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Chattanooga YES!


UTC is pleased to present the Chattanooga YES! Grant for First-Time Freshmen.  Applicants who meet all the criteria below will be considered for the $3000 per year award.  They may also receive an additional $3,500 from the Tennessee HOPE Lottery Scholarship fund.


  • Tennessee Resident
  • Minimum 3.0 High School GPA and at least a 19 ACT (890 SAT)
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA


and who:



We strongly encourage First-Time Freshmen to apply with UTC Admissions when their 2015-2016 application is available August 1, 2014. The next step is to apply for scholarships within 3-5 days of their acceptance by UTC Admissions. Both applications are required for candidates to be considered for a scholarship. Since funding is limited, priority will be given to students who have a completed UTC Admissions file (application, $30 application fee, high school transcript, and ACT/SAT score) by December 1, 2014, even though the selection process does not begin until after April 15, 2015.  Students' qualifying test scores/GPA must also be submitted to UTC Admissions by December 1, 2014 as well. 

Please note: Applicants with Incomplete files (Admissions, FAFSA or Financial Aid) will not be considered.

*The Chattanooga YES! Grant is renewable for up to three additional years based on the student’s academic performance (refer to the award notification letter for renewal criteria). Students must be enrolled full-time each fall & spring term to continue to receive the award in future terms.


**We ask that you APPLY EARLY.  Scholarship funds are limited and the awarding process is competitive.  Meeting the eligibility requirements Does Not guarantee a student will receive a scholarship.  The best way to improve your candidacy is to submit all required materials as soon as possible.