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Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS)

The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) Program is administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corp (TSAC).

  • The Columbia State Financial Aid Office locally awards the TELS Program. You may contact our office if you have specific questions.
  • Columbia State determines eligibility based on information received from TSAC in combination with information that is locally verified.
  • Students cannot simultaneously receive more than two of the TELS Program Scholarships/Grants. In cases where the student is eligible for both the General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS) and the Need-Based ASPIRE Scholarship, ASPIRE takes precedence.
  • You may contact a TSAC TELS representative by calling 800.342.1663 or 615.741.1346.