Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro will open up its computer lab from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday 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 technical or community college tuition-free for any student graduating from a Tennessee high school. The Class of 2015 will be the first eligible to take advantage of the program. Tennessee Promise is part of the Drive to 55 initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans with some form of post-secondary credential, such as a technical certificate or diploma.
During Scholarship Saturday, students may come to 1303 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, Tenn between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and use the college's computers to sign up online. Free pizza and beverages will also be on hand for anyone signing up.
"Tennessee Promise is such an incredible opportunity for students to pursue their dreams after high school," said Assistant Director, Judy Henegar. "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 completing a postsecondary credential."
Tennessee Promise Director Mike Krause said he hoped many Tennessee students would attend the event nearest them. "The November 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, students can sign up and enjoy getting a look at their possible future campus."
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro continues to serve as the premier provider for workforce development throughout Rutherford and surrounding counties by providing competency-based training through various types of instructional delivery systems of the highest quality that will qualify individuals for employment and/or advancement in jobs.