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Inspire Living-Learning community

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The Inspire Living-Learning Community is focused on supporting students who receive the Inspire scholarship at ETSU.  Residents participate in structured in-and-out of class experiences that enhance their academic and social transition.  This community provides structure for Inspire residents students in their first year at ETSU through graduation.. 


Community Requirements:

  • Students must have received Inspire scholarship from ETSU.  If you are unsure if you have received this scholarship, please contact the ETSU Scholarships Office at
  • Complete the ETSU Housing Application and submit your deposit.  Applications are available online.
  • Enroll in one of ETSU’s transition programs, Preview 2017 (a $50.00 cost)  as an incoming freshman and fully participate in the program from Thursday, August 24-Saturday, August 26, 2017.  Registration for Preview 2017 will occur during orientation.  Individuals are encouraged to also consider participating in the QUEST for Success program.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Inspire LLC by participating in activities and programs throughout the academic year, which includes a commitment to participate in community gatherings, community service, trainings and professional developments, and presentations by ETSU faculty and staff.   
  • Enroll in designated sections of required courses as directed.  Freshmen complete ETSU 1020: Foundations of Student Success, in their first semester at ETSU and enroll in a designated section for LLC members. Individuals will also be encouraged to consider participation in Alternative Breaks and Travel Study/Study Abroad opportunities. 


Community Coordinator Bio:

Blake Hopson

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Blake Hopson is a Counselor in the Office of Financial Aid within the Division of Student Affairs and is also serving as an Intern with University Operations. Mr. Hopson completed his B.S. in Education at East Tennessee State University and will complete his M.Ed. during the fall of 2017. He is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and enjoys researching current educational issues. He is blessed to be married to his wonderful wife, Carrie, and is a proud dad to his little girl, Hadley.

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