Tennessee is also called the Volunteer State because of the population’s role during the War of 1812 where many individuals volunteered to become soldiers. The state is the 36th largest and 16th most populated state in the U.S. Public higher education is supervised by Tennessee Higher Education Commission which guides two public university systems - the University of Tennessee System and the Tennessee Board of Regents. There are around 184 colleges, universities and community colleges combined in the state of Tennessee and the state education commission provides numerous scholarships, grants, financial aids, and apprenticeship programs for the deserving students in need.


The state of Tennessee provides various types of scholarships, grants, and student loan programs. There are different options to choose from for its resident students and students pursuing professional and career-specific programs. There are merit-based scholarships for academically proficient students, need-based scholarships for students who come from economically weak backgrounds, music scholarships, art scholarships, essay scholarships and fellowships which are exclusive to in-state students.

Steps involved in getting a scholarship in Tennessee:              

  • Official High school transcripts

  • Meeting the required GPA

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • A Scholarship Application

  • A completed FAFSA

  • Demonstration of financial need

So, why does a state provide exclusive resident scholarships you ask? Here’s why!

Every state in the United States of America has students graduating from high school on a yearly basis out of which many in-state students choose to pursue college education in their own state but cannot fund their entire tuition fees, So the state has a few governing bodies which regulate and provide the required amount of money as scholarships, grants, and student loans in order to retain them as students, make them employable and add it to the state’s economy. The retention of students plays a major role because students tend to move to different states where a college education is cheaper and the number of scholarships is more.

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January 31st, 2020

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$1,500

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info@thecollegemonk.com

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(720) 789-2907

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January 31st, 2020

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$1,000

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1

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info@thecollegemonk.com

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(720) 789-2907

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June 30, 2019

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$2,500

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Varies

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800 788-3368

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December 07, 2018

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$2,500

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comcast@applyists.com

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855-670-4787

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Varies

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$1,000

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175

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Link

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churchsscholars@scholarshipamerica.org

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507-931-1682

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March 16, 2019

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$3,500

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4

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Link

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jacinda@niada.com

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800-682-3837

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February 01, 2020

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$2,000

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10

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Link

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scholarships@ffa.org

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317-802-6099

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June 01, 2019

Award Amount

$10,000

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10

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prom@ducktapeclub.com

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440-937-7096

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April 15, 2019

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$5,000

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99

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TSAC.Aidinfo@tn.gov

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800-342-1663

Application Deadline

May 15, 2019

Award Amount

$2,500

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Varies

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knowlesme@tviw.us

Application Deadline

February 15, 2019

Award Amount

$6,000

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262

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TSAC.Aidinfo@tn.gov

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800-342-1663

Application Deadline

November 17, 2018

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

50

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Link

Email Address

spirit@applyists.com

Contact Number

865-670-4787