How do I apply for Business Scholarships?

Entering Freshmen and Transfer Students:
Please review the application procedures located on the University Scholarship web site. Complete the process for either new or transfer students, whichever is appropriate. If you have any questions, please contact:

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Office of Academic Affairs
Tennessee Technological University
P.O. Box 5017
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
(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 Coordinator 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 2010-2011 academic year, he/she needs to complete the appropriate online scholarship application by December 15, 2009, 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. 25% 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 on our scholarship page. 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 www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate.phtml. Once completed, print your results and send to TTU Scholarship Coordinator.

How much are the business scholarships worth?

For 2007-2008, our scholarship offers ranged from $500 to $5,500 per academic year, with our average award being $1,057 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?

College of Business
Tennessee Technological University
P.O. Box 5023
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
(931) 372-6231