The Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program that began in the fall of 2015. It will provide students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell Grant, the HOPE scholarship, or TSAA. While removing the financial burden is key, a critical component of Tennessee Promise is the individual guidance each participant will receive from a mentor who will provide guidance and assistance as the student enters higher education. In addition, students will be required to complete 8 hours of community service per term enrolled, as well as maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA).
Three simple steps to get the Tennessee Promise Scholarship:
1. Apply By November 1:
*Apply for the Tennessee Promise at www.TNPromise.gov and the local mentoring organization in your county will connect with you.
2. Complete By Spring:
*Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 16.
*Application for community or technical college by April 1st.
*One MANDATORY mentoring meetings
*April 10th @ 5:30
3. Enroll By Fall
*Enroll in a community or technical college
*Complete 8 hours of community service