The Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAC Grant) is the state’s only need-based aid grant program for college students. Each year the program offers funding for nearly 30,000 college students at both public and private universities. Another 130,000 students, however, apply and qualify for the scholarship but fail to get the aid because of a lack of funding.
The good news is that Governor Bill Haslam has proposed a $5 million improvement to the program! We need to write our elected officials for two reasons: First, say thanks for the TSAC Grant and second, to urge them to support Governor Haslam’s budget request to provide the additional $5 million to the program.
Below are some suggested talking points you can use for your email. Feel free to use the suggestions or add your own. You may even edit the suggested text to make it sound more personal.
Thank you for taking the time to send a note on this important issue!