Founded in 2015 as part of Tennessee’s Drive to 55 initiative, Tennessee Promise was created to promote workforce development for the state. Lauded nationally as an example of bipartisan support for higher education, Tennessee’s statewide college Promise program provides a last-dollar award covering the remainder of tuition and fees at public technical and community colleges after other federal and state financial aid has been expended. Tennessee Promise requires students to meet with a mentor and complete community service or job shadowing. Tennessee Promise is funded by a $361.1 million endowment, paid for by excess lottery reserve funds
Our goal is to make higher education a possibility for every American, without regard to their financial circumstances.
We have a lot to do and not much time to do it, so your support is critical for our campaign to succeed. It’s with your investment that we can fundamentally reform how higher education is financed in this country, opening the doors to a more equitable society.
If you agree with our goal, our plan, and the urgency of the problem, we ask that you give what you can to help us write the next chapter in our nation’s history of continuously expanding access to universal, free education.