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Feb. 15 Tennessee Promise scholarship deadline fast approaching

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 10:00 am

Motlow College LOGO round school 001LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — February 15, 2016 is a critical deadline for three important requirements for Tennessee high school students who wish to attend Motlow State Community College and take advantage of the Tennessee Promise scholarship.

By Feb. 15, student applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); they must complete a Motlow admissions application; and they must attend their first mandatory Tennessee Promise meeting coordinated by TN Achieves.

The Tennessee Promise scholarship is available to Tennessee high school seniors throughout the Motlow 11-county service area, without an academic or income requirement. Complete information for future Motlow State students who will attend utilizing the Tennessee Promise is available at

Jonathan Graham, Tennessee Promise specialist at Motlow, offered advice to interested students, “It is extremely important that the FAFSA be completed by Feb. 15 in order to be eligible for the Tennessee Promise. Students and parents are encouraged to participate in one of the free FAFSA workshops either at Motlow or at the students’ high school.”

Graham also stated, “Students can receive help with their Motlow admission application by going to the Motlow admissions office. Mandatory TN Achieves meetings will be held at the students’ high school as well. High school guidance counselors will be advising students of the dates and times of each mandatory meeting.”

To apply to Motlow, students can go to the Motlow website at <> and click on “Apply Now.” For information regarding TN Achieves, students can go to <> and click on “Team Meetings.”