Some 25-hundred volunteers are still needed to mentor Tennessee Promise students across the state. The deadline to register is November 30.
All current and incoming Motlow State Community College Tennessee Promise students have until July 1 to complete and submit eight hours of community service in order to remain eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship.
In Rutherford County, Central Magnet School has the largest percentage of students who have applied for help with higher education expenses.
Two important Tennessee Promise deadlines occur on Dec. 1st. All current students who receive the Tennessee Promise scholarship have until Dec. 1 to complete eight hours of community service. It's also the same deadline for those who would like to become a mentor.
Governor Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announce more than 800 high school students fulfilled their "Tennessee Promise" community service requirements at Tennessee State Parks in June, a nearly 40 percent increase over 2016.
Rutherford County high school seniors met all of the community service and other requirements for the Tennessee Promise scholarships.
The executive director of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's free-tuition program says it has contributed to the spike in students pursuing a higher education.
The Tennessee Promise application for the Class of 2016 is open. Students can apply at www.tnpromise.gov. The scholarship application deadline is November 2nd
Beth Duffield, Vice President of Workforce Development for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, says mentor recruitment is going very well.
There is a November 1st deadline to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship. Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College, says it's a unique scholarship available beginning with this year's high school seniors.
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro will open up its computer lab from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and fill out their college applications as part of a statewide Scholarship Saturday.
Registration of Tennessee high school senior's in the state's "Tennessee Promise" program stands at nearly 23-thousand. That from numbers released by the Tennessee Board of Regents late last week.
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