Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship deadline is July 1

Apply online now through July 1 for the Northeast State Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship that assists first-generation college students facing financial barriers to enroll in college.

The Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship provides financial assistance to eligible students at Northeast State.  The Program assists recipients with funds to pay toward maintenance fees, tuition, and/or textbook costs for up to 70 attempted semester hours.  The award amount can be up to $400 per semester based on full-time or part-time status as well as available funding.

Applicants must meet at least two of these four criteria for priority consideration:

  • Be a first-generation college student;
  • Be of Hispanic/Latino/Spanish origin, Black or African-American, Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander;
  • Be a resident of Johnson County or Unicoi County;
  • Have a total family income of $36,000 or below (as reported on the FAFSA)

Applicants must complete the 2011-2012 FAFSA and their financial aid file by July 30, 2011, enroll in and complete at least six (6) credit hours each semester, maintain a minimum cumulative and semester grade point average of 2.5, and not have earned any degree by the beginning of the 2011 fall semester.  Contact the Financial Aid Office at 423.323.0252 with questions about FAFSA.

Contact the office of Scholarship Programs at or 423.354.2507 with questions about the Educational Access and Diversity Program.

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