1. The Tennessee Promise application is open!! High school seniors in Tennessee may apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which will provide two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in Tennessee (list of eligible institutions). Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship, meaning it will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees not met by Pell, Hope or the Tennessee Student Assistance Award. As part of the program, students will be paired with a partnering organization, provided with a mentor who will support them during the college application process, and complete the community service requirement.
Counselors will provide help with the Tennessee Promise application during the school day, but students may complete the application on their own, as well. Below is a list of important deadlines.
October 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Tennessee Promise informational meeting for Class of 2020, West High auditorium
By November 1, 2019 Complete on-line application
By February 1, 2020 Complete the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - FAFSA opens October 1
March 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM (arrive by 5:00 PM for check-in) - attend MANDATORY meeting in West High cafeteria [Parents are welcome to attend but may not attend in place of their child!]
By spring of 2020 - apply to school of choice
By July 1, 2020 Complete and report on-line you’re first 8 hours of community service - only community service completed November 2, 2019 or later will be considered.
2. The Niswonger Foundation Scholarship applications are available in the Counseling Office. Mr. Kinsler will nominate two well-rounded students who demonstrate leadership, academic ability, financial need and a commitment to re