MTSU offers two scholarships to encourage diversity among current MTSU students:
Vision Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and diversity.
MT Diversity Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, diversity, and financial need.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:
GPA: You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 after the Fall 2013 semester. Please Note: Cumulative GPA is defined as the Overall Combined GPA, which includes all college credits (including transfer and remedial credits).
Diversity: See below for information regarding how diversity is defined for scholarship purposes.
Financial Need (For MT Diversity only): You must file a FAFSA by March 1 and must have an EFC of 12,000 or less according to your FAFSA results. (Please note that financial need is not required for Vision Scholarships.)
Enrollment: You must be enrolled in at least 6 hours for both the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. (Enrollment for both terms will be verified in mid-spring, when applications are being processed.)
You must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
You must be pursuing your first undergraduate degree; if you are working on a graduate degree or a second undergraduate degree, you will not be considered.
You must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
You cannot be a recipient of other scholarships awarded and/or funded by the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office.
Priority consideration will be given to students who are not expected to receive a Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship for the 2014-2015 year. However, we encourage all otherwise-eligible students to apply, since we have been able to offer diversity scholarships to lottery recipients in most years. Our ability to do so for this year will depend on the available funding and the number of eligible applicants.
In late spring, you will receive notification regarding whether you were selected as a recipient. An e-mail will be sent to your MTSU email address at that time.
This scholarship is awarded for one academic year only; students must reapply each year to be considered. Award amounts and criteria may be updated annually.
For scholarship purposes, diversity is defined as being a member of an underrepresented population at MTSU. Diversity categories may include, but are not limited to, the following:
First-generation college students
Members of an underrepresented race or ethnicity
Veterans of the US Armed Forces
Students who have overcome hardships
Students who have a disability
Students who have special gifts or talents
How Recipients and Award Amounts Are Determined
The scholarship staff will determine whether an applicant meets diversity requirements, based on the applicant's answers to diversity questions on the scholarship application. Only applicants who meet diversity, enrollment, GPA, and financial need (for MT Diversity only) requirements will be considered. If available funding is not sufficient to award all eligible applicants, students will be ranked by GPA (and on level of financial need, for MT Diversity only). Scholarships will be awarded to top-ranked students according to available funding.
The standard base award for both Vision and MT Diversity is $1000 per year for full-time enrollment. (Recipients who are enrolled part-time will receive prorated amounts of 50% or 75% of the full award; students who expect to graduate in December will receive a one semester amount which is half of the full-year amount.) Selected recipients may additionally be awarded a $500 "high need" amount for an EFC of 12,000 or less and/or a $500 "high ability" amount for a GPA of 3.0 or higher, for a maximum award of $2000. Award amounts may vary each year, depending on available funding and the number of eligible applicants.
Students must submit a 'Consolidated Application for Scholarships through Financial & Scholarship Office' via ScholarX by February 15, 2014, to be considered for a 2014-2015 scholarship. Applications will be available through ScholarX in mid-fall (around the time that fall grades are posted). Students who miss the priority deadline or who were initially denied but are now meeting scholarship requirements may submit a one-semester scholarship request in the Scholarship Office beginning two weeks before each semester; if funding is available, additional scholarships will be awarded approximately midway through the term.
Set up a ScholarX account, if you have not already done so.
Submit a Scholarship application.
Tie it up.
Updated October 2013