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Tennessee Promise
Tennessee Promise
Tennessee Promise
Tennessee Promise

Finances and the lack of support are two major barriers to higher education in Tennessee.
With the Tennessee Promise, Roane State is breaking down those barriers.

Apply by Nov. 1

Visit us to sign up for the Tennessee Promise and complete your Roane State application!

Roane County campus
Oct. 9 & Oct. 23, O’Brien Building, Room 101, 6 p.m.

Oak Ridge campus
Oct. 20, Goff Building, Room 107, 6 p.m.

Morgan County center
Oct. 20, Room 109, 6 p.m.

Campbell County center
Oct. 27, Room 101, 6 p.m.

Loudon County center
Oct. 27, 5 p.m.

What is the Tennessee Promise?

  • It’s a life-changing scholarship program, because the Tennessee Promise offers two-years of tuition-free education at a community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology
  • It’s a mentoring program, because students who sign up for the Tennessee Promise will be assigned a mentor to guide them through applying to college, getting financial aid, registering for classes and succeeding in their courses
  • It’s a service and success program, because students who accept the Tennessee Promise will be required to complete eight hours of community service each semester and maintain a 2.0 GPA

How does the scholarship work?

Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship. The Tennessee Promise will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship or by the Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program (TSAA).

Who is eligible for the scholarship?

The program will launch with the high school graduating class of 2015. Any senior who graduates from an eligible Tennessee high school or home school program and anyone who completes a GED or HiSET diploma before age 19 years of age can apply for funds. Tennessee Promise students who graduate from high school in spring 2015 must begin college in fall 2015 to receive funding.

Mentors needed

Mentors are crucial to the success of Tennessee Promise students. Roane State is working with tnAchieves to find and train mentors.

Apply today to become a mentor

How do students get the scholarship?

To receive the Tennessee Promise scholarships, students must:

  • Apply for the Tennessee Promise program by November 1
  • Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Feb. 15
    Note: Wait until after Jan. 1, when the FAFSA for the next academic year is available
  • Apply to a community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology by Feb. 15
  • Attend mandatory meetings
  • Finish eight hours of community service by Aug. 1, 2015
  • Enroll in a community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology
  • Complete FAFSA verification, if required by your institution, by Aug. 1, 2015

How do students keep the scholarship?

To keep their Tennessee Promise scholarship, students must:

  1. Remain enrolled as full-time (12 hours or more) for up to five consecutive semesters
  2. Maintain a 2.0 grade-point average
  3. Continue to work with their mentor
  4. Complete eight hours of community service per semester

How will students receive the scholarship?

Tennessee Promise funds will be administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation through higher education institutions. Students will never receive funding directly.

Interested in Roane State?

Mentors needed

Mentors are crucial to the success of Tennessee Promise students. Roane State is working with tnAchieves to find and train mentors.

Apply today to become a mentor

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