2024 CU Scholarships

CU net price is at $17,596.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Cumberland University. CU awards an average of $21,729.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, CU students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Lebanon, then those costs could be even higher.

100% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $11,622.00. Furthermore, 40% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $4,362.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Cumberland University students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by CU while others are open to CU students, though not exclusive to Cumberland University.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Cumberland University students?

There are 6 scholarships totaling $21,344.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 6 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Cumberland University students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Cumberland University scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Cumberland University study abroad scholarships, Cumberland University transfer scholarships, and Cumberland University merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for CU study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward CU study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to CU transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Cumberland University transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. CU transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for CU transfer scholarships.

Are these CU scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.

Tennessee Student Assistance Award
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Applicant must be a Tennessee resident and United States citizen who is an undergraduate student pursuing their first degree and who is enrolled at least half-time at an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution. Financial need is determined by FAFSA.
March 1
Tennessee HOPE Scholarship
Milligan College
Applicant must be intending to enroll in a Tennessee postsecondary institution.
September 1
Dr. Richard Forrest & Ella Dudney Kelsey Memorial Scholarship
East Tennessee Foundation
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Collierville High school who plans to be enrolled full-time at an accredited Tennessee public, not-for-profit university or community college pursuing a career as an educator or health care professional. Financial need is required.
February 15
Leadership Scholarship
Cumberland University
Applicant must be an incoming freshman student with a minimum composite ACT score of 22 and minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA. Selection based upon leadership potential, involvement in school activities, and community service. Three letters of recommendation from guidance counselors, faculty members, administrators, teachers, or community leaders are required, along with an...
April 1
Ernest L. Stockton Jr. Grant
Cumberland University
Applicant must be a student at the university who holds a parallel degree from an accredited two-year college with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
April 1
Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship
Cumberland University
Applicant must be the valedictorian or salutatorian who is a graduate of an accredited high school with a minimum composite ACT score of 24 and minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.
April 1
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