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 $3,000 per year award. They may also receive an additional $3,500 from the Tennessee HOPE Lottery Scholarship fund, if eligible.
- Tennessee Resident
- Minimum 3.0 High School GPA and at least a 19 ACT (990 SAT)
- Demonstrate strong financial need as determined by the FAFSA
- File the FAFSA and Complete any Financial Aid Requirements by April 15, 2017. Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2016.
Please note: Applicants with Incomplete files (Admissions, FAFSA or Financial Aid) will not be considered.
First-Time Freshmen are encouraged to apply with UTC Admissions as their 2017-2018 application is now available! The next step is to apply for scholarships within 3-5 days of acceptance by UTC Admissions. Both applications are required for candidates to be considered for this scholarship. Since funding is limited, consideration will only be given to students who have a completed UTC Admissions file (application, application fee, high school transcript, and ACT/SAT score) by December 1, 2016. Students' qualifying test scores/GPA must also be submitted to UTC Admissions by December 1, 2016 as well.
*The Chattanooga YES! grant is renewable for up to three (3) additional years based on the student’s academic performance (refer to their award notification letter for renewal criteria). There is not a 'regain' option for students who do not meet the renewal criteria. Students must be enrolled full-time each fall & spring term to continue to receive the award in future terms. This scholarship cannot be stacked with other renewable scholarships or endowed scholarships offered through the UTC Financial Aid & Scholarship and UTC Admission Offices.
**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. Again, after being admitted, you must complete the UTC Online Scholarship Application to be considered for any scholarships.