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Milligan announces engineering scholarships

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2015) – Students interested in studying engineering at Milligan College now have an extra incentive: a $2,000 per year scholarship, which can be combined with other merit and need-based aid, for a total scholarship of $10,000-$18,000. Students also may be eligible for state and federal aid.

Milligan’s engineering program, which enrolls its first class next fall, will offer two majors, mechanical and electrical engineering. The programs will be housed in the college’s B.D. Phillips Building where new engineering labs are being constructed.

The program has gained the praise of major industry players such as Eastman, TPI Corporation, NN Inc. and Nuclear Fuel Services who have offered support through co-op and internship opportunities, curricular input, scholarships and program funding, and all have expressed interest in hiring Milligan engineering grads.

“Whether designing modern tech or meeting the basic needs of the world’s underserved, a Milligan engineering grad will have a unique preparation of sound engineering theory and application, grounded in a liberal arts curriculum, all taught from a Christian worldview,” said Dr. Greg Harrell, director of Milligan’s engineering programs. “These scholarships are just one more way to assist a future Engineering Buff through graduation and beyond.”

There are a limited number of engineering scholarships, as funds are available; students are encouraged to apply early and must declare engineering as their major when applying.

An engineering scholarship applicant must be a new student enrolling in fall 2016 and have a 3.5 high school GPA and 25 ACT/1130 SAT. The scholarship is renewable for a total of four years if the student successfully progresses through the engineering major benchmarks. The engineering scholarship may be combined with other Milligan institutional merit scholarships.

Milligan is seeking the appropriate approvals for its engineering programs from its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Additionally, Milligan will seek program accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as students reach the appropriate milestones. Accordingly, Milligan’s program has been designed to meet ABET standards. More information on ABET accreditation can be found on the ABET web site at www.abet.org.

To apply, contact the Admissions Office at 800.262.8337 or email admission@milligan.edu.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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