Apply online now through June 1 for the Northeast State Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship that provides financial assistance to Tennessee residents.
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
• Classified as a United States Military Veteran. Proof of veteran status must be submitted to the Office of Scholarship Programs in order to qualify under military veteran criterion.
• 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 2014-2015 FAFSA and their financial aid file by June 1. Eligible applicants must not have earned associate degrees or higher by the beginning of the 2014 Fall Semester. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 423.323.0252 with questions about FAFSA.
The program receives funding on an annual basis. Awards are renewed on a semester-by-semester basis pending Financial Aid approval. Limited funding is available and no awards are guaranteed. Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship recipients must 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 in order to maintain eligibility.
Please contact the office of Scholarship Programs at jajohnson@NortheastState.edu or 423.354.5235 if you have any questions about applying for the Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship.