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tnAchieves reports 20% decrease in TN Promise applications as deadline approaches

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As of Oct. 13, TN Promise applications are down 20% across Tennessee. 

At this rate, more than 10,000 Tennessee high school seniors will not take advantage of this opportunity compared to seniors from the Class of 2020. With the Nov. 2 deadline quickly approaching for the Class of 2021, tnAchieves urges students to apply today at High school seniors who fail to apply for TN Promise by the deadline will become permanently ineligible for the scholarship. 

As a last-dollar scholarship, TN Promise offers students the opportunity to access a post-secondary credential tuition and mandatory fee-free. TN Promise applicants will also have access to critical non-financial support as part of the program, including a volunteer mentor from their local community. 

tnAchieves recognizes the challenges presented during this academic year and is providing support to students and their families as they navigate the college-going process. Students in need of application support can reach out to tnAchieves by emailing

“Now more than ever, communities must come together to promote student success,” tnAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro said. “Obtaining a post-secondary credential not only benefits the student but can prove transformative for communities across Tennessee. We know that when our communities face uncertain economic times like we are facing today, people with a college degree are more likely to remain employed and able to lead their families through economic downturns.” 

Current high school seniors must apply for TN Promise by Nov. 2 at TN Promise provides every high school senior the opportunity to attend a community or technical college tuition-free. Visit or contact Lauren Adkins at 561-504-0134 or for more information.

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