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Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
(931) 393-1500

Motlow College encourages employees, public to become tnAchieves mentors

Sept. 21 2015

Motlow College Tennessee Promise Coordinator Jonathan Graham is urging any interested Motlow faculty, staff and administrators, and members of the general public, to apply to the tnAchieves mentor program.

Since 2008, tnAchieves has been helping Tennessee students not only afford but excel in college. The non-profit is the partnering organization to the Tennessee Promise scholarship in 85 of the 95 Tennessee counties. The organization's mission is to, "increase higher education opportunities for Tennessee high school students by providing last-dollar scholarships with mentor guidance."

Mentors help students earn various scholarships through programs such as Tennessee Promise. These volunteers are required to spend at least 10-15 hours annually assisting 5-10 high school seniors with post-secondary education guidance.

"Last year, Motlow had 22 employees sign up to mentor our Tennessee Promise class of 2015, while Volunteer State Community College led all community colleges with 47 employee mentors," said Graham. "This year, we would like to be the community college with the highest number of employee mentors.

"Motlow College saw the most growth of any community college in the state of Tennessee. Knowing this, we are going to need as many mentors as possible to help our growing number of incoming students navigate the college process, and complete the steps necessary to receive the Tennessee Promise."

To apply, fill out the application form by Nov. 20, and attend a mentor training session location in your county or region. Many sessions will begin as early as Nov. 3. Applicants can RSVP a date for mentor training by visiting

For more information about tnAchieves, please visit the tnAchieves website at Information about Tennessee Promise can be found at