Endowed Scholarships With Specific Application
Cumberland University has various endowed scholarships that require a separate application due to specific criteria. More information about the scholarships and the separate applications can be found at the links below the scholarships. The deadline for applications to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office is June 1st.
Gregg Baines Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to support full-time students whose lives have been financially impacted by cancer either personally or through an immediate family member. A recipient or his/immediate family member (parent, legal guardian, or sibling) must have experienced cancer within 4 years of the recipient entering Cumberland University. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles are excluded unless they are legal guardians. Skin cancers, other than Stage III melanoma, are excluded. First-time recipients must have either an ACT score of 20 or a GPA of 2.75. Recipients from Wilson County will be given priority, with students from other Middle Tennessee counties as a second preference.
Sean Putman Memorial Scholarship
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Troy Putman, in memory of their son, Sean, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of eight. The award will be made to Wilson County high school graduates who exhibit leadership and student excellence. Applicants should possess a determination to succeed and character traits that reflect cooperation and a goal-oriented personality. The award can be made for no more than eight (8) semesters, and the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to continue to receive the scholarship.
Shelby Glisson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in Memory of Shelby Glisson to support new, transfer, and/or current full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending Cumberland University during any semester who has had or does have medical adversities. First time recipients must have either minimum GPA 3.0 and transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. If a student chooses to renew this scholarship, they must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in Good standing with Cumberland. Recipients from Wilson County will be given priority with students from other Middle Tennessee Counties as a second preference.
Tammye & Garry Whitaker Scholarship
This scholarship will give priority to Cumberland University students who have earned an Associate’s Degree through the Tennessee Promise Program. The intent is to aid such students as they continue their studies toward a Bachelor’s Degree. Secondary priority will be given to students who have a documented disability on file in the Disability Services Office of the University and who receive accommodations for the disability. In the event there are no applicants in a given year who meet the above criteria, the scholarships from this fund may be awarded to other qualified students for that year. Financial need will be the determining factor in selecting the recipient. Once a student has been selected the scholarship will automatically renew each year as long as the student maintains a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
The Pay It Forward Scholarship
Presented by the Cumberland University Alumni Association Board of Directors established by the Cumberland University Alumni Association Board of Directors. The Pay It Forward scholarship will be awarded based on need and will go towards covering books and fees. Students applying must complete a current issues assignment in order to be eligible. Recipients must attend one alumni board meeting and are highly encouraged to attend alumni-sponsored events.
Criteria: A recipient must have financial need and is expected to attend one alumni board meeting during the calendar year. The recipient will also be encouraged to attend alumni-sponsored events. The student may be asked to speak at alumni events and appear in Cumberland University media as a representative of the scholarship. First-time recipients must have either an ACT score of 20 or a GPA of 2.75.