Tennessee Ned McWherter Scholars Program

The Ned McWherter Scholars Program is intended to encourage academically superior Tennessee high school graduates to attend college in Tennessee. Recent Tennessee high school seniors starting their last semester in high school who have at least a 3.5 unweighted cumulative grade point average and scored a minimum composite score of 29 on the ACT or the SAT equivalent, are eligible to apply. Difficulty of courses and leadership positions held while in high school are also considered. The student must be a resident of Tennessee, a U.S. Citizen and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time. Applications must be accompanied by an official high school transcript that contains the applicant’s high school grades through the first semester of the senior year and the applicant’s ACT/SAT scores.

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