The Out-of-State Scholarship is open to applicants applying to a graduate program
who are not eligible for most other scholarships and fee-waivers.
Diversity Out-of-State Scholarship
The Diversity Out-of-State Scholarship is open to applicants applying to a graduate program
who are not eligible for most other scholarships and fee-waivers.
International Merit Scholarship
The International Students Academic Merit Scholarship is open to new international
students seeking a graduate degree. The scholarship covers 50 percent
of the total of in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees only. No additional
fees or costs are covered
Many scholarships programs are available to assist students in various fields of
study. Scholarships are intended to assist students in funding the direct costs
of their higher education. Full scholarship support at ETSU is defined as those
scholarships, or combinations of scholarships, which provide the current costs 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. In keeping with the intent of scholarship support, ETSU reserves
the right to limit internally funded scholarships to an amount that does not exceed
these direct costs. Scholarships or loan amounts received from sources other than
ETSU or the State of Tennessee shall not be limited nor included in assessment of
the funds granted for full scholarship support.
The Scholarship Office is available
to assist students with any questions or concerns.
Category Two Scholarships
The Ben and Jeanne Greene Family Endowment
Preference for graduate students shall be given to students from Blount or Hawkins
Counties, Tennessee. A graduate students, once selected to be a recipient, may continue
to receive the award for two consecutive years of graduate work, providing the recipient
continues in good standing with the School of Graduate Studies.
Edna Harrison Family Scholarship
Entering freshmen, undergraduate, and graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA and
demonstrating good character and promise for future career or professional achievement.
Johnson City Lions Club Memorial Scholarship
For disabled students, primarily those with a vision or hearing disability, or a
junior, senior, or graduate student preparing for a career working with the disabled.
Recipient must have documented financial need.
J. C. Kensinger Memorial Scholarship
For residents of Hawkins County, TN who graduated from a high school in Hawkins
County. For entering students or currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students.
A GPA of 3.0 is required.
The Charles and Martha Montgomery Scholarship
The Charles and Martha Montgomery Scholarship Endowment is awarded to full-time
undergraduate or graduate students with a 2.7 minimum GPA. Preference is given to
students from Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, and
Eastern Kentucky. Financial need is considered.
Nebraska Book Company Book Scholarship
For full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate students. Documented financial
need is required.
Nontraditional Student Scholarship
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age or older. Applicants should be other
than typical freshmen entering college directly from high school and be upgrading
career skills on a part-time or full-time basis. Recipients must have documented
Category Three: General University Scholarships
James H. Quillen Scholarship
A scholarship established by the late Congressman James H. (“Jimmy”) Quillen to
provide financial assistance to deserving undergraduate and graduate students. Preference
will be given to applicants from the following counties in Tennessee: Carter, Claiborne,
Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Sevier,
Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington. Students must have demonstrated financial need.
Incoming freshmen applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of
19 or higher (or comparable SAT score). Graduate, transfer and currently enrolled
students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must demonstrate achievement
in one or more of these areas: scholastic endeavors, school and community leadership,
volunteer services and activities, other extracurricular activities, or work experience.
Recipients shall be known as “Quillen Scholars”.
Public Performance Scholarships for Out-of-State Students
For entering undergraduate and graduate students who are talented performers and
who would represent ETSU well in its various performing venues. The scholarship
is awarded in an amount equivalent to the out-of-state fee. Recipients are required
to participate in public performances as determined by their particular performance
area. These areas are: Art, Bluegrass, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Gospel Choir,
Music, Theatre, and Storytelling. Information, including contact information, may
be found at the scholarships website.
College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships
Department of Biological Sciences
Maria Davis Research Award Endowment
William Harvey Fraley and Nina M. Fraley Memorial Award Endowment
Denise I. Pav Scholarship
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Steven E. Buttolph Criminal Justice Scholarship
Todd W. McKeehan Memorial Scholarship
Thomas E. & Thelma Sell Mitchell Criminal Justice and Criminology Scholarship
Judge Shirley B. Underwood and Dr. Charles T. Underwood Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship
Department of Literature and Language
Mary Bomar Herrin Memorial Scholarship
Department of Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration
Gary B. Johnson Scholarship
Michael and Nina Marchioni Scholarship
Department of Psychology
College of Business and Technology
James H. Widener Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying and Digital Media
James and Jane Hales Scholarship
Scott M. Niswonger Scholarship Endowment
Public Performance Scholarships for Digital Media
College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy
Dr. Paul E. and Nancy B. Stanton Jr. Family Scholarship Endowment
William M. “Mac” Hensley Scholarship Endowment
Department of Dental Hygiene
Tennessee Dental Hygiene Association Tuition Benefit
College of Education
Claudius G. and Katherine Earnest-Clemmer Endowment
Sara J. Goodin Memorial Scholarship
Tennessee Math and Science Teacher Loan Forgiveness
Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program
Dr. L. Scott Honaker, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Joan Brandon Hull Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Mabel Clair Ligon Memorial Scholarship Fund
Louise Skalco Scholarship Endowment
Karen & Russ West Teaching Leadership Endowment
Knox County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship
Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation Management
Lloyd T. and Winifred O. Roberts Scholarship
College of Nursing
Norma Paisley Barker Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Betsy H. Brogan Scholarship Endowment
Mayme Frazier Scholarship Endowment
Dorothy K. Parker Nursing Scholarship Endowment
Dr. Paul Dishner Scholarship
Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program
College of Public Health
Bruce A. and Amelia R. Goodrow Endowment
Frist Global Health Scholarship
The Wykoff Public Health Student Scholarship
Graduate School Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships
Once admitted to a graduate program, students can apply for a graduate assistantship
or tuition scholarship. Out-of-state tuition is waived for graduate students who
hold assistantships, and all or part of in-state tuition may be waived, depending
on the level of the award. Students who wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship
or tuition scholarship should so indicate on the degree application for admission
to Graduate School. When the application is forwarded to a department’s graduate
program, the student’s qualifications for a graduate assistantship or tuition scholarship
are evaluated. Students who wish to be considered for assistantships or scholarships
outside their department should submit a letter of interest and current resume directly
to the office that posts the vacancy.
The Graduate School posts vacant positions
Here are some other awards that may not be included:
In addition to Tuition Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships the Accountancy
Department offers a Fred Cason Scholarship, and a Karl Sharp Scholarship. Students
are also eligible to apply to for Appalachian Chapter of the Tennessee Society of
CPAs, and Tennessee state Society of CPA Scholarships. (Accountancy)
The Physical Therapy department has the following:
Two 1/2 time G.A. positions per class
Two Tuition Scholarships per class
These positions are only given to students in the Physical Therapy program.
The William M. "Mac" Hensley Scholarship - given to a second year PT student in
the spring semester. (Physical Therapy)
For information on other scholarships, please go to the
Scholarship Office web site.