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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

APS for Transfer Students

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

These scholarships are awarded based on your cumulative college GPA. You must have at least 24 transferrable semester hours and at least a 3.2 GPA to be considered. Most recipients have at least a 3.65 GPA or higher. 

If you are a transfer student, you will need to submit a scholarship application by May 15th. If you wish to be considered for other endowed scholarships, you should submit a scholarship application by March 1.

Beginning with the 2020 fall term, Transfer Academic Performance Scholarship (APS) recipients will no longer be required to complete 75 service hours each term. The scholarship award will remain the same ($3000 per academic year). Academic Performance Scholarships (or Academic Service Scholarships) do NOT automatically transfer from Tennessee Community Colleges to ETSU.  

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

APS Information for Transfer Students
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APS Transfer $3000/AY 3.2 N/A

Additional information

  • Deadline:
  • Requirements:
    • Minimum GPA: 3.2 and minimum of 24 credits of transferable courses
    • Resident of TN --OR-- one of the following border counties NC: Ashe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey VA: Grayson, Lee, Scott, Washington
  • Exclusions:
    • Academic Performance Scholarships (or Academic Service Scholarships) do NOT automatically transfer from Tennessee Community Colleges to ETSU.
    • Students may not receive a Transfer APS and any one of the following scholarships:  Academic Officers Transfer, Coca-Cola, All-TN Team Member, Midway, Quillen, Honors-in-Discipline, Math & Science, Music APS, Presidential Honors Community Service Scholarships or Volunteer State Student Assistance.
  • How to Apply:
  • Award Distribution:
    • Scholarships are renewable for a total of 8 semesters (including those semesters during which students received a similar scholarship at another TBR institution) if all requirements are met.
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