University of Tennessee undergraduate students currently attending a UT campus are now able to apply for the UT Promise scholarship.
UT Promise is a new undergraduate scholarship program guaranteeing free tuition and mandatory fees offered to qualifying Tennessee residents attending UT’s campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and Memphis. UT Promise is a student-success oriented scholarship program that requires students to complete eight volunteer service hours each semester and participate in the UT Promise mentoring program to ensure a successful student experience.
“We are committed to helping our students achieve their dream of obtaining an undergraduate degree, and the UT Promise scholarship helps alleviate some of the financial burden many college students face.”
To be eligible to receive UT Promise, current UT students must have a family household income under $50,000 a year and qualify for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship. To view all eligibility requirements for current UT students, please visit the UT Promise website.
Students who receive the UT Promise scholarship will be paired with a UT Promise mentor in fall 2020.
Current UT students wishing to apply for UT Promise must complete the following steps: complete the UT Promise Application – Current UT Students by Feb. 1, 2020, file the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Feb. 1, 2020 and complete and submit eight hours of community service by July 1, 2020. Students may begin working on their service hours Feb. 2, 2020.
UT Promise has received 2,560 applications to date from first-time freshmen.
To maintain UT Promise eligibility, students must be a full-time, continuously enrolled student, maintain eligibility for Tennessee HOPE scholarship, complete the FAFSA annually, perform eight volunteer service hours each semester and complete mentoring requirements each semester.