ETSU unveils new scholarship opportunities for incoming students

During a news conference today, East Tennessee State University President Dr. Brian Noland announced a number of scholarship opportunities for new students who enroll starting in the fall 2015 semester.

The scholarships will benefit both in-state and out-of-state students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

“At ETSU we are in the business of helping students realize their dreams, and the new scholarship platform we have developed will increase access to higher education for the people of this region and beyond,” Noland said.  “These scholarship opportunities will help us promote our growth agenda and achieve a variety of institutional goals, such as increasing our residential student base and attracting more out-of-state students.”

The new offerings for in-state students include the addition of new criteria for the Academic Service Scholarship, which is part of the Academic Performance Scholarship (APS) program.  Incoming students who have an ACT score from 22-24 and a 4.0 GPA are eligible to receive $2,000 in annual scholarship support.

In addition, the ETSU Promise grant is available to students from middle-income households and will offer $1,000 per year during the first two years.  Students with a 3.0 GPA and an ACT score of at least 20 may apply for this scholarship.  To be eligible, students must apply for admission to ETSU by Dec. 15.

ETSU has also expanded eligibility for the Regional Scholarship, now called the George L. Carter Scholarship, to include out-of-state students within a 250-mile radius of the university.  Undergraduate students enrolled in 15 or more credit hours and meeting specific requirements will be eligible to receive $15,000, and graduate students enrolled in 12 credit hours of study may receive as much as $14,000.

The new Sidney G. Gilbreath Scholarship is available to out-of-state students who reside outside that 250-mile radius.  A website outlining ETSU’s scholarship programs can be accessed by visiting 

For more information, contact the ETSU Scholarship Office at 423-439-7094.