Scholarships

Fisk Rewards Academic Merit

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. Priority scholarship consideration occurs during the Early Action cycles.

Only students with complete admission files will be considered for scholarship opportunities.

Available Merit Scholarships

Erastus Milo Cravath Presidential Scholarship

This covers full tuition, fees, room & board. The recipient must earn a minimum of 12-18 credit hours per semester. This scholarship is renewable annually and all detailed requirements are listed on the university contract found in the student's award packet.

Fisk Outstanding Scholars & Leaders Award

Coverage for this scholarship ranges from $5K to $15K. The recipient must earn a minimum of 12-18 credit hours per semester. This scholarship is renewable annually and all detailed requirements are listed on the university contract found in the students award packet.

Ella Sheperd Moore Provost Scholarship

This scholarship covers full tuition. The recipient must earn a minimum of 12-18 credit hours per semester. This scholarship is renewable annually and all detailed requirements are listed on the university contract found in the students award packet.

Fisk Performance Award for Music Majors

This scholarship requires an audition and a Music Department recommendation. The award varies; to learn more information about this award please contact Dr. Paul Kwami (pkwami@fisk.edu)

Fisk University Athletic Scholarship

This Scholarship is determined by the Fisk University Athletics Department. The award amount varies; to learn more information about this award please contact Dr. Larry Glover (lglover@fisk.edu).

See our Endowed & Annual Scholarships

All students who are officially enrolled for the 2019-2020 Academic year are eligible to apply. The deadline for submitting your completed application is May 31st, 2020.

Applications must be submitted electronically. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the May 31st deadline will not be considered.

There are a limited number of Endowed and Annual Named scholarships available for incoming and returning students. For consideration, students must complete a Scholarship Application and must reapply annually. For information on these scholarships, please contact Ms. Sheila Smith, Director of Planned Giving and Scholarships, Division of Institutional Advancement.

Refund Policy: Any student receiving an Endowed and/or Annual Named scholarship who is eligible to receive a refund from any source will have that refund reduced by the amount of the Endowed and/or Annual scholarship award without exception.

Annual & Endowed Scholarship Application


Additional Information

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. All students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is done online at 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.