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Tennessee Teaching Scholars

Sponsored by: Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

Applicant must be a Tennessee resident and United States citizen who is a college junior, senior, and post-baccalaureate student admitted to a teacher education program at an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution. Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled full-time; graduate students at least half-time. Applicant may not be a licensed teacher or have received the scholarship while employed in a teaching position.


Application Deadline April 15
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Loan
Number of Applications 200
Required areas of study education, teacher licensure
Awarded every year? yes
Recipient must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA for renewal.
Must be repaid?
Recipient will incur a teaching obligation one year for each year award is received; must be repaid if obligation is not met.
Required to attend a specific school? no

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Max $4,500
Average $4,500
Min $2,250


Max 200
Average 180
Min 180

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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