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Tennessee Hope Scholarship (Lottery Scholarship)

  • Award Amount: $2,250 per semester (freshman/sophomore) and $2,850 per semester (junior and senior) for 4 year institutions; $1,600  each semester for 2 year inst.
  • Students must have a minimum of a 21 ACT OR overall GPA of 3.0 unweighted.
  • No income requirements
  • Students must enroll within 16 months of high school graduation at an eligible institution.
  • Must complete FAFSA in order to be considered for the HOPE Scholarship
  • Hope Scholarship Website on TN.Gov
    • Renewal Criteria after initial Freshman year can be viewed Hope Scholarship Information
    • The student must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA at the end of the semester in which the student attempted 24 and 48 semester hours
  • Check the Hope Scholarship website for complete Renewal Criteria: Hope Scholarship Information

Summer Eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship

Announcement 3-22-2024

TN Tech shared this announcement that came through on the Summer eligibility for the TN HOPE Scholarship and wanted to make sure our students were aware. It’s a great opportunity for your students if they want to start college right after graduation.

Effective immediately, entering freshmen who graduate from an eligible high school, complete high school from a Tennessee home school program, or obtain a GED or HiSET may qualify for the HOPE Scholarship program prior to the Fall semester at an eligible postsecondary institution following graduation so long as students meet the HOPE academic eligibility requirements for entering freshmen and enroll in an eligible postsecondary program of study in pursuit of an associate or baccalaureate degree.

 Furthermore, THEC/TSAC has extended the Summer 2024 semester FAFSA application deadline to May 15, 2024 to allow class of 2024 graduates to complete the 2023-24 FAFSA to potentially qualify for the HOPE Scholarship. Please note, the Summer semester FAFSA application deadline in subsequent academic years will be restored to the original deadline date.

 Please contact Robert Biggers at with any questions you may have.