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Volunteer Scholarship

Our Volunteer Scholarship program recognizes students with an exemplary academic record based on a combination of GPA and test scores.

Incoming first-year students with a minimum 3.8 GPA* who apply for admission by December 15 for the fall 2019 semester are eligible. New test scores to determine eligibility for the Volunteer Scholarship are accepted through December of senior year. You must matriculate for fall semester immediately following your graduation from a US high school, and be a US Citizen, or Permanent Resident to be considered.

In order to keep the Volunteer Scholarship, you’re required to:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Maintain full time enrollment throughout each semester

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Learn more about scholarships for transfer students.

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Award Amounts

These amounts are for the entering class of 2019. Amounts shown are for the 2019-2020 academic year and are good for 4 years. Scholarship programs are reviewed annually and may change for future academic years.

Tennessee Residents

**ACT/SAT Score Annual Award Four-year Award Amount
34–36  / 1490–1600 $8,000 $32,000
31–33  / 1390–1480 $5,000 $20,000
29–30 / 1330–1380 $3,000 $12,000

When combined with the HOPE Scholarship, in-state recipients of the Volunteer Scholarship may receive up to $11,500 during their first and second years at UT and up to $12,500 during their third and fourth years. HOPE scholarship amounts can be higher based on factors such as academic performance and financial need. Students must meet certain criteria in order to retain their HOPE scholarship.

Visit our HOPE page for more information.

Out-of-state Students

**ACT/SAT Score Annual Award Four-year Award Amount
34–36 / 1490-1600 $15,000 $60,000
31–33 / 1390–1480 $12,500 $50,000
29–30 / 1330–1380 $7,500 $30,000

*UT Weighted Core GPA

**Writing component of the standardized test scores not factored into the calculation

Retain Your Scholarship

Find out the requirements to retain your Volunteer Scholarship after it is initially awarded to you.