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 Program works in conjunction with the Tennessee Hope Scholarship Program to 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 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 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 as required to maintain the Hope Scholarship.

General Eligibility
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.

Application Deadline
The online application must be submitted by June 15 of the year applying. 

If additional information is needed please contact:
Dr. De'Etra Young



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