Promise surges a bit at the finish line...

That's about 10% more eligible students than were predicted last month. From The Tennessean.

Director: TN Promise eligibility numbers surpass hopes
More than 22,500 students completed the volunteer work they needed to remain eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship program, presenting the clearest picture yet of its ultimate reach. 
That’s about 71 percent of the 31,500 students who were still eligible for the program in April and about 40 percent of the original applicant pool. The thousands of students who did not log eight hours of community service by the Aug. 1 deadline are no longer eligible for the scholarship, which offers high school graduates a full-tuition scholarship at the state's community and technical colleges. 
Service was the most time-consuming hurdle students had to clear before getting to college in the fall, and officials across the state launched a statewide campaign urging them to finish. Only one in four eligible students had submitted eight hours a month before the deadline.


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