23,000 Have Signed Up For The Tennessee Promise

Tn PromiseRegistration of Tennessee high school seniors in the state’s “Tennessee Promise” program stands at nearly 23-thousand. That from numbers released by the Tennessee Board of Regents late last week.
There is a November 1st deadline to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship. Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College, says it’s a unique scholarship available beginning with this year’s high school seniors.
Apple says college hopefuls can get more information from several application and information sessions at Motlow College campuses. The event at the Smyrna campus will be held Saturday, October 18th at 10am. There is one Tuesday at the Fayetteville teaching center.
Tennessee Promise is part of Governor Haslam’s “Drive to 55″ initiative that calls for the number of Tennesseans who have college degrees or technology certificates to reach 55-percent by the year 2025.
Tennessee Promise will allow high school graduates to attend two-year state community colleges or colleges of applied technology for free. The funding comes from Tennessee Lottery funds. (WGNS)