Belmont University is living up to its mission as a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith. The Rose Park Scholarship at Belmont University is awarded annually to high school seniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership and community involvement, financial need and reside in the 17th, 19th and parts of the 18th Metro Nashville Council districts.
In 2007, Belmont committed to enhancing the Edgehill community through the renovations of E.S. Rose Park Sports Complex and the creation of the Rose Park Scholarship. Named in honor of Reverend E. S. Rose, a religious and community activist who served as pastor of Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rose Park Scholarship is renewable for four years of study towards an undergraduate degree and may be applied to cover tuition, required course fees, on-campus housing, meal plans and required textbooks.
Further in line with Belmont’s commitment to community activism and involvement is this year’s recent addition to the award – required community service hours. Each recipient of the Rose Park Scholarship will be required to complete at least 10 hours of community service in the Rose Park Community each semester to renew the award.
“Our campus sits in the center of an urban community and with a heart to serve those that surround us,”
Director of Community Relations Joyce Searcy says. “We are committed to equipping the youth of our neighborhood with the opportunity to receive a robust education. As ‘Nashville’s University,’ we are constantly looking for ways to contribute to the growth and success of our city, and the opportunity to bring more deserving, local students to Belmont is a pleasure.”
The first awards were granted in 2008 – 2009 and since the conception of the program, there have been 14 recipients. Chelsea Hawkins (Hillsboro High School) and Jasmine Conyers (Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet) received the award for the 2013 – 2014 school year. For the 2015-2016 school year, two full tuition scholarships will be given and one half tuition scholarship will be given; applications for these awards are still being accepted.
To apply for the Rose Park scholarship, interested applicants should apply for admission to Belmont University by visiting www.admissions.belmont.edu. Qualified applicants will be reviewed through their general University application and do not need to submit an additional scholarship application. Once selected, applicants will be notified.
It is important that the potential student apply and be accepted for admission to Belmont University.
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal FAFSA (for previous Federal Aid applicants) and request that Belmont University receive a copy of the analysis.
Belmont University is ranked No. 5 in the Regional Universities South category and named for the seventh consecutive year as one of the top “Up-and-Comer” universities by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of approximately 7,300 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries.
Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs.
With more than 80 areas of undergraduate study, 22 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual’s horizon.