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A new scholarship designed to help students with a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University who have not completed it will begin accepting applications for consideration later this year.

The Laura Casey Terry Finishline Scholarship bears the name of the director of programming and outreach at the Multicultural Center. Scholarships created by members of the ETSU Black Alumni Association focus on students who are interested in social justice, diversity, impartiality and inclusiveness and wish to return to ETSU for a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary research. ..

“I can’t think of an individual who deserves to be recognized this way. In my years of experience, I’ve never seen anyone more enthusiastic about students, especially color students, than Laura Terry. “Stay Ellis, Interim Director of Mary V. Jordan Multicultural Center.” “For many of these students, Laura was the heart and soul of ETSU, and for many, it was her support, guidance, and strong love that helped her succeed,” Ellis added. I did.

Terry has been with ETSU for over 30 years, teaching and managing countless students through formative, personality-building and extracurricular experience. In addition, students who find themselves unable to earn a degree due to personal, financial, or family reasons trust Terry to be the person they relied on to overcome difficult situations. increase.

“Mrs. Terry has been dedicated to supporting student success and building relationships between faculty, staff and students for over 30 years. Scholarships to help individuals earn a degree. Is worthy of being named in honor of her, “said Jay Guillory, interim assistant director of the Multicultural Center.

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Terry’s influence is widespread, with former students staying in touch with her and now taking children to ETSU as new students, where she plays a central role in the academic journey support system. I’m asking you to do it. Dr. Jill Leroy Frazier, Deputy Dean of the Graduate and Continuing Faculty, said: We can support people who have been devoted to diversity and fairness. “

Those who wish to be eligible for a scholarship must meet certain criteria.

  • Recipients must enroll in the Transdisciplinary Research Department.
  • The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Applicants who participated in the program at the time of their previous enrollment through multicultural issues or through an ETSU program focused on diversity, equity, inclusion or social justice, and members of the poorly serviced population defined by the university. It will be prioritized.

Those who wish to apply can apply from October 1, 2022. The application deadline is March 1, 2023.

For more information, please email CDST @ or call (423) 439-4223. Additional scholarship information and criteria can be found at

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