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Aspire Award

Application is the FAFSA

 The Aspire Award is established and funded from the net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to entering freshmen as a supplement to the HOPE Scholarship.  

For students who first received HOPE in fall 2009 through summer 2015

  • Four-Year Institutions: Up to $750 per semester as a supplement to the HOPE Scholarship; including summer
  • Two-Year Institutions: Up to $750 per semester as a supplement to the HOPE Scholarship; including summer

For entering freshmen beginning with fall 2015 and thereafter

  • Four-Year Institutions: Up to $750 per semester as a supplement to the HOPE Scholarship; including summer
  • Two-Year Institutions: Up to $250 per semester as a supplement to the HOPE Scholarship; including summer

  • Meet Tennessee HOPE Scholarship requirements AND
  • Must have parents’ or independent student’s and spouse’s adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less on IRS tax form