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Spring 2014 Incoming Transfer Scholarship Opportunities

(For transfers first enrolling at MTSU for the Spring 2014 semester)

Do you plan to first enroll at MTSU for the Spring 2014 semester?  Please visit the following pages for information about shcolarships which may be availalbe to you.  Please note that application requirements and deadlines vary; prospective students should read scholarship descritpions carefully to note important insturctions and information.

Spring Enrollee Scholarship Checklist

MTSU Scholarships

  • Incoming Transfer Academic Scholarships for Spring Enrollees                                                                                                                                                                

Award to incoming transfer students who meet academic requirements.

  • Foundation Scholarships                                               

Awarded by various MTSU departments.  Scholarships are generally awarded for a full academic year and may therefore not be available for spring enrollment.  However, spring enrollees are encouraged to contact academic departments of interest to determine whether scholarships are available in your major or minor.

  • Departmental Scholarship

Several MTSU departments offer departmental scholarships to students participating in certain courses or activities.  Students may or may not be required to major in a particular area to qualify for such scholarships.  Departments offering such scholarships include, but are not limited to, the following:

Awarded to ROTC program participants by the Military Science department.  Scholarships are generally awarded for a full academic year and may therefore not be available for spring enrollment.  However, spring enrollees are encouraged to contact the ROTC department at 615-898-2470 to determine whether scholarships are available.

Competitive music scholarships are awarded to both music and non-music majors for instrumental or vocal performance.  Scholarships are generally awarded for a full academic year and may therefore not be available for spring enrollment.  However, spring enrollees are encouraged to contact the School of Music at 615-898-2469 to determine whether scholarships are available.

Student-Athlete scholarships at MTSU are awarded by the coaching staff of that particular sport.  For more information, please visit the above website.  Students are encouraged to contact other departments of interest, to as ask about scholarship opportunities.

Not eligible for transfer academic scholarships, or not selected as a recipient?  You may still be able to receive a small one-semester scholarship after the semester begins.  Visit our Scholarships for Current Students website to learn about scholarship opportunities that may be available one you begin your first semester at MTSU.  One-Semester Scholarship Applications for Enrichment, Vision and MT Diversity Scholarships will be available online beginning one to two weeks before the start of each semester; the form will be available on the Scholarship Office homepage, via a link on the right.  You may apply if you have a GPA of at least 3.0, or if you meet diversity requirements and have a GPA of at least 2.5.  If funding is available, we may be able to award a limited number of scholarships approximately six weeks after the semester begins.  

Awards Available to Tennessee Residents

  • Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships

Information about how to transfer your lottery scholarship to MTSU

Please be aware that the Scholarship Office at MTSU cannot verify your lottery eligibility until we review your full transcript, including the fall semester.  Be sure to have the transcript submitted to the Admissions Office as soon as possible after the end of the term and to notify our lottery staff once you receive confirmation from Admissions that your transcript review is complete; our office will then be able to complete the lottery review. 

Because of the short time between the end of the fall semester and the beginning of the spring semester, your lottery scholarship will typically not be available until approximately one month after the start of the semester.

Lottery Deferments

You may qualify for a deferment based on the possible lottery scholarship, which would prevent you from having to pay that portion of your bill out-of-pocket.  If you meet all of the following requirements, please come to the Scholarship Office (James Union Building, room 206) starting on December 3 to request a deferment.

  • Official transcripts through Fall 2013 on file with the MTSU Admissions Office
  • GPA of 3.0 (if less than 72 attempted hours) or 3.25 (if 72 or more attempted hours)
  • No enrollment issues (e.g. haven't skipped a fall or spring, haven't changed enrollment status during a semester)
  • Completed FAFSA of file at MTSU
  • MTSU is the school of record with the state (Visit our Lottery tips page for info on how to change the school to MTSU.)
  • Enrolled at least half-time at MTSU
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements

For best results, you should request a deferment no later than Friday, January 3, to ensure that we can process your request in time for the first Spring 2014 Fee Payment Deadline.

Information about the lottery scholarship program

Tennessee residents may qualify for state-based aid programs, which include a need-based grant, several scholarships based on merit or other factors and loan forgiveness programs for students in certain majors.  Scholarships and grants are generally awarded for a full academic year and may therefore not be available for spring enrollment.

Other Opportunities

Information about how to search and apply for the millions of private scholarships given to US students each year; instructions on how to submit a scholarship check to be applied to your account.

  • Click here for Helpful Hints for finding and winning scholarships.

 

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Update April 2013