Organizational & Foundation Scholarships
The scholarship program at Volunteer State Community College is funded by individuals, business and industries and civic groups through donations to the College Foundation. Scholarship application priority dates are April 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester.
Graduating seniors may be eligible for a Presidential Scholarship in the amount of $4,000. Five new and five renewal scholarships will be awarded annually.
In order to apply for the Presidential Scholarship, the student must complete a VSCC Scholarship Application and submit all required admission documents by the appropriate deadline. Entering freshmen must have at least a 3.5 high school GPA (seventh semester) and an ACT of at least 26.
To retain the award, the student must pass a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.0 semester GPA.
This scholarship will be awarded for only four semesters.
VSCC Academic Service Scholarships
The VSCC Academic Service Scholarship is in the amount of $2,400 per academic year. This scholarship involves on-campus work obligations on the part of the student. The VSCC Academic Service Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of incoming freshmen whose high school records show academic excellence. The requirements for this scholarship are a high school grade point average of 3.0 or more and an ACT of at least 21. The application priority date for Fall Semester is April 1.
Public School Teacher/State Employee Dependent Discount
Dependent children (under the age of 24) of a certified public school teacher or a full-time State Employee are eligible to receive a 25% discount toward maintenance fees each semester. The eligible employee must submit a new discount form for their dependent child to the Financial Aid Office each semester prior to registration or no later than 10 days after the term begins.
State Employee Fee Waiver
Employees of the Tennessee State Government are eligible to enroll in one class per term. This is called a fee waiver. The eligible state employee must complete the necessary paperwork with their personnel office for approval. The approved application should then be submitted to the Financial Aid Office prior to registration and no later than 10 days after the term begins.
PC 191 Fee Waiver
Employees of any TBR or UT system schools are eligible to enroll in one credit class per term using the PC191 fee waiver. The eligible employee must complete a fee waiver application with their personnel office each semester. The fee waiver form should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office prior to registration or no later than 10 days after the term begins.
TBR Employee Dependents (Children or Spouse) Discount
Employees of TBR or UT system schools dependent children (age 26 or younger) or spouse is eligible to receive a 50% discount toward maintenance fees each semester. The eligible employee must submit a new discount form for their dependent child or spouse to the Financial Aid Office each semester prior to registration or no later then 10 days after the term begins.
The Diversity Grant is a program for students of under-represented groups as outlined in the college’s strategic plan. The student must submit a FAFSA application for consideration for the Diversity Grant and must maintain Academic Satisfactory Progress standards.