Middle Tennessee Condition University will reinstate educational scholarships awarded to new freshmen and transfer learners who paused their educations this 12 months owing to the pandemic or to attend one more college.

“We recognize the profound effects that this world-extensive wellbeing crisis is acquiring on both equally prospective and recent university learners,” President Sidney A. McPhee stated at an announcement broadcast by the college on its social channels. “In reaction, Middle Tennessee State College has made ‘Bridging the Gap’ to enable students get again on monitor with their educational aims and enable mitigate the pandemic’s disruptive results.”

MTSU’s “Bridging the Gap” campaign reinstates scholarships for particular learners who took a hole yr or semester off and deferred enrollment due to the fact of COVID-19 or other causes.

Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, president, Middle Tennessee State University

The method also features scholarship reinstatement for pupils who enrolled at a nearby local community university or yet another establishment, but are now ready to be part of MTSU beginning with spring and slide semesters of 2021.

“We considered in you and preferred to realize your educational file as new pupils signing up for the MTSU spouse and children for Drop 2020, and we nevertheless believe that in you now,”McPhee mentioned. “We want to give a sturdy monetary incentive to get you back on track toward your aim of completing your bachelor’s diploma.”

Debra Sells, vice president for College student Affairs and vice provost for Enrollment Expert services, said MTSU carried out this initiative “to encourage students who were being not ready to enroll for Fall 2020 to achieve out to MTSU advisers now to figure out their scholarship eligibility and get an early start out on the enrollment method for a foreseeable future semester.”

Dr. Debra "Deb" Sells, vice president for student affairs and vice provost for academic and enrollment services

McPhee said MTSU is “committed to supporting pupils throughout this pandemic.”

The university offers personalized coaching and counseling to enable students realize educational plans and life options regardless of challenges.

“We give courses in a assortment of modes, ranging from immediate to distant. And we offer you you an chance for you to get back on course and go after your goals,” McPhee stated.

The ‘Bridging the Gap’ strategy

  • Significant faculty seniors graduating in 2021 should entire the MTSU application for admission (with ACT/SAT scores and sixth-semester transcripts) and submit by Dec. 1 to be deemed for confirmed MTSU scholarships.
  • For anyone who was approved to go to this slide and awarded an MTSU guaranteed educational scholarship but took a hole 12 months and didn’t show up at faculty anywhere else, MTSU will reinstate the supplied scholarship in buy for the scholar to commence attending MTSU in 2021. All those students really should get in touch with a recruiter about the intentions to enroll and full a new application for admission by Dec. 1. 
  • For any one accepted for this tumble and awarded a guaranteed scholarship but selected to show up at yet another school this semester, MTSU will reinstate the offered scholarship in get for the scholar to transfer and get started attending MTSU in 2021. Eligible students really should contact a transfer recruiter about and entire a transfer application by Dec. 1.
  • For any recent university student who has an MTSU guaranteed academic scholarship and imagining of not attending in the spring but strategies to return upcoming tumble, get in touch with educational advisers and the MT A person Stop ([email protected]) to focus on alternatives — or chance losing MTSU and Tennessee Education and learning Lottery scholarships.
  • For any present MTSU pupil wondering of absolutely withdrawing from MTSU now, in mid-semester: Speak to [email protected] to speak about solutions and the money effects of withdrawing from classes. For armed forces-linked learners, speak to the Daniels Center (https://www.mtsu.edu/armed forces/index.php).
  • For pupils who can’t total the ACT or SAT, speak to a recruiter, who will offer facts about the MTSU particular statement. Those students must then comprehensive the assertion, and the university will offer a holistic overview for admission in lieu of the ACT/SAT score.