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Freshman Scholarship Opportunities

Academic Scholarships

Please note that meeting the eligibility requirements for a scholarship does not guarantee receipt of the scholarship. To be considered for scholarships which are given through Admissions, please complete your Admissions application before the priority date of November 15.



Application Process


Presidents Emerging Leaders Program (PELP)

3.5 GPA
26 ACT
(extremely competitive)

Apply through program director$3,000

Honors Scholarship
(limited funds available)

Flexible, but with a strong academic background

Must be admitted to Honors Program; apply through program director



3.0 GPA
29 ACT or 1290 SAT (awards increase with higher scores)

Admissions application to APSU

$4,000 - $6,000


3.5 GPA
26 ACT or 1170 SAT (awards increase with higher scores)

Admissions application to APSU

$1,000 - $3,000

Kimbrough (Limited Awards Available)

3.0 GPA
26 ACT or 1170 SAT

Admissions application to APSU


Howell C. Smith* (Limited Awards Available)

High-achieving students

Admissions application to APSU


Luther Tippit* (2 Annual Awards Available)

Top 25% of graduating class; good recommendations within and outside of school; be involved extensively in extracurricular activities in and out of school; demonstrate leadership abilities

Admissions application to APSU


* Students must work service hours in a campus department in order to retain this scholarship.

For more information about Freshman Academic Scholarship Retention please view our Freshman Academic Scholarship Retention Information.

Additional Opportunities

Freshmen APSU Scholarships

Various requirements

APSU online scholarship application


General APSU Scholarships

Various requirements; several are open to any grade level

APSU online scholarship application



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