The Bryan A. Collins Memorial Scholarship Program funds 4-year, $5,000 per year scholarship grants to outstanding college students at Tennessee State University who demonstrate excellence in pursuit of their college degrees.   

Students selected for this scholarship must embody the values embraced by the late Bryan A. Collins — great with people, great at academics and great in extra-curricular leadership activities.

Because of Bryan’s love of his fraternity, first preference will be given to Kappa Alpha Psi members who meet the eligibility criteria prior to extending scholarship consideration to the broader Tennessee State student body.

Any Tennessee State University student meeting the eligibility criteria is encouraged to apply.

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Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship applicants must:

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Scholarship Grant

Students selected will eligible to receive a $5,000 per year scholarship grant that will be renewed for 4-years (or a maximum of 8 semesters) as long as they continue to meet the eligibility critera above.

This grant will be paid directly to Tennessee State University and applied the tuition of the student in two equal installments ($2500 for the Fall Semester tuition and $2500 for the Spring Semester tuition).

The 3.2 GPA requirement will be evaluated each academic year in order to be eligible for the  renewal of the scholarship.

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Applications for the 2022-23 scholarship grants should be received before the deadline on or about March 1, 2022.

Please contact the office of Sonya Smith,  Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, regarding the specific deadline as it could change.

You can download an application by clicking here and then printing off the form at the bottom of the page.

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Winners will be selected and notified of their award status sometime after March 15, 2022.

Winners will also be formally recognized and honored with a Bryan A. Collins Scholarship certificate of achievement award sometime after the April 2022 time frame.