Grants & Scholarships

Think you’ve got what it takes to find success as a dual-enrollment student at Cleveland State Community College, but not sure you can afford it? That’s where dual enrollment grants and scholarships can make a difference. Got your interest? Keep reading to learn more.

Dual Enrollment Grants/Scholarships

Tennessee Dual Enrollment Lottery Grant
To qualify for this grant, you must be a Tennessee citizen, a resident of the state for one year prior to enrollment, and you must initially meet dual-enrollment eligibility standards. For continued participation, a 2.75 cumulative college grade point average is required. If you’re eligible to participate in the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant program, you can get as much as $600 per year ($300 per semester), paid at the rate of $100 per semester credit hour.

If you’re eligible and choose to use state lottery money, you’ll need to fill out the online application to qualify. Please apply online for lottery grant money prior to submitting your Dual Enrollment Registration Packet to CSCC.

Public Higher Education Fee Discount for Children of Licensed Public School Teachers and Children of State Employees

If your mom or dad works for the state or is a public school teacher, there’s good news. You can get financial help with dual enrollment! The application for discount must be completed and turned in with your Dual Enrollment Registration Packet.

Cleveland State Foundation Dual Enrollment Scholarships

A need-based scholarship, this is awarded depending on your family income. The scholarship pays the balance of a required textbook.

To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:

1. Completed scholarship application, with first page of parent previous year income tax return
2. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum ACT score of 18 or higher in English, 19 or higher in Math and Reading in the subject area you wish to take

*Foundation scholarships are applied to books only, and no cash refunds are available. Please have application completed and turn in with Dual Enrollment registration packet.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Grant

For information, contact your local Tennessee Career Center and submit a copy of your application with your Dual Enrollment Registration Packet.

If you live in Bradley, McMinn, Meigs or Polk counties, contact:
Tennessee Career Center at Athens
410 Congress Parkway
Athens, TN 37303
Telephone: (423) 745-2028
FAX: (423) 745-0938
TDD: (423) 745-1231
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

For residents of Monroe County contact:
Tennessee Career Center at Vonore
59B Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
Telephone: (423) 884-2400/FAX: (423) 884-2416
TTY: (866) 868-3830
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday

For more information about the Dual Enrollment Program, call (423) 614-8734 or email Jan Peterson.