Scholarship Opportunities

The Applications for the 2022-2023 Academic Year ARE CLOSED.
Applications for the 2023-2024 Academic Year (all scholarships) are OPEN.

*Please note, scholarships are awarded in Fall of 2023 for Fall 2023 and Spring of 2024. Please do not apply if you are graduating before September 2023*

Due to when we are distributed the funds, you may not be awarded scholarships until after the awarding semester starts/bills are due. If money is placed into your account after the semester starts, you will be given the scholarship as a refund.

Osher Reentry Scholarship - The Bernard Osher Foundation (2023-2024)

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
  • 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.

*Please note, this scholarship is awarded in Fall of 2023 for Fall 2023 and Spring of 2024. Please do not apply if you are graduating before September 2023*


Crankstart Foundation Scholarship (2023-2024)

 
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
  • 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. Ages 50+ are NOT excluded from application.
  • demonstrate financial need, socio-economic status, challenges and or hardships (not necessarily on your FASFA)
  • show academic promise and commitment to obtaining a degree

*Please note, this scholarship is awarded in Fall of 2023 for Fall 2023 and Spring of 2024. Please do not apply if you are graduating before September 2023*


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.

This privately endowed scholarship is designed for non-traditional students undergoing life changes, who are in their final year working towards a degree.

Application criteria: You must be a student classified as a senior (at the time of scholarship award) who is in a life transition and is in need of financial assistance. You must have a 2.75 GPA or better.

*Please note, this scholarship is awarded in Fall of 2023 for Fall 2023 and Spring of 2024. Please do not apply if you are graduating before September 2023*

This privately endowed scholarship is designed for a senior elementary education major who is in their final year working towards a degree.

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.

*Please note, this scholarship is awarded in Fall of 2023 for Fall 2023 and Spring of 2024. Please do not apply if you are graduating before September 2023*

 

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