HOPE Scholarship Limits Affecting Students

A 2011 legislative bill that limits HOPE scholarship funding is catching up with nearly 3,000 students who are expected to run out of funding over the next two years, the Tennessean reports. Students who have double majors, changed their majors, or transferred school are especially at risk. State Sen. Doug Overby, R-Maryville, said he plans to reintroduce a bill that would provide lottery scholarship money through eight full semesters, not just through the minimum number of hours required to complete a degree program.