Dean's Scholars Program
Dean's Scholars: A unique opportunity to attend TSU
To encourage high caliber high school students to enroll in the food, agriculture, environment, and other related sciences at Tennessee State University, the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences has initiated a financial assistance program called the Dean’s Scholars Program. The Dean’s Scholars Program works in conjunction with the Tennessee Hope Scholarship Program to pay for student college expenses with a unique research internship/work-aid program for all four years of a student’s eligibility. This program is highly selective and annually recruits only ten (10) students. Expenses for tuition, fees, and on-campus room/board that are in excess of the Hope Scholarship are paid by Dean’s Scholars Program. Graduating high school students and transfer students are eligible for this program.
The purpose of the Dean’s Scholars Program is:
1) To develop a cadre of academically talented student scholars in the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences.
2) To increase the number of students studying Agricultural Sciences – agribusiness, agricultural education, animal science/pre-veterinary medicine, applied geospatial information systems, plant and soil science; and Family and Consumer Sciences – child development and family relations, design, fashion merchandising, foods and nutrition, food service management, and family and consumer sciences education.
3)To prepare a select group of undergraduates for graduate/professional school or higher entry employment positions.
The financial assistance of the Dean’s Scholars Program is awarded annually. The award provides a means to pay the tuition, fees, and on-campus room/board expenses not paid by the Hope Scholarship. Students participating in the Dean’s Scholars Program are allowed to defer the remaining fees and expenses, which are paid through monthly deductions from proceeds earned through the Student Work-Aid program.
The award also provides opportunities to gain valuable experience by working with the College’s senior faculty. Each student will work closely with a senior faculty mentor to assist in and/or conduct research, publish and present the research, and participate in summer internships or externships with local, regional or national research laboratories.
Each annual award renewal is contingent upon the student’s performance as required to maintain the Hope Scholarship.
Be a Tennessee Hope Scholarship recipient
Be admitted to Tennessee State University and seeking a degree in Agricultural Sciences or Family and Consumer Sciences
Eligible to continue in the program by maintaining the Tennessee Hope Scholarship
All application materials must be postmarked no later than February 28 of the year applying and must be submitted to the College’s Scholarship Committee at:
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences
ATTN: William Hayslett
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
If additional information is needed please contact:
Mr. William F. Hayslett, Sr.