FAFSA Deadline Update: The FAFSA deadline for TN Promise and the TN Student Assistance Award has been extended to March 1, 2022.

Overview

Begun in the Fall 2018 semester, the Middle College Scholarship is established and funded from proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to high school juniors and seniors enrolled full-time at an eligible postsecondary institution. 

Award Information

$1,250 per semester ($2,500 per year)

Eligibility

Complete and submit the Middle College Scholarship application by September 1

  • Be classified as a Tennessee resident pursuant to TCA 49-8-104
  • Obtain a minimum 3.0 high school GPA at the end of the Sophomore year
  • Beginning with the Junior year of high school, enroll full-time for each semester at any of the following institutions; which partners with a Local Educational Agency:
    • Chattanooga State Community College
    • Cleveland State Community College
    • Jackson State Community College
    • Motlow State Community College
    • Nashville State Community College
    • Northeast State Community College
    • Pellissippi State Community College
    • Roane State Community College
    • Volunteer State Community College

To remain eligible, a student shall

  • Reapply each year by submitting the online Middle College Scholarship application by the deadline dates
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 semester college GPA
  • Maintain full-time enrollment for each semester at either of the institutions listed above
Application

The application is found within the TSAC Student Portal. Applicants must complete and submit the Middle College Scholarship application by September 1.

Termination Criteria
  • Student is no longer enrolled at Middle College
  • Student fails to maintain a minimum 3.0 semester college GPA
  • Student fails to maintain a full-time enrollment status
  • Student has earned an Associate degree
  • Student has graduated from high school
  • Two years have passed from the date of enrollment as a middle college student at any of the institutions displayed on the “Eligibility” tab
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