Tennessee HOPE Scholarship
The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (HOPE Scholarship) is a State scholarship awarded to first time freshmen. We have developed a comprehensive HOPE Scholarship website that has a significant amount of information and will answer most questions regarding the HOPE Scholarship at UTC. Please review the links below for important information about the HOPE Scholarship. Below are announcements and other important information regarding the program.
Visit the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation's website for information on HOPE scholarship programs, application procedures, and deadlines.
**If during any term you are considering dropping a class or all classes and you are receiving the HOPE Scholarship, PLEASE first consult the Financial Aid Office for advisement. Click here for additional information regarding HOPE Scholarship enrollment requirements**
Are you a HOPE Scholarship recipient and thinking about taking Summer classes at another institution?
Students may choose to take classes at another institution and still receive their HOPE Scholarship from UTC, if otherwise eligible.
Here are the steps to apply for HOPE to cover classes taken at another eligible TN institution:
- Student must be degree seeking and eligible for aid at the home institution (UTC).
- Student must be enrolled as a transient student at the host institution (must be an eligible host institution in the state of Tennessee).
- Complete a consortium agreement.
- Enrolled in at least 6 hours to receive the HOPE Scholarship (which includes Summer Semester).
Please visit the following link for more information on this process: Consortium Agreements
Note** The student should be aware that not all schools will recognize a consortium agreement and they must consider this before completing the consortium agreement.
Are you a HOPE Scholarship recipient who does not wish to complete the Verification Process?
Please complete and submit the Verification Opt-Out Form if you wish to only receive the Hope Scholarship. Submitting this form waives the Verification requirement for financial aid. By signing and submitting this form, students will not receive any Federal or State Financial Aid except for the Hope Scholarship and/or Hope Merit Supplement.