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Scholarships

Tennessee Wesleyan College is pleased to offer a variety of scholarship programs designed to assist students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership and abilities. Students desiring to be considered for these scholarships should submit a completed application for admission, along with transcripts from their high school and any colleges they have attended. Applicants must be enrolled full time on the Athens campus or the Knoxville Nursing instructional site and be citizens of the United States or eligible non-citizens as determined by the FAFSA. Applicants are eligible for only one major institutional scholarship. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all scholarships.

A national foundation based in Nashville, Tennessee, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation is a 42-year-old organization dedicated to helping students achieve their dreams. UMHEF provides scholarship aid for United Methodist students attending the 122 United Methodist-related institutions.

 

Book/Supply Vouchers (Pell)

Any student who will have a federal credit balance for the semester is eligible to purchase books/supplies using a book voucher, including all students who receive Pell. At that time, only approved financial aid is considered. If the student account will reflect a credit balance due to the excess financial aid awards and payments, then the book voucher is provided to the students who have made this request. The book vouchers will be available through the 10th calendar day of each semester.

Freshman Scholarships

The Harriet Reeves Neff Scholarships

Incoming freshmen only: Valued at up to $20,000 and does not stack with any other institutional aid, the Harriet Reeves Neff Scholarship is Tennessee Wesleyan's top academic award.

Applicants must:
1. maintain a minimum high school unweighted grade point average of 3.60 and a composite ACT score of 28 or an SAT score of 1200.
2. maintain a 3.25 GPA for the scholarship to be renewed for subsequent years.

*Neff Scholars will be asked to serve as tutors or provide other services to the college for each semester that they receive the scholarship. Recipients are also required to live on campus.
**Applications for the Neff Scholarship are available from the Office of Enrollment Services and must be completed before December 31 of the student's senior year in high school.

Board of Trustees Scholarship

Incoming freshmen only: This scholarship is based on the student's high school credentials. The value of this scholarship may vary based on these credentials and scores. To be eligible, students must have a minimum high school unweighted grade point average of 3.4 and an ACT score of 25 or higher. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

Presidential Scholarship

Incoming freshmen only: This scholarship is based on the student's high school credentials. The value of this scholarship may vary based on these credentials and scores. To be eligible, students must have a minimum high school unweighted grade point average of 3.20 and an ACT score of 25 or higher. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

Dean's Scholarship

Incoming freshmen only: This scholarship is designed to award high school students who have demonstrated academic leadership. Scholarship amounts vary and are based on ACT scores and the student's high school grade point average. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.


Transfer Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship recognizes academic leadership among transfer students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society among two year colleges. The Phi Theta Kappa scholarship is valued at $1,000 annually, and an additional $1,000 can be awarded to transfer students who are active members of the PTK State Academic Team. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a 3.25 cumulative grade point average.

Trustee’s Transfer Scholarship

Transfer students only: This scholarship is based on the student’s transfer credentials. The value of this scholarship may vary based on these credentials. To be eligible, student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a 3.25 cumulative grade point average. 

President’s Transfer Scholarship

Transfer students only: This scholarship is based on the student’s transfer credentials. The value of this scholarship may vary based on these credentials. To be eligible, student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

Dean’s Transfer Scholarship

Transfer students only: This scholarship is based on the student’s transfer credentials. The value of this scholarship may vary based on these credentials. To be eligible, student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a 2.50 cumulative grade point average. 

Transfer Grant

 Transfer students only: This scholarship is based on the student’s transfer credentials. The value of this scholarship may vary based on these credentials. To be eligible, student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.


Other

Tennessee Wesleyan Scholarship 

The Tennessee Wesleyan Scholarship is available to any student. Tennessee Wesleyan College recognizes that different students excel in different areas. The Tennessee Wesleyan Scholarship is designed to recognize a student's leadership and involvement high school, college, church and civic organizations. This scholarship is renewable provided a student maintains a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.

Legacy Scholarship

The Legacy Scholarship is awarded to any student who has a parent or a grandparent that graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College. This award is $1,000 annually and is renewable with a 2.00 grade point average. Legacy Scholarship applications are available through the Office of Enrollment Services.

Athletic Scholarships

The college has available, for students who qualify, scholarship money for those designated by the Athletic Department. The FAFSA must be filed. Interested students should contact the coach of the sport in which he/she is interested.

Music Scholarships

The Fine Arts Department makes the determination of these awards based on interviews and auditions. Interested students should contact the chairman of the department for additional information. Amounts vary.

Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance 

Scholarships are awarded annually to Knox County students achieving high academic honors in nursing.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Volunteer Services 

Scholarships go to deserving nursing students who may demonstrate a financial need.

Fort Sanders Foundation Nursing Education Fund Scholarships 

Awarded to junior and senior year nursing students. Awards are based on academic standing and/or financial need.

United Methodist Scholarships

This token scholarship is for up to $500 and is available to full members of the United Methodist Church, with priority given to members of Holston Conference Churches. Pastors must nominate students for this award. Funds are limited, and early application is recommended.

Dependents of United Methodist Ministers Scholarship

A token award up to $500 to dependent children of a member in good standing of the Holston Annual Conference. If funds remain available, awards can be awarded outside the Holston Conference. This award cannot be combined with any other institutional aid.

Junior Miss Scholarship

Entering freshmen who are Tennessee Junior Miss contestants, finalists, and winners of the state-sanctioned Junior Miss Pageant with a 3.00 GPA are eligible for $500 to $1000 per year. Renewable with a 3.00 GPA.

National Debt relief scholarship

Graduate and undergraduate students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields are eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Application deadline is January 31, 2016. For more information, visit http://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/#applyforscholarship. 

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest 

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:
http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

QuitDay.org Scholarship

The QuitDay scholarship is awarded to students each year who share their vision for a smoke-free world. Help make higher education smoke-free! https://quitday.org/scholarship/. Scholarship Award: $3,000 total, awarded to three students. Deadline to Apply: March 31 of each year