Dean's Scholars Program

Dean's Scholars: A unique opportunity to attend TSU

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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 has initiated a financial assistance program called the Dean’s Scholars Program. The Dean’s Scholars assist students with 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.

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 leadership, education & communication; animal science/pre-veterinary medicine; biotechnology; environmental sciences; applied geospatial information systems; and Family and Consumer Sciences – child development and family studies; fashion merchandising & product development; food and nutrition science; food service management; and family and consumer sciences leadership, education & communication.

3) To prepare a select group of undergraduates for graduate/professional school or higher entry employment positions.

The Award
The financial assistance of the Dean’s Scholars Program is awarded annually. It 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.

General Eligibility
Be a Tennessee Hope Scholarship recipient OR high caliber out-of-state student.
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 or equivalent GPA.

Application Deadline
The online application must be submitted by August 1 of the year applying. 

If additional information is needed, please contact:
Mr. Everett D. Jolley



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