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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):

Undergraduate Scholarship Application

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:

    • Holding a high school/college GPA of 3.0 or better
    • 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 cumulative 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.


Active Duty Military Scholarship

Open to students who are active duty in the U.S. military.  Scholarship amount is up to $250 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 3.0 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. 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.


Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Scholarship

Open to students who are eligible for Federal Student Aid while funds last. Scholarship is a 1-time, 1-term award worth up to $3500 and can be combined with one other institutional scholarship until September 8, 2021. The scholarship can be applied to tuition and fees. Recipient must have financial need according to the institutional methodology of COA-EFC. The scholarship is designed to help students go to college amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will expire on September 8, 2021. A completed 2021-2022 FAFSA is required. Minimum 2.0 GPA and full-time, degree-seeking enrollment. Scholarship is nonrenewable.


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 Cares Scholarship

Open to international students who hold an F1 student visa. Scholarship is worth up to $1500 per term and can be combined with one other institutional scholarship until June 30, 2022. The scholarship is designed to help individuals go to college amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will expire on June 30, 2022. Renewal requires a minimum cumulative WC GPA of 2.0, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment.


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 have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 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 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.


Motlow State Community College Transfer Scholarship

Open to Motlow State Community College transfer students. Must have an Associate’s degree from MSCC, and be enrolled at the WC Smyrna campus. The award offers up to 40% 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. Must maintain a 2.0 GPA for renewal.


New Hope Academy Scholarship

Open to New Hope Academy alumni. 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 2.5 GPA for renewal.


Paige Pitts Scholarship

Open to all 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 2.5 GPA for renewal.


S2L Recovery Scholarship

Open to 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. 3.0 GPA required for renewal.


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.


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, and minimum cumulative WC 2.5 GPA for renewal. Scholarship award limit is up to eight terms.


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.


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 $750 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 $1000 per payment period.


Graduate Scholarships:

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 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 $250 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. Must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment and a 3.0 GPA for renewal.


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.


Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Scholarship

Open to students who are eligible for Federal Student Aid while funds last. Scholarship is a 1-time, 1-term award worth up to $3500 and can be combined with one other institutional scholarship until September 8, 2021. The scholarship can be applied to tuition and fees. Recipient must have financial need according to the institutional methodology of COA-EFC. The scholarship is designed to help students go to college amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will expire on September 8, 2021. A completed 2021-2022 FAFSA is required. Minimum 2.0 GPA and continuous, full-time, degree-seeking enrollment. Scholarship is nonrenewable.


International Cares Scholarship

Open to graduate international students who hold an F1 student visa. Scholarship is worth up to $1500 per term and can be combined with one other institutional scholarship until June 30, 2022. The scholarship is designed to help individuals go to college amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will expire on June 30, 2022. Minimum cumulative WC GPA of 3.0 and continuous, full-time enrollment required for renewal.


M.B.A. Launch Scholarship

Open to students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program. Scholarship amount is up to 40% tuition. Deadline to enroll is December 31, 2020. Recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time. Must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and a 3.0 GPA for renewal.


Ministry Staff Scholarship

Open to students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Theological Studies 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. Must be enrolled in the MATS program by January 31, 2020. Recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time and continuously throughout program. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.


S2L Recovery Scholarship

Open to 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 after any federal grants are applied to account. 3.0 GPA required for renewal.


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. Scholarship is worth up to $4000 ($1000 per payment period) over four terms.


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.


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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