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Need help paying for college?

Apply for a Pellissippi State scholarship today.
It takes just a couple of minutes and you only need to apply once. 

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  • Use your myPellissippi username and password to sign in.

  • Include a name and email address for a reference — obtain their consent first.

  • Check your Pellissippi State email regularly for award notifications.

Questions about scholarships? Email  or call 865.694.6528.

Scholarships are provided through the Pellissippi State Foundation.
View a complete list of our available scholarships.
View our scholarship flier (PDF)


Scholarship FAQ

Yes, as long as you have at least a 2.0 GPA, you are eligible for scholarships.

Most of our scholarships are need-based which is determined by the FAFSA. There are a limited number of scholarships that waive the requirement of a completed FAFSA to verify financial need.

You will be notified through your Pellissippi State email.

Yes, you can apply for additional scholarships.

The general application will automatically match you to scholarships for which you qualify.

You can use a teacher, school counselor, professor, pastor, community leader or mentor such as a Tennessee Promise mentor.

The new scholarship is available on March 1 of each year and covers the following fall, winter and summer semesters.

The scholarship application is available throughout the year.



Crisis-based Support

The Student Opportunity Fund was established to eliminate the barriers that prevent Pellissippi State students from staying in school and moving forward with their education.

The Student Opportunity Fund has prevented students from dropping out of school through assistance with textbooks, transportation (fuel and bus passes), childcare and tuition.

Faculty and Staff can make referrals on behalf of students by emailing

Students can also request assistance directly by emailing


Other Available Scholarships (Third-Party)

Scholarships Application Deadline Award Amount More Information
East Tennessee Foundation February 15, 2021 Varies
SME Education Foundation February 1, 2021 Varies