Steps to Apply for the Buchanan Fellowship

1. Apply to MTSU

Please apply to MTSU as soon as possible if you have not done so already. Admissions deadline for scholarship purposes is December 1st. Admission questions can be directed to admissions@mtsu.edu or 615-898-2233

2. Create Your PipelineMT Account

Once you have applied to MTSU, you will receive your M-number by mail, which you can use to create your PipelineMT account. You will need your PipelineMT User Name and Password to access the Buchanan Application Form. If you have applied to MTSU and have not yet received your M-number by mail, then please contact Laura.Clippard@mtsu.edu with the following:

  • Full Name (First, Middle, Last)
  • Date of birth
  • Home Address

If your M-number is already in the system, then we will send it to you. With this M-number, you will then need it to create your PipelineMT account. To create your account, open PipelineMT in a web browser.  You will then need to go to “New User” and click on the “Students” button. More information on student accounts can be found on the ITD website.

3. Start Your Buchanan Application

Once your Pipeline username and password is set-up, please start your Buchanan Application using the same User ID and password. Please use Google Chrome to complete your application. You do not have to complete the application in one session, but please save every 30 minutes or so.

*** WE OFFER TWO SUBMISSION DEADLINE OPTIONS. PLEASE SELECT ONE OPTION WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR APPLICATION***

OPTION ONE: November 1st Early Review Deadline. Student must commit to accepting the Buchanan Fellowship in December.
This means you want to be considered for early decision for the Buchanan Fellowship. You will need to submit your application by November 1st.  and commit to MTSU and the Buchanan program as your first choice of colleges if offered the Buchanan Fellowship. If you are not offered the Buchanan in the first group, your application will still be considered with the December 1st deadline group. All ACT/SAT scores must be submitted by November 1st with your application.

OPTION TWO: December 1st Regular Review Deadline.
You do not want to be considered for the Buchanan Fellowship early acceptance. You would like to be reviewed with the December 1st group. You are unsure about what college is best for you and need additional time. 

4. Send Your Transcripts

High School Transcript

In addition to sending your high school transcripts to the Admissions office, you must send one to the Honors College. Do NOT email transcripts to the Honors College as they cannot be accepted by email, use one of the options below.

Choose ONE of these options to submit transcripts to the Honors College: 

  • Preferred Method: Upload them directly into your Buchanan application. Look for the link called “High School Transcript.” 
  • Your high school counselor can upload them to our secure portal.
  • Mail them to the Honors College at: 
    MTSU Honors College
    Buchanan Application Committee, Box 267
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Dual-Enrollment College Transcripts

In addition to sending your college transcripts to the Admissions office, you must send one to the Honors College. Do NOT email transcripts to the Honors College as they cannot be accepted by email, use one of the options below.

Choose ONE of these options to submit transcripts to the Honors College: 

  • Preferred Method: Upload them directly into your Buchanan application. Look for the link called “College Transcripts.” Unofficial transcripts are fine for the Buchanan application.
  • Have high school or college counselors upload a copy to our secure portal.
  • Mail them to the Honors College at: 
    MTSU Honors College
    Buchanan Application Committee, Box 267
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130

5. Other Information

You have the option to attach a resume, if needed, to expand on answers given in the application. Please do not upload any recommendation letters, as they will not be considered within the selection process.