High school seniors, along with their parents and legal guardians, are invited to attend Scholarship Saturday on September 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at all DSCC locations! Learn about and/or apply for the TN Promise scholarship - plus enjoy FREE pizza! Please RSVP to 731-286-3327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship Saturday will be held at:
- DSCC Dyersburg Campus - 1510 Lake Rd., Dyersburg, TN / DSCC Student Ctr.
- DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton Co. - 3149 Hwy 51 S., Covington, TN / New Learning Resource Center / Student Center Building
- DSCC Gibson County Center - 2071 Hwy 45 N. Bypass, Trenton, TN / Lobby
Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) will open up its computer labs at all three locations from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and fill out their college applications as part of a statewide Scholarship Saturday.
The event 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 in 2015. 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 Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA) funds. 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 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.
During Scholarship Saturday, students may come to the DSCC Dyersburg campus, the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County and the DSCC Gibson County Center in Trenton between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and use the college’s computers to sign up online. Free pizza will also be on hand for anyone signing up. All application fees are waived for any student who also completes his or her college application during the event.
“Tennessee Promise is such an incredible opportunity for students to pursue their dreams after high school,” said Dr. Karen Bowyer, President of DSCC. “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.”
Tennessee Promise Director Mike Krause said he hoped many Tennessee students would attend the event nearest them. “The Nov. 1 deadline to register for Tennessee Promise will be here soon, so we encourage students to sign up early,” Krause said. “The Scholarship Saturday event is a great opportunity for students to sign up at tnpromise.gov and enjoy getting a look at their future campus.”