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Transfer Academic Scholarships

(Please note:  These scholarships are available only to students who will first enroll at MTSU for the summer or fall semester.  Students who plan to first enroll in the spring semester can find information about scholarship opportunities on our Spring Transfers homepage.)

Transfer students who are interested in an academic scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year must have an admission application and all required admission documents (including a transcript through the Fall 2013 semester) on file in the Admissions Office. Consideration will be given to students who apply for admission and submit required admission documents by February 15, 2014. 

Scholarship Overview

Scholarship Name (click for more details) Who is considered? Amount
TBR Community College Academic Service Students transferring from TBR community college $3000 for 2 years
Non-TBR Transfer Academic Service Students transferring from any other school $3000 for 2 years
Raider Scholarship  Students transferring from any college or university $1000 for 1 year

TBR Community College Academic Service Scholarship  

Transfer students from TBR community colleges will be considered for a TBR Academic Service Scholarship if they have at least a 3.0 cumulative college GPA and 45-105 earned hours after the Fall 2013 semester.  The scholarship is $3,000 per academic year and is renewable for up to four (4) semester.  (45 scholarships per year)

Non-TBR Academic Service Scholarship  

Transfer students from schools other than TBR community colleges will be considered for a Non-TBR Academic Service Scholarship if they have at least a 3.0 cumulative college GPA and 45-105 earned hours after the Fall 2013 semester; most recipients will have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  The scholarship is $3,000 per academic year and is renewable for up to four (4) semesters.  (15 scholarships per year)

Raider Scholarship

Transfer students from all colleges and universities will be considered for a Raider Scholarship if they have at least a 3.0 cumulative college GPA and 45-105 earned hours after the Fall 2013 semester.  The scholarship is $1,000 for one academic year and is not renewable.  (70 scholarships per year)

The Fine Print 

  • MTSU transfer scholarships are highly competitive in nature. Students meeting the minimum criteria will be ranked by GPA within each scholarship type; awards will be offered to top-ranked students, to the extent that funding is available.
  • Deadline for priority consideration is February 15.
  • No scholarship application is required. All incoming transfers who apply for admission and submit required documents by the priority deadline will be considered. (Please see other scholarships' descriptions for application requirements.)
  • Recipients must meet GPA, enrollment, service (except Raider Scholarship recipients), and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to maintain continuing eligibility. For more information about SAP requirements, please visit MTSU's Satisfactory Academic Progress webpage.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Unless noted, scholarships are granted for a maximum of 4 semesters. Scholarships are not available during the summer term.
  • Only students who receive scholarships will be notified. Award letters will be sent beginning in April 2014 and will include a Scholarship Agreement which must be signed and returned.  
  • The awarding of scholarships is based on the availability of funds and the criteria set forth by the appropriate governing bodies, and is subject to change.
  • In the event that MTSU offers multiple scholarships to a student, only one academic scholarship can be accepted. Students who are offered two scholarships will be awarded the higher of the two. A student may receive a university scholarship in addition to a Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship.
  • A student's total aid including scholarships cannot exceed his or her budgeted Cost of Attendance. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (615) 898-2830.

Continuing Eligibility Criteria

  • Students are required to complete 75 hours of service to MTSU each semester (except Raider Scholarship recipients). Five service hours per week will be completed in an academic or administrative department. Please visit Scholarship Service Program for information about the Scholarship Service Program at MTSU.
  • Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 after each semester.
  • Students must enroll at least full-time every fall and spring semester.
  • If a student is unable to meet continuing eligibility criteria due to extenuating circumstances, he or she may appeal to regain eligibility by submitting supporting documentation. If a student is unable to meet the GPA requirement, he or she may appeal to regain eligibility when he or she is meeting GPA requirements again. Reinstatement of the scholarship is dependent on funding and is not guaranteed, regardless of circumstances or GPA. 

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Updated December 2013