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Scholarships for Entering Freshmen

So You Want to be a Tennessee Vol?

We want the very best and brightest students to join our Volunteer family, and we are ready to invest in your future with programs such as the Volunteer Scholarship program.

First-year students who apply for admission by December 15 of their senior year in high school will be automatically considered for these institutional scholarships. In some cases an on-time FAFSA is also required:



The University is currently evaluating its merit aid strategy for the 2021-22 academic year.  We will provide more information as it becomes available. Our application for Fall 2021 will open August 1st. We are so excited you are interested in joining the Volunteer family in 2021.

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Competitive Scholarships

You must apply for admission by the November 1 deadline in order to be eligible to apply for competitive scholarships including the category called Chancellor’s Scholarships.

Admitted students will receive an email with the link to the scholarship application, which you need to complete by December 15. We strongly encourage you to apply for admission as early as possible.