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Endowed Awards

Dean’s Endowed and Special Awards

The Dean's Endowed and Special Awards listed below are for Master's and Ed.D. students entering in the 2017-18 academic year. Application instructions are indicated for each award.

Note: If you entered prior to Summer 2017 and received one of these scholarships, refer to your admissions letter for your scholarship details.


Students who have successfully completed (or will have completed by the time of enrollment) service with one of the six programs listed below are eligible to receive a one-time only tuition scholarship of $2,000 that is equally distributed between the fall and spring semesters of the first year. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be obtained in the fall semester for this award to continue in the spring semester. This award is not renewable.

  • AmeriCorps Award
  • City Year Award
  • McNair Scholars Award
  • Peace Corps Award
  • Posse Award
  • Teach for America Award

To receive one of these awards, you must indicate on the application that you are an alumni of/current participant in the program and also must upload an official letter from the program that confirms your service and participation.

Note: If you are an alumni/current participant in more than one of the six programs listed, please indicate the program with which you have had your most recent association. You are only able to receive one scholarship.


Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan Scholarship – A competitive award available to an incoming student entering in the 2017-18 academic year. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to social entrepreneurship during their undergraduate studies, either through their actions or education. This scholarship provides an annual tuition award of $10,000 to be split equally over the fall and spring semesters. This award is renewable for one year. Continuous enrollment and good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA) are required for renewal of this award.

To apply for this scholarship please send an essay about your undergraduate experience with social entrepreneurship (1,000 word limit) to peabody.financialaid@vanderbilt.edu  by January 15, 2017. [The application deadline has passed. We are no longer accepting applications for this award.]


Eliza Claybrooke Memorial Scholarship – A competitive scholarship, for female students only, provides financial assistance to "a lineal descendant of some Confederate Soldier." This scholarship requires a separate notarized application. The amount of this tuition award varies and is for one year only but is renewable for a second year if funding permits. Demonstrated financial need is required. Please submit the  application  and all supporting documents by January 15, 2017. [The application deadline has passed. We are no longer accepting applications for this award.]

NOTE: Although the college awards this scholarship respecting the original wishes of its donor(s), these awards should not be construed as an endorsement of the aims of the historical Confederacy or of racism and discrimination today. Our hope is that recipients of this scholarship will take full advantage of the many opportunities a Peabody education offers for study and reflection on the inequities that continue to exist in our education systems and communities.


LaVergne Noyes Scholarship – A competitive scholarship for students who are direct descendants of World War I veterans. This scholarship requires a separate notarized application. The amount of this tuition award varies and is for one year only but is renewable for a second year if funding permits. Demonstrated financial need is required. Please submit the  application  and all supporting documents by January 15, 2017. [The application deadline has passed. We are no longer accepting applications for this award.]