Financial Aid & Scholarships
College and Department-Level Scholarships
The College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University provides scholarships to current and future ETSU students who meet this criteria:
- An undergraduate or graduate student who is majoring in a program within the College of Business and Technology (CBAT).
- A student who is full-time (i.e., taking 12 hours or more per semester) during the semesters that the scholarship is received.
Students receiving full scholarships through the University Honors or Roan Scholars programs are not eligible to receive additional CBAT scholarships.
The funds for these scholarships are provided by businesses, alumni, and other supporters of the College of Business and Technology, and selection for the scholarships is based on factors such as:
- Grade point average (in high school and/or college)
- ACT/SAT scores (for incoming freshman)
- Hometown location
- Work experience and/or career objectives
- Participation in extra-curricular activities
Scholarships are not automatically renewed each year; therefore, students must re-apply each year to be considered for a scholarship.
By filling out this one online application form, scholarship applicants are eligible to all applicable CBAT scholarships (both at the departmental and college level). The online application is only accessible January 2 – March 1 of each year.
A complete scholarship application must be submitted online by March 1st to be considered for the upcoming academic year.
This form must be completed by the student applying for scholarships: Application for CBAT Scholarship
Academic Common Market
The Academic Common Market is an interstate agreement among southern states for sharing uncommon academic programs (i.e. Engineering Technology, Digital Media, Surveying and Mapping). Participating states are able to make arrangements for their residents who qualify for admission to enroll in specific programs in other states on an in-state tuition basis.
To find out more information about participating states and the application process, please visit ETSU Admissions or click here for the Academic Common Market brochure.
ARMY ROTC Scholarships
In addition to world-class leadership, Army ROTC also offers generous scholarships to qualified students. These scholarships are based solely on the student's merits not financial needs. They can defray the full cost of tuition and provide additional tax-free allowances for books and necessary fees. Additionally, those on Army ROTC Scholarship are eligible to receive a tax-free stipend of up to $500 per month for up to 10 months a year to defray living expenses. In those instances in which the cost of room and board exceeds tuition expenses, scholarship winners may elect to have the cost of their room and board paid in lieu of their tuition.
ROTC scholarships at ETSU are worth up to approximately $85,000 for out-of-state students covering full tuition and fees, books, and a monthly stipend for each year of undergraduate or graduate study and are available to students majoring in any subject that leads to a Bachelor's degree. Scholarships area also available for students pursuing graduate degrees.
For more information regarding the Army ROTC scholarship opportunities, please click here.
Fine and Performing Arts Scholars
The Fine & Performing Arts Scholars program at ETSU provides special educational opportunities for artistically and academically talented students (i.e. Digital Media or Interior Architecture majors). The program focuses on recruiting exceptional students, nurturing their artistic and intellectual growth through challenging curricula, promoting their commitment to life-long learning and service, and instilling in them a desire to advance creativity and knowledge in their field.
Applications for the program are due by March 1st. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- High School GPA of 2.75 or higher on 4.0 scale
- ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1050
For more information regarding the application process and additional materials needed please visit the Honors College website.
STEM Community Outreach Scholarship
This scholarship is for first-time out-of-state students, including international and transfer students, majoring in the areas of Computing, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Scholarship recipients only pay in-state tuition rates and will receive support in an amount equivalent to out-of state tuition. To apply, click here.
Wayne G. Basler Scholarship
The Wayne G. Basler Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship is specifically designed for students who have a declared academic major in the Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying. The main objective of the scholarship is to reward an incoming freshman of any age who can (1) demonstrate the desire, determination, and motivation to set and complete personal goals, and (2) who have a defined need for the scholarship. In addition, students must meet the following criteria:
Be an incoming freshman accepted for full-time enrollment in an academic major in
the Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying at East Tennessee
Be a current full-time student in an academic major in the Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying at East Tennessee State University who has completed no more than 19 credit hours by the application deadline.
Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status.
Submit a written application by the deadline and be available if called for an interview.
Applications are due March 31st.
Frequently asked questions regarding the scholarship and application can be found here.
Financial aid is available to undergraduate and graduate students. A comprehensive guide to the nature of financial aid that is available to students, as well as policies, procedures, forms and deadlines is provided by the Office of Financial Aid. Students are encouraged to consult this web site and make an appointment with the financial aid counselors in the office.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
There are many other scholarship opportunities for incoming and current students at ETSU. More information about Academic Performance Scholarships, ETSU Promise Grant, Hope Scholarships, and many others can be found on the university website.