Scholarships to Explore–Some Deadlines Tomorrow!

We will mention these scholarships as part of the workshop today. Part of what will guide our discussion is what students show up and their majors.

I have mentioned these two scholarships earlier, and their deadlines are Friday, March 15, 2019.

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) Scholarship Program, D: Mar. 15, 2019

More than 100 different scholarships administered by the CFMT

$5,000 a year (total: up to $20,000) Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship, D: Mar. 15, 2019

Selected criteria from website:

“Scholarships up to $20,000 over four years will be awarded to full-time students who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent (culinary school, for example). Applicants can be current high school seniors entering college in the fall or students currently attending a college or university.

Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • Acceptance to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent
  • Low income household
  • P.A. of 2.5 or higher
  • Involvement in an extra-curricular activity or work
  • Completion of full application including a completed Student Aid Report from the FAFSA or the CSS Profile

Submit application by the March 15th deadline”

For TSU students only

The following is taken from an email sent to all TSU students.

“Tennessee State University Foundation AcademicWorks Scholarships

2019-2020 Scholarship Application Period

Students interested in applying for TSU Foundation scholarships should go to the following website:

Deadline: midnight, Sunday, March 31, 2019

Only on-line applications will be accepted.

All Foundation housed scholarships (private donors) must be applied for on-line.

Scholarship funding is limited and meeting the minimum requirements for a scholarship does not guarantee scholarship selection.

New and currently enrolled undergraduate students may apply.

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

Scholarships for Low-Income Students

I found the following links by googling “scholarships for low income students.”

Master List of Scholarships for Low Income Students, by Amelia Mecham, Updated Jan. 1, 2019

Low Income Student Scholarships

Grants for Low Income Students

Scholarships for Low Income Women


SKIP THE ADS! (Some of the ads are legitimate, but sadly I can’t vouch for them all. Avoid the single mom or single dad scholarships–I and a few other students have received calls, and some of the operators are not scrupulous, trying to pressure students in pursuing degrees at for-profit colleges and to take on heavy student loans.)

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