Southwest Tennessee Community College will open its computer labs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and fill out their college applications as part of a statewide Scholarship Saturday. We will also assist with completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The event is designed to encourage students to enroll in Tennessee Promise, the state’s historic program that provides two years of community college or technical school tuition-free for any student graduating from a Tennessee high school. It includes a mentoring component, as well as a last-dollar scholarship to cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship or TSAA funds. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology or other eligible institutions offering an associate degree program. The Class of 2017 will be the third eligible to take advantage of the program, which is part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans with some form of post-secondary credential.
During Scholarship Saturday, students may come to any of the following Southwest locations:
- Macon Cove Campus – 5983 Macon Cove, 38134;
- Union Avenue Campus – 737 Union Ave., 38103;
- Maxine A. Smith Center – 8800 E. Shelby Drive, 38125;
- Millington Center- 6500 Navy Road, 38053;
- Gill Center – 3833 Mountain Terrace, 38127; and
- Whitehaven Center – 1234 Finley Road, 38116