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Welcome to the home of TASP online. Here you will find everything you need to stay informed about all of our programs, including information, opportunities, and resources.


What's Happening in TASP

  • TASP Scholarship Applications TASP Sholarships applications are now available. All TASP Scholarship applications must be Received by Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
    Posted Mar 20, 2014, 5:08 AM by Stephen Thompson
  • KNCT-3 CONFERENCE KNCT-3 CONFERENCE – October 27-30, 2013 - The registration form, hotel information and more can be found on the KNCT-3 conference website at ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2013, 10:39 AM by Stephen Thompson
  • KNCT-3 conference  All TASP memers are invited to attend the new KNCT-3 conference (pronounced “CONNECT-3”) - connecting TRiO professionals in KY – NC – TN) to be held in Lexington, KY, October 27 ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2013, 5:12 AM by Stephen Thompson
  • Congratulations 2013 TASP Scholarship Recipients Each year the Tennessee Association of Special Programs (TASP) awards a total of seven $400.00 scholarships to a student from each of the following TRIO programs: Educational Talent Search ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2013, 5:12 AM by Stephen Thompson
  • TASP Scholarship Deadline has been EXTENDED! The 2013 TASP Scholarship deadline is now, Wednesday, February 27,  2013. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Tamara Jones at or at ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2013, 7:26 AM by Stephen Thompson
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TASP (Tennessee Association of Special Programs) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged students of all ages. Our members serve students are all ages, from middle school age, to high school age, to college age, and adults. Our students typically come from lower income households where no one had previously completed a college degree. Our commitment is simple: to help students who normally wouldn't achieve great things through education do just that. After we serve our students they are successful individuals who make a difference in their communities. We are proud to serve each student and are eager to serve many more.


TASP (Tennessee Association of Special Programs) members are employed through the federally funded TRIO programs: Talent Search, Upward Bound, Veteran's Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math & Science, Student Support Services, Education Opportunity Centers, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program or other educational opportunity programs like GEAR-UP. 

The purpose of the Tennessee Association of Special Programs (TASP), is to bring together individuals who have an active interest in or who are professionally involved in broadening accessibility to and success in formal post-secondary education.