MTSU pushes applying by Dec. 1 to enhance scholars...

MTSU pushes applying by Dec. 1 to enhance scholarship chances

Middle Tennessee State University officials urge prospective high school seniors and their parents or guardians to apply by Monday, Dec. 1, if they plan to start at MTSU in fall 2015.

Meeting this deadline will allow seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA and an ACT score of 25 or higher — equivalent to an 1130 or higher SAT score — the opportunity to be considered in the initial awarding of guaranteed freshman academic scholarships and the highly competitive Buchanan Fellowships.

Dr. Laurie Witherow

Dr. Laurie Witherow

To apply, visit To view academic requirements for scholarships, visit and click on “First-Time Incoming Freshmen.”

Meeting both the deadline and qualifications gives outstanding students the chance to receive a Chancellor’s, Presidential, Provost or other major scholarship from the MTSU Scholarship and Financial Aid offices.

Failing to meet the Dec. 1 deadline may be a missed opportunity for a major scholarship. Applications received after Dec. 1 will risk scholarship money being unavailable. Applications mailed to MTSU must be postmarked Dec. 1.

“MTSU has expanded its scholarships to the best and brightest in Tennessee, but the deadline for priority consideration is fast approaching,” said Laurie Witherow, associate vice provost for admissions and enrollment services.

“Dec. 1 is only days away, so please take a few minutes today to apply,” Witherow added.

“Don’t miss an opportunity to allow MTSU to invest in your future. We believe in you, your potential and your success.”

To learn more about the University Honors College and Buchanan Fellowship, the highest award given to an entering MTSU freshman, visit

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