Scholarships

Economics and Finance

The Department of Economics and Finance offers multiple scholarships for students majoring in Economics or Finance.  These scholarships, with a brief description of the eligibility criteria for each, are listed below. 

  • Billy W. Balch Scholarship
    The Balch Scholarship is awarded to an Economics major with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Bobby N. Corcoran Scholarship
    The Corcoran Scholarship is awarded to an Economics major with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Economics and Finance Faculty Scholarship
    The Economics and Finance Faculty Scholarship is awarded to a senior majoring in Economics or Finance.
  • Economics and Finance Professor Emeritus Scholarship
    The Emeritus Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in either Economics or Finance.
  • Richard and Emma Hannah Scholarship
    The Richard and Emma Hannah Scholarship will be awarded to an Economics or Finance major with an interest in multicultural studies or international business with a GPA of at least 3.25.

The application deadline is February 1 for fall awards. To apply, please send a completed application form (.doc) and have an official copy of your transcript and three letters of recommendation sent to:

Chair
Department of Economics and Finance
Box 27
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Email: keith.gamble@mtsu.edu

Insurance Scholarships

 

Real Estate

Dr. Philip Seagraves currently awards eight scholarships for students in Real Estate. Four are for $750 per semester and four offer $500 per semester. Awards may be received for up to four semesters. These scholarships are available for Finance majors with an emphasis in Real Estate. Recipients normally must have an overall GPA of at least a 3.00.

To apply, please contact:

Philip Seagraves
Department of Economics and Finance
Box 27
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-5750
Email: philip.seagraves@mtsu.edu

Assistantships for Graduate Students

Our program offers nine-month M.A. assistantships that provide tuition reimbursement as well as a $6,500 annual stipend and 12-month Ph.D. assistantships that provide tuition reimbursement as well as a $14,000 annual stipend. In return, students on assistantships provide service for the department. For example, recipients might provide support for faculty research projects or teach one course per semester.

Assistantships are awarded competitively and are retained by students as long as they remain in good standing (two years for M.A. students and four years for Ph.D. students). For example, the recipient of a Ph.D. assistantship would remain in good standing if that recipient were a full time student taking a full course load (or, later, working full time on the dissertation) and earning satisfactory grades (As and/or Bs) in these courses. In the fall of this recipient's first year, the student would take ECON 7010 (Macroeconomics I), ECON 7020 (Microeconomics I), ECON 7060 (Econometrics I), and ECON 6105 (Advanced Mathematical Methods). Then, in the spring, the recipient would take ECON 7030 (Macroeconomics II), ECON 7040 (Microeconomics II), ECON 7070 (Econometrics II), and ECON 7660 (History of Economic Thought). Being a full-time student also presumes that the student will not hold another position of employment.

Because assistantships are offered to our best applicants, we do not have a minimum GPA or GRE score required for receipt (other than program admission minimums). The application deadline to be considered for financial assistance is March 31.

Application

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

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