About the Scholarship

The scholarship amount 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 education.

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


Application Procedure

  • The first towards obtaining the scholarship is by filling the FAFSA application form that is used to determine the financial position of the student's family.

  • The interested applicants must submit their official academic transcripts along with ACT/SAT scorecards to prove their academic excellence.

  • A student is recommended to submit the application as early as possible to be eligible to receive the scholarship amount.


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 a student completes their bachelor's degree.

  • The number of awards offered varies each year and depends on the total number of applications received for the current academic year.


Deadline Information

The online application form and FAFSA must be sent to the financial aid department of the organization no later than September 1 to be eligible to receive the scholarship benefits.


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 in order to determine how much their family can contribute to education.

  • 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.