Types of Aid – Scholarships

Scholarships may come from three sources: Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships (TELS); Columbia State Community College Foundation Scholarships; or Private Donor Scholarships.


Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships (TELS)

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

  • You must complete the FAFSA to get the HOPE Scholarship.
  • If you are a new freshman who graduated from an eligible Tennessee high school with a 21 ACT composite (980 SAT) or have an overall weighted minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA), you may get the HOPE Scholarship.
  • If you are a new freshman who graduated from an approved Home School program or from an approved private high school with a minimum 21 ACT composite (980 SAT), you may get the HOPE Scholarship.
  • If you are a new freshman who completed the General Education Degree (GED) with a minimum test score of 525 and have a 21 ACT composite, you may get the HOPE Scholarship.
  • For more information on The Tennessee HOPE Scholarship, CLICK HERE.

Tennessee General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS)

  • You must get the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship to be able to get the GAMS.
  • For more information on the Tennessee General Assembly Merit Scholarship, CLICK HERE.

Tennessee ASPIRE Award

  • You must get the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship to be able to get the ASPIRE Award.
  • For more information on the Tennessee ASPIRE Award, CLICK HERE.
 
Tennessee HOPE Scholarship for Nontraditional Students

  • Tennessee HOPE Scholarship for students 25 or older.
  • For more information regarding the Nontraditional Component, CLICK HERE.
 
Columbia State Community College Foundation Scholarships


Private Donor Scholarships


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