Over $20,000 in scholarships in February and March and More about How You Can Pursue Them

Over $20,000 in scholarships in February and March and More about How You Can Pursue Them

  1. https://bryancollinsscholarship.org/about-the-program/

$2,500 Bryan A. Collins Scholarship Program, D: Feb. 15, 2020

In honor of Bryan A. Collins, a well-respected student leader at TSU, this program awards $2,500 to outstanding TSU undergraduates “who demonstrate excellence in pursuit of their college degrees.”

Some of the criteria: Enrolled as an undergraduate student at TSU.  Involved in extra-curricular or campus activities outside the classroom, demonstrating leadership in such activities. GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. One faculty recommendation.

  1. https://www.regions.com/promo/black-history-scholarship

$3,500 Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest, D: Feb. 29, 2020

Selected criteria from webpage:

Who inspires you?

Is there a particular African-American who inspires you?

Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you for the opportunity to earn a $5,000 or $3,500 scholarship. Essays should be 500 words or less and should:

  1. Address how an African-American has been an inspiration in your life.
  2. Discuss the contributions of the African-American individual who has served to inspire and motivate you.


Regions will award $3,500 scholarships to 15 freshmen, sophomores or juniors who permanently reside in, or currently attend an accredited college in, states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2020-2021 academic school year.”

Students who attend TSU and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher can enter this scholarship essay contest.

  1. https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarships/open-scholarships/

Open Scholarships at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund

There are currently six scholarships open.  I recommend students check back every two weeks to see which of the 500 available scholarships are open.

Some of these open are

TMCF/WELLS FARGO Scholarship, D: Mar. 9, 2020–$5,000 for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior or senior at a TCMF member school during the 2020-2021 academic school year (TSU is a TCMF-member school). Current GPA of 3.0 or higher. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

ETS/TMCF Presidential Scholarship Program, D: Mar 16, 2020—full-tuition-only need/merit scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Enrolled full-time as a junior or senior during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Current GPA of 3.5 or higher. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

  1. https://tnstate.academicworks.com/

TSU Foundation Academic Works Scholarships, 2020-2021, will open around Feb 19 or so, D: Mar 31, 2020

Many TSU students apply for this scholarship, but some do not.

The TSU Writing Center has assisted students by helping them brainstorm and review the application and the written responses.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. 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 (information gleaned from an email sent out on Jan. 31, 2020).

  1. http://www.return2college.com/awardprogram.cfm

 $1,000 Return to College Scholarship, D: Apr 30, 2020


  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Starting a program of higher education (college or graduate school) within the next 12 months or currently full- or part-time students
  • Age 17 or older
  • Answer in three sentences or less, “Why are you getting your degree?”
  • Can submit up to 10-11 times different answers


  1. https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships

 Unigo Scholarships, more than $15,000 in 2020 

To apply for these scholarships, you will have to complete a profile at Unigo.com, which will show you more scholarships you can apply for.

You will have to click on APPLY NOW to find the scholarship prompt.

Also, if you click on PREVIOUS WINNERS found on the right-hand side, you will see past prompts and entries that won the scholarships over the years.

  1. https://immigrantsrising.org/2020scholarships/

2020 Scholarship and Fellowship List for International Students, Undergraduate and Graduate Students

There are many international students who attend TSU. Thre are opportunities they can find from the above website to help them pay for college.

How the TSU Writing Center Can Help You Find Thousands in Scholarships Workshop

Please visit us for a scholarship workshop given on Thursday, February 20, from 11 am-12 noon at the TSU Writing Center, room 310, Student Success Center.

Writing tutor and scholarship coach, Mike Turner, will tell you how the Writing Center can assist you in applying for TSU Foundation scholarships and other external scholarships to pay for college with more money, less debt.

You will also hear from a TSU student who received $5,500 in scholarship money as a sophomore because she came to the TSU Writing Center tutors for assistance as a freshmen.

Writing Help and Scholarship Coaching at the TSU Writing Center

As a Tennessee State University student or faculty/staff member, if you need help with scholarship applications, essays, or any other writing concern, know that the Writing Center at Tennessee State University, found in room 310, Student Success Center, also known as the Harold M. Love Learning Resource Center (LRC), is available to you.

During the Spring 2020 semester, hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm, 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: http://mywco.com/tnstate

If you already have an account, log in and make an appointment.

If you don’t have an account, register for an account by clicking on “Register an Account” next to FIRST VISIT? and schedule your appointment!

For personal scholarship coaching, choose Mr. Michael Turner, signing up for 30 minutes or an hour, and we will look for scholarships that pertain to your major and your personal circumstances. Or if you are having problems with making an appointment, email me at mjturner@tnstate.edu.

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