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State Programs

Scholarships Administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) 1-800-342-1663

Tennessee Lottery Scholarship - HOPE

The Tennessee Lottery Scholarship (TELS) Program is funded by lottery revenues and administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAA). To be considered for the Lottery Scholarship, students must complete and submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) by September 1; no additional application is required. The FAFSA application is available online The TELS program is open to qualifying Tennessee residents who meet the eligibility requirements listed at

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship is awarded based on federal funding and is renewable for a total of four undergraduate years. Recipients must be a Tennessee residents. The program is open to high school seniors with 3.5 unweighted GPA's or GED students with an average score of 570 or 24 ACT composite and must be utilized in the same year of graduation or receipt of the GED. Students with at least 3.0 high school GPA's with an ACT of 24 or SAT 1090 (Math and Critical Reading only) may also apply. Applications may be obtained at The application deadline is March 1.

Ned McWherter Scholars Program

The Ned McWherter Scholars Program is open to U.S. citizens who are residents of Tennessee. Entering freshmen (must be a full-time student) with 3.5 high school GPAs and 29 ACT or 1280 SAT(Math and Critical Reading only) may qualify for up to $6,000 per academic year for a maximum of four years of undergraduate work at an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution. Applications may be obtained from and must be submitted by February 15.

Minority Teaching Fellows Program

The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is open to minority students who are U.S. citizens and residents of Tennessee. Entering freshmen with 2.75 high school GPAs and ACT of 18 or SAT of 850 (Math and Critical Reading only). Continuing college students with a college GPAs of 2.5 may also apply. Recipients must be willing to teach grades K-12 in Tennessee one year for each year the award is received. Students may obtain the application at The application deadline is April 15.

Dependent Children's Scholarship Program

The Dependent Children's Scholarship is available to dependent children of law enforcement officers, firemen, or emergency medical technicians who were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty while employed in Tennessee. Recipients must be full-time students who are U.S. citizens and Tennessee residents. The amount of the award is based on state funding and is coordinated with other aid. Completion of the FAFSA and the Dependent Children's Scholarship Application is required. The scholarship may be renewed for four undergraduate years at an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution. The application deadline is July 15. Applications may be obtained from