All Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program Recipients Must:
HOPE Scholars Must:
Have been a Tennessee resident for one year by September 1st of the application year. For students beginning spring and summer terms, residency determined by February 1st as of the application date. Dependent children of U.S. military, Tennessee National Guard on active duty, or Department of Defense employees, who maintain Tennessee residency while stationed out-of-state are eligible.Apply with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To receive a paper FAFSA, check with your high school counselor or call the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) 1-800-342-1663 or (615) 741-1346. Applications must be received by September 1st for fall semester, February 1st for spring and summer semesters. Early application is recommended.
Enroll in one of the Tennessee public colleges, universities, or private colleges listed on the back of this form.
Enroll within 16 months of high school graduation or completion of a home school or GED program.
Home school students must have been enrolled in an accredited home school program for a minimum of two years prior to graduating.
Tennessee residents graduating from some out of state high schools may be eligible. For more information please call 1-800-342-1663 or (615)741-1346.
TENNESSEE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP
Award amount - $4,000 for 4-year institutions; $2,000 for 2-year institutions (no more than cost of attendance)
Entering freshmen must have a minimum of a 21 ACT (980 SAT) OR
Overall unweighted minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA)
Home School graduates – minimum 21 ACT (980 SAT)
GED Applicants – minimum 525 and 21 ACT (980 SAT)
Tennessee HOPE Scholarship—Non-traditional Component
The non-traditional student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be an entering freshman at the minimum age of 25 years as of the date of enrollment. An “entering freshman” is defined as a student who is for the first time attempting any semester hours at any postsecondary school after graduating from high school, home school or obtaining a GED. The adjusted gross income attributable to the student must be no more than $36,000 per year. [Read More]
Please view the Tennessee Lottery Fact sheets for other information:
RULES for TENNESSEE LOTTERY
Students eligible for Fall term must have made apply for FAFAS by September of Freshman year and if enrolled in the Spring term by February 1st.