East Tennessee State University Scholarships

East Tennessee State University’s Scholarships

Tennessee Scholarships

Abbreviated as ETSU, the East Tennessee State University is a public university that originated in 1911. Experts in training teachers, the ETSU offers many undergraduate and graduate programs that specialize in teachers’ certifications.

Types of ETSU Scholarships

The students at East Tennessee State University are offered many options for financial aid. Scholarships are the main option of financial aid, and there are many available scholarships for incoming and even current students.

1. Hope Scholarships

A. Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

Funded by lottery, the Hope Scholarship awards students that meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a Tennessee Resident for at least one-year (Prior to applying)
  2. Be a High School Graduate from an TN eligible high school
  3. Be enrolling in one of the eligible TN universities
  4. Have a minimum of 21 ACT or 1060 SAT
  5. Have a minimum of cumulative GPA of 3.0

There are exceptions to number two since there might be Tennessee residents who are going to high schools of another state, and there are additional exceptions for some of the above requirements.

Awarding up to $2,000, you can apply for this scholarship by filling out the FAFSA.

For further information, view the TN Hope Scholarship.

B. Tennessee Hope Supplemental Scholarships

In addition to the TN Hope Scholarship, there are supplemental scholarships that can provide additional funds after receiving the TN Hope Scholarship.

For further information, view the Hope Supplemental Scholarships.

2. Freshmen Scholarships

A. APS Scholarships for In-State Freshmen

Known as ETSU’s largest merit scholarship, the Academic Performance Scholarship Program awards valuable scholarships for bright students. This merit-based scholarship is for incoming freshmen who are Tennessee Residents.

Awarding from $2,000 ~ $5,000 per year, the APS Scholarship’s minimum requirement is to have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a 22 ACT or 1100 SAT. Since that is the minimum requirement, you will receive a greater scholarship amount if you have a higher GPA combined with a higher score in your standardized test.

B. Out-of-State Scholarships for Freshmen

For incoming first-year students who are not Tennessee residents, the East Tennessee State University provides generous scholarships that do not require a separate application. If a student applies for admissions, he is automatically considered for George L. Carter Scholarship.

For further information regarding George L. Carter Scholarships and More, visit the Scholarships for Out-of-State Freshmen.

3. Transfer Student Scholarships

A. Midway Honors Scholars Program

To be considered for this scholarship, the transfer student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have maintained at least 3.5 cumulative college GPA
  2. Have earned a associate degree at a community college OR at least 30 credit hours from college / university
  3. Have evidence of community services, school services, and leadership activities
  4. Have been enrolled at an undergraduate program at ETSU’s Johnson City Campus

The Midway Honors Scholars Program awards from part-tuition to full-tuition. There are additional rules for students who have already earned a bachelors degree or high school students who have dual-enrolled. Please click on the link down below for additional information.

For further information, view the Qualifications & Application.

B. APS for Transfer Students

APS Scholarships came up when we were talking about incoming freshmen. This APS Scholarship for a transfer student is somewhat similar and kinda different. To be considered for this scholarship, you must have at least 24 accredited hours and at least 3.2 GPA.

The reason why I have bold “to be considered” is that most recipients of this scholarship have a cumulative GPA of 3.65 or higher. Awarding up to $3,000 per year, the Academic Performance Scholarship has an additional requirement for its recipients.

In return for this scholarship, the recipients must complete 75 service hours each semester. To view the complete information regarding requirements, exclusions, and deadlines, click on the link down below.

For further information, view the APS for Transfer Students.

In addition to the scholarships listed above, view the complete Transfer Student Scholarships.

4. Current Student Scholarships

A. ETSU College and Departmental Scholarships

For current students, the East Tennessee State University has linked several departments and colleges that offer scholarships for students who are enrolled in that specific program.

For further information, view the ETSU College and Departmental Scholarships.

B. Endowed Scholarships for Current Students

Since there are many scholarships in this category, the application deadline, eligibility requirements, and award amount varies with each scholarship. The general requirements for the endowed scholarship are filling out an online scholarship application and completing your FAFSA.

Since these scholarships are funded by donors, the funding is limited, and it is highly recommended to apply as early as you can. To view all the endowed scholarships for current students, click on the link below!

For further information, view the ETSU Endowed Scholarships.

5. Graduate & Other Scholarships

A. Graduate Scholarships

Like the many scholarships that we looked in the past, there are various scholarships that are available to graduate students as well. Awarding up to Full Tuition, different criteria are listed for each graduate scholarship.

For further information, view the Scholarships, Grants, and Assistantships.

B. Dual Enrollment Programs

There are two types of awards that are available for high school graduates who have taken a dual enrollment program. Dual Enrollment Grant Program awards up to $1,200 per year, and recipients must maintain at least 2.75 cumulative college GPA in order to renew that grant.

In addition to this grant program, there is a supplemental scholarship called ETSU Dual Enrollment Scholarship Program. In order to qualify for this supplemental scholarship, the applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.4 or higher.

For further information, view the Dual Enrollment Scholarships.

C. Roan Scholars

Saving the best for last, the Roan provides a full scholarship for four years and offers an additional stipend for books and other needs. To be considered for this scholarship, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be graduating and be nominated by an eligible high school (Home-schooled students may apply if they are from an eligible county)
  2. Be a competitive ETSU applicant (Must graduate in the current academic year)
  3. Meet OR Exceed TN Hope Scholarship eligibility requirements
  4. Meet the overall requirement for one of the following scholarships: (a) TN Hope Scholarship; (b) ETSU Border County Waiver; (c) ETSU’s George L. Carter Scholarship.

For further information, view the Roan Experience.


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