MT Engage is giving students a chance to showcase their academic talents for an opportunity to receive thousands of dollars in scholarship funds.
Officials have extended the original Feb. 15 application deadline for MT Engage scholarships to Thursday, Feb. 22, to ensure that more students have an opportunity to apply. Created in support of the university’s latest Quality Enhancement Plan, MT Engage encourages integrative learning for its students to reflect on experiences inside and outside the classroom.
“We have remarkable students in MT Engage courses,” MT Engage Director Mary Hoffschwelle said. “MT Engage scholarships recognize students for the quality of their academic engagement.”
MT Engage will award up to 15 scholarships, valued at $6,000 each, to students interested in presenting skills learned through MT Engage courses. Each academic college will award a minimum of two scholarships, and one overall winner will be chosen. Scholarships will be paid at the rate of $1,500 per semester for four semesters.
Students who apply and meet the application criteria also will receive priority registration for classes needed for their next semester. To apply for the MT Engage scholarship, a student must have:
• Successfully completed two or more MT Engage course sections.
• Attended one approved e-Portfolio training or workshop.
• A minimum GPA of 2.75.
• Completed the 60th credit hour in fall 2017 or are completing the 60th hour in spring 2018.
All applicants must be currently enrolled students at MTSU with good academic standing.
Applicants also must create an e-Portfolio presentation to submit with their application. The e-Portfolio serves as an electronic record, created by students throughout their academic journey, that helps market them toward a career or graduate degree.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how the scholarship recipients use their e-Portfolios to reflect on their learning and supporting their continued learning here at MTSU,” said Hoffschwelle.
The goals of MT Engage, which launched in fall 2016, include fostering a culture of engaged learning and integrative thinking, enhancing student satisfaction with that learning, and increasing student retention and graduation rates.
The QEP is a requirement by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, or SACSCOC, the regional accreditation body for higher education institutions in the South.
The MT Engage staff includes Hoffschwelle, Assistant Director Lexy Denton, Assessment Coordinator Scott McDaniel and Secretary Jayme Brunson. The office is located in the James Union Building, Room 306. Call 615-898-2761 or 615-904-8281 for more information.
To apply or learn more about the MT Engage scholarship, visit http://mtsu.edu/mtengage/Scholarship.php.
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