Fisk University offers merit-based scholarships to help academically talented students cover the cost of their education as University resources permit. In addition to a competitive academic record, students interested in merit-based awards should also present a record of demonstrated leadership and community service.
Scholarships are not guaranteed and there is no separate application. Students are evaluated on the strength of their admission application in comparison against the applicant pool. The standard deadline for institutional scholarship consideration is January 15.
Scholarship awards begin in December of every year on a rolling basis. Only students with complete admission files will be considered.
Erastus Milo Cravath Presidential Scholarship
Requirements: 3.7-4.0 GPA (un-weighted); ACT-28/SAT-1860
Covers: Full tuition, fees, room & board, and books (up to $1,000)
To Renew: Recipient must earn a minimum of 12-18 credit hours per semester, maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and perform 50 volunteer hours per semester or 100 per academic year. Preapproval of volunteer service is required.
Ella Sheperd Moore Scholarship
Requirements: 3.5-4.0 GPA (un-weighted); ACT-25/SAT-1700
Covers: Full tuition
To Renew: Recipient must earn a minimum of 12-18 credit hours per semester, maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA and perform 50 volunteer hours per semester or 100 per academic year. Preapproval of volunteer service is required.
Clinton B. Fisk Academic Scholarship
Requirements: 3.0-4.0 GPA (un-weighted); ACT-23/SAT-1590
Covers: Ranges from $5,000 to $10,000
To Renew: Recipient must earn a minimum of 12-18 credit hours per semester, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and perform 50 volunteer hours per semester of 100 per academic year. Preapproval of volunteer service is required.
Fisk Performance Award for Music Majors
Requirements: Audition and Music Department recommendation
Award Amount: $5,000
To Renew: Please contact the Music Department
Need based aid is awarded on a case by case basis. Consideration will be given at the beginning of the Spring semester to applicants that have been accepted to the university.
There are a limited number of endowed and annual named scholarships available for incoming students. For information on these scholarships, please contact Ms. Sheila Smith, Director of Planned Giving and Scholarships, Division of Institutional Advancement, at (615) 300-5074 or ude.ksif@htimshs.
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.