Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program

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Amount
Awarded

$16,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately 25,000 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of Tennessee.
  3. Must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, at a public or an eligible non-public postsecondary educational institution in Tennessee.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  5. Must enroll on a half-time basis or greater.
  6. Must be a high school senior or older at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for Tennessee resident undergraduate students who are attending a public or an eligible non-public postsecondary educational institution in Tennessee. Students must enroll on a half-time basis or greater and must demonstrate financial need of having and EFC of $2,100 or less.

Application requirements for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program are:

  • FAFSA by Feb. 1
Additional Information: The Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program was established by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1976. The purpose of the program is to provide non-repayable financial assistance to financially needy undergraduate students who are residents of Tennessee and are enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, at a public or an eligible non-public postsecondary educational institution in Tennessee. A student's eligibility is determined in the same manner as is eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant. The applicant must have applied for a Federal Pell Grant under Title IV-A-1 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and have been assigned an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) by the U.S. Department of Education or its contractor, and have that EFC on file at the postsecondary institution to be attended. Students must have a valid Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $2,100 or less to be eligible for this award.

Award Amount: Award amounts for an academic year are: Four-year/two-year private - $4,000 Four-year public - $2,000 Two-year public - $1,300 Career Schools - $2,000 TN College of Applied Technology - $1,000 The final amount is determined by the institution. Awards are renewable for up to three additional years, depending on the students program of study.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $16,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Additional information about this award is available from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) College Pays website. To apply, interested students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. In addition to a complete application, each participating college or university may require students to submit additional forms or supplemental information before scholarship eligibility can be determined. Students should contact his/her institution for additional details. The FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor for state scholarship/grant consideration after January 1st each year for award consideration for the upcoming award year. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a FAFSA as soon as possible and no later than February 1 for priority consideration. Awards are made until funds are depleted.
Contact: Kathy Stripling
Address: 404 James Robertson Parkway Suite 1510 Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0820

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