Scholarships

Assisting You in Funding Your Education

Scholarships are an excellent way to assist in funding your education. Many scholarships are one-time only, so plan on continuing your research for scholarships each year.  There are two main types of scholarships on this page:

University & Foundation Scholarships
College Department Scholarships

How to Qualify

Scholarships are based on a combination of the student's academic performance, community service, residency and other criteria as defined by the founder or donor of the scholarship.  

How Many Semesters Does a Scholarship Cover?

Scholarships are applied equally between the fall and spring semesters, unless written notification from the donor is received to apply differently.

How to Apply

The majority of Tennessee State University and Foundation scholarships can be applied for using the  Online Scholarship Application.

Apply early to receive priority consideration for University and Foundation scholarships. To view available scholarships, view the catalog: 

Browse Scholarship Catalog

University scholarship applications are available October 1st each year for the upcoming academic year. Be sure to complete the online scholarship application early, answering all questions and submitting required documentation if applicable.  

APPLY NOW to begin your 2019-2020 (Fall 2019, Spring 2020) TSU Scholarship Application process. *Students must be admitted to the University to complete the online scholarship application. All scholarships are competitive. 


Scholarships from TSU Colleges and Departments

Many of TSU's colleges and academic departments offer scholarships for perspective and continuing students who have met academic requirements for their respective majors. For more information, look up the college of your academic interest  for eligibility criteria and deadlines. All scholarships are competitive.

Quick Tips

  1. Make sure you are admitted to Tennessee State University before filling out the application.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming academic year. (School Code: 003522)
  3. Apply using the online application by signing in with your "myTSU" username and password.
  4. Complete the general application first to be automatically considered for scholarships.
  5. You will be presented with recommended scholarships based on the answers you entered on the general application.
  6. Review the recommended scholarships and apply for those to which you believe you are qualified.
  7. Click the "Applications" tab to review the scholarships for which you have applied. 
  8. Periodically revisit this tab to see if you have been matched to any more scholarships.
  9. Applicants selected as recipients will be notified of their scholarship award through their "myTSU" email.
  10. ***Avoid Scholarship Scams*** 

APPLY NOW to begin your 2019-2020 TSU Scholarship Application process. *Students must be admitted to TSU to complete the online scholarship application. For questions about scholarships, you may email scholarships@tnstate.edu .

 Lost Your Scholarship

Institutional Scholarship Appeal - Scholarship Recipients who have completed their first year and did not meet retention requirements may appeal. View Appeal Form