♦ The community service deadline for Fall 2018 was July 1, 2018 ♦


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Tennessee Promise

Department of Scholarship Programs and Student Needs

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Scholarship Programs
Room:  C2107, General Studies Building
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.KEEP (5337)
Fax:  423.323.0240
Email:  promise@NortheastState.edu
Web:  www.NortheastState.edu/Promise


 

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Tennessee Promise  is part of the state's Drive to 55 campaign, which aims to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications to 55 percent by the year 2025. Through Tennessee Promise, graduating high school seniors who meet and maintain eligibility criteria can earn an associate degree or certificate free of tuition and mandatory fees. For more information regarding program requirements, download these handbooks:


Featured Community Service Opportunities

Community service hours must be reported to the corresponding partnering organization prior to each deadline. tnAchieves serves Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, and Washington counties. The Ayers Foundation serves Unicoi county.

The GREENS Club is looking for some hardworking students to help with our raised-bed gardens. We have 27 raised-bed gardens on the Blountville campus and need help with maintaining the beds. You could help with planting crops, harvesting crops, watering, and weeding. If you work the gardens, you’ll get to take home fresh organic produce. No special experience or knowledge required. If interested, please contact Jim Henrichs at 423.354.2481 or by email at jahenrichs@northeaststate.edu. You can also stop by his office (P202) in the Pierce Administration Building next to Admissions.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee needs your help. Each year, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee depends on the countless hours of scores of volunteers to assist in serving the needs of our community. Volunteers from the community took time out of their schedules to help sort and pack food, deliver meals, and much more. If you are in need of service hours for EDUC 1030, Tennessee Promise, or would like to get involved in your community, please consider this opportunity to give back. For more information please contact Josie Russell at 423.279.0430 ext. 203 or by email at communityrelations@netfoodbank.org.         


Current Program Dates and Deadlines

TN Promise Scholarship Checklist


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The Mentor Handbook can be found on the tnAchieves web site. For more information on mentoring, please contact Graham Thomas at 615.604.1306 or graham@tnachieves.org.

Northeast State Resources

Campus Engagement

For questions concerning Northeast State programs and services, please contact 423.354.KEEP (5337) or promise@NortheastState.edu.


Mentors are crucial to the Tennessee Promise program. Mentors help students navigate the college admissions process and keep on track with Tennessee Promise requirements in order to receive the scholarship. Northeast State's service area is Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties. 

Who can become a mentor?

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Apply online by December 1
  • Be subject to a background check
  • Complete mandatory mentor training
  • Attend mandatory High School Team Meeting in the spring
  • Attend College Team Meeting in the fall

To become a mentor in your community and help students from your local high schools, sign up with tnAchieves here. For more information, please contact Graham Thomas at 615.604.1306 or graham@tnachieves.org. Deadline to apply is December 1.