Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 100
Award Deadline: Sep 1, 2022

The HOPE Scholarship is established and funded from the net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to entering freshmen who are enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution within sixteen (16) months after graduating from a TN eligible high school.

Up to $1,750 per full-time enrollment semester as a freshmen and sophomore; then up to $2,250 per full-time enrollment semester as a junior and senior

Two-Year Institutions:

Up to $1,500 per full-time enrollment semester as a freshman and sophomore

A) Award amounts are available for summer enrollment

B) Class status is determined by the postsecondary institution


A) A student's program of study, leading to an Associate or Baccalaureate degree program, can be awarded under the HOPE Scholarship program

B) Award amounts are available for summer enrollment

C) Class status is determined by the postsecondary institution

Entering freshmen must meet the following criteria:

A) Be a Tennessee resident as classified by the Tennessee Board of Regents; pursuant to TCA 49-8-104,

B) Graduate from a TN eligible high school

C) Exceptions may be granted to TN residents who graduate from high schools located in states other than Tennessee. They include:

1) High schools located in bordering out-of-state counties

2) High schools in which dependents of active duty military members or civilian workers of the US Department of Defense, Tennessee National Guard on active duty may attend

D) Members of the Armed Forces or TN National Guard must have Tennessee as the Home of Record at the time of entry into military service; or be classified as an in-state student under the Tennessee Board of Regents promulgated rules by the FAFSA application date.

E) High schools in which dependents of full-time religious workers in foreign nations may attend

F) Out-of-state boarding schools that are regionally accredited or accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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