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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):

2022-2023 Undergraduate Scholarship Application

2022-2023 Graduate 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.  Scholarships are part of the total Financial Aid package, offered and monitored by the Director of Financial Aid. A student may not receive any scholarship in combination with other student aid in excess of tuition and fees. If a student is awarded a scholarship and elects to receive Federal Student Aid, including grants and loans in excess of tuition and fees, the scholarship award may be reduced or eliminated. Federal grants will be considered when awarding scholarships.   

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

    • A full time, first degree seeking continuous 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 Resident 3.0 or better (unless otherwise specified in the scholarship criteria)
    • A 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.


 

Graduate Program FAFSA-based Grant

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.


2022-2023 Institutional Scholarships – Undergraduate Programs

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. If 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.
Scholarships are part of the total Financial Aid package, offered and monitored by the Director of Financial
Aid. A student may not receive any scholarship in combination with other student aid more than tuition and
fees. If a student is awarded a scholarship and elects to receive Federal Student Aid, including grants and
loans more than tuition and fees, the scholarship award may be reduced or eliminated. Federal grants will be
considered when awarding scholarships.

Unless indicated in the specific scholarship criteria, students can qualify if:
• a full-time, first degree seeking continuous 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 resident 3.0 or better (unless otherwise specified in the scholarship
criteria)
• A student must have no more than 122 attempted credit hours (which includes transfer work)
• A current FAFSA must be on file
• Student’s account must be current
Active-Duty Military Scholarship
Open to students who are active duty in the U.S. military. Scholarship amount is up to $270 per credit hour
per payment period. Student must be approved for Department of Defense Tuition Assistance. Requires
official admission to the college and full-time degree-seeking enrollment. Minimum cumulative WC 2.0 GPA,
full-time enrollment, and Department of Defense Tuition Assistance approval for renewal each term.

Aspen Grove Christian Church Scholarship
Open to students who are current members of Aspen Grove Christian Church. Award is up to $1250 per
payment period. Student must be a current member of Aspen Grove Christian Church. Church verification
form must be approved and signed by executive/senior pastor. Minimum cumulative WC 3.0 GPA, full-time,
degree-seeking enrollment.

Church Matching Scholarship
Open to undergraduate students. WC will match up to 50% of any scholarship awarded to the student by
his/her church, up to $2000 per payment period. Requires a minimum 2.0 GPA, full-time, degree-seeking
enrollment, and official admission. A minimum cumulative WC 3.0 GPA is required for renewal.

Church of the City Scholarship
Open to students who are current members of Church of the City. Award is up to $1250 per payment period.
Student must be a current member of Church of the City. Church verification form must be approved and
signed by executive/senior pastor. Requires a minimum 3.0 GPA, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment, and
official admission. A minimum cumulative WC 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment is required for renewal.

Discover Scholarship
Open to newly enrolled undergraduate students. The scholarship offers up to 40% off tuition only, after
federal grants are applied to the student account. The recipient must be enrolled in a full-time, degree-seeking program for Fall 2022. Renewal requires a minimum cumulative WC GPA of 3.0, continuous, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment.

Employee Scholarship
Open to current full-time and part-time WC employee and their immediate family. Award is up to 100%
tuition and is based on the number of hours an employee works per week. Recipient must have a minimum
3.0 GPA, be degree-seeking or dual enrollment, enrolled full-time, but limited to 13 credit hours per term. A
minimum cumulative WC 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment is required for renewal.

Faculty Scholarship
Open to immediate family members of current WC faculty. Award is up to 50% tuition. Requires a minimum
3.0 GPA, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment, and official admission. A minimum cumulative WC 3.0 GPA
and full-time enrollment is required for renewal.

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. A minimum cumulative WC 3.0 GPA and full-time
enrollment is required for renewal.

International Friendship Scholarship
Open to international students who hold an F1 student visa. Award is $750 per payment period. Recipients
must be enrolled full-time and meet admissions requirement. International students who are not eligible for
federal aid do not need to complete the FAFSA for the scholarship award. Renewal requires a minimum
cumulative WC GPA of 3.0, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment.

LifePoint Church Scholarship
Open to undergraduate students. Award is up to $1250 per payment period.. Church verification form must
be approved and signed by executive/senior pastor. Open to I-20 students. Minimum 3.0 GPA, full-time,
degree-seeking enrollment.

Motlow State Community College Transfer Scholarship
Open to newly enrolled Motlow State Community College transfer students. Must have an Associate’s degree
from MSCC, and be enrolled at the WC Smyrna campus. The scholarship amount is up to 40% off tuition only,
after undergraduate federal grants are applied to the student account. The recipient must be enrolled in a
full-time, continuous degree-seeking program. Must maintain a minimum cumulative WC 2.0 GPA, full-time,
degree-seeking enrollment for renewal.

Paige Pitts Scholarship
Open to newly enrolled undergraduate students. Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship worth up to 100%
tuition for one recipient per academic year. The scholarship does not cover any fees. Eligibility requirements
include a current FAFSA EFC of 0-1200, full-time enrollment, and a 2.0 GPA for renewal. Student must write a
1-page essay requesting scholarship to Paige Pitts.

S2L Recovery Scholarship
Open to newly enrolled S2L Recovery employees, alumni, or transitional living students enrolled full-time at
any WC campus for undergraduate programs. Scholarship amount is up to 50% tuition only after any federal
grants are applied to account. Renewal requires a minimum cumulative WC GPA of 2.0, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment.

Trustee Scholarship
Open to undergraduate students. Award is up to $2500 per payment period. The recipient must have a 3.0
high school or college GPA, be degree-seeking and enrolled continuous, full-time. The scholarship is granted
to students selected by the College administration and Board of Trustees. Renewal requires a minimum
cumulative WC GPA of 3.0, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment.

Volunteer State Student Assistance Scholarship
Open to undergraduate students. Students must demonstrate excellence in character, community service,
and leadership. The scholarship amount is $7,000 per academic year ($3,500 in the fall, $3,500 in the spring).
Must be a Tennessee resident, minimum 3.25 high school GPA for 7 semesters, ACT composite of 23 or SAT
of 1070 to be eligible. Minimum cumulative WC 2.5 GPA for renewal. Scholarship award limit is up to eight
terms. This scholarship can be combined with another institutional scholarship.

WC Merit Scholarship
Open to first-time, incoming freshman students. Scholarship amount is up to $3000 per payment period.
Requires a minimum 29 ACT, 3.75 GPA, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment. Requires a minimum
cumulative WC 3.75 GPA, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment for renewal.

WC Promise Scholarship
Open to first-time, incoming 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 minimum cumulative WC 2.0 GPA. The scholarship only applies towards two-year degree
programs and onsite courses.

Full Pell Eligible Grant
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 Grant
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 $1000 per
payment period.

Pell Ineligible Grant
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 $1250 per
payment period.

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
undergraduate decisions are final. The only exception is there will be no reinstatement of the Williamson
College Academic Scholarship.

2022-2023 Institutional Scholarships – Graduate Programs

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. If funds are not secured, students will be notified.
Students can receive only one institutional scholarship per 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.
Scholarships are part of the total Financial Aid package, offered and monitored by the Director of Financial
Aid. A student may not receive any scholarship in combination with other student aid in excess of tuition and
fees. If a student is awarded a scholarship and elects to receive Federal Student Aid, including loans in excess
of tuition and fees, the scholarship award may be reduced or eliminated.

Active-Duty Military Scholarship
Open to students who are active duty in the U.S. military. Scholarship amount is up to $300 per credit hour
per payment period. Student must be approved for Department of Defense Tuition Assistance. Requires
official admission to the college and full-time degree-seeking enrollment. Minimum cumulative WC 3.0 GPA,
full-time enrollment, and Department of Defense Tuition Assistance approval for renewal each term.

Discover Scholarship
Open to newly enrolled graduate students. Scholarship amount is up to 40% tuition only. Recipient must be
degree-seeking and enrolled full-time for the Fall 2022. Must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment and a
3.0 GPA for renewal.

Employee Scholarship
Open to current full-time and part-time WC employees and immediate family. Scholarship amount is up to
100% tuition and is based on the number of hours an employee works per week. Recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA and continuous, full-time enrollment.

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

Ministry Staff Scholarship
Open to newly enrolled students in the Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Biblical
Studies, and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program. Scholarship 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. Recipient
must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time and continuously throughout program. Minimum cumulative WC
GPA of 3.0 and continuous, full-time enrollment required for renewal. Open to I-20’s only if they volunteer at
a church/faith based.

S2L Recovery Scholarship
Open to newly enrolled S2L Recovery employees, alumni, or transitional living students enrolled full-time at
any WC campus for graduate programs. Scholarship amount is up to 50% tuition only after any federal grants
are applied to account. Minimum cumulative WC GPA of 3.0 and continuous, full-time enrollment required
for renewal.

Trustee Scholarship
Open to all graduate students. Scholarship amount is up to $2500 per payment period. The recipient must
have a minimum college GPA of 3.0, be degree-seeking and enrolled continuous, full-time. The scholarship is
granted to students selected by the college administration. Minimum cumulative WC GPA of 3.0 and
continuous, full-time enrollment required for renewal.

WC Alumni Graduate Scholarship
Open to newly enrolled WC alumni. The recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time in master’s
program which requires a 2.5 undergraduate GPA. Minimum cumulative WC GPA of 3.0 and continuous, full-time enrollment required for renewal. A current FAFSA is not required to be on file. Scholarship amount is worth up to $5000 ($1250 per payment period) over four terms.

Graduate Program FAFSA Based Grant
Open to all graduate students. See the Director of Financial Aid for details. Complete a FAFSA for the current
award year. Scholarship 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

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

https://www.sharingchange.org/

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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