Pellissippi offers sessions on Tennessee Promise

Knox News Sentinel

Pellissippi State Community College is offering more than a dozen information sessions to high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree through Tennessee Promise, the state’s new last-dollar scholarship program.

The free information sessions will take place over the next two months at each of the school’s five campuses.

The first session is 6-7 p.m. today at the Goins Building Auditorium on the main Hardin Valley campus.

Pellissippi staff will offer prospective students and their families details about the program requirements, various deadlines and the education offerings at the college.

The other sessions include:

  • Sept. 11 and Oct. 8 in the lobby of the Strawberry Plains campus.
  • Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept, 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, and Oct. 27 in the Goins Building Auditorium at the Hardin Valley campus.
  •  Sept. 18 and Oct. 9 in the West Chevrolet Auditorium on the Blount County campus.
  • Sept. 25 and Oct. 16, in the Education Resources Center at the Division Street campus.
  • Oct. 2 and Oct. 27 in the lobby of the Magnolia Avenue campus.

Each session will begin at 6 p.m. The deadline to apply for the Tennessee Promise is Nov. 1. The scholarship program provides scholarships that cover any gaps between other grants students receive and their final tuition bill. The program also offers mentors to help students succeed.

Tennessee Promise is modeled after a similar program that began in Knoxville several years ago. Gov. Bill Haslam, a former mayor of Knoxville, introduced a statewide version in January and it was approved by lawmakers in April.


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