Tennessee Hope Scholarship

Tennessee Hope ScholarshipThe Tennessee Hope Scholarship is awarded by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation. The scholarship is for high school seniors in Tennessee who plan on going to an in-state college. The scholarship awards up to $4,000 to students who first applied for it before 2009 and are enrolled in a four-year college program or a two-year postsecondary program where housing is available on campus. For students who applied after 2009, the amount is up to $6,000 per year. For other students enrolled at postsecondary institutions, the amount is prorated and ranges from $2,000 to $3,000. The Deadline for applying for the Tennessee Hope Scholarship is in August for the fall semester. For the spring and summer semesters, the deadline is in January.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for the Tennessee Hope Scholarship, students must fulfill the following criteria:

To renew these scholarship, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 after 24 and 48 semester hours and 3.0 after 72 and 96 semester hours. If a student fails to meet these academic conditions, he/she may regain the award one more time only if academic conditions are met again and if the student continues to show academic progress and continuous enrollment at an accredited postsecondary institution.
The scholarship is terminated when the student earns a baccalaureate degree or completes 120 semester hours. The award is also cancelled if it has been more than five years since the student first enrolled in the program, unless he/she is declared medically unfit, in which case an extension of another five years may be obtained. The scholarship may also be extended if the program is more than 120 semester hours.
 

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