Tennessee Explore

Tennessee Explore Scholarship Program

Available To: First-Year, Current | Out-of-State

Award: $3,000 – $6,500 per year; 4-year award

Deadline: December 15

Tennessee Explore Scholarship Overview

Award Amounts

GPA***ACT/SAT ScoreAnnual AwardFour-Year Award Amount
3.6–3.7928–36 / 1300–1600$6,500$26,000
3.6+26–27 / 1230–1290$3,000$12,000
3.8+26–27 / 1230–1290$5,000$20,000
Amounts shown are for the 2024-25 academic year and are good for four years. Scholarship programs are reviewed annually and may change for future academic years. 
This scholarship cannot be combined with the Volunteer Scholarship. 

*UT Weighted Core GPA
**Composite superscore; writing component of the standardized test scores not factored into the calculation

Scholarship Eligibility

Admitted first-year, out-of-state students with a minimum 3.6 GPA* who apply for admission by December 15 of their senior year in high school will be automatically considered for these institutional scholarships. To determine eligibility to the Tennessee Explore Scholarship, UT must receive your new test scores by July 1. You must matriculate the fall semester immediately following your graduation from a US high school and be a US citizen, permanent resident, or domestic international student to be considered.

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How to Apply

If you are an incoming first-year out-of-state student with a minimum 3.6 GPA* and apply for admission by December 15 of your final year in high school, you will be automatically considered for these institutional scholarships.

How to Keep the Tennessee Explore Scholarship

How does this combine with other scholarships?

The Tennessee Explore Scholarship cannot combine with other UT institutionally funded scholarships. However, if you are awarded a donor-funded scholarship competitively, those will usually* be allowed to stack.

*All scholarship combinations are subject to the UT Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.