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Scholarship Information


There are several scholarships for graduate students available through the College of Graduate Studies. Below you will find information and guidelines for each scholarship.

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Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship

Application Deadline - April 1st of each year

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The Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship is awarded annually to one student. Recipients receive scholarship dollars for the fall semester. In order to renew the scholarship for the spring semester the recipient must achieve at minimum a 3.0 GPA in the preceding semester. Listed below are the eligibility requirements:

  • Must have an undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University
  • Must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0
  • Must have a minimum GRE score of 900 or a minimum GMAT score of 500
  • Must be fully admitted as degree seeking student, registered for nine (9) graduate credit hours

Samuel H. Howard MBA Scholarship

Application Deadline - April 1st of each year

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Two MBA Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded each fall and spring semester. Eligibility requirements are:

  • Applicant must be an African American graduate student pursuing the MBA degree
  • Funds may be used to provide financial assistance or to students participating in the National Black MBA Association, particularly attending annual conventions
  • Applicant must provide three letters of reference
  • Applicant must provide a statement of financial need
  • Applicant must provide a brief personal narrative

Tammy Jones Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline - April 1st of each year

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The Tammy Jones Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student majoring in math or vocal music at Middle Tennessee State University. Scholarship is renewable fro a maximum of one year pending re-application.

  • The number of and amount of the scholarship to be awarded shall be determined by the Graduate Studies Scholarship Committee and shall be limited to the funds available in the spendable account and consistent with scholarship award guidelines. Each recipient shall be selected by the Graduate Studies Scholarship Committee. The amount of each scholarship shall be disbursed at regular intervals during the school year in accordance with normal university policies.
  • To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship, a student shall be a senior or graduate student majoring in math or vocal music at MTSU.
  • This scholarship may be renewed for a maximum or one year. Prior recipients must re-apply for consideration.

Mary W. and Chester R. Martin Graduate Academic Scholarship

Application Deadline - April 1st of each year

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The Martin Scholarship, in the amount of $500 will be awarded each fall and spring semesters as a tuition grant. Eligibility requirements are:

  • Applicant must be a Tennessee or Kentucky resident;
  • Applicant must have graduated from an accredited, undergraduate institution with a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA);
  • Applicant must be a newly admitted student;
  • Applicant must be enrolled for nine hours of preferable graduate coursework;applicant must provide three letters of reference;
  • Scholarship is awarded for one semester only and is non-renewable.

Albert L. and Ethel Carver Smith Scholarship for Graduate Students

Application Deadline - April 1st of each year

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Applications for the Albert L. and Ethel Carver Smith Scholarship for Graduate Students are accepted for the fall and spring semesters. The amount of the award is $1,000 for the first semester and is renewable for one additional semester contingent on satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship committee will evaluate each application for scholarly merit and financial need. Requirements are:
  • Applicant must be admitted to a graduate program;
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student;
  • Applicant must provide a financial need statement with the application and a brief narrative supporting the application.

Walton O. Warren Graduate Scholarship

Application Deadline - April 1st of each year

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The Walton O. Warren Graduate Scholarship is awarded annually.  The scholarship will pay tuition and fees (approximately $2,200) for up to 12 credit hours of graduate study above the bachelor's level. Listed below are the eligibility requirements:

  • Recipients must be Tennessee residents;
  • Recipients must hold a Bachelor's degree;
  • Recipients must have a minimum of four (4) years experience in the Tennessee public school system;
  • Recipients must be planning a career in the public schools of Tennessee;
  • Recipients must apply and be admitted to graduate study;
  • Recipients must complete at least 12 credit hours of graduate courses during the award year, including at least one course during the fall semester

Scholarships and Financial Aid Through Other Sources

American Indian Graduate Center - (American Indian and Alaskan Natives)
MTSU Financial Aid Office
MTSU McNair Program