Here's A Checklist!
In order for students to participate in the program, they must meet
several requirements and deadlines:
□ Apply to the Tennessee Promise program at:
www.TNpromise.gov by November 1, 2014
□ Apply for admission to community college or a TN College
of Applied Technology (TCAT)
□ Attend meeting in South Greene Cafeteria November 14, 2014
at 10:45a.m. to receive materials.
□ Complete 2015-16 FAFSA at www.FAFSA.gov by February 15,
□ Attend first MANDATORY meeting in the South Greene
cafeteria on January 20, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.*
*Students will be dropped from the program and receive no funds
if they do not meet the deadlines and attend the mandatory
□ Attend second MANDATORY meeting in the South Greene
cafeteria on March 17, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
□ Complete 8 hours of community service between January 1,
2015 - August 1, 2015
What is Tennessee Promise?
Tennessee Promise offers up to two and a half years of tuition-free
community or technical college to Tennessee high school graduates
beginning with the Class of 2015. The program provides eligible
students a last-dollar scholarship, which covers tuition and
mandatory fees not covered by the Pell grant, TELS, and TSAA.
Students will also be assigned a partnering organization and mentor
who will provide guidance and assistance as the student enters
higher education. Students must participate with a partnering
organization to access Tennessee Promise dollars.
Who is eligible for Tennessee Promise?
To be eligible to receive a Tennessee Promise Scholarship, a
• Be a Tennessee resident
• Graduate from an eligible Tennessee high school, complete a
Tennessee home school program or, prior to reaching 19 years of
age, obtain a GED or HiSET diploma
• Complete the Tennessee Promise application at
www.TNPromise.gov by November 1
• Apply to and enroll full-time in a community college,
college of applied technology, or eligible program the fall after
graduation from high school
• Meet all deadlines and requirements before enrolling
Community service is an important component of Tennessee Promise. A
student participating in the program must perform a minimum of
eight community service hours per academic term, prior to the
beginning of each term. Partnering organizations must provide
students with community service guidelines in advance and are
responsible for documenting and reporting that students meet the
service requirement. For their community service, students may
choose any activity benefiting their community provided it fits
within the guidelines set by their partnering organization and it
does not fall into one of the following categories:
• Community service performed prior to January 1, 2015
• Work resulting in payment or remuneration of any kind
• Work directly benefiting family members
For more information on community service requirements or
opportunities, contact your county's local partnering organization,