Scholarships

Tennessee Tech Scholarships & Grants

ScholarWeb is Tech's scholarship database & scholarship application system. The scholarship application is required to be considered for Tech Scholarships. Students may apply for Tennessee Tech University Scholarships & Grants after being admitted. To do so, students MUST login to their Eagle Online account and then click on the "Student" tab and locate the scholarship option.

The 2019-2020 scholarship application will be available beginning Aug. 1, 2018 and must be submitted by the deadline date of December 15, 2018.

Please take a moment to review the different scholarship and grant categories provided below. All Tennessee Tech institutional scholarships and grants are competitive and funds are limited. Although we make every effort to award all qualified students, no scholarships/grants are guaranteed.

Scholarship Categories


Apply for admission & scholarships (in ScholarWeb) by December 15, 2018 to be reviewed for the following Admissions Scholarships and Grants for the 2019-20 academic year. Recommendation letters must be submitted no later than January 15, 2019.

The scores and transcripts on file at the time awarding begins will be used to determine scholarship/grant eligibility. New scores received after January 15th will not be considered for scholarship purposes.

All scholarships and grants are competitive and based on funding. Students who qualify may only receive one of the following Admissions Scholarships.

Download the 2019-2020 New Freshman Scholarships & Grants flyer (PDF).

For help converting your SAT score to an ACT score see our ACT/SAT Conversion Table.

Amount Per Year             ACT and High School GPA            Hope***          Hope Merit***          Year Total
$5,000 33-36 ACT and 3.75-4.00 GPA $3,500     $1,000   $9,500
$4,000 31-32 ACT and 3.75-4.00 GPA $3,500     $1,000   $8,500
$3,000 29-30 ACT and 3.75-4.00 GPA $3,500     $1,000   $7,500
$2,000 27-28 ACT and 3.75-4.00 GPA $3,500 -
$5,500

A four-year scholarship for incoming freshman Tennessee residents who have just graduated from high school. It is renewable as long as student maintains 12 credit hours and has a 3.25 overall GPA by the end of their fifth semester at Tech. A limited number of these scholarships will be awarded.
***HOPE & HOPE Merit are awards from the TN Education Lottery Program & the TN General Assembly.

Amount Per Year           ACT and High School GPA           Hope***           Year Total
Up to $2,000 24-26 and 3.50-3.74 $3,500 Up to $5,500  

A four-year need-based grant for incoming freshman Tennessee residents who have just graduated from high school. Criteria used for awarding include, but are not limited to, financial need, grade point average, ACT score, community-based activities, and demonstrated leadership abilities. It is renewable as long as student maintains 12 credit hours, completes 55 service hours each semester, and has a 3.00 overall GPA by the end of their fifth semester at Tech. A limited number of these scholarships will be awarded.
***HOPE is an award from the TN Education Lottery Program.

$8,000 per year
26-36 ACT (1260-1600 SAT) and 3.50-4.00 GPA

A four-year scholarship for incoming out-of-state freshman who have just graduated from high school. It is renewable as long as student maintains 12 credit hours and has a 3.00 overall GPA by the end of their fifth semester at Tech. This scholarship cannot be stacked with the Honors Academic Scholarship (HAS) or the Eagle's Reach tuition rate. A limited number of these scholarships will be awarded. For more information, contact the Scholarship Office at scholarships@tntech.edu.

$2,500 per year

A four-year, $2,500 per year, scholarship for incoming freshman Tennessee residents who have just graduated from high school, aimed at increasing academic quality & diversity. The intent of this scholarship is to enrich the educational experience and promote quality education campus-wide. Students must meet at least one of the following criteria: (1) underrepresented ethnic population, (2) first generation college student, (3) resident of one of the 24 Upper Cumberland educationally underrepresented counties, (4) underrepresented gender population specific to a major. It is renewable as long as the student maintains 12 credit hours and has a 2.50 overall GPA by the end of their fifth semester at Tech. A limited number of these scholarships will be awarded.

$2,500 per year

A four-year, $2,500 per year, scholarship for incoming freshman Tennessee residents who have just graduated from high school, have been designated as the Valedictorian or Salutatorian at an Upper Cumberland public high school, and have a 23 or higher ACT score. This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years as long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and has a 3.00 overall GPA by the end of their fifth semester at Tech.

Please Note:

*Students may only receive one of these awards. If a student is eligible for more than one award, they will be offered the greater of the two.
**Tennessee Technological University reserves the right to limit scholarship/grant awards if necessary funding is not available.

Students transferring from Tennessee community colleges must complete the scholarship application to be considered. The scholarship application deadline for students transferring in the fall of 2019 is May 1, 2019. ALL materials including college transcript must be submitted to Tech prior to May 15, 2019 for consideration.

Additionally, current and incoming students should apply in ScholarWeb each year by December 15th to be considered for more than 600 departmental scholarships awarded at Tennessee Tech.

Please see the Transfer Scholarship Application Timeline for more information regarding application deadlines for each term.

TECH Transfer Pride Scholarship 2019-2020

$500–$2000 per year
3.75 community college GPA

A merit-based scholarship for students transferring from Tennessee community colleges with at least 24 transferable credit hours and a minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA. Awards are competitive and are not guaranteed.It is renewable if the student maintains 12 credit hours each semester and has a 3.00 overall GPA by the end of their second semester at Tech.

**Tennessee Technological University reserves the right to limit scholarship/grant awards if necessary funding is not available.

All students who apply for scholarships in ScholarWeb by December 15, 2018 will be reviewed for the scholarships awarded by the department of their major for the 2019-20 academic year. Departments award scholarships to new, transfer, and currently enrolled students. Departmental scholarships are for various amounts and are based on different criteria. Review the criteria of any Tennessee Tech scholarship with the "Search Scholarships" feature in ScholarWeb portal.

For more information on scholarships in Athletics, contact the Tennessee Tech Athletic Department at 1-800-825-3948 and speak to a coach in the sports program you are interested in joining. Further details are provided in the Recruits section at www.ttusports.com.

The TTU Honors Program requires out-of-state students who wish to apply for the Honors Academic Scholarship (HAS) to complete the Honors Academic Scholarship Application in addition to the TTU Scholarship Application (in ScholarWeb). For more information on the HAS and to access the application, visit the Honors Academic Scholarship Website. Please note the HAS is for out-of-state students only. The HAS cannot be combined with the Soaring Eagle Scholarship or the Eagle's Reach tuition rate.

For more information on the Honors Program and Honors Academic Scholarship, visit the Honors Program Website.

The Music Department awards scholarships to majors and non-majors which require an audition. Visit the Music Department's website for further details and to submit an Audition Application. To contact the Music department directly, email music@tntech.edu.

For information on ROTC (Military Science) program, visit tntech.edu/armyrotc/ or contact the Military Science Department at (931) 372-3283.

For information about their scholarships, visit Army ROTC Scholarships.

"Outside" or "external" scholarships are terms used for any scholarship(s) awarded to a student by an outside agency such as a church, civic organization, high school, business, private donor, foundation, or any number of external (non-Tennessee Tech) agencies. Typically, these are scholarships that are not administered by Tennessee Tech.

These outside scholarships must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. For more information about the process for "Outside Scholarships", visit Financial Aid's - Outside/External Scholarships web page.

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