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Save the Date: Scholarship Saturday, Sept. 20
September 12, 2014

Walters State Community College invites high school seniors and their parents to Tennessee Promise Scholarship Saturday on Sept. 20. Seniors can stop by any of the college’s campus locations anytime between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to complete both Walters State applications and Tennessee Promise applications.

Scholarship Saturday is completely free and no fees are charged for either application. Counselors will be available to provide assistance to both students and parents. The event will be held at all four campus locations: Claiborne County, Greeneville/Greene County, Morristown and Sevier County.

Scholarship Saturday is designed to encourage students to enroll in Tennessee Promise, the state’s new program that provides two years of community college or technical school tuition-free for any student graduating from a Tennessee high school. The program includes a mentoring component, as well as a last-dollar scholarship to cover tuition and fees not covered by other financial aid or scholarships.

“Tennessee Promise is such an incredible opportunity for students to pursue their dreams after high school,” said Dr. Wade McCamey, president of Walters State. 

“We want to make signing up for the Promise a celebration for the students and also give them an opportunity to get their application to college in at the same time. This puts them well on their way down the path to a degree or certificate.”

Applications must be completed by Nov. 1. The applications are not binding. Students who complete the applications may later change their plans. However, students who miss the Nov. 1 Tennessee Promise deadline will not have another chance to apply.

Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology or other eligible institution offering an associate’s degree program. The Class of 2015 will be the first eligible to take advantage of the program, which is part of the Drive to 55 initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans with some form of post-secondary credential. 

For more information, contact the Walters State admissions office at 1.800.225.4770, ext. 4.