Hoping for a Tennessee Tech University scholarship to be under the tree on Christmas morning? Well, you can't order one out of the Sears Wish Book, but you could receive one if you submit your scholarship application by December 15.

Every 2003 high school graduate who is a Tennessee resident and applies for admission to TTU by Dec. 15, 2002, will be considered for a University Service Scholarship as long as they meet grade and test requirements.

There are three steps to ensure the prospective student a chance at a scholarship:

Students do not need to apply for specific scholarships. TTU's Admissions Office determines which scholarships each applicant is eligible for and submits the application to the appropriate area.

However, some scholarships require more testing or information. Music scholarships, for example, request the applicant audition for the scholarship. If a student applies for a scholarship that requires additional work, the department will contact the applicant. Only scholarship winners will be notified about their status. If a student is not selected to receive a scholarship, there are other types of financial aid through the University or other sources that could be obtained.

Most scholarships for freshmen or transfer students are awarded by TTU's Admissions Office. All inquiries concerning TTU scholarships should be directed to the Admissions Office, P.O. Box 5006, Cookeville, TN 38505, or by phone at (800) 255-8881.