Policies

  • Financial need is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students applying for scholarships with a financial need consideration should submit the FAFSA by March 1.  www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Only those students admitted to ETSU will be considered for scholarships.
  • ETSU does not use "superscores" for scholarship purposes.
  • Unless otherwise stated in the awards letter, scholarships are granted for a maximum of eight semesters.
  • Scholarships are awarded for fall and spring semesters and are not available for the summer semester.
  • Scholarship awards are based on the availability of funds and the criteria set forth by the appropriate governing body and are subject to change.
  • Unless otherwise stated, scholarships are only awarded to full-time students.
  • Unless otherwise stated, scholarships are not renewed automatically.  Recipients are encouraged to read the information sent with the scholarship announcement or ask the program coordinator for renewal information.
  • Students may apply for multiple scholarships but can only receive one of the following scholarships:
    • Academic Officer's Transfer Scholarship
    • Academic Performance Scholarship
    • All Tennessee Team Scholarship
    • Coca-Cola Scholarship
    • Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship
    • Honors-in-Discipline Scholarship
    • Math and Science Scholars Award
    • Midway Scholarship
    • Music Academic Performance Scholarship
    • Roan Scholars Leadership Program Award
    • SouthEast Bank Scholarship
    • James H. Quillen Scholarship
    • University Honors Scholars Award
  • Out-of-State students may apply for multiple scholarships but can only receive one of the following:
    • Academic Common Market
    • Academic Excellence Scholarship
    • Buc Hero Scholarship
    • Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship
    • Graduate Out-of-State Scholarship
    • Graduate Assistantship/Tuition Scholarship
    • Honors-in-Discipline Scholarship
    • International Merit/Partners Scholarship
    • Midway Honors Scholarship
    • Public Performance Scholarship
    • Regional Scholarship
    • University Honors Scholarship
  • Full academic scholarship support at ETSU is defined as those scholarships, or combinations of scholarships which provide the current cost of education including: tuition and standard fees, a semi-private room in a residence hall and meal plan (I.e., the Resident Advantage Plan), and $1000 per semester for books and other incidental fees.  Full scholarship support does not necessarily cover all expenses incurred by a student attending ETSU.  ETSU reserves the right to limit internally funded scholarships to an amount that does not exceed these direct costs.  Scholarships or loans received from sources other than ETSU or the State of Tennessee shall not be limited, nor included, in the assessment of funds granted for full scholarship support.  This policy is available in the ETSU Scholarship Office.
  • ETSU scholarship policies are subject to change.
  • According to the Tennessee Eligibility Verification Entitlements Act (EVEA) which became effective on October 1, 2012,  ALL students must provide evidence that they are either a "United States Citizen" or "lawfully present" in the United States BEFORE receiving ANY "state public benefit" which includes (but is not limited to):   in-state tuition, lottery scholarships, academic scholarships, athletic scholarships, waiver of out-of-state tuition through the Academic Common Market, or any other form of tuition assistance or waiver funded with state-appropriated dollars.  "State public benefit" does not include tuition assistance funded privately, such as a scholarship from the institution's foundation or a privately endowed scholarship.