Signing ceremony heralds TJC Promise scholarship program

As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, Tyler Junior College officials have announced the TJC Promise, a bold new scholarship initiative that will benefit high school students within the college’s tax district.­
The TJC Promise will fund up to two years of college for students who meet the standards of the new program while attending high school.
Today, TJC President Dr. Mike Metke held an official signing ceremony with school superintendents from TJC’s tax district, including:
• Donni Cook, Chapel Hill ISD
• Micah Lewis, Grand Saline ISD
• Stan Surratt, Lindale ISD
• Marty Crawford, Tyler ISD
• Don Dunn, Van ISD
• Cody Mize, Winona ISD
Beginning with the class of 2020, eligible high school graduates from these districts can receive up to two years of tuition and fees at TJC.
“The TJC Promise is an earned scholarship,” said TJC President Dr. Mike Metke. “A student promises to work hard, make good grades, give back back to the community and come directly to TJC following graduation from high school. In return, we promise to provide the opportunity for them to continue their education.”
The TJC Promise was inspired by the the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise, the first promise program of its kind in the state of Texas, which is privately funded by gifts from Citizens 1st Bank, The James I. Perkins Family Foundation and others.
The new program is being developed in partnership with leaders from surrounding school districts.
For more information, go to Tyler Junior College website.

(© 2016 KYTX)


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