About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, a non-profit organization that is relentlessly focused on increasing the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential. The work to increase awareness and participation in the financial aid programs, the agency conducts financial aid outreach and training to students and staff at every high school and postsecondary institution in the state. This is a state grant that is established and funded from the net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded, merit-based, to entering freshman as a supplement to the HOPE Scholarship


How to apply for the scholarship? 

  • The interested applicants must submit their academic transcripts and ACT/SAT scores.

  • The applicants must also complete and submit the FAFSA.

How much the scholarship award amounts to?

  • The award amounts up to $1,500 supplement to the HOPE Scholarship.

  • The award is renewable for up to five years, or until the student completes a bachelor's degree.

  • The number of awards offered varies each year.

Deadline Information

The deadline date is set for September 1

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students graduating from a Tennessee public school or category 1, 2, 3 private schools must have a minimum 3.75  GPA and 29 ACT or a minimum 1330 SAT score.

  • Recipients must complete the FAFSA application form.

  • A student should take the ACT/SAT exams on a national test date or state test date and prior to the first day of college enrollment after high school graduation.