Skip to main content
Belmont University logo
bridges to belmont

Bell Tower Scholars

The Bell Tower Scholars program (formally known as Bridges to Belmont) was launched in 2013 as a full scholarship program designed to enroll high-potential students from Metro Nashville Public Schools who may not have previously been able to consider Belmont as an option. 

Bell Tower Scholars reflects a deliberate step on the part of Belmont’s administration to enhance the University’s cultural and ethnic diversity while also continuing efforts to provide a higher education opportunity to students from Nashville. The program creates an environment of academic achievement, community service, and personal development to empower students’ personal passion to have an impact on the world through their education. All Bell Tower Scholars take part in a six-week Summer Academy on campus the summer prior to their fall freshmen semester.

Bell Tower Scholars are currently selected from twelve Metro Nashville Public Schools – Stratford STEM High School, Maplewood High School, Whites Creek High School, Pearl Cohn –Entertainment Magnet, Glencliff High School, Hillsboro High School, Hillwood High School, Hunters Lane High School, McGavock High School, Overton High School, Antioch High School, and Cane Ridge High School.

For additional information about becoming a Bell Tower Scholar, contact your guidance counselor at one of our twelve feeder high schools.