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Scholarship Information

Seniors need to begin applying for scholarships as they become available. Two types of scholarships are available to students: Post-Secondary Institution Based and Community/Sponsor Based. Both types of scholarships have deadlines as early as October of a student's senior year! The guidance department posts and announces when scholarships become available; however, students are responsible for knowing which scholarship applies to them and for meeting deadlines. The guidance department will help students complete these scholarships by printing applications, answering any questions and sending transcripts. 
 
Students who are applying for Post-Secondary Institution Based scholarships need to first apply to the institution. Once that communication is established, then the student can begin the scholarship application process.
 
The TN HOPE Scholarship
Award Amounts for Entering Freshmen:
$1,750/semester for 4-year/2-year schools with housing; $1,500/semester for 2-year schools without housing
Requirements:
  • Resident of Tennessee for one year by September 1 of the application date
  • Complete FAFSA 
  • Overall minimum 3.0 GPA
  • ACT composite score of 21 or higher
 
The TN Promise Scholarship
Award Amounts for Entering Freshmen:
Award amount varies based on amount of remaining tuition and mandatory fees after all other gift aid has been applied.
Requirements:
  • Apply by November 1 at TSAC website
  • Complete FAFSA by February 1
  • Attend mandatory meeting during fall and spring semesters
  • Apply to an eligible community or technical school
  • Complete and report community service hours by July 1
  • If selected, complete required documentation during first semester of post-secondary coursework