Scholarships & Grants
Tennessee HOPE Scholarship (TELS)
Outside scholarship assistance is perhaps the largest source of potential funding for students. Each fund is administered differently, so each has different criteria and application procedures. The best resources for exploring these scholarships are bookstores and libraries.
There are also a number of web sites that can assist you in finding outside scholarship assistance. Here are some more useful ones:
- Fast Web
- Broke Scholar: a free college scholarship search engine and financial aid resource
Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students are all federal need based funds.
There are a variety of University scholarships: see the menu at the left for other funding available for certain Colleges.
Many states offer need based State Grants to students who are eligible. If you are an undergraduate student from Tennessee, contact Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) for an application. If you are from out of state, contact your state Department of Education.