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TN Promise Scholarship

Wed, 2014-08-13 09:57
Tennessee Promise Scholarship

Beginning with the Class of 2015, the Tennessee Promise will provide Tennessee high school graduates the opportunity to attend a community college free of tuition and fees.

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 TN Promise is the individual guidance each participant will receive from a mentor who will provide guidance and assistance as the student enters higher education.


Important Dates and Deadlines for TN Promise Scholarship at DSCC:

  • Between August 15 - November 1, 2014 - Apply to the Tennessee Promise program at
  • By February 15, 2015 - Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • March 1, 2015 - Attend first mandatory meeting coordinated by partnering organization
  • May 31, 2015 - Attend second mandatory meeting coordinated by partnering organization
  • June 30, 2015 - Complete FAFSA verification
  • Before start of term - Apply to and enroll at DSCC
  • Before start of term - Complete 8 hours of community service by the first day of class


Once in the program, students must do the following to retain their scholarship:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA)
  • Complete 8 hours of community service per term enrolled, to be completed before the start of the term
  • Complete the FAFSA by February 15 every year they are in the program


For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at DSCC at 731-286-3350 or email