TN Hope – TN Promise – TN Dual Enrollment
Refer to collegefortn.org for helpful information and resources for TN students.
IMPORTANT: Students must be registered with HLA by August 1 of their Senior year in order to be eligible for TN Hope and TN Promise for the Fall term following their graduation.
Be enrolled as a homeschool student in a homeschool program for a minimum of one (1) year prior to graduating. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students graduating from HLA must have their final transcript reviewed by the college or university before HOPE eligibility is established. This is to ensure the student who graduates from a Category IV school was enrolled for at least one year immediately preceding the graduation date; pursuant to TCA 49-4-905 (25).
The student must achieve a 21 Composite score or above, on a national test date for the ACT test or a 980 (math plus critical reading scores only) or above, on a national test date for the SAT test for HOPE Scholarship consideration.
The student does not need to submit a grade point average as this is not a consideration.
General Assembly Merit Scholarship – NOTE: CLEP exams and all DE courses must complete and be on the student’s high school transcript BEFORE graduation to qualify.
Is funded by the Tennessee Lottery and administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation.
This program provides opportunities for students to begin working toward a college degree, while still pursuing a high school diploma, and encourages post-secondary education and the acceleration of post-secondary attainment.
HLA participates in the TN Scholars program and sends a Certificate and Medallion to qualified students in the spring of their senior year.
Many colleges in TN give scholarships to TN Scholars, such as Union University. The student can put this in their portfolio and qualify for many scholarships just by being a TN Scholar.
Please send the completed TN Scholars Checklist, Volunteer form, Application and Agreement form by fax to 901-384-0731 or by email to Lani Carey by the end of February of the student’s senior year. NOTE: Students do not need to have final grades in sr. courses in order to qualify.
Information about TN Scholars is included in our fall newsletter and is open to seniors only.
- TN Promise Important Deadlines (these are mandatory deadlines during the student’s senior year)
- August – Apply for Tennessee Promise scholarship. (Deadline November 1)
- October – Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Deadline January 17)
- By March 1 – Attend first mandatory meeting coordinated by partnering organization. Partnering organizations may conduct meetings much sooner.
- By May 31 – Attend second mandatory meeting coordinated by partnering organization.
- In the spring – Apply to and register for classes at an eligible institution (partnering organizations may recommend applying by February 15).
- Before Start of Term – Complete 8 hours of community service by the first day of class (partnering organizations may have earlier deadlines to complete the community service).
Be a TN resident.
Graduate from an eligible high school*, complete a Tennessee homeschool program, OR, prior to reaching 19 years of age, obtain a GED or HiSET diploma.
Then enter your home address so you are sure to be contacted by the correct partnering organization.
Enroll in an eligible college or program and attend full-time in the fall after graduation (students attending a TCAT may enroll the summer following their high school graduation)
Complete the Tennessee Promise application.
When applying for TN Promise – select homeschooled as school type and then Select HLA as your school (school code 431423).
Meet all deadlines and requirements before enrolling.
Contact information for partnering organizations:
- Ayers – Michael Meadows – 931-981-0532 or email@example.com
- TNAchieves – Amanda Bolden – 865-898-0538 or Amanda@tnachieves.org
- REDI – Lisa Hankins – 731-668-6450 or firstname.lastname@example.org