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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

APS Scholarships for Freshmen

The Academic Performance Scholarship Program is ETSU's largest merit based scholarship program for new freshmen students from Tennessee and border counties eligible for in-state tuition.

These scholarships are awarded based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores for freshmen and cumulative college GPA for transfer students.

If you are a high school senior and meet the criteria below, all you need to do is submit your application for admission, high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores and your application fee by March 1 of your senior year of high school.  Late applications will be considered as long as funding is available.   (You must have earned both the minimum GPA and ACT or SAT scores to be eligible for the scholarship).

Between June and September, you can search for available service positions.

Browse the table below to see all the requirements and find out if you qualify. 

APS Information for Freshmen
Open AllClose All Scholarship Name Amount Minimum
GPA
Minimum
ACT/SAT
 
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Presidential $5000/AY 3.9 30/*See Requirements

Additional information

  • Deadline:
    • March 1: ACT/SAT score earned
    • March 1: Complete application for admission received (application, application fee, high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores)
    • April 1: Late applicants will be considered, only if funding is available.
  • Requirements:
    • Minimum 6th Semester GPA: 3.9 --and-- Minimum ACT: 30 or Comparable SAT score
    • All recipients are required to perform 75 service hours each semester in return for the scholarship
    • Resident of TN --OR-- one of the following border counties NC: Ashe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey VA: Grayson, Lee, Scott, Washington
    • Entering freshman
    • Required SAT score is Math/Critical Reading sections only.
  • Exclusions:
    • Scholarships are available for fall and spring terms only.  Students may not receive a Presidential APS and any one of the following scholarships:  Coca Cola, Fine & Performing Arts, Honors-in-Discipline, Math & Science Scholars, Music APS, Roan Scholars, Volunteer State Student Assistance, Quillen or University Honors, Changemaker Scholarships.
  • How to Apply:
    • Complete all requirements of the application for admission to ETSU by MARCH 1.
  • Award Distribution:
    • Scholarships are renewable for a total of 8 semesters if all requirements are met.
 
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Provost $4000/AY 3.5 27/*See Requirements

Additional information

  • Deadline:
    • March 1: ACT/SAT score earned
    • March 1: Complete application for admission received (application, application fee, high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores)
    • April 1: Late applicants will be considered, only if funding is available.
  • Requirements:
    • Minimum 6th semester GPA: 3.5 --and-- Minimum ACT: 27 or Comparable SAT score
    • All recipients are required to perform 75 service hours each semester in return for the scholarship
    • Resident of TN --OR-- one of the following border counties NC: Ashe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey VA: Grayson, Lee, Scott, Washington
    • Entering freshman
    • Required SAT score is Math/Critical Reading sections only.
  • Exclusions:
    • Scholarships are available for fall and spring terms only. Students may not receive a Provost APS and any one of the following scholarships: Coca Cola, Fine & Performing Arts, Honors-in-Discipline, Math & Science Scholars, Music APS, Roan Scholars, Volunteer State Student Assistance, Quillen or University Honors, Changemaker Scholarships.
  • How to Apply:
    • Complete all requirements of the application for admission to ETSU by March 1.
  • Award Distribution:
    • Scholarships are renewable for a total of 8 semesters if all requirements are met.
 
More Info
Deans $3000/AY 3.5 26/*See Requirements

Additional information

  • Deadline:
    • March 1: ACT/SAT score earned
    • March 1: Complete application for admission received (application, application fee, high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores)
    • April 1: Late applicants will be considered, only if funding is available.
  • Requirements:
    • Minimum 6th semester GPA: 3.5 --and-- Minimum ACT: 26 or Comparable SAT score
    • All recipients are required to perform 75 service hours each semester in return for the scholarship
    • Resident of TN --OR-- one of the following border counties NC: Ashe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey VA: Grayson, Lee, Scott, Washington
    • Entering freshman
    • Required SAT score is Math/Critical Reading sections only.
  • Exclusions:
    • Scholarships are available for fall and spring terms only. Students may not receive a Deans APS and any one of the following scholarships: Coca Cola, Fine & Performing Arts, Honors-in-Discipline, Math & Science Scholars, Music APS, Roan Scholars, Volunteer State Student Assistance, Quillen or University Honors, Changemaker Scholarships.
  • How to Apply:
    • Complete all requirements of the application for admission to ETSU by March 1.
  • Award Distribution:
    • Scholarships are renewable for a total of 8 semesters if all requirements are met.
 
More Info
Faculty $2000/AY 3.5 25/*See Requirements

Additional information

  • Deadline:
    • March 1: ACT/SAT score earned
    • March 1: Complete application for admission received (application, application fee, high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores)
    • April 1: Late applicants will be considered, only if funding is available.
  • Requirements:
    • Minimum 6th semester GPA: 3.5 --and-- Minimum ACT: 25 or Comparable SAT score
    • Resident of TN --OR-- one of the following border counties NC: Ashe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey VA: Grayson, Lee, Scott, Washington
    • Entering freshman
    • Required SAT score is Math/Critical Reading sections only.
  • Exclusions:
    • Scholarships are available for fall and spring terms only. Students may not receive a Faculty APS and any one of the following scholarships: Coca Cola, Fine & Performing Arts, Honors-in-Discipline, Math & Science Scholars, Music APS, Roan Scholars, Volunteer State Student Assistance, Quillen or University Honors, Changemaker Scholarships.
  • How to Apply:
    • Complete all requirements of the application for admission to ETSU by March 1.
  • Award Distribution:
    • Scholarships are renewable for a total of 8 semesters if all requirements are met.
 
More Info
Faculty $2000/AY 4.0 22/*See Requirements

Additional information

  • Deadline:
    • March 1: ACT/SAT score earned
    • March 1: Complete application for admission received (application, application fee, high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores)
    • April 1: Late applicants will be considered, only if funding is available.
  • Requirements:
    • Minimum 6th semester GPA: 4.0 --and-- Minimum ACT: 22-24 or Comparable SAT score
    • Resident of TN --OR-- one of the following border counties NC: Ashe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey VA: Grayson, Lee, Scott, Washington
    • Entering freshman
    • Required SAT score is Math/Critical Reading sections only.
  • Exclusions:
    • Scholarships are available for fall and spring terms only. Students may not receive a Faculty APS and any one of the following scholarships: Coca Cola, Fine & Performing Arts, Honors-in-Discipline, Math & Science Scholars, Music APS, Roan Scholars, Volunteer State Student Assistance, Quillen or University Honors, Changemaker Scholarships.
  • How to Apply:
    • Complete all requirements of the application for admission to ETSU by March 1.
  • Award Distribution:
    • Scholarships are renewable for a total of 8 semesters if all requirements are met.
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