High School Seniors may apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which will provide two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in Tennessee.
Tennessee Promise is a last dollar scholarship program available to Tennessee high school graduates which can provide free tuition for up to two years at a community or technical college. This last dollar scholarship program will cover tuition and mandatory fees not covered by the Pell grant, the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS), or the Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA). A key component to the Tennessee Promise Scholarship program is the mentoring provided for each student to help them transition from high school to college. Three organizations serve as local partners and administer the mentorship component of the program and they include: The Ayers Foundation, REDI and tnAchieves.
Students that have maintained all of the eligibility requirements may continue to receive the scholarship until one of the following events has occurred:
Students may submit an appeal or request for a leave of absence to the Financial Aid Office for consideration by the Institutional Review Panel for any of the following reasons:
Please be sure to submit a detailed explanation and supporting documentation for the reason listed in the appeal. The appeal forms are available in the Financial Aid Office. If the appeal is approved eligibility will be reinstated for future terms. If the appeal is denied, students may appeal directly to the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation.
Complete 8 hours for each semester you receive Tennessee Promise funding, to be completed before the start of each term.
Failure to complete the community service requirement will result in the loss of the Tennessee Promise scholarship.
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