We seek students who have shown themselves to be leaders of excellence and who have the character, capacity, desire, and drive to achieve even more.


An applicant MUST:

  • Be a graduating senior nominated by an eligible high school. See the list of Nominating Schools. (Homeschooled students living in an eligible nominating county should contact the Roan office.)
  • Be a competitive applicant to ETSU, on track to graduate from high school in the current academic year
  • Meet or exceed TN HOPE Scholarship academic standards


  • Students who have made a significant impact on their community/school and want to make an even greater impact at ETSU and beyond
  • Students with outstanding character, intellectual curiosity and leadership potential
  • Students committed to growth through challenge


Interested high school students should contact their guidance counselor for more information. Homeschooled students should contact the Roan office.