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King University News :: King College & WCQR Kick Off Sixth Annual College Dream Scholarship Contest

King College, WCQR 88.3 FM, and sponsoring partners Eastman Credit Union and eCampus Virtual Bookstore, are going to make someone's college dream come true with a full-tuition scholarship to King College during the sixth annual College Dream scholarship contest.

Over the past five years, King College and WCQR have helped five individuals realize their dreams of obtaining an undergraduate degree at no cost through King's Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) program, featuring class schedules and learning environments designed for working adults. While the first three years of the contest focused on a College Mom, a College Dad, and a College Hero, King College and WCQR have since opened up the contest to anyone who has always dreamed of completing their education.


We are honored to offer this opportunity to make a remarkable difference in someone's life, stated Mona Salyer, director of recruitment for graduate professional studies at King College. Through King's GPS program, the winner will be able to complete his or her college education in a workable and convenient environment in as little as 16 months, one night a week. Whether you are searching to make yourself more marketable, further a career change, or serve as an inspiration to your family, it is never too late to pursue the dream of a college education.

The King College / WCQR College Dream promotion offers the opportunity for one deserving entrant to obtain a degree through King's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Information Technology (BTech) program at no cost. In addition, the winner will also receive a new laptop computer courtesy of Eastman Credit Union, textbooks courtesy of eCampus Virtual Bookstore, and a $50 gift certificate from the King College Tornado Alley Shoppe.

From the pool of qualified applicants, King College and WCQR will choose five finalists to go on air and tell their story the week of Feb. 28. WCQR listeners will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist through March 8. The candidate with the most votes will be announced March 10, 2011.

The contest begins Feb. 7 and the deadline for entry is Feb. 18. Qualified applicants should have some prior college experience with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants will be asked to provide related documentation, including transcripts for previous coursework. Interested applicants can apply at or check out the College Dream link on For additional information regarding the College Dream promotion, contact Mona Salyer at King College at 423.652.4861 or toll free at 800.362.0014.