Spring 2014 Incoming Freshman Scholarship Opportunities
(for first-time freshmen enrolling for the Spring 2014 semester)
Do you plan to first enroll at MTSU for the Spring 2014 semester? Please visit the following pages for information about scholarships which may be
available to you. Please note that application requirements and deadlines vary; prospective
students should read scholarship descriptions carefully to note important instructions
Spring Enrollee Scholarship Checklist
- Incoming Freshman Academic Scholarships for Spring Enrollees
Awarded to first-time freshmen who meet academic requirements. Availability for these
scholarships will depend on whether sufficient funding remains after scholarships
are awarded to summer and fall applicants.
- International Baccalaureate Scholarship
Awarded to first-time freshmen who graduate from high school with an International
Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Availability for this scholarship will depend on whether
sufficient funding remains after scholarships are awarded to summer and fall applicants.
- Foundation Scholarships
Awarded by various MTSU departments. Scholarships are generally awarded for a full
academic year and may therefore not be available for spring enrollment. However, spring
enrollees are encouraged to contact academic departments of interest to determine
whether scholarships are available to freshmen in your major or minor.
- Departmental Scholarships
Several MTSU departments offer departmental scholarships to students participating
in certain courses or activities. Students may or may not be required to major in
a particular area to qualify for such scholarships. Departments offering such scholarships
include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Army ROTC Scholarships
Awarded to ROTC program participants by the Military Science department. Scholarships
are generally awarded for a full academic year and may therefore not be available
for spring enrollment. However, spring enrollees are encouraged to contact the ROTC
department at 615-898-2470 to determine whether scholarships are available.
- Music Scholarships
Competitive music scholarships are awarded to both music and non-music majors for
instrumental or vocal performance. Scholarships are generally awarded for a full academic
year and may therefore not be available for spring enrollment. However, spring enrollees
are encouraged to contact the School of Music at 615-898-2469 to determine whether
scholarships are available.
- Athletic Scholarships
Student-Athlete scholarships at MTSU are awarded by the coaching staff of that particular
sport. For more information, please visit the above website.
Students are encouraged to contact other departments of interest, to ask about scholarship
Not eligible for freshman academic scholarships? You may still be able to receive a small one-semester scholarship after the semester
begins. Visit our Scholarships for Current Students website to learn about scholarship opportunities that may be available once you begin your
first semester at MTSU. One-Semester Scholarship Applications for Enrichment, Vision,
and MT Diversity Scholarships will be available online beginning one to two weeks
before the start of each semester; the form will be available on the Scholarship Office homepage, via a link on the right. You may apply if you have a high school GPA of at least
3.0 and an ACT score of at least 21, or if you meet diversity requirements and have
either a 3.0 or a 21. If funding is available, we may be able to award a limited number of scholarships
approximately six weeks after the semester begins.
Awards Available to Tennessee Residents
- Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships
Tennessee residents with a 21 ACT or 3.0 GPA at an eligible high school may qualify
for a lottery scholarship of between $4000 and $5500 per year. A FAFSA must be submitted
at www.fafsa.gov by February 1 of your first semester, and by September 1 of each subsequent year.
When you have filed your 2013-2014 FAFSA, please contact one of our lottery staff members so that we can determine your eligibility status.
Please Note: If you expect to qualify for the lottery scholarship based solely on your high school
GPA, please be aware that we will not be able to verify your eligibility until your
high school reports your final cumulative GPA to the Tennessee Student Assistance
Corporation. Because of the short time between the end of the fall semester and the
beginning of the spring semester, your lottery scholarship may therefore be delayed
until after the beginning of your first semester at MTSU.
Don't see your lottery scholarship on your account? Visit our Lottery tips page for ideas on what the problem might be and how to fix it.
- State Scholarships, Grants, and Loan Forgiveness Programs
Tennessee residents may qualify for state-based aid programs, which include a need-based
grant, several scholarships based on merit or other factors, and loan forgiveness
programs for students in certain majors. Scholarships and grants are generally awarded
for a full academic year and may therefore not be available for spring enrollment.
- Private Scholarships
Information about how to search and apply for the millions of private scholarships
given to US students each year; instructions on how to submit a scholarship check
to be applied to your account.
- Click here for Helpful Hints for finding and winning scholarships.
Questions? Please contact us!
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Updated April 2013