Tipton County College Access Program


Tipton County College Access
 Program

TN Achieves is Tipton County’s partnering organization for TN Promise.  The leadership of Tipton County and TN Achieves understands the link between education, workforce and economic development.

Tipton County’s College Access Program provides a college access coach at each local high school.  These college access coaches are available to serve all students including home schooled students.  These coaches will be tasked with working with the participating students on the following:

  • importance of post-secondary education
  • advisement on career paths
  • assistance to the student and family with college applications and any financial aid forms
  • assist students in applying and completing steps for TN Promise

The benefit of this program is a more educated population and workforce that will help to make this region of West Tennessee grow and become more prosperous.


Essentially, the job of the college access coach is to break down whatever barrier prevents a high school graduate from pursuing some form of post-secondary education.

The Tipton County Scholarship Program is designed to:

  • Encourage eligible high school graduates to attend college or some post-secondary certificate program
  • Enable students to prepare for obtaining good, well-paying jobs within the region
  • Provide an educated and well-qualified workforce 

Tipton County will be awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors who participated in its college access program.  Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other educational expenses.

Scholarship Eligibility

Graduating high school seniors of Brighton, Covington, and Munford High Schools are eligible to apply. Active participation with a college access coach is required.

Award Amounts

Annual award amounts are $600.00. ($300.00 per semester or $200.00 per trimester at TCATs).  Any dollars awarded will be sent directly to the attending post-secondary institution once enrollment is verified.

Maintaining the Scholarship

The Tipton County Scholarship Program is a renewable award for up to two years or four semesters. Students must be in good academic and financial standing with their post­ secondary institution.

Students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits per semester) pursuing a postsecondary degree from one of the eligible postsecondary institutions listed above. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 G.P.A. as a condition of continuing the scholarship on a yearly basis.

Students are required to continue their participation in the Tipton College Access Program. Scholarships can be renewed for a maximum of two years.

How to apply:

Contact one of our College Access Coaches at your Tipton  County High School or email scholarship@tiptonco.com for more information.  You may also contact Robin Sealy at 901-296-0180.

Meet our College Access Coaches:

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Bryant Arriaza
, Tipton County College Access Coach
barriaza@tiptonco.com
901-568-2622
Office located @ Munford High School 

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Brandon Armstrong
, Tipton County College Access Coach
barmstrong@tiptonco.com
901-451-2315
Office located @ Brighton High School 

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Mario Hayslett
, Tipton County College Access Coach
mhayslett@tiptonco.com
731-612-2102
Office located @ Covington High School