Tag Archives: Tennessee Promise

Scholarship Saturday Event Prompting High Schoolers to Think College

Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are encouraging high school seniors to sign up for the governor’s free tuition program this Saturday. Called Scholarship Saturday, the colleges are opening their doors for area seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and … Continue reading

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Haslam Hopes Changes to Promise will Encourage Participation

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam hopes recent changes to the Tennessee Promise program will encourage more students and mentors to apply to the scholarship initiative. Haslam told The Tennessean last week that emphasizing the mentor-student relationship more will improve the scholarship … Continue reading

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Tennessee Senator Continues to Target FAFSA Reform

Tennessee Senior Senator Lamar Alexander continues to hammer away at a vexing and complex federal form that he says is preventing tens of thousands of Tennessee Students from applying for college scholarships. Alexander says the 108 question free application for … Continue reading

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Haslam to Help Kickoff 2-year College Free-Tuition Program

  Gov. Bill Haslam is visiting several community colleges this week to help kickoff his Tennessee Promise program. The scholarship provides high school graduates with two years of tuition-free attendance at a state community or technical college, which begin classes … Continue reading

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Tennessee Promise Students set to Start School

As many as 18,000 Tennessee Promise students could use the scholarship to begin classes this week at a state community or technical college. Gov. Bill Haslam is expected to visit some campuses on Monday and Tuesday to help kickoff the … Continue reading

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22,500 Qualify Under Tennessee Promise

Some 22,500 Tennessee High School Graduates have qualified for a Free Community College Career. While that’s less than half of the original applicant pool, state education officials say it exceeds expectations for the ” Tennessee Promise” program pushed by Gov. … Continue reading

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Tennessee Promise Students Head to ‘Academic Boot Camp’

Hundreds of Tennessee Promise students across the state are beginning an inaugural three-week “academic boot camp” to help them overcome some of the challenges that officials say are typically faced by first-generation college students. The Tennessean reports that more than … Continue reading

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Gov. Haslam Traveling Across the State to Promote Free Tuition

Gov. Bill Haslam will travel across the state this week to highlight an initiative for adults to attend a Tennessee college of applied technology free of tuition and fees. Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar scholarship program that was part of … Continue reading

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Over 31k Seniors Qualify for Tenn. Promise Program

Officials say they continue to be impressed with the number of graduating high school seniors who are on track for a free community college education. About 31,500 students have met initial requirements of the Tennessee Promise effort. More than 58,000 … Continue reading

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Adults Encouraged to Use Higher Education Initiative

The Haslam Administration reaching out to encourage adults to take advantage of it’s new higher education initiative. Officials say they’ve launched a radio advertising campaign for the Tennessee Reconnect Program. Part of the Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Promise, the reconnect program … Continue reading

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