Scholarship Opportunities at ETSU
Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of ETSU-provided opportunities to offset the costs of their undergraduate and graduate education. Scholarships for Department of Computing students are available from various sources within ETSU, including the Department of Computing and College of Business and Technology, the ETSU Honors College, the STEM Community Outreach Program, and other sources within ETSU.
ETSU's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships tracks scholarships that are offered through ETSU, including units outside of the College of Business and Technology. Scholarship programs include Hope (Lottery) scholarships and scholarships designated for
- Dual enrollment (high school and college) students, including the Dual Enrollment Grant
- First-year (freshman) students
- Transfer students
- Current students
- Graduate students
- International students
- Roan Scholars program students
- Honors students
Please consult these pages for further information.
College and Department Scholarships
The College of Business and Technology (CBAT) provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate ETSU students who major in CBAT programs, including computing majors. These scholarships are funded by supporters of CBAT and the Department of Computing.
To qualify, students must be enrolled as full-time students during the semesters that scholarships are awarded. Full-time enrollment is defined as
- 12 hours or more per semester for undergraduate students
- 9 hours or more per semester for graduate students (exception: 6 hours for graduate students in their final semester of coursework)
Selection for the scholarships is based on factors such as these:
- Grade point average (in high school and/or college)
- ACT/SAT scores (for incoming freshman)
- Hometown location
- Work experience and/or career objectives
- Participation in extra-curricular activities
Honors College Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to undergraduate students by the Honors
College Honors-in-Discipline (HID) Program Director located in Yoakley Hall. Typically,
there are twice as many honor students as available scholarships. As students on
scholarships graduate, scholarships are reassigned to honor students based on a ranking
including length in HID program and GPA.
Information about the program's requirements, curriculum, and application process, along with forms for applying, are available on the College of Business and Technology's Honors-in-Discipline information page. Information can also be obtained by contacting the Department of Computing's HID program advisor, Dr. Chris Wallace.
STEM Community Outreach Scholarships
Newly enrolled out-of-state undergraduate Computing majors-- including international students-- are encouraged to apply for STEM Community Outreach Scholarships. These scholarships reduce costs by allowing out-of-state students to pay in-state tuition rates. The award is typically for 8 semesters, excluding summers.
- First-time freshmen should have
- a high school GPA of at least 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale)
- a Math ACT score of at least 25
- an English ACT score of at least 21
- First-time transfer students should have a college GPA of at least 3.0
To maintain eligibility, computing students must
- enroll in a minimum of 15 hours per semester
- live on campus
- purchase a meal plan for their freshman year (first time transfers are not subject to this requirement)
- work 40 hours of work per semester in support of PASTA (Providing Area Schools with Technical Assistance). PASTA provides refurbished computers to local K-12 schools, including installation,
user training, and support. Participation requires
- An initial background check, per state requirements for K-12 schools
- personal transportation for off-campus assignments
For more information, contact Prof. Stephen Hendrix.