Scholarship Alert: tnAchieves wants to help 1,600 Metro students

Wow, how's this for driving our students toward college? tnAchieves is expanding into Nashville with a goal of offering 1,600 Metro seniors scholarships to attend community college. From the tnAchieves release:

While fundraising efforts continue, thanks to the generous support of Joe and Dorothy Scarlett as well as United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and Mr. Boyd, tnAchieves will launch in the public high schools with the lowest college-going rates this fall. tnAchieves’ mission of providing last-dollar scholarships with mentor guidance to ensure all students have the opportunity to pursue higher education aligns with the state’s “Drive to 55” campaign which seeks to increase the post-secondary attainment rate to 55 percent.

Each student will be given a mentor to give him or her guidance for the application process, help with financial aid paperwork and the encouragement needed to get to and succeed in college. What a program!

Find out how you can be a tnAchieves scholar or a tnAchieves mentor on the tnAchieves website.