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.
Are you a HOPE Scholarship recipient and thinking about taking classes at another institution?
Students may choose to take classes at UTC & another institution (fall/spring/summer) and still receive their HOPE Scholarship from UTC based on the combined hours, if otherwise eligible. If classes are taken at both institutions, the award amount is based on UTC's rate of $2000/semester for full-time students. If classes are all taken at the eligible host institution, the award is based on the type of institution (max $2000/term at a 4-yr school; max $1000/term at a 2-yr school). Supplemental awards are paid the same at either institution.Here are the steps to apply for HOPE to cover classes taken at another eligible TN institution:
- Be degree seeking and eligible for aid at the home institution (UTC).
- 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.
- Enroll 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** Students should be aware that not all schools will recognize a consortium agreement and they must consider this before completing the consortium agreement.
Have you considered dropping a course?
If during any term you are considering dropping a class or all classes and you are receiving the HOPE Scholarship, PLEASE first consult the UTC Scholarship Office for advisement. Click here for additional information regarding HOPE Scholarship enrollment requirements**
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 General Assembly Merit Supplement.