Merit Application & Competition Scholarships for Prospective Students

2014-2015 Merit Application & Competition Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Carson-Newman offers additional merit-based application and competition scholarships opportunities in an effort to support your goals and extracurricular activities.  We believe that an investment in you will support your long-term graduation and career goals.  Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of four years beginning with the first-time freshmen fall semester, provided that the student is still meeting requirements as specified by the program or school, and provided that the student is maintaining financial assistance satisfactory academic progress (FASAP), and only available towards the first bachelor's degree during fall and spring terms (not summer terms).

Athletic Scholarships- Carson-Newman is a NCAA Division II member of the South Atlantic Conference, and offers competitive scholarships.  Awards are based on recommendations from the coach.  Contact the respective sport for more information.

Bonner Scholars Program- Awards are based on financial need as determined from the FAFSA filing, and demonstrated commitment to community service.  Recipients are expected to be part of a team that will promote and foster positive community change through action.  The Bonner Scholars Program is a four year program.  Bonner Scholars supports 10 students in each new class with 9 students required to demonstrate financial need. Award amount is $2500 for each of the four years with additional funds available for summer service, and loan reduction assistance following graduation.  Application deadline and dates are available here.

Chemistry & Biochemistry Scholarships- Under construction

Film, Forensics, & Theatre Scholarships- Students planning to major in film or theatre, or participating in forensics may contact the Communications Department for application procedures for our Film, Theatre, or Forensics Scholarships.  Award amounts vary.  Preferred application deadline is February 1, 2014.

Honors Scholars Program- Eligible students may compete for additional Honors Merit Scholarships for participation in our Honors Program through our Honors Weekend held February 1-2, 2014 for fall. Eligible students will be sent an invitation to attend. Award amounts will vary with top selected students receiving up to a maximum of $21,660 per year with our Honors Premier Scholarship(scholarship will take into consideration all other grants and scholarship eligibility first).   Participation in our Honors Weekend is required for consideration.  For renewal eligibility a student must maintain the required GPA and have continued participation in the Honors Program as outlined in the Honors Program Handbook that each Honor Student will be given.  For invitation information please contact the Office of Admissions.

Music Talent Scholarship- The School of Music hosts a Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition valued up to $21,660 per year in each category: Band Instrument, Voice, Piano, Organ, and Strings (scholarship will take into consideration all other grants and scholarship eligibility first).  Students planning to major in a music discipline should audition for our Music Talent Scholarships by submitting application materials by deadline.  An application checklist is available for your review.  The Audition date is set for January.  For renewal eligibility a student must continue as music major and meet the required academic GPA as specified by the School of Music.  For more information please contact the School of Music.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship- Awards are made to students who have achieved academic success with a minimum 3.0 GPA at a two year community college and are continuing their undergraduate degree program with us.  Students must be in good standing with their Phi Theta Kappa Chapter and submit a separate application no later than February 1, 2014 for the fall term.  A limited number of scholarships are available. Amount of award varies ($1,500 maximum). Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to retain this scholarship.

Robert D. McCray Vocational Ministry Scholarship- This scholarship is designed to assist Tennessee Baptist Students preparing for a church-related ministry.  Students must complete the required application and submit to the Dean of the School of Religion by February 1, 2014.  Once awarded, renewal guidelines must be met as outlined in the application, and a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA must be maintained.  Amount of award is $1,000.   For more information please contact the School of Religion.

Steven Rowlett Memorial Endowed Scholarship- This scholarship is designated for graduates of Lee High School in Jonesville, VA or Thomas Walker High School in Ewing, VA.  Students that graduated from either of those high school and are transferring from Mountain Empire State Community College may also be eligible.  You must be accepted prior to the application deadline of February 1, 2014.  The scholarship award may be valued up to $3,000 provided funding is sufficent.  Four scholarship awards are made per year, therefore not all students that apply are selected.  For consideration contact






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