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Scholarships are an excellent way to fund your education. Many scholarships are one-time only, so plan on continuing your research each year. You must be admitted to APSU in order to apply.

Explore Our Scholarships

2024-2025 Application is closed.
2025-2026 Application will open October 1st.
3.0 GPA = Guaranteed Admission and $1,000 Scholarship

Any high school senior graduating with a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) will be automatically admitted and receive the Governor's Excellence scholarship.

(Not combined with Presidential, Dean's, Academic Achievement, or Governor's Merit)

Although students may apply for scholarships through our Online Application, many are also available through other methods. See below to begin browsing categories of all scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunities Descriptions
Academic Scholarships Freshmen, Transfer, and Out-of-State Students
Alumni Legacy Scholarship

First-time freshman or transfer students who are a child, grandchild, or sibling of an Austin Peay State University alum - including a step-, biological or adoptive parent
This scholarship, awarded through your Admissions Application, is a one-semester award to be used during your first semester at APSU.

APSU Scholarships

Athletics, Departmental, General, Non-Traditional, and Performance

Tennessee Lottery Programs Hope, Merit, Aspire, and Non-Traditional
Tennessee Promise Associate degree students directly out  of high school

Scholarships are considered a financial resource in determining your need for other aid and must be reported to the APSU Financial Aid Office through the Additional Financial Aid Resources form.

Beware of any scholarship search service that charges a fee. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers excellent guidance on how to identify, avoid and report scholarship scams at no cost.