- Under "First Time Users", click on "Create an Account Here".
- Set up a log-in, using your MTSU email address. (If you have applied for admission and have been at least conditionally accepted,
you have been assigned an MTSU email address. Please contact the Admissions Office
at 615-898-2111 for more information.)
Submit a scholarship application.
- Applications will be available by late Fall (mid December).
- Complete the application marked 'Consolidated Application for Scholarships through Financial Aid & Scholarship Office' via Scholarx.
- Be careful to provide correct information for each question! Incorrect info or a question
left blank can prevent you from being considered!
- Applications are due by February 15. At least two recommendation forms must be submitted
by your selected references no later than March 1.
Tie it up.
- After you have submitted the scholarship application, click "My Scholarship Portal".
There, you can review your application by clicking on "Review your answers".
- Click on "Printer-Friendly Version" to view and print your application. Keep a printed
or electronic copy (e.g., print it as a PDF and save it on your computer) for at least
The Fine Print
- Scholarships are awarded to students who will first enroll in the summer or fall semester.
Please visit our Scholarships for Spring Enrollees webpage for information about scholarship opportunities for freshmen enrolling in the spring
- Centennial Scholarships are granted for a maximum of 10 semesters;alternately, a recipient
may elect to use the 5th-year funding to participate in an international educational
experience (that is, study abroad) between the junior and senior year. Scholarships
are not available during the summer term, with the exception of the study abroad option.
- Students who receive scholarships will be notified via postal mail, typically in mid
to late April. Award letters will include an agreement form which must be signed and
- Applicants who are not selected as recipients will be notified via email.
- Recipients must meet GPA, enrollment, and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements
to maintain continuing eligibility. For more information about SAP requirements, please
visit MTSU's Satisfactory Academic Progress webpage.
- Recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- In the event that MTSU offers multiple scholarships to a student, only one scholarship
from the MTSU Financial Aid Office (including the Buchanan Fellowship) can be accepted.
A student may receive a university scholarship in addition to a Tennessee Education
- A student's total aid including scholarships cannot exceed his or her budgeted Cost
of Attendance. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (615)
- The awarding of scholarships is based on the availability of funds and the criteria
set forth by the appropriate governing bodies, and is subject to change without notice.
(That is, if scholarship funding is reduced by the state or the institution in the
future, we will be required to adjust our awarding process accordingly. Such changes
may not be posted on the website, due to timing reasons.)
Continuing Eligibility Criteria
Scholarship recipients will be notified of specific scholarship requirements in their
award letter and agreement form. Students are strongly encouraged to retain a copy
of the award letter and agreement form for future reference, and to refer to this
document periodically to ensure that they are meeting scholarship requirements.
- Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
- Students must enroll full-time (12 or more credit hours) every fall and spring semester.
- Students must meet federal Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
Questions? Please contact us!
Updated October 2013