Tennessee HOPE Scholarship is a $4000 per year scholarship awarded to qualifying Tennessee residents.

To qualify, a student must be a Tennessee resident, age 25 or older, have an adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less, be continuously enrolled and meet GPA requirements.

## Is the Hope Scholarship the same as TN promise?

TN Scholars does require 80 hours during your 4 years of high school. TN Promise requires students to complete 8 hours prior to every semester they receive Promise. The HOPE scholarship does not require community service. Yes, the FAFSA is the application for the HOPE Scholarship and TN Promise.

## How does the HOPE scholarship work in Tennessee?

The Tennessee HOPE Scholarship Program is available to graduates of any eligible high school in the state and is based on academic performance. To be eligible, students must receive at least a 21 on their ACT or a 1060 on the SAT and have a 3.0 or above GPA.

## What percentage of tuition does the HOPE Scholarship pay?

Percentage for Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree students is 81.68% of tuition for 15 hours. Actual HOPE payments will be made on a “per credit hour” enrolled basis rate of $285.27. Percentage for Undergraduate Associate degree students is 88.04% of tuition for 15 hours.

## How do you qualify for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship?

**HOPE (Lottery) Scholarship**

- The HOPE (Lottery) Scholarship is only available to Tennessee residents.
- Please note: Eligible part-time students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, and their HOPE award amount is prorated.
- To be eligible, you must first complete the FAFSA.