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Bert C. Bach Fine & Performing Arts Scholars

Honors College


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The Bert C. Bach Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship

  • 10 funded in-state and 8 unfunded in-state scholars admitted each fall
  • 8 semesters of in-state or out-of-state tuition (if applicable)
  • Most fees

Tennessee Residents
In-state scholarships cover the costs of in-state tuition and fees for a
full-time student.

Border Counties (for more information)
Border County students are treated as in-state students for the
purposes of scholarship and fees. Border counties include:

North Carolina: Ashe, Avery, Haywood,
Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey 

Virginia: Grayson, Lee, Scott, Washington

Out-of-State Residents
Out-of-state scholarships, for students not residing in Tennessee,
cover the costs of out-of-state tuition for a full-time student. Students
will still need to fund in-state tuition and fees.

Academic Common Market (for more information)
Academic Common Market students are treated as out-of-state students
and receive the costs of out-of-state tuition for a full-time student. Fine & Performing Arts Scholars are not usually encouraged to choose Academic Common Market status as it limits them to a specific major.

To Apply

Click HERE to Apply

Application Deadline

March 1st

Admission is competitive.

A separate application, in addition to applying for admission to ETSU, is required.


  • Incoming freshmen
  • Minimum 2.75 high school GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Minimum 22 ACT (or comparable SAT)
  • Excellent artistic portfolio
  • Community and leadership activities
  • Writing skill and academic references
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