Cheatham County has already begun recruiting mentors for the Tennessee Promise program that will help our high school seniors achieve their goals of higher education and also help maintain the quality of our workforce as they meet the requirements of tomorrow’s workplace skill sets. Seniors may apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which will provide two years of tuition-free attendance at a 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.
Whether you are an adult interested in serving as one of the 72 mentors expected to be needed for Cheatham County students or a high school senior looking to finance your higher education, check out the Tennessee Promise Website.