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.

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.