Go to college tuition-free.
Tennessee Promise offers tuition-free community college to Tennessee high school graduates, beginning with the class of 2015. Tennessee Promise covers tuition and fees not covered by other grant or scholarship programs. If you qualify, you can attend Nashville State Community College tuition-free.
Both a scholarship and a mentorship, Tennessee Promise believes guiding each recipient through the college admissions process is just as important as removing the financial burden school can create for some.
Apply to TN Promise
Apply for the scholarship by completing the TN Promise application by November 1 of your senior year of high school. The application can be found at the link below.
Once you have applied, you will receive communications explaining your next steps.
How to Remain Eligible
To remain eligible for Tennessee Promise, you must:
- Complete eight hours of community service each semester. Community service opportunities are listed here.
- Meet with your mentor at your set time.
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA.
- Enroll and complete 12 hours each fall and spring semester. Summer enrollment is optional.
- Complete an associate’s degree in five semesters.
TN Promise Student Handbook
The Class of 2017 TN Promise Handbook, provided by TN Achieves, outlines the steps you will take to complete the college access process and begin your first semester as a TN Promise Scholar.
Read the Class of 2017 TN Promise Handbook (PDF).