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Ned McWherter Scholars

Sponsored by: Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a Tennessee resident entering as a freshman student at an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution as a full-time student. Applicant must have a minimum composite ACT score of 29 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1280) on a national test date with a minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA.Extra credit for honors or advanced placement courses and leadership in extracurricular activities. Award is highly competitive.


Application Deadline February 15
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Number of Applications 900
Awarded every year? yes
Recipient must maintain a 3.2 GPA and full-time enrollment.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $6,000
Average $6,000
Min $6,000


Max 200
Average 180
Min 150

Contact Information

Naomi B. Derryberry
Director of Grant and Scholarship Programs
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Suite 1510 Parkway Towers
404 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0820 United States

Phone: (615) 741-1346
Fax: (315) 735-1608

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