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Become an Effective Mentor with tnAchieves and Increase Collegiate Success

by Carjamin Scott on June 14, 2018, at 5:02 p.m. CST

tnAchieves in partnership with TN Promise and the TN Student Assistance Corporation is seeking mentors for the high school graduation class of 2019. Mentors alert students about upcoming deadlines, scholarship community service requirements, and related in-person mandatory meetings. New mentors are required to attend a one hour mandatory training meeting and two one hour meetings with their assigned students. On average, a mentor will spend less than 10-12 hours yearly communicating with students about TN Promise eligibility requirements. Here is what it takes to become a mentor.

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Apply by December 1.
  • Be subject to a background check.
  • Complete mandatory mentor training in February.
  • Attend the mandatory high school team meeting in March or April.
  • Attend the college team meeting in the fall, usually October.
  • Contact students at least once every two weeks from March through December.

During the course of the TN Promise program, many students miss deadlines and other requirements resulting in ineligibility for the scholarship. This is why mentors are needed to alert students about program requirements and help them with navigating the college admissions process.

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Adult Tennesseans Can Go To College for Free with the TN Reconnect Grant.

by Carjamin Scott on May 27, 2018, at 3:20 p.m. CST

Under the leadership of Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee is now one of the first states to offer two years of free college tuition to adults. Interested adults can complete a student passport to receive guidance from a TN Reconnect advisor. This last dollar scholarship is available to those who are attending college for the first time, veterans and service members, and those returning to finish a degree.

The Tennesee Reconnect grant can be used at over 50 institutions across the state, including the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, Tennessee Community Colleges, Tennessee Public Universities, Tennesee Independent Colleges and Universities and select Private For-Profit Colleges. The full list of participating institutions is here. View the infographic below for eligibility requirements and click here to apply. Continue reading “Adult Tennesseans Can Go To College for Free with the TN Reconnect Grant.”