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Next Chapter Scholarship & Next Chapter Scholar of the Year Award

Admitted first-year, in-state students who are enrolled in Next Chapter and have successful completion of the program are eligible for these awards. Students must apply for admission by December 15 of their senior year in high school to be considered for these scholarships.

Students who complete the Next Chapter program (5-year curriculum) will receive an annual scholarship of $1,500, renewable for up to four years.


Award Criteria Annual Award Amount Four-year Award Amount Four-year award + HOPE (avg. maximum)
  • Complete 5-year Next Chapter program
  • Apply by December 15
  • Be admitted to UT
$1,500 $6,000 $26,400


One student will be selected as the Next Chapter Scholar of the Year based on a holistic review of their admissions application and supplemental materials. The selected scholar will receive a scholarship valued at tuition and mandatory fees for up to four years. The Next Chapter Scholar of the Year award cannot be combined with the Volunteer or Orange & White scholarships.


For both awards, students must matriculate the fall semester immediately following graduation from a US high school and be a US citizen, permanent resident, or domestic international student to be considered.

In order to retain this scholarship, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and full-time enrollment each semester.

How does this combine with other scholarships?

The Next Chapter award cannot be combined with the Volunteer or Orange & White scholarships, but Next Chapter scholars may qualify for other UT awards, like the UT Pledge, Promise, TN Connect, or Provost Scholarship. When two or more scholarships are combined, your award amounts may be adjusted if your combination exceeds UT’s allowable award maximums.