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Tennessee Promise Scholarship Saturday is Sept. 26 at Motlow College Smyrna Center

Sept. 10, 2015

Motlow College's Smyrna Center will open up its computer labs from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and fill out their college applications as part of a statewide Scholarship Saturday. Students and parents should RSVP by calling Jonathan Graham, Motlow Tennessee Promise coordinator, at 615-220-7839.

Motlow's Smyrna Center will host a Tennessee Promise Scholarship Saturday on Sept. 26. Three current Motlow freshmen who took advantage of the Tennessee Promise last year encourage all current high school seniors to attend the event. From left, Rana Jaradat and Sommer Blumhoefer from Smyrna, and Brittany Haven from Murfreesboro. Motlow College photo.
The event is designed to encourage students to enroll in Tennessee Promise, Governor Bill Haslam's program to provide two years of community college or technical school tuition. 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 college degree or technical certificate.

During Scholarship Saturday, students may come to the Smyrna Center and use the college's computers to sign up online. Free pizza will be on hand for anyone signing up.

"Tennessee Promise is such an incredible opportunity for students to pursue their dreams after high school," said Graham. "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 Motlow 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 participate and complete their application. "Tennessee Promise has changed the conversation about going to college in our state, and I hope we can encourage students to sign up early," Krause said. "Scholarship Saturday provides a chance for students to sign up for the Promise and make a connection with their local college."

The Motlow Smyrna Center is located at 5002 Motlow College Blvd., just off the Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.