$1,000 ChooseWhat Self Employment Scholarship, D: April 1, 2018 and Creating the Money Mindset to Win the Scholarship Game seminar handout, Reminder: March 31 is the deadline for the TSU Foundation scholarships

$1,000 ChooseWhat Self Employment Scholarship


$1,000 ChooseWhat Self Employment Scholarship

Deadlines: April 1, 2018; Nov. 1, 2018

Selected criteria from above:

Have you ever earned money as a contractor or a small business owner? If so, this scholarship opportunity is for you.

If you are a qualifying student (see “who can apply” section below), you may submit a 750 to 1,500 word essay describing how your experience working for yourself as either a contractor or small business owner has impacted your view of education and your future. The winning application will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Who can apply?

Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program at any accredited American College, University or Trade School with self employment experience may apply. For purposes of this scholarship, self employment experience simply means that you or a business you started were paid directly for your work. Here are some examples of common types of self employment:

  • Mowing lawns for neighbors
  • Tutoring students
  • Babysitting services for families
  • Hanging Christmas lights for neighbors
  • Starting a business of any kind

Payment for work received from an employer is not self-employment. This includes work compensated in the form of tips. Here are some examples of employment that do not qualify:

  • Waiting tables for a restaurant
  • Bar tending
  • Any salaried job

Only one submission per student is allowed.”


Choose the Money Mindset to Win the Scholarship Game handout

If you wish to have a copy of the handout, Creating the Money Mindset to Win the Scholarship Game, please send a request to Mr. Mike Turner at mjturner@tnstate.edu

The handout will help you change your mindset to achieve success and scholarship money instead of student debt (even if you are off track).


Deadline for TSU Foundation Scholarships is this Saturday, March 31


Deadline for Applying for scholarships is Saturday, March 31, 2018.

 You can work on your general application and apply for specific scholarships administered by the TSU Foundation until March 31, 2018.

Only new and currently enrolled undergraduate students at Tennessee State University may apply.

Only on-line applications will be accepted, and all Foundation housed scholarships must be applied for on-line.

TSU University Foundation scholarships are not guaranteed.

Meeting the minimum requirements is not enough.

Your FAFSA (which determines financial need) is tied in with your application.

For questions regarding the scholarship application process, students should contact Dr. Darlene Harris-Vasser at 615-963-5794.


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