Non-Traditional HOPE Scholarship

Effective August 1, 2018 the Non-Traditional Hope Scholarship will not be awarded (or offered) at NSCC. Current Non-Traditional Hope Scholarship recipients may continue to receive this scholarship provided they otherwise remain eligible.


The Tennessee Lottery offers a scholarship for the adult learner. In order to be considered, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be age 25 or older and enroll in an eligible postsecondary institution as an entering freshman or have not been enrolled for at least two (2) years after last attending any postsecondary institution and not earned a baccalaureate degree
  • The adjusted gross income attributable to the student must be no more than $36,000 per year
  • Be continuously enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution in the fall and spring semesters and maintain satisfactory academic progress as outlined by the College or University
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 after attempting 12 semester hours

Contact the Nashville State Financial Aid office if you feel that you meet these requirements.