Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Scholarship Helps High School Students get Dual Classes for Free

Help us spread the word! A new program just announced by Vol State now makes it possible for many high school students to take up to four  dual enrollment classes for free thanks to a last dollar scholarship. The general education courses can transfer to universities and colleges across the country. Students can take Vol State dual enrollment classes at high schools in Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Wilson, Macon, Trousdale, Putnam, Overton, Pickett, Smith, Jackson and Clay counties.

“We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to the students in our entire service area,” said Vol State president, Dr. Jerry Faulkner. “The head start that students gain from dual enrollment sets them on a path for success. It enhances their ability to benefit from the TnPromise program once they finish high school.”

Students must apply for the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant program, which provides grant money for high school students taking dual enrollment classes. Vol State will now cover tuition costs not covered in the Dual Enrollment grant, so that many students can take four classes for free.

Students are limited in funding from the grant to two dual enrollment classes per semester. Scholarships for high school seniors, who have previously taken dual enrollment courses, will be handled individually, based on current scholarship guidelines.

The revised dual enrollment grant funding amounts will begin in the fall semester of 2015. High school students should meet with their school counselors to determine the process for enrolling in Vol State dual enrollment courses and applying for the dual enrollment grant. For more information students and parents can also call the Vol State Dual Enrollment Office at 615-230-3742

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