High school graduates from Tennessee, here’s some exciting news for you! The Tennessee Hope Scholarships are now being offered to students who show excellent academic record. Keeping in mind that education is an important characteristic of a students’ life; these scholarships are available to avail by students in the hope of letting students complete their higher education without any financial burden.
These scholarships are being offered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC). The award is to be availed by students who are entering freshmen undergraduates enrolled at an eligible postsecondary establishment within sixteen months after graduating from a Tennessee qualified high school and who demonstrate financial need. The main aim of these scholarships is to reduce the stress of students for whom higher education is more like a burden than a necessity.
TSAC is in a constant effort to increase the postsecondary credentials of the residents of Tennessee. This corporation was founded in 1974 by the Tennessee General Assembly as a non-profit corporation. The agency aims to raise awareness and participation in the financial aid programs and conducts various outreach and training programs for students to avail of the scholarships it has to offer.
The table below will provide a quick overview of the scholarship:
|Organization||Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation|
|Number of Awards||Undefined|
|Country||United States of America|
|Application Deadline||February 1, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible
The eligibility criteria to avail of the scholarships are:
- Only residents of Tennessee may apply
- High school graduate from a Tennessee eligible school
- Enrol in a qualifying Tennessee eligible college or university
- Standardized test score minimum of 21 ACT or 1060 SAT
- Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or above
- Home school graduates minimum 21 ACT score
- GED recipients minimum 21 ACT score
- HiSet recipients minimum 21 ACT score
- The standardized tests must be taken on a national or state test date. ACT residual tests are not accepted
- Must enrol within 16 months following high school graduation
How to Apply
Applicants will be eligible for the scholarships by filling up the FAFSA considering the institution they are opting for is in the list of eligible institutions. No separate applications are to be submitted. It is recommended that students can apply as soon as possible.
- Standardized Test Scores certificate
For entering first-year students and sophomore, into two years, or a four-year program with on-campus housing, award money of $1,750 will be awarded. Junior and senior year awards will be up to $2,250. Summer enrollments in two-year institution freshmen and sophomore will receive awards of $1,500. These awards are for full-time attendance given per semester.
The application deadline for Fall 2020 is on February 1, 2020. Students are advised to be early applicants to avail of the scholarships.