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    HOPE Aspire Award

    Offered by Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 23, 2023
    Multiple awards worth

    $250

    Grade level

    College Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    February 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The HOPE Aspire Award is open to Tennesee high school graduates who will be attending an in-state postsecondary institution, in addition to meeting the other Tennesee HOPE Scholarship requirements. Applicants must also have indicated that their parents’ or independent student’s and spouse’s adjusted gross income is $36,000 or less on an IRS tax form. 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. Eligible students attending four-year institutions and two-year institutions may earn up to $750 and $250 per semester as a supplement to the HOPE Scholarship, respectively.

    About Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

    The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1974 as a non-profit corporation with the merging of the Tennessee Educational Loan Corporation and the Tennessee Tuition Grant Program. TSAC administers over 20 different state student financial aid programs, in addition to conducting financial aid outreach and training to students and staff at every high school and postsecondary institution in the state.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens

    Other Category

    Low Income

    State

    Tennessee

    Application information

    Applicants need to submit a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the HOPE Aspire Award is renewable.

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