Important Information for Seniors
TN Promise Information for Senior Class of 2021
TN Promise Application Instructions Deadline November 2, 2020
(if you have taken DE courses, you will use same username/password for the TSAC student portal, when applying for the TN Promise)
TN Promise Timeline and Deadlines
(To avoid becoming ineligible for TN Promise, you must meet all required deadlines,
including application, FAFSA, webinar, and community service deadlines)
Scholarships and grants come from numerous sources, including Federal & State programs, colleges, and private organizations. Below is an outline to various scholarship resources. (Please scroll to end to view scholarship lists. Please note that the below listings are not hosted/sponsored by CHS and are subject to change without notice.)
The CHS Counseling Dept uses the the Remind App, as well as the below Senior Newsletter, to communicate various scholarship opportunities. Sign up for Remind to get text alerts of upcoming events/scholarships for the Class of 2021: Text @9gd9bh to 81010.
Senior Newsletter-(Senior Letter for Class of 2021 has not been published yet) See link at end of this page.
College Scholarships - Generally, individual colleges offer their own merit-based or financial-need scholarships. Contact the financial aid office or research the financial aid page of the college's website to obtain scholarship information. Some college-sponsored scholarships require an early FAFSA completion date. Be familiar with scholarship application methods and deadlines.
Federal and State Programs-Pell Grant, Hope/Lottery Scholarship, and TN Promise Scholarship. Some grants/scholarships require an early FAFSA completion date. See below links for additional information.
Hope Scholarship Apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.gov (opens on October 1st)
TN Promise Scholarship See link for application, deadlines, and eligibility requirements .
Federal Pell Grant Apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.gov (opens October 1st)
What is the FAFSA? FAFSA Tip: This is a FREE application. Always use the government website and not a .com website!
Private Organizations- Many clubs, civic organizations, companies, and non-profit organizations offer scholarships. To access information on these types of scholarships, check with your school counseling department and utilize various scholarship search engines, as outlined below under the TOP 10 link. To avoid scholarship scams, never pay to use a scholarship search engine, and only use search engines that are reputable.
Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a
barrier to a major offered at a college in another state? You may be eligible to pursue out-of-
state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, please visit https://www.sreb.org/academic-common-market
Paying for College
Click here to view financial aid information