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Dr. George A. Pruitt Endowed Presidential Scholarship

The Dr. George A. Pruitt Endowed Presidential Scholarship was established in 2009 through contributions to the Dr. George A. Pruitt Presidential Scholarship Endowed Fund. Dr. Pruitt is the president emeritus of Thomas Edison State University. This scholarship is awarded to students currently enrolled in or seeking enrollment in a graduate program at Thomas Edison State University.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must meet the following:

  • Academic Level: Graduate
  • Enrollment Status: Applicant or Enrolled
  • Type of degree/certificate: Any graduate degree or certificate
  • Other Criteria:
    • Consideration of applications for this scholarship will be based in part on any compelling factors described in the essay submitted in the application.

For more information on determining whether you are eligible for this scholarship, contact the University Scholarship Committee at scholarship@tesu.edu.

Award Criteria: To be considered for an award, the student must meet the following:

  • Meet all eligibility criteria described on the respective scholarship's webpage.
  • Submit a completed Thomas Edison State University Scholarship Application during the application period.
  • Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
  • Submit any required supplemental documentation before the end of the application period.
  • Students enrolled with the University at the time of scholarship application must have:
    • Completed a minimum of 12 Thomas Edison State University credits, with at least six hours being from Online or Guided Study courses.
    • A minimum Thomas Edison State University GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
  • Students admitted to the University but not enrolled at the time of scholarship application (Applicants):
    • May have completed 0-11 Thomas Edison State University credits by any credit earning method.
    • Have a minimum Thomas Edison State University GPA of 3.0 in any credits completed.

Supplemental Documentation Required: None

When are Scholarships Offered Next?

2020 Summer Award Period
Application Period: May 1 – May 31, 2020
Selection Period: June 1 – June 30, 2020
Notification and Recipient Acceptance Period: July 1 – July 15, 2020
Disbursement Period: Funds are available for use within 2 weeks of accepting the scholarship award.

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