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Turnout high for Tenn. Promise mentoring program

Andrea Agardy, The Tullahoma News Last week Mayor Lane Curlee put out a call for volunteers interested in helping high school students make the transition to higher education, and on Tuesday evening the community responded enthusiastically. More than 50 area residents filled the second-floor courtroom in city hall to learn more about becoming a mentor […]

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Nashville leaders focus on postsecondary education

Jamie McGee, The Tennessean Nashville-area employers are headed for a massive labor shortage in the next decade, and boosting postsecondary education enrollment is one way community leaders are trying to address the issue. Middle Tennessee education and economic development leaders met Wednesday as part of the Nashville Region’s Vital Signs initiative led by the Nashville […]

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tnAchieves needs more mentors

Kendall Morris, WBIR tnAchieves needs more than double the mentors it had last year to accommodate the influx of students applying for the Tennessee Promise program. The Tennessee Promise is a new scholarship program that provides two years of community or technical college to graduating high school seniors absolutely free of tuition and fees. The […]

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Tennessee Promise needs more mentors

Mealand Ragland-Hudgins, Daily News Journal Rutherford County is in need of mentors to guide the Class of 2015 through the Tennessee Promise program. Tennessee Promise offers two years of tuition-free community college or technical center training to Tennessee high school graduates beginning with the Class of 2015. The first program of its kind in the […]

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Mentors wanted to help students sign up for Tennessee Promise

Andrea Agardy, The Tullahoma News As the state launches the Tennessee Promise program — which will provide two years of free tuition to thousands of high school graduates across the state — the call has gone out for mentors to help guide students through the process. Mayor Lane Curlee is hosting a meeting at city […]

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Tennessee Promise Deadline Looms

WGNS Radio 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… College hopefuls can get more information from several application and information sessions at Motlow College campuses in Moore County, Fayetteville, […]

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Montgomery County seeks mentors for Tennessee Promise

By Elizabeth Black, Communications Director, Montgomery County Government – Clarksvillenow.com Montgomery County Government is seeking community volunteers to mentor students taking part in the Tennessee Promise program. Tennessee Promise allows any Tennessee high school graduate the opportunity to attend a community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology, tuition free. Mentors are assigned to students […]

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Southwest Community College in Memphis open for Scholarship Saturday

Jane Roberts, The Commercial Appeal  Southwest Tennessee Community College will have computer labs open on each campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 for Scholarship Saturday, a statewide event to help high school seniors sign up for Tennessee Promise. Tennessee Promise is a new scholarship that provides two years of community college or technical college […]

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Pellissippi offers sessions on Tennessee Promise

Knox News Sentinel Pellissippi State Community College is offering more than a dozen information sessions to high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree through Tennessee Promise, the state’s new last-dollar scholarship program. The free information sessions will take place over the next two months at each of the school’s five campuses. The first session […]

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Jackson Promise: Goal is 100% of seniors college bound

Nick McFerron, The Jackson Sun Working with Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative and the Tennessee Promise, the Jackson-Madison County School System is working with Jackson State Community College to ensure that every graduate goes to college. At an event at Jackson State on Friday, Superintendent Verna Ruffin and JSCC President Bruce Blanding asked […]

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