Need money for school?

Needs-Based Scholarships are available through federal workforce development grants offered through your local Tennessee Career Centers. 

The purpose of the grant program is to promote an  increase in employment, help people to retain jobs and improve their earnings potential, help you to continue to learn and earn a credential, and to make it easier for you to gain the work skills needed so that you can enter the workforce.

Based on your financial need and what other scholarships you are eligble for, you may qualify for training grants up to $3,000!

Needs-Based Scholarships can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Travel stipends for commuting students are also available.

Here’s how it works:

1. Complete an admissions application to the school of your choice.

2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if available for your institution.

3. Contact your local TN Career Center and make an appointment with a Career Advisor to talk about how you can qualify for a Needs-Based Scholarship to cover your unmet financial need.

4. Show up on time for your appointment! Bring your drivers license, social security card, income information & all documents requested by the Career Center staff.

Needs-Based Scholarships may only be used for approved, eligible post-secondary training and degree programs. To search for eligible programs or to see if your program is eligible, check out the Eligible Training Provider List.