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SCHOLARSHIPS

Annual Application Deadline: DECEMBER 15

Incoming Freshmen | Current Undergraduates | Graduate Students

The College of Education and its three departments offer a range of scholarship opportunities for their students. Completing one (1) application per academic year makes you eligible for all university scholarships for which you meet the criteria. Students must reapply annually by December 15 for the next academic year.

NOTE: Incoming freshmen, you need to apply for scholarships the year before you plan to attend in the fall.

College of Education & Departmental Awards

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  • College of Education

    For additional information, please contact
    Chantelle Ablakwa, cablakwa@tntech.edu.

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    Undergraduate

    Anna Grace Bandy Endowed Scholarship
    Avo Anderson Memorial Endowed Education Scholarship
    Charles E. and Ruth L. Golden Endowed Scholarship in Education
    Christine Burks Endowed Scholarship
    Colonel Jim and Frances Larkins and Jackie Middleton Educational Endowed Scholarship
    Dinah Pistole Bivens Endowed Scholarship
    Edith Tipton Scholarship
    Education Foundation Scholarship
    Ernestine Martin Murphy Memorial Scholarship
    Esther Lee Welch Endowed Elementary Education Scholarship
    Faye Bohannon Rodgers Endowed Scholarship
    Frances "Cissy" Chambers Endowed Scholarship in Education
    Greer Endowed Education Scholarship
    Hubert and Shirley Chaffin Endowed Scholarship
    J. Elizabeth Hendrix Scholarship
    James R. and Mevolyn D. Haston Endowed Education Scholarship
    James R. Dotson Memorial Scholarship of Kappa Delta Pi*
    *(undergraduate or graduate)
    Jim and Barbara Greeson Endowed Scholarship
    Larry and Allene Peach Endowed Scholarship in Early Childhood Education
    Linda S. Swisher Endowed Scholarship
    Lorene Cook Neal Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    Marcia Swallows Endowed Scholarship
    Monika and Henry Bowman Endowed Education Scholarship
    Phi Delta Kappa Education Service Award*
    *(undergraduate or graduate)
    Phi Delta Kappa TTU Chapter Scholarship
    Rosemary Piepmeir Deberry Scholarship
    Rozelle Huddleston Nash Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    T.J. and Lottie Farr Endowed Scholarship
    Tommy Burks Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education
    Verna B. MacKay Endowed Scholarship
    White County Retired Teachers Endowed Scholarship
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    Graduate

    Elinor P. Ross Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship Endowment

  • Department of Counseling & Psychology

    For additional information, please contact
    Elizabeth Honeycutt, ehoneycutt@tntech.edu, in Counseling & Psychology.

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    Undergraduate

    Jessica A. Kelley Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Must be a regularly admitted or current student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies; Must be majoring in psychology with a preference in child counseling; Must be junior or senior classification; Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; Must have a recommendation letter from a member of the department. This scholarship is renewable for up to one additional year for junior status students if the criteria continue to be met.

    Richard Troelstrup Psychology Award and Scholarship

    Must be a junior or senior student; Must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours in psychology. The recipient will be selected based upon the student’s GPA overall and psychology GPAs; Must have participation in psychology related activities (e.g. Psychology Club, Psi Chi, and social events);Must demonstrate interest in and participation with research; Must indicate professional plans in psychology. 

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    Graduate

    Sharon Spears Borden Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Must be a graduate student, or incoming graduate student, in the Department of Counseling and Psychology; Must meet all regular admission requirements for the Graduate School at Tennessee Tech University; Must be a Counseling and Psychology major and have intent to pursue a career in the area of education; Must be actively enrolled as a student (a minimum of six hours per semester); Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA; Must be interviewed and approved by a committee composed of department graduate faculty and any other appropriate representatives. Priority in selection shall be given to students in the school counseling programs.

  • Department of Curriculum & Instruction 

    For additional information, please contact
    Olivia Newman, onewman@tntech.eduin Curriculum & Instruction.

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    Undergraduate

    Drs. Leo and Gloria McGee Endowed Scholarship

    Must be of African-American descent majoring in Early Childhood, Pre K-4, or Elementary Education K-4.

    Elizabeth Bell Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Must be a Junior/Senior majoring in either Elementary Education or Early Childhood Major.

    Jane DuBois Young Scholarship

    Must be a Junior/Senior seeking teacher certification in K-6 major.

    Marilyn Morton Endowed Scholarship

    Prospective or current student declared K-6 major admitted to the 2nd level of the Teacher Education Program at Tech.

    Mozelle Spain Medley Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Must plan to teach at the elementary education level

    R. K. and Marcia Fletcher Endowed Scholarship

    Must be a Sophomore majoring in Secondary Education Science or Secondary Education Mathematics.

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    Graduate

    Dolores D. Nichols Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Must be a C&I Graduate Student with a concentration in Library Science.

    Mary and A. E. Quattlebaum Endowed Education Fellowship

    Must be admitted to the College of Education doctoral program; must be single female employed as a K-12 teacher.

    Dr. William B. Stradley Memorial Scholarship

    Must be a Graduate Student: Education Administration, Supervision, and Curriculum study; must have experience as a school administrator or teacher.

  • Department of Exercise Science

    For additional information, please contact
    Dr. Christy Killman, ckillman@tntech.edu, in Exercise Science.
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    Undergraduate

    Bill & Suzanne Worrell Scholarship Endowment

    Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies; Must be classified as a sophomore or above and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the major field(s); Must have a desire to coach women’s basketball. If no student is available who meets this criteria, then the recipient may be someone with a desire to coach men’s basketball. If no student is available who meets either criteria, then the recipient may be anyone interested in the coaching profession.

    Flippen Endowed Scholarship

    Must be a prospective or current student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies; Must have a declared major in a degree within the Exercise Science department; Must demonstrate financial need. As a freshman scholarship, the student must have a high school GPA of 2.75 or higher, as a collegiate scholarship, the student must have a college GPA of 2.75 or higher at the end of the academic year to receive or maintain the scholarship; Must be a U. S. citizen with preference given to citizens of Tennessee or Kentucky.

    J.J. & Dot Miller Scholarship

    Must be a prospective or current student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies; Must be an EXPW sophomore with at least a 3.0 GPA who has submitted 2 disposition recommendations from current EXPW faculty members and has submitted a student-prepared letter of need; Priority will go to students with a documented interest in coaching wrestling. 

    Dr. LeBron Bell Endowed Scholarship

    Please contact Dr. Christy Killman, ckillman@tntech.edu, for details regarding the Bell scholarship criteria.

    Raymond (Bull) Brown Scholarship

    Must be a prospective or current student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies; Must be a senior pursuing a major in EXPW; Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

    Raymond Drost Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Must be a current undergraduate student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies; Must be a EXPW major with a QPA of at least 2.75; Must have had active participation in the Tennessee Tech intramural program (playing or working). May be required to interview with departmental personnel.

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    Graduate

    Elsie Jobe & Jewell Nolen Memorial Scholarship

    Must be a current graduate student fully admitted and in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies; Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA based on 9 hours of graduate credit in the program of study for the Master's Degree in EXPW; Must submit a current vitae; Must submit a written statement describing how the scholarship would be of benefit to professional goals. Must be present for a personal interview if requested; Other items to be taken under consideration will be professional commitment, a positive professional image, and a record of public service.

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HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Minority Teaching Fellows Program

The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is intended to encourage talented minority Tennesseans to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. The award is $5,000 per year for students who pursue a teacher certification at an eligible Tennessee college or university.

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Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

The Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program is intended to encourage exemplary students to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. Participation is limited to college juniors, seniors, and post baccalaureate candidates admitted to a teacher education program in a Tennessee college or university.

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Tennessee Math & Science Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

The Tennessee Math & Science Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program provides financial assistance to Tennessee public school teachers seeking an advanced degree in a math or a science, or a certification to teach a math or a science. Loan forgiveness requires employment in a Tennessee public school system two (2) years for each year of the loan funding received.

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Please contact Chantelle Ablakwa in the Student Success Center for information and assistance regarding scholarships.
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T.J. Farr Building, Rm. 202
931-372-6036
cablakwa@tntech.edu 

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