The International Students Academic Merit Scholarship is open to new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate 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. The scholarship award can only be used for study at ETSU. The award is available for:
When to Apply
Completed applications, including letters of recommendation, need to be submitted by the following dates:
Students are encouraged to submit scholarship applications as soon as they are admitted to ETSU. An application cannot be reviewed until the applicant is admitted to the university. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed. Click here to apply now.
Students who are NOT eligible:
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International graduate students are eligible for graduate assistantships (GA) and tuition scholarships (TS). GA and TS positions require students to work in exchange for receiving tuition or maintenance fee waivers. Students receiving a GA receive monthly stipends in addition to the tuition waiver. For international students, GA and TS positions include a waiver of out-of-state tuition (GA positions also include a monthly stipend). In order to be eligible for a GA, international students must be admitted unconditionally as graduate students. To be eligible for a TS, students must be in their first period of enrollment as graduate students.
For more information, see the school of graduate studies assistantships and scholarships page. For information regarding available GA and TS positions, students should check with their academic department. Also, the School of Graduate Studies maintains a list of graduate assistantship vacancies.
The Honors College offers programs of study which include the possibility of scholarship funding; These programs are open to international students. The Honors College programs are:
Admittance to honors programs is contingent upon meeting program-specific eligibility requirements. Please note that these programs represent honors-enriched curricula, not scholarships alone. Admittance to a program includes the possibility of receiving a scholarship; however, honors program students are not guaranteed to receive funding.
To learn more about honors program admission requirements, scholarship availability, and application instructions, visit the above links to each program's web page. In addition, students can visit the Honors College future students page.
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The ETSU Public Performance Scholarship is awarded to new out-of-state students, including international students, with interests in the arts. Recipients are not necessarily required to major in the arts; rather, they are required to participate in ETSU performing arts or art exhibition activities. The scholarship covers out-of-state tuition. Students are eligible at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
ETSU General Scholarships
The Scholarship Office maintains a list of general university scholarships with varying conditions for eligibility. International students may be eligible for scholarships that do not explicitly state residency requirements. For more information, see the Scholarship Office web site or contact the Scholarship Office at email@example.com.
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P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
The P.E.O. Sisterhood offers scholarships to women pursuing graduate study in the United States and Canada. The maximum award amount is $10,000 per year. Applicants must be citizens of countries other than the U.S. or Canada and must be admitted as a full-time graduate student with at least one year of coursework remaining. For more information on eligibility requirements and applications, go to www.peointernational.org
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Application deadlines for the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship:
fall semester: July 1st
spring semester: October 1st
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