Belmont University and Nashville State Community College today announced a newly formed scholarship for Nashville State students. The newly created Bridges to Belmont – Nashville State Transfer Connection program will provide five graduating Nashville State students with a $15,000 scholarship toward a bachelor’s degree from Belmont University.
This new initiative will further expand the University’s Bridges to Belmont Pathway Programs which provide access to Belmont for a variety of students across the city. This expansion will open doors for Nashville State graduates who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
As part of this new initiative, Belmont will provide academic and mentoring support and assistance to eligible students during their first two years at Nashville State. Additionally, students will receive programming, mentoring, advising and access to Belmont Faculty Scholars during their tenure at both intuitions.
Belmont President Dr. Greg Jones said, “This new and exciting partnership with Nashville State reflects Belmont’s dedication to collaborative bridge building across a variety of institutions who are focused on developing accessible paths to education. I am grateful for the opportunity to further Belmont’s partnership with Nashville State as we seek to make a significant impact in the lives of students across our city.”
As a part of the partnership, Nashville State will form an on-campus group to support students who are interested in pursuing this scholarship by providing enrichment activities and hosting events to create community. This student group will provide peer mentoring opportunities for students at both Belmont and Nashville State.
“Nashville State has a bold new vision to increase economic mobility for the communities we serve by preparing students to start a career or successfully transfer to great institutions like Belmont University,” said Nashville State President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson. “We are excited that they are committed to strengthening our shared community by building on the benefits that Nashville GRAD and Nashville Flex provide to our students from Davidson County and extending that bridge of opportunity from Nashville State to Belmont.”
To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, students must:
- Be a currently enrolled Nashville State student who plans to graduate in Spring 2023 or Summer 2023
- Be on track to complete a degree program from Nashville State by Spring 2023 or Summer 2023
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Have participated in one of two Nashville State programs — Nashville GRAD or Nashville Flex—or be an MNPS alumni
- Be a first-time transfer student who plans to enroll at Belmont in the Fall 2023 semester
- Complete the scholarship interest form
The deadline for priority consideration is May 15, 2023. Interested students may apply at https://bit.ly/NSCCtoBelmont.