Tennessee General Assembly Merit Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

September 01, 2020

Awarded By

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

Award Amount

A General assembly merit scholarship consists of two parts, a Tennessee HOPE scholarship and a General assembly merit scholar supplemental award. The award amount is up to $1,500 supplement to the HOPE Scholarship. The award is divided equally between fall, spring and summer semesters. Awards to part-time students are prorated. Awards are renewable for up to five years or until the student has completed a bachelor's degree, whichever occurs first. Recipients must complete the FAFSA each year and maintain a required grade point average at the end of any semester in which eligibility would have been reviewed.


Varies, all eligible students will be considered.

Additional Information

The General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS) is a state program, administered through the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, established to provide merit-based aid to Tennessee residents who are enrolled in one of the Tennessee public colleges, universities, or private colleges. Home-schooled students, or those who have passed the GED examination, are eligible for consideration. For questions and additional eligibility requirements, students should contact the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) using the contact information provided.

Deadline Info

To apply, eligible students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college finan ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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