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Tennessee Promise


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, 2015

□ 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 meetings.

□ 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 student must:
• 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
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, TN Achieves:

Krissy DeAlejandro
krissy@tnachieves.org