Our students still need mentors for Cheatham County’s Tennessee Promise!!!
The Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program that will begin in the fall of 2015. It will provide students a last dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or TSAA. 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 provide guidance and assistance as the student enters higher education. In addition, students will be required to complete eight hours of community service per term enrolled, as well as maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA).
Though our educational attainment is higher than most counties, we are committed to helping our citizens reach their goals and to maintain an adequately trained workforce. If you would like to learn more or to apply to become a mentor, check out www.tnachieves.org. tnAchieves serves as the partnering organization to Tennessee Promise in Cheatham County and most of the other counties in the state. The deadline to apply online to become a mentor is November 1, 2014.
High school students and their parents may also go to tnAchieves.org to learn more or apply. High school guidance counselors will also have information on the program.