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Pellissippi State has contracted with a third-party scholarship management system, to enhance and streamline the scholarship search and application process for all Pellissippi State students. Students who complete the General Application through the new scholarship system will be automatically considered for several scholarships across campus based on qualifications such as academic merit and financial need.
Many renewable scholarships require that the student maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA), and be enrolled in a specific major or school or college. Some may require a student also maintain financial need and require the filing of a FAFSA. Before the funds are disbursed each year, students will receive an email with required actions they must complete before the funds are released to their account.
Scholarships are awarded as part of a student’s financial aid package and applied as credits on the student’s Pellissippi State account for the semester of the award. In compliance with federal guidelines, financial aid and scholarships cannot disburse on the student’s billing account prior to a maximum of 10 days before each semester begins. If at any time credits on the bill exceed college charges (i.e. tuition, fees, on-campus housing), a refund can be issued for the difference.
In some cases, individual scholarships require additional information that is not on the general or supplemental applications. Students are encouraged to review the suggested list of these Recommended Opportunities and provide any information requested to receive further consideration for those scholarships.
In addition to completing the required fields (indicated with an *), students are encouraged to complete the application to the fullest extent to maximize scholarship consideration.
Specific scholarship deadlines will be indicated in the opportunity description (if applicable). Most scholarships do not have a deadline, but are awarded until all funds are dispensed each year, unless a deadline is specified. Students are encouraged to review all scholarship dates and deadlines to ensure maximum scholarship consideration. Note: If a scholarship does have a deadline, the application will close at 11:59pm on the listed deadline date.
Enrolled students can complete the General Application in the Pellissippi State Scholarship System, as well as any supplemental applications for scholarship consideration. Students will need to complete the application each academic year, and will be notified via their pstcc.edu email account when the new application is open. By completing the General Application, students will automatically be considered for all available Pellissippi State scholarships. In addition, most scholarships require a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be filed each year.
The Pellissippi State Scholarship System uses the term “opportunities” when referring to scholarships.