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 Grant / 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. Students may receive $500 toward the balance of the first two courses, $200 for the third course, and $0 for the fourth course. To receive an additional second or third course grant, students must have a 3.0 grade point average or a 21 Composite on the ACT (Homeschool students must meet both requirements). Students can use the grant towards up to three classes in one semester.

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 Form to CSCC.

1. Go to tn.gov/collegepays and click on TSAC Student Portal towards the top of the screen.
2. On this page, click the Register button then click on Create a Log In ***WRITE DOWN YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION WHEN YOU ARE CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT***
3. After you have created your account, log back in with your username and password.
4. Select the APPLY button in the top left corner of the page.
5. Scroll down the page and select Dual Enrollment Grant for the applicable academic year (an academic year goes from August to July).
6. Only complete the required items and the college should be Cleveland State (this is where you are using your Dual Enrollment Grant).
7. Once you have completed the application, a page that says APPLICATION CONFIRMATION at the top of the screen should appear (click OK and do not print).
8. You will be directed to a screen that is titled Financial Summary. For the Dual Enrollment Grant, it should say Pending Verification or Eligible.

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! Find out more information here.

The Public School Teachers and State Employees Discount Form is now located in CougarNet under “Bursar’s Office” on the “My Account” tab.

Cleveland State Foundation Dual Enrollment Scholarships

A need-based scholarship, this is awarded depending on your family income. The scholarship pays the balance of one (1) required textbook.

To qualify, you must complete the scholarship application, and provide the first page of the parent’s previous year income tax return.

*Foundation scholarships are applied to books only, and no cash refunds are available.

For more information about the Dual Enrollment Program, call (423) 614-8734 or email the Dual Enrollment Office (dualenrollment@clevelandstatecc.edu).