TN Lottery Scholarship

HOPE Scholarship 

The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program (TELS) is intended to provide financial support for Tennessee's best high school students and encourage them to remain in TN for their college education.  The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation is the state headquarters for the TELS program.  Their website contains  information about the TELS program and other kinds of state aid.  You must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to be eligible.

To apply for a HOPE scholarship, you must fill out the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You do not need to complete any additional applications, the HOPE scholarship will be offered to TN residents who meet the qualifications.

The scholarships offered through the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) program are listed on website


Statement of Understanding Form (Lottery Scholarship) - To help our students understand the basic rules of the Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship, we have developed a list of several important items that you will need to know. Please complete this form and return it the Office of Financial Aid.

TELS Consortium Form (Lottery Scholarship) - This form applies to TELS scholarship students who decides to enroll simultaneously at two eligible postsecondary institutions or during the summer semester at another eligible postsecondary institution.

TELS Repeat Course Form (Lottery Scholarship) - This form applies to TELS scholarship students who wish to utilize the one-time option to repeat one course for purposes of determining continued eligibility.