Education

Motlow reminds local student of upcoming TN Promise deadlines

LOCAL EDUCATION NEWS — Tennessee is the only state in the United States to offer a free college education to any graduating senior. State official launched the program, Tennessee Promise, in 2020 and it allows students to attend any community college or technical school tuition-free. There are no GPA or income requirements but you do need to meet certain application deadline.

Motlow College, a Tennessee Promise participant, recently sent out a press release reminding Moore County students of the following Tennessee Promise Scholarship deadline and eligibility requirements:

  • November 1, 2021: Deadline to complete the TN Promise application – The application for the class of 2022 is available now at TSAC Student Portal
  • February 1, 2022: Deadline to complete the FAFSA – File the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2022-2023 FAFSA application opens October 1, 2021.
  • Fall 2021/Spring 2022: You will need to attend a mandatory meeting coordinated by TN Achieves. Details about the mandatory meeting requirements will be provided to applicants following the application deadline in the fall. You can also follow up with your guidance counselor or visit tnAchieves.org for more information about this meeting.
  • March 2022: Apply to Motlow State Community College.
  • July 1, 2022: Deadline to complete and submit eight hours of community service. Community Service hours can be submitted by visiting tnAchieves.org. Community service must be completed on or after November 2, 2021 in order to be considered.

This is a statewide program that allows graduating high school students and home school seniors in Tennessee the opportunity to earn a degree or certificate from a Tennessee community or technical college regardless of financial status. For additional information about Tennessee Promise at Motlow visit www.mscc.edu/students/promise. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only independently owned and operated newspaper in Lynchburg. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

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