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Wednesday, Feb. 15, is deadline to apply for transfer student scholarships

Wednesday, Feb. 15, is the final deadline for students planning to transfer to Middle Tennessee State University to apply for two significant scholarships: the Guaranteed Transfer Promise Scholarship and the Honors Transfer Fellowship.

Transfer students visiting MTSU listen as Emilie Hendren, second from left, a public relations major, informs them about the James E. Walker Library's many features. (MTSU photos by Eric Sutton)

Transfer students visiting MTSU listen as Emilie Hendren, second from left, a public relations major, informs them about the James E. Walker Library’s many features. (MTSU photos by Eric Sutton)

Applications, fees, transcripts and other requirements for both scholarships must be completed online — or mailed applications postmarked — by Feb. 15.

To receive the Guaranteed Transfer Promise Scholarship, a $3,000 award per year for two years with a maximum of four semesters, first-time students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 45 to 105 credit hours and must meet the Feb. 15 application deadline.

For more information, visit www.mtsu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/incoming-transfer.php. Questions about the Guaranteed Transfer Promise Scholarship also can be directed to the MT One Stop in person in Room 210 of the Student Services and Admissions Center, 1860 Blue Raider Drive, or by calling 615-898-2111.

Dr. Laurie Witherow

Dr. Laurie Witherow

To receive the University Honors College’s Honors Transfer Fellowship, an award of $7,000 per year or $3,500 per semester, qualified students should have completed 60 hours of college or university coursework with a 3.5 GPA or better by fall 2017.

To apply for theHonors Transfer Fellowship, visit http://mtsu.edu/honors/transfer.php. For more information, contact the University Honors College at 615-898-2152.

“We have to have everything by Feb. 15 in order for transfer students to qualify for the guaranteed scholarships,” said Dr. Laurie Witherow, associate vice provost in the Division of Student Affairs.

Admissions personnel need the following from prospective transfers:

  • Admission application.
  • Paid application fee.
  • Official college transcripts through the fall 2016 semester, reflecting the required earned hours and cumulative GPA requirement.
  • Official high school transcript, if applicable.

Student applicants also must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

Fellow MTSU tour guide Peyton Tracy, left, and prospective transfer students and their parents listen as Meaghan Hill shares about Peck Hall during the Feb. 10 campus tour. Eligible transfers need to apply by Feb. 15 to be considered for guaranteed and Honors scholarships.

Fellow MTSU tour guide Peyton Tracy, left, and prospective transfer students and their parents listen as Meaghan Hill discusses Peck Hall during a Feb. 10 campus tour. Eligible transfers need to apply by Feb. 15 to be considered for guaranteed and honors scholarships.

MTSU Honors Transfer Fellowship has Feb. 15 application deadline

A special incentive in the form of a $3,500 scholarship for up to four semesters awaits prospective MTSU transfer students who meet the eligibility criteria and apply by the Feb. 15 deadline.

The MTSU Honors College is offering 30 Honors Transfer Fellowship awards, which are patterned after the highly successful Buchanan Fellows Program.

Dr. John Vile

Dr. John Vile

To apply, visit http://mtsu.edu/honors/transfer.php.

Chosen applicants will be a part of the fifth class of transfer students. The transfer fellowships began in 2013. In the previous four years, the Honors College awarded 15 such awards.

“In talking to President Sidney A. McPhee, this is two years after implementation of the Tennessee Promise (free community college tuition),” said John Vile, Honors College dean. “We are anticipating that significantly more community college graduates will be benefiting from that this year.”

The fellowship is open to students who anticipate having completed 60 hours of college or university coursework with a 3.5 GPA or better by the fall of 2017.

Honors College logoRecipients will gain special consideration for support for study abroad and for making presentations at scholarly conferences. Students who are accepted as fellows will complete a common class together during their first semester at MTSU.

For up to six out of state transfer recipients, the award will be $7,000 per semester because they pay higher tuition and fees, Vile said.

For those who do not receive the Honors Transfer Fellowship, MTSU Financial Aid also offers a guaranteed Transfer Promise Scholarship of $1,500 a semester to students with a 3.0 GPA who complete their application by Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Applications by mail must be postmarked by Feb. 15. Applications must include official transcripts of all college and university work, two letters of recommendation from college professors and/or honors administrators and a personal essay.

For more information, call 615-898-2152.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

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