NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State-endorsed nonprofit university WGU Tennessee today announced it will for the third year in a row award up to 10 Tennesseans $10,000 scholarships as part of its "Tenn-K" Scholarship program.
"As we prepare for a new year, our hope is to give as many as 10 Tennesseans a jump-start on their New Year's resolutions and the opportunity to change their futures - to grow in their careers and improve quality of life for their families," said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, WGU Tennessee chancellor. "The 'Tenn-K' Scholarship reflects our commitment to helping more working adults in our state 'go the distance' and complete a bachelor's or master's degree in 2016." The scholarship - which is presented in four installments of $2,500 per semester - covers more than 80 percent of WGU Tennessee's already-low tuition of $3,000 per term for most programs. "Tenn-K" Scholarships will be awarded based on the student's academic record, readiness for online study, and demonstrated financial need, as well as other considerations. The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Evans Duvall of Memphis, Tenn., had just finished his bachelor's degree in Information Technology Management through WGU Tennessee in January 2015. Just a few months later, he applied for and was awarded one of WGU Tennessee's Tenn-K Scholarships. "Earning a master's degree was my immediate goal once I finished my bachelor's program," Duvall said. "When I received the Tenn-K Scholarship, I knew it was going to be possible. I have two kids in college, so having help with my own tuition was really great."