THE International Students Academic Merit Scholarship is open to new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree. The scholarship covers 50 percent of the total of in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees only. No additional fees or costs are covered. The award is available for:

  1. Eight semesters for undergraduate recipients
  2. Five semesters for recipients seeking a master’s degree, or commensurate with the length of the program.
  3. Eight semesters for doctoral students, or commensurate with the length of the program.
  4. Scholarship can be applied to summer semesters.

Eligibility International Students Academic Merit Scholarship

To be awarded this scholarship, all applicants must

  1. Be admitted to ETSU as full-time, degree-seeking students. Scholarship applicants must apply for admission to ETSU before their scholarship applications can be reviewed.
  2. Have or plan to have an F-1 or J-1 student visa
  3. Have a demonstrated record of academic achievement
  4. Fill out the scholarship application form.
  5. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they are admitted to ETSU.

Dates of Application for International Students Academic Merit Scholarship

Completed applications, including letters of recommendation, need to be submitted by the following dates:

  • Fall semester deadline: no later than June 1st
  • Spring semester deadline: no later than October 1st

Students are encouraged to submit scholarship applications as soon as they are admitted to ETSU. An application cannot be reviewed until the applicant is admitted to the university. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

Additional Conditions

  • Recipients must maintain full-time status.
  • Undergraduate recipients must maintain a 2.75 grade point average in order to continue receiving the scholarship. Graduate recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • The scholarship only applies to in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees. Recipients will be required to pay other fees such as program fees, course fees, housing costs, and medical insurance costs.
  • Recipients continuing from a bachelors to a masters degree program must reapply for the scholarship.

Students who are NOT eligible

Please note that you may not be eligible to apply this International Students Academic Merit Scholarship:

  • Students continuing from an ETSU bachelor€™s degree program to a second ETSU bachelors degree program
  • Graduate students receiving a graduate assistantship or tuition scholarship
  • Students receiving any other ETSU tuition scholarship
  • Students applying for the M.D. and Pharm. D. programs

More Info

For further and detailed information about the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship, please contact

Maria Costa: costa@etsu.edu
East Tennessee State University
The Honors College
International Programs and Services
P.O. Box 70668Johnson City, TN 37614 USA
www.etsu.edu

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