Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Entering freshmen must have a minimum weighted* 2.75 GPA AND 18 - 20 ACT (860 - 970 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests AND
  • Parents' or independent student's and spouse's adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less on IRS tax form
  • Grant non-renewable – Student will be eligible for Tennessee HOPE Scholarship by meeting HOPE Scholarship renewal criteria and maintaining enrollment and other applicable requirements without the award

For students who first received the HOPE Scholarship prior to fall 2009

Award amount – Up to $2,750 per year at 4-year eligible postsecondary institutions or a 2-year eligible postsecondary institutions offering on-campus housing. Up to $1,750 per year 2-year eligible postsecondary institutions

For students who first received the HOPE Scholarship in fall 2009 and thereafter

Award amount – Up to $1,375 per semester at an eligible four-year postsecondary institution or an eligible two-year  postsecondary institution that offers on-campus housing.  Up to $875 per semester at an eligible two-year postsecondary institution.  Awards to part-time students are prorated.

*Weighted grade point average means a grade point average on a 4.0 scale calculated with additional internal quality points awarded for advanced placement, honors or other similar courses according to the Uniform Grading Policy adopted by the State Board of Education.