Tennessee Hope Scholarship
The 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.
To be eligible to apply for the Tennessee Hope Scholarship, students must fulfill the following criteria:
- Students should be enrolled in a college that is accredited by the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).
- Students should have a minimum weighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least a score of 21 on the ACT, which is equivalent to a SAT score of 980. This score is in addition to the essay and optional subject area battery tests.
- Along with the aforementioned criteria, GED applicants should have a minimum score of 525.