Helpful Links From Mrs. Cooper


Here is where you can check out the rules and guidelines for participation in the TNPromise program.  ALLrequirements and deadlines must be met in order to receive the funds for tuition and fees at any TN community college or TN Career and Technical School.

TN Achieves

This is the website needed to submit community service hours for TNPromise. This is the mentor agency for students that assists with the TNPromise.
UT Promise
UT Promise Checklist

First-time freshmen wishing to apply for UT Promise and begin classes at UT Knoxville, UT Chattanooga, UT Martin or UT Health Science Center must meet the following requirements. These deadlines apply only to high school students graduating in spring 2020 and who plan to enroll at a UT institution in fall 2020.*.


DeadlinesSteps for Eligible First-time Freshmen
Nov. 1, 2019Complete the TN Promise application.**

Visit and apply through the TSAC Portal.

  1. Create an account.
  2. Log in.
  3. Click “Apply”.
  4. Select Tennessee Promise Scholarship Award 2020-2021.
  5. When asked to select your anticipated institution, you can select any college or university on the list of options.
Dec. 15, 2019

Complete the UT Promise Application.

Visit to complete the application.

Dec. 15, 2019Apply for undergraduate admission to your UT institution(s) of choice.
Feb. 1, 2020File the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Applications open October 1. Visit
March/April 2020Attend mentor meeting hosted by tnAchieves.
You will receive a tnAchieves mentor until you arrive at UT. Check your email for communications from tnAchieves about this meeting.
July 1, 2020Complete and submit 8 hours of community service.
Submit by 11:59 PM CT at
July 1, 2020Ensure UT institution of choice is listed on your TSAC Portal and FAFSA.
July 1, 2020Complete financial aid verification, if selected.
Verification is completed through your financial aid office.
Fall 2020Enroll as a full-time student at your UT institution of choice.


After you enroll at a UT campus in fall 2020, you will be paired with a UT mentor. You will receive communications about your mentor summer/fall 2020. To stay informed, check your email for updates from tnAchieves and UT.

Since the UT Promise program is currently in development, please continue to monitor this website for more information.


For students enrolling in fall 2020 but graduating prior to spring 2020 (i.e. took a gap year, etc.), you must meet all deadline requirements except applying for the TN Promise by November 1. You will not have to apply for TN Promise and, thus, will not need to attend the March/April tnAchieves mentor meeting. You will also have a different process for submitting your service hours. Please monitor the website for more information on how to submit your service hours come spring 2020.


** It is important to note that UT Promise functions separately from TN Promise and can only be used at universities falling under the University of Tennessee system. UT Promise students are not eligible to receive TN Promise funds.

Financial Aid
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

This website has tons of information regarding scholarships and financial aid.  This is also the website to be utilized for the dual enrollment and TNPromise.


Website to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  This can be completed after January 1 of your senior year.

This website has some great information concerning financial aid, scholarships, and budgeting

  Grants Guide for High School Students

   This website gives information regarding grants that are available for high school      seniors.  Information is available for federal, state and private grant organizations.



High Five Scholarship website

The High Five Scholarships website is now live with the largest collection of scholarships ever assembled. It is available to everyone free of charge. In addition to scholarships it will soon have free ACT and SAT practice tests and Study Guides.

FastWeb Scholarship Search

Scholarship search engine to help you connect to the scholarships in which you meet the criteria.

Student Scholarship Search

Scholarship Link

Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Scholarships for Caregivers


These are links to websites that showcase scholarship opportunities for students either currently taking care of the elderly or those that plan to pursue a career in this field.

Post-Secondary Schools
On-Line College Programs

This resource is a compilation of every single college program that's offered full and part time online.

Ecampus Tours

Great place to take a virtual tour of any post-secondary institution you may be interested in.


This website is "Your College Decision Headquarters".  You can find colleges, read reviews and check out scholarship opportunities.

More Online College Info

This is a listing of all colleges that offer online programs, with links to their websites.

Online Community College Links

This site contains information about online community colleges and gives affordable options for all students.

College and University Rankings for TN for 2017

This website is one variation of the ranking process for the top colleges and universities in TN.  With all schools, the BEST fit is the one that is right for the student and parents.  This website also gives information about applying to college and careers in TN.

Tutoring/Study Skills/ACT Prep
Tennessee Electronic Library

This website has many helpful resources and tools for tutoring, study skills and ACT prep.


This is a great website provided by the military for ACT or SAT practice.

Khan Academy

This is a great website for tutoring, homework help, research reports, etc.  Many step-by-step videos are provided with help in all academic and test prep areas.

Free homework help

Great resource for homework help in all areas.

ACT Registration

Register for the ACT on this website plus find daily practice items and parent information.

Writing Resources

Here is a good resources to view when looking for help writing papers for not only English class, but all of your classes.

How to Study Effectively

"Here, you’ll learn several tips on how to study, such as scientifically-proven note taking methods, tricks for getting the most out of the time you spend reading, and programs that can help you take more effective notes. Knowing any one method won’t be enough; finding the ones that work best for you and using them in conjunction with one another, however, can be the difference."

Essential Study Tips

Here is a link to a great website that give study tips and helpful suggestions for college success

ASVAB Practice

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test prep website for those interested in pursuing a career in the military

Study Skills

Great resource for effective study skills, time management and note taking.

Note Taking Tips

This is an excellent resource for those needing to learn how to take effective notes.  Lots of free templates to give you additional help.

Free ACT Test Practice

Free ACT Test Prep resource

Tennessee Scholars
Tennessee Scholars

This website has the information regarding the necessary requirements for the TN Scholars program.

Collegiate Athletics
NCAA Guide for the Student-Athlete

Here is the guide for the college bound student athlete.  Make sure you know the requirements to participate in collegiate athletics.

   NAIA Guide

   Check out the rules and register to participate in atheltics at an NAIA                       post-secondary institution.

More Scholarship Links

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