Scholarship Opportunities

2020-2021 Awards were posted to student accounts in August and September.

The Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year will open soon and will be accepted through June 2021. 2021-2022 Awards will be posted to student accounts in August and September of 2021.

Osher Reentry Scholarship - The Bernard Osher Foundation

The Foundation requires that institutions promote the Osher Reentry Scholarship to non-traditional students. The Bernard Osher Foundation requires that the following guidelines be followed when selecting Osher scholars:

  • must be seeking your first undergraduate degree as a newly matriculating freshman or transfer student
  • must be applying for admission to Middle Tennessee State University, either for part-time or full-time enrollment, for the upcoming academic year
  • must have been out of school for 5 or more years (cumulative) since high school
  • demonstrate financial need (not necessarily on their FASFA)
  • show academic promise and commitment to obtaining a degree.

 


Crankstart Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation will provide scholarship awards in support of the Crankstart Re-entry which is intended to support the following students at MTSU:

  • must be seeking your first undergraduate degree pursing your first baccalaureate degree
  • must be applying for admission to Middle Tennessee State University, either for part-time or full-time enrollment, for the upcoming academic year
  • must have been out of school for 5 or more years (cumulative) since high school
  • must anticipate workforce participation for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation and are ideally between the ages of 25 - 50
  • demonstrate financial need, socio-economic status, challenges and or hardships (not necessarily on your FASFA)
  • show academic promise and commitment to obtaining a degree

 


Nickell Scholarships

The Jane and Joan Nickell scholarships are funded by Marcus Nickell in honor of his two daughters who returned to college as nontraditional students to earn teaching degrees.

Jane Nickell Taylor Scholarship

This privately endowed scholarship provides $500 per semester for one year only. It is designed for non-traditional female students undergoing life changes and who are in their final year working towards a degree.

Application criteria: You must be a female classified as a senior who is in a life transition and is in need of financial assistance. You must have a 2.75 GPA or better.

 

Joan Nickell Bailey Scholarship

This privately endowed scholarship provides $500 per semester for one year only. 

Application criteria: You must be classified as a senior who is majoring in elementary education (5th or 6th Grade preferred). You must have a 3.0 GPA or better.

 

Lewis Scholarship

The Attie E. Lewis Scholarship is funded by Glenda C. Lewis and Ira Lewis. The purpose of the scholarship endowment is to support nontraditional students who are enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University.

Guidelines: To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • must be recognized as a nontraditional student with preference to students with financial need and family responsibilities in addition to their academic workload
  • have an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • be enrolled at MTSU

 


 

 

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