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Scholarships for Entering First-Year Students

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 UT Priority Filing Date is March 15, 2024.

While these scholarships are not applicable to transfer students, we have a variety of scholarships available to UT transfer students.

2024–25 Scholarships




These scholarships are for the 2024–25 academic year. Scholarship programs are reviewed annually and may change for future academic years.

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Competitive Scholarships

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

Honors Scholarships

Students in University Honors programs may receive funding for completing honors requirements. Learn more at

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships that are offered to you following your admission are dependent on us receiving your final high school transcript and/or official test scores (if applicable). You can learn more here.