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Equity and Diversity

Diversity Scholarship Program

The Diversity Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement of underrepresented students at East Tennessee State University. This program is designed to award exceptional and capable students who have been traditionally underrepresented.

  1. Eligibility Requirements
    1. Apply for admission by March 1st at
    2. Only in-state students are eligible to receive the Diversity Scholarship.
    3. Financial need will be considered.
    4. Students from underrepresented groups will be considered.
    5. Most first time freshman recipients have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 and ACT of 20 or greater that are considered. For New Incoming Transfer and current ETSU students, most recipients have a 3.0 cumulative college GPA.
  2. Scholarship Awards: Awards will range from $1000-$4000 per academic year. The awards amounts will depend on the above eligibility requirements
  3. Scholarship Renewal
    1. Maintain full-time student status
    2. Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
    3. Make satisfactory progress toward completion of degree
    4. Participate in the ETSU BEST Program for the entire academic year
  4. Award Notification: The committee will start reviewing applicants after the March 1st deadline. Awards letters will be send out soon after. Freshman recipients will be notified by April 1st. New transfer incoming and current students will be notified by mid-May.  
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