How to Apply for the Buchanan Transfer Fellowship
1. Apply to MTSU
Admission questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-898-2111. Apply to MTSU as soon as possible, well before the deadline for the Buchanan Transfer Fellowship application. Students must be admitted to MTSU to complete the Buchanan Transfer Fellowship application. It is best to complete your application to MTSU in December or early January.
2. Create Your PipelineMT Account
After you apply to MTSU, you will receive your M-number by mail. You will use this to create your PipelineMT account. You need your PipelineMT Username and Password to access the Buchanan Application Form.
If you have applied to MTSU and have not yet received your M-number by mail, then please contact email@example.com with the following:
- Subject for Email: Buchanan Transfer Fellowship Question
- Full Name (First, Middle, Last)
- Date of birth
- Home Address
As of January 31, if you have applied to MTSU and are still waiting on an admission decision you may access the alternative version of the Buchanan Transfer Fellowship application through the Technical Issues portion of this webpage. Please read through the rest of this page for additional details regarding the application process.
3. Start Your Buchanan Transfer Fellowship Application
We are now accepting applications for the 2024 cycle: 2024 Buchanan Transfer Fellowship application
All applications must be submitted by February 15, no later than 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).
Using the same User ID and password, you can now start your Buchanan Transfer Fellowship Application. Google Chrome is recommended. You do not have to complete the application in one session, but please save often.
4. Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required as part of the application. Applicants should make their best effort to find previous collegiate instructors to provide a letter but if you are unable to, you may ask an employer or supervisor to provide a letter. Letters must be signed and submitted on official letterhead. Applicants may attach the letter directly to the application, or the recommender may upload the letter to our secure portal (or email firstname.lastname@example.org if the portal doesn't work for you – do not email transcripts, only recommendation letters) or mail them to the same address below in step five. If emailed, the letter must be in the form of an attachment on official letterhead.
Ideally, letters should address the following:
- Length of time and capacity in which the supporter has known the applicant.
- Applicant’s strength of character and commitment to service and education.
- Why the supporter believes the applicant deserves this scholarship.
5. College Transcripts
In addition to sending your official college transcripts to the admissions office as part of the general admission’s process, you must take an additional step and send another copy of your transcripts to the Honors College. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
Do NOT email transcripts.
Please use one of the steps below to submit your transcripts:
- Preferred Method: Upload them directly into your Buchanan Transfer Fellowship application. Look for the link called “College Transcripts.”
Use our secure portal to upload electronic versions of your transcripts if you were unable to attach them to your application.
Mail them to the Honors College at:Mailed copies must be postmarked by February 15.
MTSU Honors College
Buchanan Application Committee, Box 267
Murfreesboro, TN 37130