This document serves as a guide to help families understand the scholarship chart. It explains various symbols and terms, ensuring a clear understanding of the scholarship opportunities available.
This column lists the ACT required for the listed scholarship. If no ACT is listed, no ACT score is required.
(u) = unweighted GPA, (w) = weighted GPA, (de) = Dual Enrollment GPA only, * = complicated system.
The HOPE scholarship, also known as the Lottery Scholarship, is a scholarship for Tennessee residents. Students who achieve a 21 ACT score or a 3.0 GPA are eligible for this scholarship at any Tennessee school they attend. The award amount varies: $4,500 for the first two years of college and $5,700 for the last two years. To simplify, we use an average of $5,100 per year.
The General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS) is essentially the second level of the HOPE scholarship. Students who achieve a 3.75 weighted GPA and a 29 composite ACT score receive an additional $1,000 per year at any Tennessee school.
When scholarship qualifications align with the HOPE or GAMS criteria, we include that amount in this column. Some schools have already incorporated this amount into the list price of the scholarship, which explains why some scholarships meet the qualifications but do not add additional funds.
The sticker prices are compiled from Appily.com, incorporating the costs of tuition, room and board, and books and supplies...
Average Annual Costs with Scholarship + HOPE and GAMS
In this column, we calculate the average annual costs for students by subtracting the scholarship amount from the sticker price...
This section gives the name of the scholarship.
The ACT automatically superscores every ACT test a student takes. This means that the ACT calculates a superscore by taking the best English, Math, Reading, and Science scores...
Last ACT/GPA Accepted
Most colleges allow students to continue taking the ACT and improving their GPA even after admission, which can impact their scholarship amounts...
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