Cumberland University

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Community College Educational Advancement Award

Graduates of each of Tennessee’s eligible institutions will receive an "Educational Advancement Award” in his or her chosen field of study.

Financial aid will be available for qualified students in all three of our undergraduate Schools.  Any Community College graduate with a University parallel degree will receive a $6,000 grant, regardless of achievement level or chosen field of study. Additional scholarships are available to most students outside of the Nursing program, depending upon their GPA and level of need.

The sizes of the available awards are as follows:

Community College GPA

University Parallel Degree
(Associate of Science &
Associate of Arts)

Academic Excellence

Total Award  

3.50 and above




3.00 to 3.49




2.50 to 2.99
6,000 2,000 8,000

Below 2.50




It is the program underwriters’ intention to provide financial aid to those successful students who need it most. Financial need, therefore, will be a consideration in determining the amount of any award.

Application for these awards is automatic when an eligible community college graduate (or prospective graduate) applies to Cumberland University and completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awards will be made monthly, beginning in February of 2016 and continuing until the available financing is exhausted.

Our Transfer and Community College Admissions Representative, Ms. Lori Long, is available to discuss this program with you further. We look forward to working with you and your institution.