TN Hope Scholarship

Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program (TELS) 

The TELS scholarship program is available to Tennessee residents who have graduated from a Tennessee high school.  To qualify a student must:

    •Enroll in one of Tennessee’s public or private colleges.

    •Enroll within 16 months of high school graduation or completion of a home school or GED program.

    •Home school students must have been enrolled in an accredited home school program for a minimum of two years prior to graduating.


Tennessee Hope Scholarship:     $4000

Must meet the above criteria and also have an ACT of 21 OR unweighted minimum high school GPA of 3.0

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Aspire Award:    $1500

This scholarship is a supplement to the Hope Scholarship for those students whose parent’s adjusted gross income is less than $36,000. Must meet the above Hope criteria.


General Assembly Merit Scholarship:      $1000

This award is a supplement to the Hope Scholarship. A student must have a minimum of a 3.75 high school GPA AND at least a 29 on the ACT. Home school students must complete at least 12 college credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA