HURRY: Seniors need to APPLY NOW to get two years of college fully paid!

It is not too good to be true, 2 years of a college education paid in-full, but it’s not going to happen unless you APPLY BY NOVEMBER 1st!

Promise-logo1-300x231If you haven’t heard by now, the Tennessee Promise Program allows the state’s eligible high school graduates heading to college next year the opportunity to attend a community or technical college free of tuition and fees. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institution offering an associate’s degree program.

Even if students hope to go to a larger private institution or even an Ivy League school, starting at a community or tech college for free could make a big impact both financially and educationally.

“The ability to master these skills in a smaller and more personal setting without incurring student debt is a gift,” says Meri Kock, Hillsboro High School counselor. “The Tennessee Promise program is one that can, quite literally, change the lives of those students who opt to take advantage of it.”

Metro Schools’ Executive Director of School Counseling, Nicole Cobb agrees. “Tennessee Promise removes the financial barriers our students’ face, which has in the past prohibited access to college.  This means that many of our students will be the first in their families to attend college.”

How it works…

Scholarship Based

  • The program will cover tuition and fees not covered by all other scholarships, grands and funds.

Mentoring Program

  • Students are required to have a mentor who will assist the student as he or she navigates the college admissions process.

Community Service

  • Students are required to complete eight (8) hours of community service during each term enrolled.

Community Meetings

  • Students will have to attend two community meetings about the program.

Keep Your Grades Up

  • Students must keep their grades above a 2.0 GPA. That’s typically a C.

HOW TO APPLY
Just visit http://www.tnpromise.gov/ and click the “Apply Now” blue ribbon on the top right corner to start the application process ASAP!

Acollegefaire2014TTEND OUR COLLEGE FAIR!
Parents and students can visit with more than 200 colleges and universities, all in one place, during our College Fair, Tuesday, September 23rd at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds (Creative Arts Building and Exhibitor’s Building) from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. There you can learn more about the TN Promise program and how it can help benefit your families higher education goals.

Click here to Download the 2014 College Fair Flyer

Parents can get more information and support at http://www.collegefortn.org.

Posted on August 29, 2014, in Community Partners, Students, Tips & Help and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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