Scholarship Information


The College of Education has many scholarships available for incoming, returning, and transferring students. All scholarship applications are available online through ScholarX. Use " College of Education" in the Description and Name Search Box. Below you will find a list and descriptions of the scholarships available.

 

Scholarships

 

Albert L. and Ethel Carver Smith Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduate student displaying evidence of exceptional promise for academic excellence and social concerns. Contact the College of Graduate Studies for scholarship details. Applications: Sam Ingram Building Deadline: June 30.

 

Alpha Delta Kappa (Theta Chapter) International Teachers' Sorority Scholarship in Education
Applicant must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure and be eligible for student teaching. Preference will be given to a resident of Rutherford County.
GPA: Minimum 3.00.
Deadline: February 15

 

Baxter E. Hobgood Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure and be eligible for admission to Teacher Education.
Deadline: February 15

 

Betty Jo Hyde Welch Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a Junior or Senior enrolled in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure in Interdisciplinary Studies and demonstrate service to the campus and community.
GPA: Minimum 3.50. Deadline: February 15

 

Charles Worthy Babb Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to licensure in Interdisciplinary Studies or Special Education. Preference will be given to a resident of Lenoir City, Tennessee.
GPA:
Minimum 3.00. Deadline: February 15

 

Daisy Briscoe Endowed Scholarship
Applicant must be a Tennessee resident enrolled in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure in Interdisciplinary Studies K-6 or 4-8, or Special Education and must be a Junior or Senior. Applicant must express an interest in teaching in a rural area or area of poverty.
GPA: Minimum 3.0. Deadline: February 15

 

Delmar B. and Mary A. Pockat Memorial Education Endowment Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure. Must demonstrate a love for children and pride and respect for teaching. Preference will be given to students majoring in Science Education.
GPA: Minimum 3.25. Deadline: February 15

 

Dr. Delores Doyle Elementary Education Scholarship
Applicant must be a Junior or Senior enrolled in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure in Interdisciplinary Studies.
GPA: Minimum 3.00. Deadline: February 15

 

Delta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Scholarship in Education
Applicant must be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure. Preference is given to relatives of Delta Kappa Gamma members.
GPA: Minimum 3.00. Deadline: February 15

 

Elizabeth Clements Womack Scholarship in Elementary Education
Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.
GPA: Minimum 2.50. Deadline: February 15

 

Ethel Bowden Stricklin Scholarship
Applicant must be a Junior or Senior enrolled in a curriculum leading to licensure in Interdisciplinary Studies. Preference will be given to a resident of a rural Tennessee County.
GPA: Minimum 3.00. Deadline: February 15

 

Helen S. Potts Scholarship
Applicant must be a full-time student and resident of Tennessee. Preference is given to residents of Williamson County, Sophomore level or higher. Consideration to non-academic activities.
Deadline: February 15

 

James L. Gore Scholarship in Education
Applicant must be a Sophomore or higher enrolled in a program leading to licensure in professional education.
GPA: Minimum 3.00. Deadline: February 15

 

James L. and Josephine Hitt Endowed Scholarship
Applicant must be a full-time student pursuing a Secondary Education minor.
Deadline: February 15

 

James Madison Memorial Fellowship
Awarded to prospective and current secondary school teachers of American History, American Government or Social Studies in grades 7-12 for graduate study of history and principles of the U. S. Constitution. Contact the College of Graduate Studies for specific details and eligibility requirements.
Applications: Sam Ingram Building Deadline: March 1.

 

Marge Boutwell Scholarship in Early Childhood Education
Applicant must be a Junior in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3) or Interdisciplinary Studies (K-6).
GPA: Minimum 3.00. Deadline: February 15

 

Mary Belle Robinson Endowed Scholarship
Applicant must be a Junior or Senior full-time student majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a strong preference for a female student. Must have graduated from a public high school in the Tennessee counties of Bedford, Coffee, Marshall, Rutherford or Wilson.
GPA: 3.5 or higher. Deadline: February 15

 

Mary Florence Betts Scholarship in Education
Applicant must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in a program leading to licensure in education. Preference is given to residents from Stewart or Montgomery Counties.
Deadline: February 15

 

Mary Tom Berry Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in a curriculum designed for primary education (Pre K-3rd grade or K-6th grade) or the teaching of reading. Competence in oral and written language skills with a commitment to excellence.
GPA: Minimum 2.50 undergraduate, 3.00 graduate. Deadline: February 15

 

Middle Tennessee Retired Teachers' Future Teachers Scholarship
Awarded to an MTSU student every four years. Next award: 2012, 2016, 2020. Applicant must be a Junior, Senior or graduate student enrolled in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure and admitted to Teacher Education. Applicants will be interviewed by representatives from the Middle Tennessee Retired Teachers Association.
GPA: Minimum 2.50. Deadline: March 29.

 

Middle Tennessee State University Education Association Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure, Sophomore or above and demonstrated competence in written language skills. Preference is given to dependents of the Association membership.
GPA: Minimum 3.00. Deadline: February 15

 

Miss Mary Hall Scholarship in Interdisciplinary Studies
Applicant must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to licensure in education and intend to teach.
GPA: Minimum 3.00. Deadline: February 15

 

Nin Lee Scholarship
Applicants must be admitted to the Teacher Education program in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure in Interdisciplinary Studies or Educational Leadership.
Deadline: February 15

 

Dr. Quill E. Cope Scholarship
Applicants must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure in Interdisciplinary Studies in Elementary Education and Special Education with emphasis in Kindergarten through 4 th or 4 th through 8 th grades only.
Must meet one of the following: Incoming Freshman with a minimum ACT of 25 and high school GPA of 2.80; full-time transfer student with a minimum college GPA of 2.80, currently enrolled with a minimum GPA of 2.80.
Deadline: February 15

 

Roberta Payne Walker Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a Junior or Senior majoring in Library Science or Education. Preference to Rutherford or Robertson County students.
GPA: 3.2. Deadline: February 15

 

Ruth and Will Bowdoin Scholarship in Early Childhood Education
Applicant must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to licensure in Early Childhood Education planning to teach young children. Preference given to African-American students, residents of Tennessee or Alabama.
GPA: Minimum 2.50. Deadline: February 15

 

Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship
Applicant may be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure. Preference given to a Rutherford County resident.
GPA: Minimum 3.00. Deadline: February 15

 

Sylvia Snow Crowder Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to teacher licensure in Interdisciplinary Studies and must have good moral character with academic success. First preference to a Sumner County Resident, second preference to a Rutherford County Resident.
Deadline: February 15

 

Will Bowdoin Scholarship in Education
Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a curriculum leading to certification in K-12. Must have personal and professional competencies leading to quality teaching. Preference will be given to minority students from Tennessee or Alabama.
GPA: Minimum 2.50 Deadline: February 15

 


Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC)

Scholarships:
Christa McCauliffe Scholarship
Loan Forgiveness
Minority Teaching Scholars
Tennessee Math and Science Teacher

All TSAC Scholarships applications must be completed online.

http://www.state.tn.us/tsac/

 


 

Freshman and Transfer Student Financial Assistance

 

Contact the MTSU Admissions Office , COPE 208, 615-898-2111 and the MTSU Financial Aid Office , COPE 212, 615-898-2830, for a list of scholarships, grants, loans and other financial assistance available to MTSU students.

 

Rev. January 2012