• Tennessee Promise: 

    • Offers 2 years of tuition free community or technical college to high school graduates beginning with the Class of 2015.
    • No GPA, ACT or income requirements
    • Complete 8 hours of community service
    • Students must apply online at tnpromise.gov by November 1.
    • Attend mandatory meetings at local high school
    • Complete FAFSA by February 1
    • Apply for community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) by spring.
    • Once in the program, students must maintain a 2.0, complete 8 hours of community service before the start of each term enrolled and file the FAFSA by February 1 each year.

     

     Tennessee Hope Scholarship (Lottery):

    • Award Amount: Up to $6000/yr for 4 year institutions; Up to $3000/yr for 2 year inst.
    • Students must have a minimum of a 21 ACT OR overall GPA of 3.0
    • No income requirements
    • Students must enroll within 16 months of high school graduation at an eligible institution.
    • Complete FAFSA in order to apply for HOPE

     

    Tennessee Scholars:

    • Recognition Program that involves community business leaders to help motivate all students to complete a rigorous course of study that will prepare them for college and their careers.
    • Medallion worn at graduation
    • Wilson County Tennessee Scholar Graduation held at Cumberland University
    • Gold seal on diploma
    • Permanent stamp on diploma
    • Preferential hiring for TN Scholars
    • Local, state & national recognition
    • TN Scholars requirements are on the web at tennesseescholars.org
    • Note: 80 hours community service, NO out-of-school suspensions and 95% attendance is required
    • TN Scholars Checklist