Project M.O.S.T./P.B.I. at Southwest Tennessee Community College


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The Project M.O.S.T. (Men Of Southwest Tennessee) program, located on the campuses of Southwest Tennessee Community College, is grant-funded through the U. S. Department of Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) initiative and is designed to assist first-year African-American male students adjust to the college environment as well as aid in their retention and graduation efforts.

National studies reveal that statistically, college success rates among African-American male students are much lower than those of other ethnic groups and/or gender groups. Our country can’t be satisfied with this statistic and think that it will continue to be competitive globally.

Every segment of the society must be prepared to make positive contributions toward establishing and maintaining a workforce that excels in terms of knowledge and quality output. To aid in this accomplishment, the M.O.S.T. program offers an excellent opportunity for our African-American male students to participate in a dynamic experience whereby they are supported through the following:

  • a thorough battery of academic, career-interest, and barrier identification assessments
  • intensive case management services
  • monthly stipends
  • learning-support services
  • mentoring
  • learning cohort support services
  • leadership training


You are strongly encouraged to apply for acceptance into the program to provide you with the vital support needed for your success in college. For a copy of the application form click on the following link: Project Most Application – Electronic Copy

The form can be completed, saved, and emailed back to the M.OS.T. offices using the email address below or you may print it out and fax it to 901-333-5392.

Also, visit our Southwest webpage at

Please contact our office at 901-333-5469 or via email at for more information.