CLA Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts is proud to offer these scholarship opportunities to current students. All scholarships awarded by the CLA Dean's Office have the same deadline. See below for more details.


CLA Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship supports students who are going to participate in one of the many MTSU Signature faculty-led study abroad programs and other international education experiences (i.e.--exchange programs, program providers, internships, etc.).

Eligibility:

  • Student must have a declared major in the College of Liberal Arts.

  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least 15 of credit hours earned at MTSU. Graduate students must have completed 9 hours prior to the semester in which the award will be made, with all 9 hours earned at MTSU.

  • Student must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.0.

  • Preference will be given to students participating in a CLA faculty-led study abroad program.

  • Student can submit a personal statement and a letter of recommendation from a Liberal Arts faculty member or advisor in support of the application.

  • Use the link below to submit your application and any supporting documentation. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Meredith Dye, CLA Associate Dean.

Scholarship Application

Deadline:  The deadline for Summer/Fall 2023 study abroad scholarship applications is February 18, 2023. Your application, including any supporting documentation (a personal statement and a letter of recommendation), must be received no later than 11:59 PM on that date to receive scholarship consideration.


Geraldine Sayward Scholarship

The Geraldine Sayward Scholarship will be awarded to the student of any major in the College of Liberal Arts preparing for an International Education Abroad experience who has shown excellence in academics and who best exemplifies the personal attributes of Geraldine, which include her passion for international travel abroad and lifelong learning. Click here to read Geraldine's biography. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Have declared a major or minor in Liberal Arts
  • Have completed at least 30 credit hours
  • Preference given to a student participating in an MTSU faculty-led Education Abroad program
  • Submit a personal statement (no more than 750 words) explaining how your life reflects the values modeled by Geraldine Sayward and how these values will influence your education abroad experience. Also include details on the activity for which you are requesting support and how the activity will contribute to the plan of study.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a Liberal Arts faculty member or advisor.
  • Use the link below to submit your application and all required supporting documentation. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Meredith Dye, CLA Associate Dean.

Scholarship Application

Deadline:  The deadline for Summer/Fall 2023 study abroad scholarship applications is February 18, 2023. Your application, including required supporting documentation (a personal statement and a letter of recommendation), must be received no later than 11:59 PM on that date to receive scholarship consideration.


Elrod Family Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration for this award, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A student whose parent(s) did not receive a bachelor degree
  • Be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree major in the College of Liberal Arts and have completed at least 60 credit hours
  • Have an overall minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the time of application
  • The scholarship may provide funding for an international educational experience that supports the student’s degree program
  • Each award is for one academic year or summer term. Prior recipients are not disqualified from consideration for this award during subsequent years.  Should the recipient become ineligible to receive the funds, another candidate may be selected using the criteria above.
  • Student can submit a personal statement and a letter of recommendation from a Liberal Arts faculty member or advisor in support of the application.
  • Use the link below to submit your application and any supporting documentation. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Meredith Dye, CLA Associate Dean.

Scholarship Application

Deadline:  The deadline for applications is February 18, 2023. Your application, and any supporting documentation, must be received no later than 11:59 PM on that date to receive scholarship consideration.


Mary Foye Huhta Memorial Scholarship

Recognizing the professional contributions of Mary Foye Huhta and the desire to encourage others to emulate her achievements, women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. To be eligible for consideration for this award, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an overall minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application
  • Have declared a major in the College of Liberal Arts, with an expressed interest in participating in government, local politics, and civic engagement
  • Have completed at least 60 credit hours
  • Be a full-time student
  • Preference given to a student who has completed a credit-bearing internship or experiential learning activity related to government, local politics, or civic engagement, or who otherwise shows evidence of involvement in government service, local politics, or civic engagement
  • First preference will be given to a resident of Rutherford County.
  • Applicants must submit a 1 – 2-page personal statement outlining the internship or activity which the student has completed and how the activity has contributed to the student’s professional development or plan of study in government, local politics, or civic engagement.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a Liberal Arts faculty member or advisor.
  • Use the link below to submit your application and all required supporting documentation. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Meredith Dye, CLA Associate Dean.

Scholarship Application

Deadline: The deadline for applications is February 18, 2023. Your application, including any supporting documentation (a personal statement and a letter of recommendation), must be received no later than 11:59 PM on that date to receive scholarship consideration.