2014-2015 Freshman Merit-Based Scholarships
All freshman students admitted to Carson-Newman are automatically considered for the following Merit-Based Scholarships; no separate scholarship application is required for these awards.
These awards are made without regard to financial need, and are intended to recognize those students whose accomplishments show them to have extraordinary potential for impact on the Carson-Newman community, and for future contributions to society. Recipients are selected primarily on the basis of the strength of their applications for admissions. The scholarship profiles described below are based on a combination of GPA and test scores, and therefore only average qualifications are listed. Recipients will be granted the highest award for which they qualify and will receive official notification of their award shortly after acceptance to Carson-Newman.
Merit-Based Scholarships and Awards will be automatically renewed for the recipient’s remaining three years at the college, provided grade point average and progress toward degree requirements are met.
Presidential Scholarship- $14,000 per academic year, recognizes and rewards students who rank among the strongest in the nation. Recipients are those students who are marked not only by significant accomplishment in their academic and personal lives, but who show extraordinary potential for success as leaders of the future. The academic profile of a student eligible for this scholarship is, on average, a 30 ACT and a 3.96 high school GPA.
Dean’s Scholarship- $12,000 per academic year, recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary academic achievement and leadership, and are capable of high achievements, contributing scholarly perspectives to the classroom and campus life. Students eligible for this scholarship will have an average ACT of 26 and average high school GPA of 3.85.
Faculty Scholarship- $10,000 per academic year, recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and are able to contribute leadership in the classroom and campus life. Students qualifying for this scholarship will have an average ACT of 23 and average high school GPA of 3.64.
Achievement Award- $8,000 per academic year, recognizes students who have demonstrated academic success, and are capable of continued academic success at Carson-Newman. Students receiving this scholarship will have an average ACT of 21 and Average GPA of 3.29.
Opportunity Award- $6,000 per academic year, recognizes students who also have the potential for continued academic success. Students receiving this scholarship will have an average ACT of 20 and Average GPA of 2.69.