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Hope Lottery Scholarship

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The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) will be responsible for processing all applications for the HOPE Lottery Scholarships.

All HOPE Lottery Scholarship Program Recipients Must:

  • Have been a Tennessee resident for one year of the year of application date. For students beginning spring and summer terms, residency determined by February 1 as of application date.
  • Be dependent child of U.S. military, Tennessee National Guard on active duty, Department of Defense employees, or full-time religious workers who maintain Tennessee residency while stationed out-of-state are eligible.
  • Apply with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.gov and meet the eligibility requirements listed on the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) website at: www.tn.gov/collegepays. Applications must be received by September 1st for fall semester, February 1st for spring and summer semesters. Early application is recommended.
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Austin Peay State University's federal school code is 003478

HOPE Scholars Must:

  • Enroll in an eligible Tennessee public college, university, or private college. APSU is an eligible university.
  • Enroll within 16 months of high school graduation or completion of a home school or GED program.
  • Tennessee residents graduating from some out of state high schools may be eligible. For more information call TSAC at 1-800-342-1663.

Home School Must:

For HOPE Lottery Scholarship eligibility, a home school student must:

  • Be enrolled as a home school student in a home school program for a minimum of two (2) years prior to graduating. The student must achieve a 21 Composite score or above, on a national test date for the ACT test or a 980 (math plus critical reading scores only) or above, on a national test date for the SAT test for HOPE Scholarship consideration. The student does not need to submit a grade point average as this is not a consideration. For more information, please call 1-800-342-1663 or (615)741-1346. For additional information on the General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS), please click here.

 For General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS) eligibility, a home school student must:

  • In addition to meeting the HOPE Lottery Scholarship requirements, during the course of a home school program, be enrolled in at least four (4) college-level courses totaling at least twelve (12) semester hours and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The student must achieve a 29 Composite score or above, on a national test date for the ACT test or a 1280 (math plus critical reading scores only) or above, on a national test date for the SAT test for GAMS consideration. For information on Dual Enrollment, please click here.

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