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2 The mission of tnAchieves is to provide every Tennessee public high school graduate the opportunity to attend a post-secondary institution with mentor support. MISSION

3 What is tnAchieves? tnAchieves is a last-dollar scholarship and mentoring program that seeks to serve the student who would otherwise lack the opportunity to attend a post-secondary institution. This could be the only time in your life to have 2 years of college tuition free!!

4 Key Components Volunteers from across the state donate funds to provide a post-secondary education for students who would otherwise lack the opportunity. Volunteers serve as mentors to our students to eliminate the barriers associated with access to post-secondary education. tnAchieves Scholars volunteer their time by giving back at least eight hours of community service each semester.

5 Requirements 1.Apply at (no GPA, ACT or income requirement)www.tnachieves.org 2.Communicate with your assigned mentor every 2 weeks 3.Attend 2 team meetings, 1 orientation and 1 college meeting 4.File FAFSA by February 1 5.Apply to an approved community of technical college by February 15 6.Complete ACT by April 12 7.Register for classes by July 1 8.Maintain 12 semester hours 9.Complete 8 hours of community service by December 1 and May one of each college year 10.Maintain a 2.0 GPA as a college student

6 FAQs Can I apply to the program and then withdraw later if I decide not to go to a community or technical college? Yes! Is the preference for first generation students only if money runs out? Correct. Do I have to stay in the program for 2 years or can you transfer? We encourage students to transfer. Can undocumented students apply? Students must be eligible for federal funding through the FAFSA and in- state tuition to remain tnAchieves eligible. Can I go to a different team meeting? No. Does the community service have to be completed in high school? Community service begins in college.


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