Chattanooga YES!

Renewable award of $3,000 per year for first-time freshmen.

Applicants who meet all the criteria below will be considered for the $3,000 a year award:

  • Tennessee resident
  • Minimum 3.0 high school GPA and minimum 19 ACT composite score (990 SAT)
  • Demonstrate strong financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • File the FAFSA and complete any financial aid requirements by February 15, 2019. Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after it becomes available on October 1, 2018.

Note: Applicants with incomplete files (Admissions, FAFSA or Financial Aid) will not be considered. Awarding will begin in March or April.


To be eligible for this scholarship, first-time freshmen should first apply for admission.

The next step is to apply for scholarships. Both applications are required for candidates to be considered for this scholarship.

Since funding is limited, consideration will only be given to students entering UTC in the fall semester and who have a completed UTC Admissions file (application, application fee, high school transcript and ACT/SAT score) by December 1, 2018. A student’s qualifying test scores/GPA also must be submitted to UTC Admissions by December 1, 2018.

The Chattanooga YES! grant is renewable for up to three additional years based on the student’s academic performance. Students should refer to their award notification letters (or the terms and conditions in their MyMocsNet) for enrollment requirements and renewal criteria. There is not a regain option for students who do not meet the renewal criteria.

This scholarship cannot be stacked with other renewable scholarships or endowed scholarships offered through the UTC Financial Aid and Scholarships or Admissions offices.

Apply early. Scholarship funds are limited and the awarding process is competitive. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee receiving a scholarship. The best way to improve candidacy is to submit all required materials as soon as possible.