Tennessee Hope Scholarship

Tennessee residents who graduate from high school in the state are eligible to apply for a HOPE Scholarship. The award amount is up to $2,000 per semester for a four-year institution (not to exceed the cost of attendance). To receive the award, students must have been a Tennessee resident for at least one year prior to September 1.

Applicants should have one of the following:

  • minimum ACT score of 21
  • minimum SAT score of 980
  • overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.

A FAFSA must also be submitted to qualify for this award.

If you did not list Lipscomb University as the first school on your FAFSA for the current award year, you will need to complete the Change of Institution Request form and submit it to the state of Tennessee per instructions on the form.

In order to maintain the HOPE scholarship, you must be continuously enrolled in school.  If you will not be continuously enrolled (excluding the summer term) for any reason, please contact our office.

Questions regarding the HOPE Scholarship and its application at Lipscomb University should be directed to Jimmy Morris in the Financial Aid Office.

For information on the Tennessee HOPE scholarship and Frequently Asked Questions, check out the HOPE Scholarship website.