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Scholarship & Grant Opportunities

Carson-Newman offers competitive merit scholarships to qualified students, which includes academic awards, restricted endowment awards, fine arts scholarships, business scholarships, and other scholarship programs designated for new freshman students, as well as transfer scholarships for transfer students.  University merit scholarships from endowments or performance areas are limited to the amount of tuition less other financial gift assistance a student receives.

In addition to merit-based scholarships, once a student is accepted to C-N and completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 but before February 1, the student may qualify for various need-based Carson-Newman scholarships and grants.  A student may be awarded more than one Carson-Newman Scholarship or Grant, though multiple scholarships and grants will be limited in value and restricted to the fall and spring terms (not allowable during summer terms).

University gift assistance such as merit scholarships and endowments are generally tuition based. Therefore receipt of external funds may reduce University grant and scholarship eligibility.

Carson-Newman has a reduction of aid policy where institutional aid is considered the last dollars applied to the bill and reserves the right to reduce, modify, or cancel awards when aid limits are exceeded, and/or we determine at any time a student is no longer eligible for the assistance.  No cash refunds will be generated from C-N funds as the last resource.