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University Honors Scholars

East Tennessee State University


Sherrod Library outside view

The University Honors Scholarship

  • 22 funded and 2 unfunded scholars admitted each fall
  • 8 semesters of both in-state and out-of-state tuition*
  • Most fees
  • Standard semi-private on-campus housing and meal plan**
  • Honors allowance of $150 per semester
    • Tennessee residents are expected to
      apply for the Hope Lottery Scholarship
    • Tennessee Hope Scholarships will be
      adjusted to conform with the maximum
      award allowed by the university
    • The Honors Allowance will increase to
      $500 as long as the Hope Scholarship
      remains available

 *Tuition and fees for Winter session and Summer School are not included
   in the UHS Scholarship.
**Scholars may upgrade to a private room or more expensive residence hall or meal plan
   with scholars assuming the difference between standard and upgraded costs.

Click HERE to Apply

Application Deadline

December 15th

Admission is competitive.

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


  • Incoming freshmen
  • Minimum 3.5 high school GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Minimum 29 ACT (or comparabe SAT)
  • Writing skill and academic references;
  • Community, school service and/or other leadership activities;
  • Commitment to pursue a 4-year baccalaureate degree at ETSU's Johnson City campus.
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