2020 Tennessee Scholarships

Tennessee is not immune from the nationwide trend of rising tuition costs. The average tuition for Tennessee universities is a whopping $12,389.00 and the total cost of attendance is $32,215.00. 55% of student graduates in Tennessee graduate with an average debt load of $26,838.00. That’s why hundreds of thousands of students in Tennessee turn either to scholarships or student loans.

These TN scholarships are available for men, women and a variety of students in Tennessee, and any Tennessee resident regardless of their interests or background. Tennessee scholarships are available for college students, for adults going back to school, and all types of TN students or TN residents, and especially targeted to help middle class families afford a top-of-the-line education. The best part about these scholarships is they are easy (many require nothing more than filling out a simple form) and they don’t need to be paid back!

While some scholarships are easy and can be completed in under 30 seconds, others require more upfront information. We’ve marked easy scholarships with a little “Easy Apply” so you can prioritize them. This is the complete list of the best scholarships for Tennessee residents.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for TN residents?

There are 221 scholarships totaling $646,783.00 available to Tennessee residents. You can easily browse through all 221 scholarships below.

How many scholarships are available for moms and single moms in Tennessee?

Moms in Tennessee are eligible for all the same scholarships as TN residents. Therefore, the 221 scholarships worth $646,783.00 mentioned above is also available to moms and single moms. In addition, however, you can check out additional scholarships for moms, which have been provided exclusively for moms and single moms, and you can find from the main scholarship search engine page.

How many scholarships are available for college students in Tennessee?

221 scholarships worth $646,783.00 are available for college students in TN. In addition, we encourage current college students in Tennessee to check scholarships by school and, specifically, colleges in Tennessee for more options. Here are links for scholarships at the 20 largest colleges in Tennessee:

Fort Lewis College
Colorado Mesa University
Delaware State University
Lynn University
Florida Institute of Technology
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Albany State University
Georgia Southern University
Piedmont College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Hawaii Pacific University
Aurora University
Anderson University
Indiana State University
Buena Vista University
Cornell College
Iowa State University
Baker University
Aquinas College
Eastern Michigan University

How many scholarships are available for high school seniors in Tennessee?

221 scholarships totaling $646,783.00 are available for high school seniors in TN. In addition, we encourage current high school students to check out more from the scholarship search engine.

Do I need to be a resident of TN to apply to these scholarships?

Our scholarship search automatically returns scholarships by all different types of requirements. The below scholarships are either explicitly available for Tennessee residents, or they do not require specific state residency at all and are therefore available to TN students and residents, as well as others across the country.

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Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor by Joseph Collins Foundation

Applicant must obtain application from the medical school authorities, complete it and return it to them for forwarding to the Foundation. Selection is based upon financial need, scholastic record and standing, demonstrated interest in arts and letters or other cultural pursuits outside the field of medicine, intention to specialize in neurology,...

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$10,000.00 March 1 Apply Now

Ned McWherter Scholars

Sponsor by Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Location Suite 1510 Parkway Towers, Nashville, TN

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a Tennessee resident entering as a freshman student at an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution as a full-time student. Applicant must have a minimum composite ACT score of 29 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1280) on a national test date with a minimum...

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$6,000.00 February 15 Apply Now

Beau Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Colorado State University

Applicant should preferably be a non-resident student who is a former member of the Boy Scouts of America with strong moral character and an orientation toward the outdoors. Financial need required.

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- March 1 Apply Now

Valedictorian Scholarship

Sponsor by University of Memphis Location Office of Financial Aid, Memphis, TN

Applicant must be a resident of one of the following counties: Desoto, Marshall, Tate, or Tunica, MS, or Crittenden, AR. Applicant must be the valedictorian of their secondary school class and meet the admission requirements of the school.

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$4,500.00 February 1 Apply Now

Community College Transfer Scholarship

Sponsor by University of Memphis Location Office of Financial Aid, Memphis, TN

Applicant must be a transfer student who is graduating from a Tennessee community college with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.

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$6,500.00 March 1 Apply Now

Advantage Scholarship

Sponsor by University of Memphis Location Office of Financial Aid, Memphis, TN

Applicant must be an entering college freshman who is a Tennessee resident with the following: minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1050 (composite ACT score of 23), minimum 3.0 GPA, and have a family adjusted gross incoming of $80,000 or less as indicated on the FAFSA. At least one of the...

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$4,000.00 February 1 Apply Now

Sun Devil Scholarship

Sponsor by Arizona State University

Applicant must be a high school senior enrolling for the fall semester as a full-time student. Applicant will be automatically considered for the award once they have been admitted to the university.

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$6,500.00 December 1 Apply Now

Tuition Exemption Scholarship for Nonresidents

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana, have high standardized test scores, and an excellent academic record, especially in English and math.

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$9,400.00 December 1 Apply Now

Nonresident Fee Waiver

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana and have a commendable academic record.

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$5,300.00 December 1 Apply Now

Admissions Academic Scholarship - Non-Resident

Sponsor by University of Central Florida Location Undergraduate Admissions, Orlando, FL

Applicant must not be a Florida resident.

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$3,500.00 March 1 Apply Now

UA Scholar

Sponsor by University of Alabama Location University of Alabama Scholarships, Tuscaloosa, AL

Applicant must be an out-of=state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and minimum composite ACT score between 30 and 31 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1330 and 1390).

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- December 1 Apply Now

Tennessee Scholar

Sponsor by University of Tennessee, Knoxville Location F-101 Melrose Hall, Knoxville, TN

Selection is based upon academic achievement. Creative abilities and involvement in school activities are considered.

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$4,000.00 January 15 Apply Now

Herbert S. Walters Scholarship

Sponsor by University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Applicant must be a graduate of an East Tennessee high school, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum composite ACT score of 24 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 940), demonstrate financial need, and show a desire to support education through employment.

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- January 15 Apply Now