Tennessee Promise Scholarship Information
Through the Tennessee Promise Scholarship program and the South College Opportunity Grant, Tennessee high school seniors and recent graduates under 19 may be eligible to get 2 years of free tuition for approved associate degree and certificate programs at South College.
Hundreds of Tennessee Promise students have graduated from South College in highly employable fields like accounting, business, criminal justice, health sciences, and legal studies. All of our Tennessee Promise eligible programs are designed to help you become a knowledgeable and marketable professional, with real-world examples and hands-on attention from instructors—even in online programs.
Tennessee Promise Eligible Programs
*These programs are only available at our Knoxville campus
Tennessee Promise scholarship recipients receive their first two years of tuition for free in most of South College’s associate degree programs as long as all qualifications are met. Ask for details.
WHY USE YOUR TN PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP AT SOUTH COLLEGE?
The Tennessee Promise scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship, so it covers any tuition and mandatory fees that aren’t paid for by the Pell Grant, HOPE Scholarship, state student assistance funds, or other means of financial aid.
At residential colleges, Tennessee Promise doesn’t cover housing, meal plans, and other costs. But since South College students live at home and take classes at one of our nearby campuses or online, they don’t have those additional costs.
Because South College offers not only TN Promise-eligible certificate and associate degree programs, but also bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree program. There’s no limit to how far you can take your education without having to change schools.
After your first two years of full-time study while using the Tennessee Promise Scholarship, you may also be able to apply your credits to a bachelor’s degree and work either full- or parttime to complete it. With online degree programs at South College, it’s even easier to pursue career opportunities and continue your education at the same time.
Students who receive the TN Promise Scholarship must be enrolled full-time, maintain a 2.0 GPA, and complete 8 hours of community service or job shadowing per term. To learn more about the application deadlines and process, visit the Tennessee Promise website. Career Counselors: Click here for a printable TN Promise flyer.
South College Opportunity Grant
The South College Opportunity Grant (SCOG) is a last resort grant for students who are eligible to participate in the Tennessee Promise Program.
The SCOG will be awarded if any amount of tuition and fees charged for a term of study is not covered by the Federal Pell Grant, Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship, Tennessee Student Assistance Award, or Tennessee Promise Scholarship. The SCOG will only be applied to the remaining outstanding institutional charges as long as the student maintains eligibility in the Tennessee Promise program.
Loss of eligibility in the Tennessee Promise program will result in the loss of the South College Opportunity Grant.
Please see the eligibility requirements for TN Promise at www.tennesseepromise.gov.
Not all Tennessee Promise eligible programs are eligible for the South College Opportunity Grant. Please see the Office of Financial Aid or speak with an Admissions Representative for more details.
For more information about financial aid or the Tennessee Promise, visit our financial aid page.
If you would like to talk to one of our advisors about the Tennessee Promise Scholarship, please get in touch for more information.
Considering TN Promise? Our admissions counselors would love to talk to you!