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To be considered for Williamson College Scholarships, you must complete the scholarship application (print and turn into the Financial Aid Office):

Scholarship Application

Williamson College (WC) offers a variety of need-based and merit-based scholarships.  Funding is contingent upon federal, state and other outside resources the student receives. Scholarship applications are available at the time of admission to the college as well as available on the WC website.  The Scholarship Committee awards scholarships and recipients are notified in writing.  In the event that funds are not secured, students will be notified.  Students can receive only one institutional scholarship per 20 week enrollment period.  If the student meets the requirements for more than one institutional scholarship during the same enrollment period, Williamson College will award the scholarship that provides the greatest financial assistance.  Scholarship amounts will be adjusted to prevent over-awards above direct costs of the term.  Scholarships cover tuition expenses only.  Federal grants will be considered when awarding scholarships.   

Unless indicated in the specific scholarship criteria, students can qualify if:

    • Holding a high school/college GPA of 3.0 or better
    • A full time, first degree seeking undergraduate (enrolled for 12 or more credit hours)

    • Have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For scholarship renewal:

    • Enrollment must be full time and continuous
    • GPA must be a minimum WC cumulative 3.0 or better (unless otherwise specified in the scholarship criteria)
    • Degree-seeking student must have no more than 122 attempted credit hours (which includes transfer work)
    • A current FAFSA must be on file prior to the start of the academic year

    • Student’s account must be current

Students must notify the Financial Aid Office if other outside financial assistance is received, including employee tuition benefits.


Aspen Grove Christian Church Scholarship

Open to all students.  Award is up to $1000 per payment period. Student must be a current member of Aspen Grove Christian Church for a minimum of 12 months. Church verification form must be approved and signed by Adam Kauffield. Minimum 3.0 GPA, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment.


Church Matching Scholarship

Open to all students.  WC will match up to 50% of any scholarship awarded to the student by his/her church, up to $2000 per payment period.


Church of the City Scholarship

Open to all students.  Award is up to $1250 per payment period. Student must be a current member of Church of the City for a minimum of 12 months. Church verification form must be approved and signed by a church leader. Minimum 3.0 GPA, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment.


Employee Scholarship

Open to current full-time WC employees and immediate family. Award is up to 100% tuition. Recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time, but limited to 13 credit hours per term. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.


Faculty Scholarship

Open to immediate family members of current WC faculty and part-time employees. Award is up to 50% tuition. The recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time, and all student accounts must be current. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.


Homeschool Scholarship

Open to first-time, incoming freshman students.  Award is up to $1500 per payment period. Minimum 21 ACT, 3.0 GPA, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment.


International Friendship Scholarship

Open to undergraduate international students who hold an F1 student visa.  Award is $750 per payment period.  Recipients must be enrolled full-time and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 which is verified at the time of recipient’s subsequent registrations. International students who are not eligible for federal aid do not need to complete the FAFSA for the scholarship award.


LifePoint Church Scholarship

Open to all students.  Award is up to $1250 per payment period. Student must be a current member of LifePoint Church for a minimum of 12 months. Church verification form must be approved/signed by Pat Hood. Minimum 3.0 GPA, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment.


Merit Scholarship

Open to first-time, incoming freshman students.  Award is up to $2500 per payment period. Minimum 29 ACT, 3.75 GPA, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment.


Smyrna Launch Scholarship

Open to all students. Must be enrolled in WC for the first-time, and at the Smyrna location by December 31, 2019. The award offers up to 50% off tuition only, after all federal grants are applied to the student account. The recipient must be enrolled in a full-time, continuous degree-seeking program.


Trustee Scholarship

Open to all undergraduate students. Award is up to $2100 per payment period. The recipient must be degree-seeking and enrolled continuous, full-time. The scholarship is granted to students selected by the College administration and Board of Trustees. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal.


Williamson College Promise Scholarship

Open to entering first-time freshman. Limited to ten recipients per campus only. The award is a last dollar scholarship towards tuition only, after federal aid is awarded, up to $4800 per term. The scholarship requires a Tennessee high school or homeschool diploma by age 19 or earn a GED/HISET prior to 19th birthday. The recipient must be enrolled in a full-time, two-year degree-seeking program. For renewal, the recipient must maintain a 2.0 GPA. The scholarship only applies towards two-year degree programs and onsite courses.


Need-based Scholarships:

Full Pell Eligible Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students. The recipient must be full Pell eligible under the Federal Pell Grant Program based on the calculated Expected Family Contribution number. The total scholarship is up to $500 per payment period.


Partial Pell Eligible Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students. The recipient must be Pell eligible under the Federal Pell Grant Program based on the calculated Expected Family Contribution number. The total scholarship is up to $750 per payment period.


Pell Ineligible Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students. The recipient must be Pell ineligible under the Federal Pell Grant Program based on the calculated Expected Family Contribution number. The total scholarship is up to $1000 per payment period.


Graduate Scholarships:

Master’s Launch Ministry Scholarship

Open to students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Theological Studies or the Master of Arts in Worship Arts Leadership. Award is up to 50% tuition only. Must be employed by or volunteer at a church or faith-based non-profit organization for a minimum of ten hours per week. An employment or volunteer verification form completed by the organization is required. Must be enrolled in the MATS or MAWAL program by January 31, 2020. Recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time and continuously throughout program. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.


 Employee Scholarship

Open to current full-time WC employees and immediate family. Award is up to 100% tuition. Recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.


Faculty Scholarship

Open to immediate family members of current WC faculty and part-time employees. Award is up to 50% tuition. The recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.


Friends of LifePoint Church Scholarship

Open to graduate students. Must be a member of LifePoint Church and enrolled in WC for the first-time by December 31, 2019. The award offers up to 50% off tuition only. The recipient must be enrolled in a full-time, continuous degree-seeking program.


Non-Profit Graduate Scholarship

Open to graduate students who work at least 30 hours per week at a 501c3 non-profit organization. The recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time in a Master’s program, have at least an undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and submit verification of employment. Award is a one-time scholarship up to $3000.


Trustee Scholarship

Open to all graduate students. Award is up to $2100 per payment period. The recipient must be degree-seeking and enrolled continuous, full-time. The scholarship is granted to students selected by the College administration and Board of Trustees. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal.


WC Alumni Graduate Scholarship

Open to WC alumni that are enrolled in the Master’s program. The recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time in Master’s program which requires a 2.5 undergraduate GPA. Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 for renewal. A current FAFSA is not required to be on file. Award is a one-time scholarship up to $4000.


Graduate Program Need-based Scholarship

Open to graduate students. See the Director of Financial Aid for details. Complete a FAFSA for the current award year. Award is based on the calculated Expected Family Contribution number.


Academic Progress for Institutional Scholarships 

Students awarded WC academic and institutional scholarships will have their academic progress evaluated after each term for eligibility and renewal. Students who do not maintain eligibility at the end of their term, will receive notice from the financial aid office of the loss of the scholarship.  Students who do not maintain eligibility and have an unforeseen life event may request an exception or ask that their scholarship be placed on hold for a term or more (up to 2 years of date of request, providing student is not enrolling at Williamson or any other post-secondary institution). An unforeseen life even must be a documented event that may include a medical condition, a call to active military duty, or participating in an official religious service.  Student may request an exception by completing the Scholarship Exception Request/Hold Request Form provided by the financial aid office. The decision will be granted from the Appeals Committee prior to the next term and all decisions are final. The only exception is there will be no reinstatement of the Williamson College Academic Scholarship.

Students must notify the Financial Aid Office if other outside financial assistance is received, including employee tuition benefits.


External Resources

Williamson College provides sites to research outside scholarship awards. Look for free websites; do not pay a fee for scholarship or financial aid information. Please contact the financial aid office if any of the below sites require a fee or you find a broken link.

Scholarship Search Engines

http://www.mycollegescholarship.org/guide-to-the-internet-for-scholarship-seekers/

Tennessee Scholarships

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/tennessee-scholarships/ 

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

http://www.cfmt.org/request/scholarships/

Middle Tennessee Electric SharingChange Scholarship Program

http://www.mtemc.com/SharingChange

American Indian College Fund:

http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/

International Education Financial Aid

http://www.iefa.org/ 

National Merit Foundation Corporation

http://www.nationalmerit.org/ 

Fisher House Foundation/Scholarships for Military Children

http://www.militaryscholar.org/ 

Take a look at Money Geek who is offering a free no sign-up scholarship search

http://www.moneygeek.com/education/scholarship-search/

Fast easy free scholarship database (and check out their scholarship giveaways)

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships#/

College Scholarships.Org

http://www.collegescholarships.org/

Scarlett Family Foundation: Scholarships for Students of Middle Tennessee Pursuing a Business Degree

http://www.scarlettfoundation.org/middle-tennessee/scholarships.htm

WyzAnt

WyzAnt is the world’s leading tutoring network. Apply for their college scholarships.
https://www.wyzant.com/scholarships/

GoodCall Scholarship

View thousands of scholarships. Site is totally free and open.
https://www.goodcall.com/

Wiley's Accounting Student Scholarship

https://www.efficientlearning.com/cpa/scholarships/


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