TENNESSEE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP (Application)

Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Entering freshmen must have a minimum of a 21 ACT (980 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests OR
  • Overall weighted* minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA)
  • Home School graduates – minimum 21 ACT (980 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests
  • GED Applicants – minimum 525 and 21 ACT (980 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests
  • If a student ceases to be eligible for HOPE, except for GAMS and HOPE Access Grant, the student may regain HOPE, one-time only.
  • ACT/SAT exams must be taken prior to the first day of college enrollment.
  • Enroll within 16 months following high school graduation. Enrollment at an ineligible postsecondary institution during this time will make the student permanently ineligible.

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

Award amount – Up to $4,000 for four-year institutions or a two-year eligible postsecondary institution that offers on-campus housing.  Up to $2,000 for two-year eligible postsecondary institutions

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

Award amount – Up to $6,000 per year at an eligible four-year postsecondary institution or a two-year eligible postsecondary institution that offers on-campus housing.  Up to $3,000 per year at an eligible two-year postsecondary institution.  The award is divided equally between fall, spring and summer semesters.  Awards to part-time enrolled 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.