(WBIR) The University of Tennessee is offering a new scholarship program starting in the fall 2015 semester.
The Volunteer Scholarship is for incoming first-year students. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.8 GPA and at least a 28 on the ACT.
The scholarship amount is based on ACT score, ranging from $3,000 to $8,000 dollars for in-state students.
The university says it needs to stay competitive in order to get top-tier students.