HOPE Lottery Scholarship Appeal Guidelines

Students wishing to appeal decisions denying or revoking HOPE Lottery Scholarship awards must appeal, in writing, to the Institutional Review Panel (IRP) within 30 days after being notified that the award has been revoked.  The IRP is comprised of representatives from Admissions, Academic Services, Financial Services, and Administration.  The IRP may award or reinstate the student’s HOPE Lottery Scholarship award without a hearing and shall make such determination no later than 14 calendar days after an application or recipient properly files an appeal.  If the IRP determines that a hearing is required, the IRP shall hear the appeal no later than 14 calendar days after an application or recipient properly files an appeal.  The IRP shall render a decision no later than seven calendar days after hearing an appeal.  Such decisions shall be in writing and will include a summary of the pertinent issues and the IRP’s decision.  The IRP shall provide a copy of the written decision to the student as soon as practicable. 

Students wishing to appeal a decision rendered by the IRP may request an appeal, to include a written statement outlining the basis for the appeal with TSAC within 45 calendar days from the date the IRP decision was delivered to the student.  A copy of the decision letter from the IRP is required by TSAC. 

Click the following link to get additional information regarding the HOPE Lottery Scholarship appeals process.