The Betty Goah Scholars Program
for advancing diversity at Milligan
The Betty Goah Scholars Program provides a tuition-remission scholarship. Students are responsible for paying room, board, and fees.
Betty Goah thought Christians should never “talk the talk” unless they were also willing to “walk the walk.” And so she devoted her life to walking the way of Jesus, working tirelessly as a voice for the voiceless and as an advocate for the powerless.
After attending Milligan College and Vanderbilt School of Religion, Betty served on various regional boards and local agencies in Johnson City that assist and support our most vulnerable neighbors. Her vision, passion, and persistence inspired all who met her.
Betty was a faithful member of Thankful Baptist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee, until her death in March 2006.
In order to be considered for this program, applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residence
- Be a traditional undergraduate residential student (must live on campus)
- Be a first-time student at Milligan College
- Complete Milligan application process and be offered acceptance
- Complete Betty Goah Scholars Program application and interview process, including an essay describing how you believe your diverse background has shaped who you are and how those life experiences will enrich and enhance the diversity of the Milligan College community. Priority deadline: Dec. 1
- Meet academic qualifications:
- Minimum 21 ACT (980 SAT) OR
- Minimum 3.0 high school GPA overall unweighted
- Athletes and transfers should contact EBVillarreal@milligan.edu for academic qualifications
- Selection criteria include academic performance; character; commitment to service and leadership; ability to enrich and enhance the diversity of the Milligan College community and the educational experience of all students
- Interview by Goah Scholarship Committee required
- The Betty Goah Scholars Program provides a tuition-remission scholarship, effective for new students beginning Fall 2010. Students are responsible for paying room, board, and fees. Click here for Milligan costs.
- All state, federal, or external aid (including the Hope Scholarship for Tennessee residents) will be applied towards the room, board, and fees, up to the total cost of attendance (as determined by Student Financial Services). Total gift aid cannot exceed the student's financial aid budget or need (no refunds will be allowed).
- The scholarship applies to traditional undergraduate enrollment for spring/fall semesters only.
- Student must file a FAFSA each year.
- Potential athletes should first talk to their respective coach at Milligan College to discuss financial aid eligibility.
To maintain scholarship eligibility, recipients must:
- participate in the Goah Scholars Program, which includes regular meetings, campus and community events, service projects, personal development opportunities, and campus events that provide opportunities to share cultural heritage, special skills and abilities, and diversity experiences
- maintain full-time student status and live in campus housing
- maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA by the completion of the second semester and 2.5 thereafter (applies to total enrollment, even transferred semesters)
- make satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree objective
- comply with the following regulations, which include: be a good citizen on campus; represent the school in a dignified and respectable manner; comply with all moral and lifestyle expectations as set forth in the Student Handbook
- meet regularly with the Office of Diversity Services
- if a student loses state or federal grant aid, the student must provide resources to cover the amount originally covered by these amounts
- file FAFSA each year
- Apply Online
- Download a PDF version
- Request a copy of the application from the Office of Diversity Services by calling 423.461.8492 or by e-mailing the Director of Diversity.
Milligan College is a premier Christian liberal arts college in beautiful Northeast Tennessee. Milligan has been named one of the Top 10 best baccalaureate colleges and one of the Best Buys in the South by U.S. News & World Report. The college offers 30+ undergraduate majors and four graduate programs, all designed to help individuals prepare for lives of servant-leadership.