Tennessee Promise

  • State: Tennessee
  • Coverage: Statewide
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 2015
  • Funding Source: public
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: four semesters

School(s): Any community or technical college in Tennessee

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 of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institution offering an associate’s degree program.

Program Links

  • Address:
    404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900
  • Nashville, TN 37243
  • United States
  • Email:
    James.Snider@tn.gov
  • Phone:
    (681) 741-3605

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