University of Tennessee opens free tuition applications


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Applications are now open for a new scholarship at the University of Tennessee that guarantees certain students free tuition.

A university news release says the UT Promise scholarship is offered to qualifying Tennessee residents attending UT’s campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and Memphis. It requires that students complete eight volunteer service hours a semester and participate in a mentoring program.

To be eligible, current, full-time UT students must have a family household income under $50,000 annually and qualify for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship.

Scholarship students will be paired with a mentor in fall 2020. To apply for the scholarship, current students must complete the scholarship application and the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid by Feb. 1. They also must complete eight hours of community service by July 1.

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