Scholarships and Awards

The following awards and scholarships are offered annually by the Human Sciences Department. If you meet the criteria and would like to apply for any of these, please obtain an application from the EHS 100 office. Interviews of applicants may be requested at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. OFFICIAL Transcripts must be submitted with ALL applications.

ALBERT L. AND ETHEL CARVER SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The amount is determined by the endowment's accumulated interest each year. Selection criteria:

  • A major in one of the Human Sciences areas.

  • Classification of sophomore or junior in the spring semester (at least 30 semester hours earned or having two remaining semesters).

  • Scholarship (minimum 3.0 GPA).

  • Financial need.

  • Must be a full-time student during semesters for which scholarship is funded. One-half of the scholarship shall be awarded for each of the semesters.


RITA DAVENPORT HUMAN SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP

The amount is determined by the endowment's accumulated interest each year. Selection criteria:

  • A major in one of the Human Sciences areas.

  • Classification of sophomore or junior in the spring semester (at least 30 semester hours earned or having two remaining semesters).

  • Scholarship (minimum 2.8 GPA).

  • Demonstrated leadership in the areas of Human Sciences, campus life, and community involvement.

  • Established meaningful professional goals.

  • Financial need.

  • Must be a full-time student during semesters for which scholarship is funded. One-half of the scholarship shall be awarded for each of the semesters.


CLEO CARPENTER AWARD

Selection criteria:

  • A major in Nutrition and Food Science.

  • Classification of senior (at least 90 semester hours earned).

  • Scholarship (minimum 3.0 GPA).

  • Community and campus activities.

  • Career goals and plans for practicing in the area of nutrition and food science.

  • Must be a full-time student during semester that scholarship is awarded.


KAPPA OMICRON NU SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The amount is determined by the endowment's accumulated interest each year. Selection criteria:

  • A KONu member.

  • Classification of junior in the spring semester (60-89 hours earned or two remaining semesters).

  • Planning to return to MTSU to study Human Sciences as a full-time student the following fall semester.

  • Financial Need

  • Must be a full-time student during semesters for which scholarship is funded.


TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION FOR FAMILY & COMMUNITY EDUCATION, DAVIDSON COUNTY

The Tennessee Association for Family & Consumer Education, Davidson County, provides a $1000 educational scholarships. Following is the criteria for this scholarship. Payment of the award shall be made in the amount of $500 per semester. The scholarship will be rewarded each year as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 gpa.

  • Major field of study is Family & Consumer Sciences

  • Graduate of a Davidson County high school

  • College sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student

  • Has a 3.0 grade average. Failure to maintain 3.0 grade point average will determinate scholarship


MARGARET PUTNAM SCHOLARSHIP

The amount is determined by the endowment's accumulated interest each year. Selection criteria:

  • A major in Family & Consumer Sciences Education.

  • Scholarship (minimum 2.5 GPA).

  • Admission to Teacher Education by the end of semester in which application is submitted.

  • Financial need.

  • Completion of at least 16 hours at MTSU with a minimum of 7 hours completed in Human Sciences courses prior to application.

  • Demonstrated pre-professional involvement.

  • Must be a full-time student during semesters for which scholarship is funded. One-half of the scholarship shall be awarded for each of the semesters.


ERNESTINE N. REEDER HONOR SCHOLARSHIP

The amount is determined by the endowment's accumulated interest each year. Selection criteria:

  • A major in one of the programs offered by the Human Sciences Department.

  • Completion of 18 hours in the Human Sciences Department.

  • Scholarship (minimum 3.0 GPA).

  • Be an active member of at least one of the student organizations in the Human Sciences Department.

  • Established meaningful professional goals.

  • Must be full-time student during semesters for which scholarship is funded. One-half of the scholarship shall be awarded for each of the semesters.


RODDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient must be a graduate of a Rutherford County public or private high school, with preference given to residents of Lascassas or Rockvale. Selection criteria:

  • A major in one of the Human Sciences areas.

  • Classification of freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in the spring semester and having at least one remaining semester.

  • Scholarship (minimum 3.0 GPA).

  • Financial need.

  • Must be a full-time student during semesters for which scholarship is funded. One-half of the scholarship shall be awarded for each of the semesters.


LUCY DYE SCHOLARSHIP

The Lucy Dye Scholarship has been established by the Nashville Area Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Selection Criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University.

  • Major in one of the Human Sciences programs.

  • Have an overall 3.0 grade point average or higher while carrying a full student load.

  • Financial Need

  • Be from one of the following counties in Tennessee: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Lewis, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson

 

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