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International Baccalaureate Scholarship

International Baccalaureate Scholarship

Scholarship Application Deadline: December 1

Middle Tennessee State University is dedicated to promoting academic excellence. To demonstrate that commitment, scholarships are offered to incoming freshmen who will graduate from high school with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. The International Baccalaureate Scholarship recognizes incoming freshmen who complete the diploma program, which includes a rigorous academic curriculum as well as a Creativity, Action, and Service component. For more information about the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, as well as a list of high schools which offer an IB curriculum, please visit http://www.ibo.org/diploma/.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA after the junior year and must be verified by the high school* as expected to graduate with an International Baccalaureate diploma.


Students who are interested in the International Baccalaureate Scholarship must have an admission application and an official sixth-semester transcript on file in the Admissions Office. Additionally, a completed International Baccalaureate Diploma Verification Form must be submitted by the high school to the Scholarship Office. Priority consideration will be given to students who submit required documents by December 1. However, students who apply for admission by February 15, may be considered if funding is available.

Please note: The International Baccalaureate Scholarship is generally only available to students who first enroll in the summer or fall term. However, students enrolling as first-time fresmen for the spring semester may be considered if funding is available. All required documents must be submitted by October 1 for spring semester consideration.


Applicants must be US citizens. Permanent residents may be eligible for the International Baccalaureate Scholarship if they have a valid Alien Registration Number and will graduate from a US high school; permanent residency will be verified through the FAFSA, which must be filed annually at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Award Amount

Recipients of the International Baccalaureate Scholarship at MTSU will receive $1000 per year for four years. Recipients may receive the scholarship in addition to another academic scholarship from MTSU, other than a Buchanan Fellowship. Please visit http://www.mtsu.edu/scholarships/incomingfreshman_scholarships.php for more information about MTSU's academic scholarship program.


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 615-898-2830.


The award will be available for fall and spring semesters only and will be renewable for up to eight semesters, dependent on academic requirements and available funding.

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Updated July 2012