Institutional Scholarships and Grants

Institutional scholarships and grants are awarded on an academic year basis. Cumberland University defines an academic year as 32 weeks consisting of a fall and spring semester. Institutional aid is only available during the academic year. Students wishing to enroll in classes during a summer semester should check with the Financial Aid Office to determining eligibility for any federal or state financial aid including student loans.

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Cumberland (CU) Promise Scholarships

Amount per year: Up to $16,000

Restrictions: Full-time student status, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA based on award level.

The Cumberland Promise Scholarships are awarded to students who hold a University parallel associate degree from a regionally accredited institution and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

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Ernest L. Stockton Jr. Grants

Amount per year: Up to $3,400

Restrictions: Full-time student status plus maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on courses taken at Cumberland University.

Ernest L. Stockton Jr. Grants are awarded to students who hold a university parallel degree from an accredited two year or four year university with a minimum 2.50 cumulative G.P.A.

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Phoenix Promise

Restrictions: -Only available to rising sophomore or junior students at Cumberland, including transfer students. -Only available for Tennessee residents. -Not available to nursing majors, athletes or fine arts performing students.

The Phoenix Promise is a last-dollar scholarship, which means that after considering all funding and grants a student is eligible for, the Phoenix Promise covers the remaining balance of tuition and access fees. This means that eligible students will pay little or no costs out-of-pocket for tuition and access fees.

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Presidential Award Scholarships

Restrictions: Full-time student status, maintain a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA.

Presidential Award Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher and between a 27-29 composite on the ACT or 1280-1380 on the SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score.

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Private and Endowment Scholarships

Cumberland University also awards various private and endowed scholarships which have specific requirements for eligibility.

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Trustee Scholarships

Restrictions: Full-time student status, maintain a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA at the end of each academic year.

Trustee Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen in the top five percent (5%) of their graduating class and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher and a minimum 30 composite on the ACT or a 1390 on the SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score.

Endowed Scholarships

Cumberland University awards various private and endowed scholarships which have specific requirements for eligibility. These awards have been donated by families, businesses, and civic organizations. A listing of these scholarships can be found in the catalog and on the website. The deadline for applications to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office is April 1st.

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William Edgar and Frances Duke Green Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of William Edgar and Frances Duke Green by their daughter Mrs. Frances Green Oliver.

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William Goodbar and Blanche P. Catron Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is awarded to a full-time student from Wilson County, Tennessee.

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William Perkins Freeman Endowed Scholarship

Mr. William Perkins Freeman, a lifelong friend and former student of Cumberland University, established this scholarship at Cumberland University.

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William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship

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Wilson Bank & Trust Scholarship

Established by Wilson Bank & Trust of Lebanon, Tennessee for a student who is a child of an employee of Wilson Bank & Trust.

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