Undergrad Scholarships

The College of Business offers more than $170,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students. Most of our scholarships have unique criteria, but a list of general scholarship criteria follows:

  • Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student (enrolled for 12 or more hours).
  • Applicant should have a high school average of a "B" or higher with an acceptable ACT score, a community college GPA of 3.5, or a TTU GPA of 3.2. (A few scholarships have GPA requirements below 3.2).
  • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership ability as a student or through other active involvement with groups, organizations, etc.
  • Applicant must be working toward a degree in Business Administration or International Business and Cultures each semester the scholarship benefits are received.
  • Applicants are selected by a scholarship committee, and recipients must send written acceptance to the College of Business.
  • Awards will be made directly to the Financial Aid Office to be credited toward the maintenance fees of the recipients.

To apply for all undergraduate scholarships, a student must submit the University Scholarship Application. The deadline for applying for scholarships is December 15 the year before the academic year starts. For example, if you are interested for the 2015-16 academic year, you must apply before December 15, 2014, to be considered.

Graduate Scholarships

All MBA students must apply through the Division of MBA Studies:


Contact Us:

Division of MBA Studies
Tennessee Tech University
Box 5023
Cookeville, TN 38505
Phone: 931.372.3600
Located in Johnson Hall Room 112

How do I apply for Business Scholarships?

Please review the application procedures located on the University Scholarship web site. If you have any questions, please contact:


Contact Information
TTU Scholarship Manager
Tennessee Tech University
P.O. Box 5017
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
Phone: 931.372.6159



All Other Undergraduates:
Please fill out and submit the Existing Students General Scholarship Application found on the University Scholarship website. The application will become available on mid-August. If you have any questions, please contact the TTU Scholarship Manager at the number given above.


Is there a deadline?

Yes. Students must apply by December 15 of the preceding year. For example, if a student wanted to apply for a scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year, he/she needs to complete the appropriate online scholarship application by December 15, 2012, to be considered.


Are there any parts of the scholarship application I need to pay specific attention to?

Yes. Our scholarship applications are run through a scoring system. 30% of the points are based on past and present extracurricular/leadership activities, and 10% of the points are based on past and present work experience. It is very important that you fill out these sections as thoroughly as possible.


Are there specific criteria for the scholarships?

Yes. Most of the scholarships have unique criteria, but a list of general scholarship criteria can be found here. All applicants will be considered for every scholarship for which they qualify. If you would like to be considered for need-based scholarships, please fill out the unofficial financial aid indicator form located at Once completed, print your results and send to TTU Scholarship Coordinator.


How much are the business scholarships worth?

For 2012-2013, our scholarship offers ranged from $500 to $3.000 per academic year, with our average award being $1,189 per academic year.


How many business scholarships are awarded?

The number of scholarships awarded each year varies. The number depends on the amount of interest earned on our scholarship endowments and the amount provided for annual scholarships. Typically, the College awards between 125 and 150 scholarships to undergraduate students.


If I receive a scholarship, how will I be notified?

The College will notify all recipients by the middle of March.


If I receive a scholarship, how will I receive my money?

Awards are made directly to the TTU Financial Aid Office to be credited towards your maintenance fees. If you receive your bill for the semester and your scholarship is not listed, contact the College at (931) 372-6231. You will not receive a check. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, PLEASE CALL US.


Is my scholarship automatically re-awarded each year?

No. The College's scholarships are awarded for one academic year. If the recipient still meets all the requirements for the scholarship and would like to be considered for it for the next academic year, he or she must submit a new application by December 15.


If I have other questions, whom do I contact?



Contact Information
College of Business
Tennessee Tech University
P.O. Box 5023
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
Phone: 931.372.6231