Graduate Scholarships

Bart McCash Memorial Scholarship

bart mccashNamed in honor of Dr. William Barton "Bart" McCash, a member of the History Department faculty and its Chair. He was a scholar, teacher, leader, and friend to the department during his 30 years there (1961-1991). He published 2 books and won the university's outstanding teacher award. Students remembered him as a teacher who challenged their assumptions and made them want to learn. Members of the MTSU community honored his integrity and his professional vision. And his many friends and members of his family simply cherish his memory.

 

 

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, a student must

  • be pursuing a Ph.D. in History at Middle Tennessee State University

To apply, a student should

  • submit a statement (no more than 500 words) explaining why they should be considered for this scholarship
  • The committee will also accept letters of recommendation from History faculty in support to student applications, but these are not required.
  • submit all materials to history.scholarships@mtsu.edu no later than the last Wednesday in February.

The Scholarship Committee expects to make 1-5 awards of $500-$2,000 this year.


Thelma Jennings Scholarship

thelma jenningsNamed in honor of Dr. Thelma Jennings, who taught for a number of years in the Wilson County Public School System. She received her master's degree from MTSU and joined the History faculty in 1996 after received her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. Her teaching focused on American history, especially the Old South and the Civil War. She retired in 1985 and established this scholarship that same year.

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, a student must

  • be a graduate student majoring in History
  • apply the scholarship toward tuition costs (which excludes students currently holding a full assistantship, which includes a tuition waiver)
  • be nominated by a member of the History Department

 To apply, a student should

  • submit a statement (no more than 500 words) explaining why they should be considered for this scholarship
  • The committee will also accept letters of recommendation from History faculty in support of student applications, but these are not required.
  • submit all materials to History.Scholarships@mtsu.edu no later than the last Wednesday of February.

The Scholarship Committee expects to make 1-2 awards of $1,000 this year.