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. Transfer applicants with demonstrated need and an outstanding academic record at their previous college may be eligible for limited transfer scholarships.
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
Belmont's most competitive scholarship, awarded to four 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.
$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.
Twenty-five $2000 awards to incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities through the resume of activities.
Performance-based scholarships based upon athletic ability and level of need of position. Contact the coach of the sport for more information. http://www.belmontbruins.com/athletics
Performance-based scholarships for music majors based upon audition, level of music involvement and academic record. http://www.belmont.edu/music
Performance-based scholarships for art majors based upon portfolio, personal interview, and academic record. http://www.belmont.edu/art
Church Related Aid
Application forms and detailed guidelines for these grants are available online at http://www.belmont.edu/sfs/
Tuition Discount Grant
Dependent students of full-time employees of entities of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Tennessee Baptist Convention eligible for $250 per semester.
Church-Related Vocational Grant
Church-University Matching Grant
Students who are members of a church affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention and who wish to pursue a career in a church-related vocation; i.e., pastoral, education, music, youth, or mission ministries are eligible for $250 per semester.
Students who are members of a church affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist convention and receive financial support from their church are eligible for a matching contribution from Belmont up to $250 per semester.
Restricted Grants and Scholarships
Belmont is privileged to receive a number of small restricted scholarships from the gifts of friends and alumni of Belmont. These scholarships vary in requirements and amounts. Many are restricted by major. There is no additional application necessary to be considered for these funds. http://www.belmont.edu/sfs/