photo of speakerThe following scholarships are offered by Intercultural & Diversity Affairs.  If you are interested in applying, please click on the link below and search for the scholarship of interest.  For questions about the award amounts or applying for these scholarships, please call 615-898-5812.

Available Scholarships

Ken Tony-Kool Club Scholarship

A minority scholarship which is sponsored by the Kool Club of MTSU. Recipients will become honorary Kool Club members.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

For a minority student, preferably African-American but not required. Undergraduate or graduate student who is in good academic standing. Recommendations from counselors, advisors and others. Special talents, abilities, and experiences of the applicant considered, along with financial need.

Molly Jones Scholarshipphoto of speaker

Mrs. Molly Jones was a lifelong resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Upon her passing she left her entire estate to MTSU. It was her desire that the funds be used to assist minority students academically.

Willie Brown Scholarship

A minority scholarship which is sponsored by the Black Executive Council of MTSU in honor of Willie Brown, an outstanding black athlete at MTSU. A scholarship of $300 for each semester of the freshman year will be awarded on a need basis to a deserving student.

Al Wilkerson Endowed Scholarship

This endowment was originally established by the African-American Alumni Chapter of the Middle Tennessee State University National Alumni Association (hereinafter "NAA'') in memory of Eugene Alfred (Al) Wilkerson II. The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarships to deserving students attending Middle Tennessee State University. Additional contributions to the fund by others are encouraged if such contributions agree with the conditions set forth herein.

Eugene Alfred (Al) Wilkerson II earned his bachelor’s degree in 1973, Master's degree in 1979, and Education Specialist degree in 1992 from MTSU. He taught in the Educational Leadership Department for one year. He served as chair of the board for Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency prior to becoming a Social Studies and Psychology teacher at Smyrna High School where he taught for 16 years. He organized the Smyrna Dance Team and served as sponsor for the Historical Society.

Eligibility Requirements for the Al Wilkerson Endowed Scholarship

  • must be a junior or senior at MTSU and a Tennessee resident
  • must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • recipient's family income must qualify the student for financial assistance in accordance with the FAFSA (or appropriate applications and/or forms) on file with the MTSU Financial Aid Office at the time of application.
  • preference shall be given to African American students
  • preference given to a first-generation college student

This scholarship is for one academic year and is not renewable.