About the Scholarship

Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA) Program is organized by the Tennessee General Assembly, which gives funds to the undergraduate applicants who are in dire need of funds to achieve higher academic knowledge.

The Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program focuses on providing non-reimbursable assistance to applicants who require financial help residing in Tennessee. The TSAA is funded by the state as well as the Tennessee Education Lottery, which helps an applicant fulfill their academic requirements.

What is the application process?

  • To apply, interested students must fill the FAFSA application form to demonstrate his/her family's financial status to pay for education. The FAFSA is available at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices.

  • Also, he/she must complete the scholarship application form that can be accessed from the official website.

  • Along with a copy of the applicant's completed application, each participating college or university may require students to submit additional forms or supplemental information.

Scholarship Amount

The scholarship award amounts for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program are as follows.

  • $4000 - four-year/two-year for private institutions.

  • $2000 - four years for public institutions.

  • $2000 - for Career Schools.

  • $1000 - for TN College of Applied Technology.

Around 25,000 worth scholarships are awarded every year.

Deadline Information

The last date to apply for this scholarship by submitting all the necessary documents is on 1st February 2020.

All the applicants are expected to send their respective FAFSA on or before the respective deadline date to avoid their application getting disqualified.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program, the applicant 

  • An applicant must be a high school senior or older at the time of application.

  • A candidate must be a resident of Tennessee and hold a citizenship of the United States or a eligible non-US citizenship.

  • Candidates must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in a public or an eligible non-public postsecondary educational institution in Tennessee.

  • A student must be enrolled on a half-time basis or greater.

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