** University College (Adult Degree) students are not eligible for institutional scholarships. **
Belmont University offers a variety of merit-based scholarships. The application for admission to the university serves as the merit-based scholarship application. Priority consideration for scholarships is given to those applications received by December 1. You may receive only one merit-based scholarship. Roughly a third of the freshman class received academic merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are geared toward freshman applicants.
Academic Merit Scholarships - Incoming freshmen are considered for an academic merit scholarship if they meet at least four of the following six criteria: completion of a strong college preparatory curriculum, unweighted core GPA of 3.5 or higher, unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, top 10 percent of class rank, ACT of 28 or higher or SAT of 1260 or higher (composite score of Critical Reading and Math), and significant individual achievement.
Presidential Scholarships - Belmont's most competitive scholarship, awarded to five incoming freshmen, covering full tuition, room, board, books, and fees. Consideration criteria include a minimum test score of 1320 SAT (composite score of Critical Reading and Math) or 29 ACT, a high school GPA of 3.5 or above, top 10% class rank and significant individual achievement.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship - One scholarship covering full tuition, room, board, books, and fees for a student from a diverse background with outstanding academic and leadership records.
Ingram Diversity Leadership Scholarships - Four full-tuition scholarships for students with diverse backgrounds from the Nashville area with outstanding academic and leadership records.
Thomas J. Madden Ministerial Scholarship - One full-tuition scholarship for a Baptist freshman man majoring in religion and who plans to enter fulltime ministry
Servant Leader Scholarship - One full-tuition scholarship for a Baptist freshman woman who majors in religion and who plans to enter a church-related career.
Turner Scholarships - $7,500 awards for students from rural high schools with outstanding academic records and demonstrated need.
Glover Accounting Scholarships - Merit-based scholarship for students majoring in accounting who meet academic scholarship criteria.
Glover Business Scholarships - Merit-based scholarship for students majoring in business who meet academic scholarship criteria.
Leadership Scholarships - Twenty-five $2000 awards to incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities through the resume of activities.
Rose Park Scholarships: Half and full tuition scholarships for deserving incoming freshmen with demonstrated need who live in proximity to ES Rose Park.
Community Scholarships: Half tuition scholarships awarded for deserving incoming freshmen with demonstrated need and above average academic credentials who live in proximity to the Belmont University campus.
Please note: Any student who qualifies for any of the above scholarships may choose only one. These scholarships cannot be combined and each is renewable with demonstrated satisfactory progress each semester. To maintain an Merit Scholarship, students must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and maintain a GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is for 8 consecutive semesters.
In a committed effort to assist students attending Belmont University, many generous individuals and organizations have established and sustained endowed scholarships. Students are automatically considered for any scholarships for which they are eligible upon completion of an application for admission and their FAFSA. All accepted entering freshmen and enrolled returning students will be considered for each University-administered scholarship for which they are eligible.
Scholarship award amounts and eligibility criteria vary widely. While the number of scholarships grows each year, funding is limited. It is not necessary to apply for a particular scholarship or have prior knowledge of eligibility criteria except as indicated. Click here for a list of University scholarships. This list is for information purposes only.
For more information on scholarships that are college or department specific, please contact those offices directly. Phone numbers and email addresses may be found on each individual college's website. If you have questions about Endowed Scholarships please contact Helen Bond in the Office of Student Financial Services at 615-460-6403.
There are many outside scholarships available to Belmont students. This web page, which is updated often, represents numerous scholarship opportunities that have been made available to our students. We have organized these scholarships into categories which you will find below. Click on the appropriate link(s) to see lists of, and links to, these scholarships.
Many outside scholarship opportunities are not specifically listed on this site. Students may receive scholarships from national organizations as well as community based organizations in their home area. These groups may include labor unions, professional associations, churches, local businesses, high school scholastic clubs, and various civic organizations such as Elks, Lions Club, Rotary and YMCA just to name a few. Many students receive tuition assistance from their parents' or their own employers. High school guidance counselors can be a good source for locating scholarship opportunities in your community.
If you are the recipient of an outside scholarship you will need to submit the Outside Scholarship Report Form.