Educational Access & Diversity Scholarship apps accepted through July 1

Apply online now through July 1 for the Northeast State Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship that provides financial assistance to Tennessee residents.

Students can fill out an application online that will be submitted to the College.  A limited number of scholarships based on the cost of 12 hours of enrollment will be awarded for an academic year.  Applicants must meet one of the following criteria for underrepresented populations to qualify for Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship consideration:

  • Hispanic/Latino/Spanish origin, Black or African-American, Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander origin as documented by the Northeast State office of Admissions and Records
  • Receive Veterans Education Benefits and be registered with the office of Veterans Affairs at Northeast State
  • Be registered with the Center for Students with Disabilities at Northeast State.

The Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship program assists recipients with funds to pay toward maintenance fees/tuition, required books and/or supplies.  Awards are competitive.  Students meeting criteria will be evaluated based upon academic performance, enrollment status, and unmet need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Applicants must complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA and their financial aid file by July 1, enroll in and complete at least twelve (12) credit hours each semester and maintain a minimum overall combined 2.75 grade point average inclusive of Learning Support coursework.  An applicant must not have earned any degree by the beginning of the 2012 fall semester.  Contact the Financial Aid Office at 423.323.0252 with questions about FAFSA.

Awards are renewed on a semester-by-semester basis pending Financial Aid approval.  Limited funding is available and no awards are guaranteed.

Please contact the office of Scholarship Programs at or 423.354.2507 if you have any questions about applying for the Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship.

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