tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Tennessee Promise, has issued a reminder to promote the August 1 deadline for students who wish to remain TN Promise eligible.
TN Promise is a last-dollar community and technical college scholarship that provides students with up to five semesters - eight trimesters at a technical college - at a community college and/or eligible four-year institution with an associate's degree program. Each TN Promise applicant is assigned a tnAchieves volunteer mentor that works with the student to provide encouragement, promote deadlines and answer questions.
To remain eligible, students must meet an August 1 community service deadline. This requires the student completing and submitting at least eight hours of service. From classrooms to hospitals, students spend time giving back to their communities. Following the service, students must submit their hours electronically at www.tnachieves.org no later than midnight on August 1.
Students who need assistance finding community service opportunities can also visit www.tnachieves.org for a list of suggested events and organizations.
"We want our students to cultivate a culture of giving back that remains with them throughout their life," said Krissy DeAlejandro, executive director of tnAchieves. "While critical to remaining TN Promise eligible, this provides students with the opportunity to pursue their passions and/or explore potential career paths."
The August 1 deadline applies to both the Class of 2016 who recently graduated high school as well as Class of 2015 students who will return for their college sophomore year.