MTSU Scholarship

The Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship

The Murfreesboro Branch of the American Association of University Women will award a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each semester—Fall 2015 and Spring 2016—to an MTSU undergraduate student who best demonstrates academic promise and financial need.  Applicants will also be evaluated on how well they embody the mission of AAUW and how well they will reflect on AAUW of Murfreesboro.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have successfully completed their freshman year, be currently enrolled at MTSU, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.  Returning adult students, in particular, are encouraged to apply.  The scholarship is renewable each semester as long as full-time status and a 2.5 GPA are maintained.

To apply, submit three (3) copies of the completed application. Please ask each of your two required references to provide three copies of his/her letter to you. Then assemble each of the three complete application packages in the following order:

    • Completed Cover Page ( cover page to download this form)
    • Essay: No more than 1,000 words describing: (1) the applicant’s professional goals and the manner in which the scholarship will contribute to the applicant’s success, and (2) the applicant’s financial need. The essay should be type-written or computer-generated.
    • Transcript (can be unofficial transcript(s); must show successful completion of at least two semesters of college)
    • Letter of Reference
    • Letter of Reference

Applications are due on Friday, April 20, 2015.  They should be submitted to the scholarship committee chair:

Dr. Laura Cochrane
Department of Art
Box 25
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

To download this year’s announcement flyer, please click here
Ruth Houston Scholarship, 2015 – 2016

Questions may be directed to Dr. Cochrane at or 615-898-2505.

Recent Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Kanwal Qureshi, 2014-2015 MTSU Junior Major Nutrition/Food Science

Kanwal Qureshi, 2014-2015
MTSU Junior
Major Nutrition/Food Science

Rita Jane Jones 2012

Ginny Lucas 2011


Kamryn Warren 2009

Tara Nevill 2008

Rose Carter 2007