TN Scholar

REQUIREMENTS TO GRADUATE AS A TENNESSEE SCHOLAR

 

•Regular graduation requirements with the following stipulations...

  • 4th math may be Bridge Math IF the student finishes all SAILS competencies (SAILS/Bridge Math is not NCAA approved).
  • Two of the three science credits must be biology and chemistry.
  • Two credits from the following:   CTE courses, AP courses, dual enrollment courses, or fine arts courses.  These extra courses may not be used to fill other TN Scholars course requirements.

•80 hours of community service.  See stipulations below. 

  1.  These hours must be done before or after school and cannot be counted as a grade, extra credit, or done for pay.  (Service Learning and Internships do not count as volunteer hours.)
  2. Mission trips can be counted as  eight (8) hours per day you work. 
  3. No more than 40 hours can be for volunteer work at church.
  4.  Singing in the church choir, playing in the church band or teaching a class during church service CANNOT be counted as volunteer hours.  
  5. Work in school offices during school hours and volunteering in a political campaign cannot be counted as volunteer service.
  6.  Working in a  family business or at home for family cannot be counted for volunteer service.

NOTE:  Students must record volunteer hours on the TN Scholars Volunteer Log  and keep up with the form throughout high school. Supervisor signatures and contact information are required on the form. Counselors usually collect the forms in late March of senior year to check all TN Scholars criteria.

 

•Maintain  a "C" or above  in TN Scholars Courses and a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA in those courses.  No D's or F's in any courses.

•95% attendance each year in high school (Miss no more than 36 days in four years)

•No out of school suspensions

 

For the most recent information about TN Scholars requirements, visit www.tennesseescholars.org

 

TN SCHOLARS APPLICATION

TN SCHOLARS CHECKLIST AND VOLUNTEER LOG

SAMPLE OF ACCEPTABLE AND NON-ACCEPTABLE VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

 

BENEFITS OF BEING A TENNESSEE SCHOLAR

 

Scholarships

Students receive financial assistance at the following post-secondary institutions.  Certain criteria may apply.

 

  • Trevecca Nazarene University  $20,000 scholarship  (NEW)
  • Union University--Up to $1500 a year
  • Cumberland University--$1500 per semester for Wilson County TN Scholars
  • Bryan College $500 Scholarship
  • Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT)  $300 Scholarship
  • Visit www.tennesseescholars.org for the most updated list of colleges offering scholarships to TN Scholars Students

 

Other Rewards and Incentives

  1. TN Scholars Ceremony to Award Medallion (drawing for scholarships if present at ceremony)
  2. Medallion worn at graduation
  3. Gold seal for diploma
  4. Preferential hiring at many businesses
  5. Local and state recognition
  6. May use TN Scholars Volunteer Hours towards TN Promise required hours if completed during the time TN Promise hours are supposed to be earned (Usually November -June of senior year).