About the Scholarship

The Tennessee HOPE Access Grant is assisting the residents of the Tennesse and awarded many entering freshmen who are enrolled at a two-year or four-year eligible postsecondary institution within 16 months after graduating from an accredited Tennesse highschool. The award is based on the financial need and academic excellence of an applicant. An applicant must maintain the minimum GPA as specified by the financial aid of the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation.

This grant is organized by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, an NPO oversees Financial Adi programs and increases awareness and encourages participation in these programs.

How to Apply?

  • A student must fill the FAFSA application form in order to receive this opportunity. Where FAFSA demonstrates the financial position of an applicant's family. The FAFSA application must be submitted before September 1st for the fall semester and February 1st for spring and summer semesters.

  • After the completion of the FAFSA form, a Student Aid Report will be generated by financial aid. By this SAR the financial aid assists the students.

  • Students must demonstrate their academic merit by submitting official transcripts of ACT/SAT grade cards.

Award Amount

The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation provides monetary rewards as follows:

  • $2750/year for eligible 2-year and 4-year institutions
  • $1375/year for eligible 2-year institutions

The awards are non-renewable once an active time period of 24 hrs has passed.

The number of awards varies each year, depending upon the number of eligible candidates.

Deadline Information

The applicants are required to apply for the grant on or before the deadline date of 1st September 2020


Eligibility Criteria

The Tennessee HOPE Access Grant applicants must be:

  • Students should be Tennessee residents.

  • A student should graduate from a TN eligible high school.

  • A student should enroll in one of the Tennessee public colleges, universities, or private colleges.

  • A student must have a final high school GPA between 2.75 - 2.99 AND between an 18 - 20 ACT or between 960 – 1050 SAT, exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests.

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