The University of Tennessee Connect Scholarship is offered to admitted, in-state first-year students with parents’ adjusted gross income (AGI) of $60,000-$70,000 who are not awarded or/ who do not meet the qualifications for the UT Promise Scholarship. This $2,000 annual scholarship is good for four years. Combined with the HOPE scholarship, that is valued up to $28,400 over the course of four years. Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need.
To be eligible for the Tennessee Connect Scholarship, you must submit an admissions application by December 15. Late applicants will not be considered. No separate application is required for this award. It is granted automatically to students who meet all criteria. Students will be evaluated for all institutional scholarships for which they’re eligible and awarded the highest value award for which they qualify. This scholarship is renewable, provided that the student maintains a 2.0 GPA.