Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program (TELS) (Promulgated Rules)

The TELS rules were revised to facilitate administration of the TELS program, which included minimizing the inclusion of rule language that duplicated TELS program statutory language. Where duplication existed, the rules now cite the related statute. To access the code relevant to the TELS Program in the Tennessee Code Annotated: Click Here, then click on each successive link to: Title 49 Education; Chapter 4 Financial Aid; Part 9 – State Lottery Proceeds; and then click on the applicable statute(s).

Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Programs:

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship for Home School Students

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship for Non-traditional Students

General Assembly Merit Scholarship

Aspire Award

Tennessee HOPE Access Grant

Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant

Tennessee HOPE Foster Child Tuition Grant

Helping Heroes Grant

Tennessee Math & Science Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

Dual Enrollment Grant


Additional TELS Information:

TN Lottery Scholarship - Frequently Asked Questions

TELS Appeals and Exception Process

Art Institute - Nashville Students

Transfer Students

TELS Summary Form

Programas De Becas Para Educación Patrocinado Por La Lotería De Tennessee (TELS Summary Form – Spanish Version)

What is TELS Consortium Agreement?


Lottery Scholarship Data:


Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program Annual Report: