Knox Promise COMPLETE Grants

COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW TO APPLY FOR A COMPLETE GRANT. PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE FORM, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW, UNDERSTAND THE REQUIREMENTS AND HAVE ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION READY TO ATTACH TO THE FORM.

Knox Promise COMPLETE Grants are available to TN Promise students to ensure unexpected financial burdens are not barriers on their path to college graduation. A Knox Promise COMPLETE Grant is additional funding that can cover costs outside of tuition and mandatory fees. Grants can cover the cost of textbooks, computers, supplies, class fees, gas gift cards, grocery gift cards, rent, childcare and other basic needs taken into consideration on an individual basis. TN Promise eligible students can be awarded up to $1,500 per semester if attending a community college or eligible four-year institution or up to $938 each trimester if attending a Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT).

Eligibility for grants is determined by TN Promise eligibility and financial need and is distributed on a first come, first served basis as funding is limited. Funding is not distributed without students connecting with their tnAchieves coach. The assigned coach will reach out to the student once a grant application is submitted in order to make a connection.

If you are requesting funding in multiple categories, you will need to submit a separate grant request for each category. For example, if you are requesting $100 in gas money and $450 for books, you will need to submit TWO separate grant requests. Please do not submit the same request multiple times!

Proper documentation is required for ALL Knox Promise COMPLETE Grants requests. If you do not provide proper documentation, your request will be denied. A class schedule showing you are enrolled full time with your name on it is required for each grant request. Additional required documentation needed for each category is listed below.

CATEGORY

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Gas Gift Card

  • Screenshot of your class schedule that includes your name and location of your classes. 
  • Screenshot of your route to college/work.

Grocery Gift Card

  • Screenshot of your class schedule that includes your name.

Computer

  • Screenshot of your class schedule that includes your name.

Supplies/Tools

  • Screenshot of your class schedule that includes your name.
  • Screenshot of your syllabus with required materials.

Rent

  • Screenshot of your class schedule that includes your name.
  • A rental agreement with pricing and your name.
Books
  • Screenshot of your class schedule that includes your name.
  • Screenshot of cost of book(s) from bookstore website or a picture of your syllabus that includes required textbook(s) - ISBN number for each book is required.
  • Screenshot of your financial aid page will be required for any books purchased through financial aid and not the bookstore. 

Class fees/inclusive access textbooks

  • Screenshot of your class schedule that includes your name.
  • Bill/invoice from the college that includes your name.

Other: child care, internet bill, Uber account, etc.

  • Screenshot of your class schedule that includes your name.
  • Documentation determined on case-by-case basis - must include your name and pricing if applicable. 
  • Gas and grocery funding is given via gift card in $100 increments, so you cannot request more than $100 of funding at a time in these two categories. Knox Promise COMPLETE Grants cannot be used to reimburse for expenses already paid. In addition, funding is given via gift card or paid directly to the vendor, so students never receive a check or money directly. If you request $1000 for “general life expenses” this will be denied as you must request funding for specific expenses.
Knox Promise COMPLETE Grant Request Form Part I

Knox Promise COMPLETE Grant Request Form Part I