Scholarships in Tennessee

Regional Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a full-time, matriculated freshmen who is a graduate from a high school outside of New York State.

Cook Scholarship

Award: $7,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must reside in a state other than New York and must graduate from a private or parochial school. Applicant must have a minimum "85" average and a minimum combined SAT I score of 1000.

Mid-America Region Grant

Award: $2,500, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a resident of AL, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MS, NC, SC, TN, or WV.

Scholar Recognition Award for Out-of-Sate Students

Award: $2,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon superior academic achievement.

President's Out of State Scholar Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be an incoming non-New York state resident admitted as an undergraduate freshman in Group I or Group II of the SUNY admissions matrix. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student, maintain residence outside of New York state, and live in a university residence hall. The Director of Admissions will choose the award recipients based on their admissions application, SAT scores, and high school grades.

President's International Scholar Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student, maintain a residence outside of New York and international student status, maintain normal academic progress, live in a university residence hall, and maintain a 3.0 GPA. The Director of International Education will choose the award recipients based on their admissions application and transcript.

Akron Advantage Blue Award

Award: $5,900, Deadline: None

Applicant must be an out-of-state student. Minimum 3.0 GPA and minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1000 (composite ACT score of 21) required.

Akron Advantage Gold Award

Award: $9,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be an out-of-state resident who is a first-time, full-time freshman or transfer student who meets two of the following criteria: minimum 3.5 GPA (3.25 transfer GPA); rank in top 10% of secondary school class; or minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (composite ACT score of 27).

Out-of-State Resident Grant

Award: $1,500, Deadline: None

Applicant must demonstrate residency in a state other than Illinois and live on campus during the academic year; parents may not be residents of Illinois.

Out-of-State Choice Grant

Award: $660, Deadline: None

Out-of-State Grant

Award: $1,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must rank in the top half of class and have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum composite ACT score of 20.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must demonstrate financial need and Christian commitment

George I. Alden Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: April 15 (Priority)

Applicant must show financial need and academic potential. Applicant must be from the Southern Appalachian region, specifically Northwestern North Carolina, East Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia.

Barbara Tuttle Hale Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: April 15 (Priority)

Applicant must be a resident of East Tennessee.

  • Tennessee
  • No Restrictions
  • All Majors Eligible

Thad Herndon Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: April 15 (Priority)

Applicant must have lost one or both of his or her parents

Future Educators Scholarship Competition

Award: $4,250, Deadline: February 17

Applicant must be an outstanding student who wants to pursue a career in teaching.

Arizona Excellence Award

Award: $10,000, Deadline: Open

Non-Arizona resident full-time undergrad student

Betty Goah Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: September 1

State Grant

Award: $5,538, Deadline: September 1

Applicant must be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant

  • Tennessee
  • No Restrictions
  • All Majors Eligible

Tennessee Teaching Scholars Loan Forgiveness Program

Award: $4,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be admitted to a Tennessee postsecondary institution for a teacher education program

Tennessee Math and Science Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

Award: $10,000, Deadline: September 1 (fall); February 1 (spring); May 1 (summer)

Applicant must be a tenured Tennessee public school teacher seeking certification of an advanced degree in science or math.

Ned McWherter Scholars Program

Award: $6,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must attend a Tennessee postsecondary institution

Minority Teaching Fellows Loan Forgiveness Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 15

Loan forgiveness program has an employment obligation.

Christa McAuliffe Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a full-time student admitted to a teacher education program at a Tennessee post secondary institution

Dependent Children Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: July 15

Applicant must be enrolled full-time at a Tennessee postsecondary institution. Applicant must be dependent of law enforcement officers, firemen or emergency medical technicians who were killed or disabled in the line of duty while employed in Tennessee.

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

Award: $3,800, Deadline: September 1

Applicant must be intending to enroll in a Tennessee postsecondary institution.

General Assembly Merit Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 1

Applicant must be HOPE eligible

Aspire Award

Award: $1,500, Deadline: September 1 (fall semester); February 1 (spring/summer semesters)

Applicant must be HOPE eligible and parent's, independent student's, or spouse's income must be less than $36,000 on the IRS tax form. Applicant must submit a FAFSA application.

Tennessee HOPE Access Grant

Award: $11,000, Deadline: September 1 (fall semester); February 1 (spring/summer semesters)

Dependent applicant's parent's income must be less than $36,000 or independent applicant's/spouse's adjusted gross income must be $36,000 or less. Applicant must submit a FAFSA application.

Fort Lewis Merit Scholarship for Non-Colorado Students

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 14

Applicant must have an Eligibility Index of 92 or higher and live outside of Colorado and the Western Undergraduate Exchange states.