East Tennessee State University (ETSU) International Merit Scholarships 2024-2025 (Up to $36,000 Grant)

Call for Applications now open for ETSU International Merit Scholarships 2024-25. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is now accepting applications for its International Merit Scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year.

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) International Merit Scholarships
East Tennessee State University (ETSU) International Merit Scholarships

These scholarships aim to support international students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees at ETSU, an institution founded in 1911 with a mission to enhance the quality of life for people in the region and beyond.

East Tennesse University (ETSU), offers numerous scholarship opportunities to provide needed support to eligible domestic and international students.

Overview of the ETSU International Merit Scholarships

ETSU’s International Merit Scholarships present an excellent opportunity for international students seeking quality education in the United States. With automatic consideration upon admission and substantial financial support, these scholarships can significantly reduce the cost of studying abroad. Prospective students should focus on maintaining strong academic performance to qualify for higher scholarship tiers.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $36,000 over four years, while Graduate students are eligible for annual awards of $5,000 (Master’s) or $9,000 (Doctoral). Please note that there is no separate application required, as all admitted international students are automatically considered

Financial Benefits

Undergraduate Scholarship Tiers:

  • Blue Scholarship: $5,000/year (GPA > 3.0)
  • Gold Scholarship: $7,000/year (GPA > 3.5)
  • Elite Scholarship: $9,000/year (GPA > 3.75)

Graduate Scholarship Tiers:

  • Master’s Merit Scholarship: $5,000/year (GPA > 3.0)
  • Doctoral Merit Scholarship: $9,000/year (GPA > 3.0)

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must posses an offers to pursue an eligible program at ETSU as a degree-seeking student
  • F-1 or J-1 student visa (or plans to obtain one)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous coursework:
  • Freshmen: High school GPA
  • Transfer students are required to provide their previous university coursework
  • Graduate applicants must hold an Undergraduate GPA

Ineligibility Factors:

  • Second Bachelor’s degree applicants if previous degree was from ETSU
  • Students paying in-state or E-Rate tuition
  • Applicants to M.D. or PharmD programs
  • Students without active F-1 or J-1 status

Award Terms:

  • Undergraduate: Limited to 8 semesters
  • Graduate: Limited to 5 semesters or program length
  • Recipients cannot combine this award with other scholarships covering out-of-state/international tuition

Application Process for International Merit Scholarships 

  • Visit the scholarship website: https://www.etsu.edu/international/scholarships/merit.php
  • Apply for admission to your chosen program at East Tennessee State University
  • The East Tennessee State University (ETSU) International Merit Scholarships dies not required a separate application
  • Submit before university deadlines given below

Additional Information

  • Application fees ($35 for undergraduate, $65 for graduate) are required and non-waivable for international students
  • I-20 or DS-2019 forms are issued after admission; expect to receive via email within weeks of submitting the request form
  • ETSU offers other scholarship opportunities, including Creative Arts Scholarships
  • The university hosts a diverse international community with nearly 450 students from 68 countries

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for East Tennessee State University (ETSU) International Merit Scholarships 2024-2025, is August 22, 2024.



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