TN Promise

The Tennessee Promise scholarship will provide two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in Tennessee.

TN Promise overview

Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students that attend college in our state. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or state student assistance funds. Students may use the scholarship at any eligible institution.

While removing the financial burden is key, a critical component of Tennessee Promise is the individual guidance each participant will receive from a mentor who will assist the student as he or she navigates the college admissions process. This is accomplished primarily via mandatory meetings that students must attend in order to remain eligible for the program. In addition, Tennessee Promise participants must complete eight hours of community service per term enrolled, as well as maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA) at their institution.

(from the TN Promise website)


Volunteer hours are required.  See Community Service Volunteer Requirement for more info.  Need help finding a place to volunteer?  Check out TN Achieves Middle Tennessee Opportunities, Hands On Nashville, and Second Harvest Food Bank.


The next mandatory TN Promise meeting is March 29, 2018 at 5:30 PM at Hillsboro High School.

important websites

Tennessee Promise homepage

Tennessee Promise checklist

Tennessee Promise Student Handbook for the Class of 2018

Community Service Volunteer Requirement

Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

TSAC Change of Institution Directions (if you need to change the college you want to have the state send your money for TN Promise, HOPE, and other grants)

TN Achieves website (very important once you have applied for TN Promise)