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UT Promise Deadline Extended

Lorna Baxley


UT Promise is an undergraduate scholarship program guaranteeing free tuition and mandatory fees for qualifying Tennessee residents attending UT’s campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin, and Memphis. The University of Tennessee says, “This innovative scholarship will cover a student’s last-dollar amount of tuition and mandatory fees after other financial aid is applied (such as Pell grants, HOPE Scholarship or other institutional scholarships) to students who qualify for HOPE and whose family household income is under $50,000 a year. UT Promise is a student-success oriented scholarship program that requires students to complete volunteer service hours and meet with a volunteer mentor each semester to ensure a successful student


UT Promise Logo.
UT Promise Logo.

“UT Promise is a great opportunity,” says Hayden Howard, current senior at West High. “Being able to go to school for free is honestly a great option, especially since student loan debt is so high right now.” Another student, Noah Heissler, agrees, saying, “Having a scholarship like UT Promise would be a great opportunity for me personally, I think it’s a good program.”