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Patriot Scholars Program

The Patriot Scholars program offers scholarships to qualified students who exhibit strong leadership, academic potential, and seek to better their community. University of the Cumberlands offers new students the opportunity to receive a scholarship worth up to $2,000 per year. Award recipients will enjoy the benefits of the scholarship for up to eight full-time (12 credits or more) semesters.  
Applicants must submit their application by the February 1st priority deadline.  
In order to apply, students must meet the following qualifications: 

  • Minimum 3.4 cumulative high school GPA and a 24 ACT or 1190 SAT. 
  • Display characteristics of servant leadership, academic excellence, and a commitment to community service.  

The application process will include the submission of an essay and two letters of recommendation. Scholarship recipients will be notified after the priority deadline has passed.  

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In order to be considered for the Patriot Scholars scholarship, you must also choose one of the prompts below and submit an essay response to


  1.  What worries you the most about your environment or society and the world at large? What do you think you as an individual can do to help improve this problem?
  2. What is a belief or opinion you have held that you ended up changing your mind about? What made you alter this belief?
  3. Describe someone in your life who you respect. How do you wish to implement those characteristics into your own life? 
  4. Think of a movie or a book you’ve read where the main character had to make a particularly tough decision. What was the choice they had to make, and do you agree or disagree with their decision? Why?