** University College (Adult Degree) students are not eligible for institutional scholarships. **
Merit ScholarshipsBelmont University offers a variety of merit-based scholarships. The application for admission to the university serves as the merit-based scholarship application. General Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis following the offer of admission as funds remain available. December 1 is the priority application deadline for consideration for Belmont’s most competitive named and departmental scholarships. All components of the application for admission must be received by this date for the applicant to be deemed eligible for consideration. Click here to learn more.
Endowed ScholarshipsIn 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.
Outside ScholarshipsThere 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.