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Students in Tennessee urged to apply for TN Promise scholarships

The deadline to apply for the scholarship money is November 2, 2020.
Credit: TN Promise

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Applications for TN Promise scholarships are down, and officials are urging students to apply before the November 2nd deadline.

According to tnAchieves, applications are down by 20% across the state as of October 13th, which means more than 10,000 seniors in Tennessee could end up not taking advantage of the scholarship money.

From tnAchieves:

With the November 2, 2020 deadline quickly approaching for the Class of 2021, tnAchieves urges students to apply today at www.tnpromise.gov. High school seniors who fail to apply for TN Promise by the November 2 deadline will become permanently ineligible for the scholarship. 

As a last-dollar scholarship, TN Promise offers students the opportunity to access a post-secondary credential tuition and mandatory fee-free. TN Promise applicants will also have access to critical non-financial supports as part of the program, including a volunteer mentor from their local community. tnAchieves recognizes the challenges presented during this academic year and is here to provide support to students and their families as they navigate the college-going process. Students in need of application support can reach out to tnAchieves by emailing tnAchieves@tnAchieves.org.

We encourage members of the community to assist students in applying for TN Promise. Although TN Promise is not every student’s first choice, it is a valuable option for all. “Now more than ever, communities must come together to promote student success,” said tnAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro. She added, “Obtaining a post-secondary credential not only benefits the student but can prove transformative for communities across the Tennessee. We know that when our communities face uncertain economic times like we are facing today, people with a college degree are more likely to remain employed and able to lead their families through economic downturns.” 

Current high school seniors must apply for TN Promise by November 2, 2020 at https://www.tn.gov/tnpromise. TN Promise provides every high school senior the opportunity to attend a community or technical college tuition-free. If you have any questions, please visit www.tnAchieves.org or contact Lauren Adkins at 561-504-0134 or adkins@tnAchieves.org.