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Tennessee Promise Program Provides High School Seniors Funds Needed to Complete Associate Degree

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 25, 2017 – King University is pleased to offer an approved associate degree program for which high school seniors may be able to attend through the Tennessee Promise program.

Tennessee’s Governor Haslam has challenged the state with a critical mission: the Drive to 55 – the drive to get 55 percent of Tennesseans equipped with a college degree or certificate by the year 2025.

“Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative is an opportunity for Tennesseans to achieve their educational goals. While it is a colossal undertaking, great strides have been made to see this dream become a reality. King is excited to be a part of the Drive to 55 vision,” said Micah Crews, vice president for Enrollment Management. “King is a long-time supporter of the Drive to 55 initiatives. Through the Governor’s initiatives, Tennessee Promise, Tennessee STRONG, and Tennessee Reconnect, King has an opportunity to help high school seniors, active duty military personnel, and adult learners achieve their dream of a degree.”

King University offers an associate degree program approved by the Tennessee Promise program, an essential part of the Drive to 55. High school students may apply for these last-dollar scholarship funds during their senior year.

Part of the Tennessee Promise program includes mandatory meetings which provide guidance and mentorship as the student navigates the college admission process. Participants also must complete eight hours of community service per term enrolled as well as maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Contact King University’s Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or for more information or visit


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.