Fisk University offers two types of scholarships to incoming students: institutional scholarships and endowed scholarships. Only students with completed applications on file are considered for these awards.
Here are the categories and requirements for institutional scholarships:
Presidential: 3.7 un-weighted GPA, 28 ACT composite or SAT 1 equivalent (approximately 1860); 3.5 cumulative GPA, community service, study abroad required to maintain
Full Tuition: 3.5 un-weighted GPA, 26 ACT composite or SAT 1 equivalent (approximately 1760); 3.3 cumulative GPA, community service, study abroad required to maintain
General Academic: 3.3 un-weighted GPA, 23-24 ACT or SAT 1 equivalent (approximately 1590 - 1650); 3.0 cumulative GPA required to maintain
- The standard deadline to have application submitted for institutional scholarship consideration: January 6. Applications received after January 6 will be considered as funds are available.
- If you are nominated for a Presidential or Full Tuition scholarship, you must interview on-campus in spring semester of your senior year in high school. Those who do not interview risk their nomination being forfeited. Interviews can be arranged during any on-campus recruitment event (Open House, Scholars Weekend) or during an individual campus visit by the applicant.
- There is no separate scholarship application, students are evaluated on the strength of their admission application.
- Scholarships are not guaranteed. All applicants are evaluated on the strength of their application and by comparison against the applicant pool. Students are evaluated until the institution's scholarship budget has been met.
All students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is done online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. There is no firm deadline but families are strongly encouraged to file by February 15. The Fisk code is 003490. This code must be used in order for our Office of Student Financial Aid to receive your information and create a financial aid award. Financial aid awards are distributed electronically and typically received by families in late spring.
Other sources of scholarship: