Services and Partnership Programs

Tennessee Promise

Volunteer to Mentor
Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students that attend college in our state. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or state student assistance funds. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institution offering an associate’s degree program.
Mentors are crucial to the Tennessee Promise program. They are the folks who will help students navigate the college admissions process and ensure they complete Tennessee Promise program requirements in order to receive the scholarship.

Partnering organizations across the state will supply mentors for every student in every community.

COMPASS Community Outreach Making Partnerships At Sumner Schools

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​​Sumner County Applied Technology Scholarship

This scholarship has been made available by MGM Industries of Hendersonville and is administered by COMPASS. The Sumner County Applied Technology Scholarship is a one-time award of $500 to be used solely for text books by students in Sumner County. Monies awarded by the scholarship will be distributed directly to the TCAT textbook store. Students awarded the Sumner County Applied Technologies scholarship will be required to pledge to work for a company participating in the Sumner County Schools Job Shadowing program. This work must be completed at some point during the summer break or during the school semester while they are enrolled  in a TCAT program.

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicants must: 

  • Be accepted into a Sumner County TCAT program
  • Be attending their final semester in a Sumner County high school
  • Enrolled in the Sumner County Schools Job Shadowing program
  • Have at least a “C” average GPA

Application requirements:

  • SCAT Scholarship Application​
  • Written recommendation from a Sumner County teacher, counselor or principal
  • Current high school transcript ​
  • Completed application to TCAT program

Application Process:

To apply, students must submit the following on or before July 1st. 

  • Completed SCAT application form 
  • Written recommendation letter
  • High school transcript
  • Completed TCAT program application form 

Please submit application materials in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Sumner County Applied Technology Scholarship
695 East Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
For any questions or concerns, please contact:
T: (615) 207-5424