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. The standard deadline for institutional scholarship consideration is January 15.
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)
Ella Sheperd Moore Scholarship
Requirements: 3.5-4.0 GPA (un-weighted); ACT-25/SAT-1700
Covers: Full tuition
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
Fisk Performance Award for Music Majors
Requirements: Audition and Music Department recommendation
Award Amount: $5,000
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
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
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.
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 (901) 482-0660 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.