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Other Transfer Scholarships at MTSU

(Please note:  These scholarships are available only to students who will first enroll at MTSU for the summer or fall semester.  Students who plan to first enroll in the spring semester can find information about scholarship opportunities on our Spring Transfers homepage.)

Transfer students who are interested in the scholarships listed below for the 2014-2015 academic year must have an admission application and all required admission documents (including a transcript through the Fall 2013 semester) on file in the Admissions Office, in addition to completing the appropriate scholarship application.  Consideration will be given to students who submit a scholarship application, apply for admission, and submit required admission documents by February 15, 2014.

Scholarship Overview

Scholarship Name Who is considered? Amount
Honors Transfer Fellowship Students transferring from any college or university $7,000/$14,000 for 2 years
Transfer Diversity Scholarship Students transferring from any college or university $4,000 for 2 years
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Current Phi Theta Kappa members $4,000 for 2 years
2+2 Scholarship Participants in 2+2 program at Columbia State or Motlow State $1,500 for 2 years

The Fine Print
Continuing Eligibility Criterea

Honors Transfer Fellowship

The highest award given to a transfer student in the University Honors College.  A minimum of 60 earned hours with a GPA of at least 3.5 is required for consideration.  Honors Transfer Fellows will receive $7,000 per year for 2 years; a limited number of recipients incurring out-of-state tuition costs may receive $14,000 per year.  Recipients may additionally receive consideration for study-abroad scholarships.  For more information and an application, please visit (15 scholarships per year:  12 in-state and 3 out-of-state)

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Transfer Diversity Scholarship

The Transfer Diversity Scholarship is available to incoming transfer students who meet financial need, diversity, and academic requirements.  Diverse students are members of underrepresented groups such as first-generation college applicants, members of a minority race or ethnicity, students who have disabilities or have overcome hardships, and students with special talents and/or abilities. 

Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and 45-105 earned hours after the Fall 2013 semester, as well as an EFC of 12,000 or less on the 2014-2015 FAFSA.  A 'Consolidated Application for Scholarships through Financial Aid & Scholarship Office' must be submitted via ScholarX by February 15, and a FAFSA must be submitted at by March 1.  Recipients will receive $4,000 per year for 2 years.  (25 scholarships per year)

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Available for transfer students who are members of PTK; priority given to members of the All-Tennessee Academic Team.  The scholarship is renewable for up to four (4) semesters.  Please contact the Admissions Office at (615) 898-2111 for additional information; apply online via ScholarX between December 1, 2013 and March 1, 2014.  The award is $4,000 per academic year.  (5 scholarships per year)

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2+2 Scholarship

Transfer students from Columbia State Community College or Motlow State Community College will be considered for a 2+2 Scholarship if they have at least a 3.0 cumulative college GPA, will participate in the 2+2 Program beginning with the 2014-2015 year (including taking MTSU courses at the community college campus), and submit a 'Consolidated Application for Scholarships through Financial Aid & Scholarship Office' via ScholarX by February 15. 

Applicants who have completed one year at MTSU through the 2+2 program but did not apply, or were not selected in their initial year, may also be considered.  No weekly service requirement.  The award is $1,500 for one academic year and is renewable for up to four (4) semesters.  (15 scholarships per year)

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The Fine Print

  • MTSU transfer scholarships are  highly competitive in nature.  Students meeting the minimum criteria will be ranked by GPA within each scholarship type; awards will be offered to top-ranked students, to the extent that funding is available.
  • Deadline for consideration is February 15.
  • A specific scholarship application is required, as noted for each scholarship listed above.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Unless noted, scholarships are granted for a maximum of 4 semesters.  Scholarships are not available during the summer term.
  • Award letters will be sent beginning in late April and will include a Scholarship Agreement which must be signed and returned.  Applicants who were not selected as recipients will be notified via e-mail in late April.
  • 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.
  • In the event that MTSU offers multiple scholarships to a student (including scholarships awarded through other departments but funded by the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office, including the Honors Transfer Fellowship and the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship), only one academic scholarship can be accepted.  Students who are offered two scholarships will be awarded the higher of the two.  A student may receive a university scholarship in addition to a Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship.
  • 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.

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Continuing Eligibility Criteria

  • Honors Transfer Fellowships have renewal requirements which are different than those listed below; please contact the Honors College for further details.
  • The scholarships listed above do not include a service requirement, unless otherwise noted.
  • Recipients of the Transfer Diversity Scholarship must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 after each semester; recipients of other scholarships must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.  the cumulative GPA is listed as "Overall Combined" near the bottom of the transcript (available on RaiderNet).
  • Students must enroll at least full-time every fall and spring semester.
  • If a student is unable to meet continuing eligibility criteria due to extenuating circumstances, he or she may appeal to regain eligibility by submitting supporting documentation.  If a student is unable to meet the GPA requirement, he or she may appeal to regain eligibility when he or she is meeting GPA requirements again.  Reinstatement of the scholarship is dependent on funding and is not guaranteed, regardless of circumstances or GPA.

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Updated October 2013