Chattanooga State Foundation Announces Increase In Scholarships Available

Monday, May 17, 2021 - by Betty Proctor, Chattanooga State

Chattanooga State Community College will be open this fall providing 71 percent of credit classes and 100 percent of TCAT classes in-person. It’s an exciting time to head to college and we have many new options such as seven-week class choices, to help you meet your educational goals as well as the way to help pay for them.

High School students are well-versed about Tennessee Promise and adults are becoming more keenly aware of Tennessee Reconnect benefits, but what you may not know is that each year scholarships worth hundreds or thousands of dollars are also available to help cover not just tuition and fees, but also books, transportation, and other costs related to attending college. Why not try to secure a scholarship for yourself?  

“We are incredibly grateful to our loyal scholarship donors, the Chattanooga State Foundation Board of Directors, and our Foundation Investment Committee that have contributed to a tremendous increase in scholarship funds available for the upcoming academic year,” said Nancy Patterson, vice president of College Advancement and Public Relations. “This boost in Chattanooga State Foundation scholarships will help us impact even more deserving students.” 

A recent Mass Communication student named Antwon gave his final speech about getting out of his comfort zone to college administrators. His reminder was a quote popularized by Wayne Gretzky, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” That is definitely a true statement.

All current and incoming students are encouraged to apply for Chattanooga State Foundation scholarships, regardless of financial situation, program of study, or GPA. Currently, more than $638K in scholarships are available. These funds come from private donors who believe in the educational well-being of our students. There are more than 132 different scholarships to check out, all with different requirements and in varying amounts. Recipients do have to meet individual qualifications of the awarded scholarship to stay in good standing and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester unless the program is approved for less hours or the scholarship criteria states otherwise. 

Although the priority deadline for scholarship applications has passed, the availability of $638K in scholarship money has not. A scholarship committee will review your academic records, essays, two letters of recommendation, and other application information. And, if you need help submitting an essay, free help is available through the Student Support Center or Andrews Reading and Writing Center.  

Students may apply now for scholarships: chattanoogastate.edu/sites/default/files/scholarship_applications.pdf



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