Grant Programs


  • Tennessee Student Assistance Award

    The Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program (TSAA) was established to provide non-repayable financial assistance to financially-needy undergraduate students who are residents of Tennessee. 

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  • Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant

    The Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant is established and funded from the net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to students who are enrolled at a TN College of Applied Technology.  Students must complete the FAFSA application, be a TN resident and be in pursuit of a certificate or diploma program.

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  • Tennessee HOPE Access Grant

    The Tennessee HOPE Access Grant is established and funded from proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to entering freshmen who are enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution within sixteen (16) months after graduating from a TN eligible high school.  Students must complete the FAFSA application, be a TN resident and meet the high school GPA and ACT/SAT requirements and family adjusted gross income requirements.

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  • Tennessee HOPE Foster Child Tuition Grant

    The Foster Child Tuition Grant is established and funded from the net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to students who were in custody of the Dept. of Children Services for at least one (1) year after reaching age fourteen (14).  Students must complete the FAFSA application, be a TN resident and meet the academic requirements for the HOPE Scholarship or HOPE Access Grant.

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  • Dual Enrollment Grant

    The Dual Enrollment Grant program is defined as a grant for study at an eligible postsecondary institution that is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to students who are attending an eligible high school and who are also enrolled in college courses at eligible postsecondary institutions for which they will receive college credit.

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  • Helping Heroes Grant

    The Helping Heroes Grant is established and funded from the net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to US veterans who were honorably discharged and who are a former or current member of a reserve or TN National Guard unit.  Students must complete the Helping Heroes Grant application and the FAFSA application, be a TN resident, enroll at an eligible postsecondary institution and were awarded the Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal or Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. 

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