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King University News :: King University & WCQR Kick Off Eighth Annual College Dream Scholarship Contest; Application Deadline Feb. 15

King University, WCQR 88.3 FM, and sponsoring partner Eastman Credit Union are going to make someone’s college dream come true with a full-tuition scholarship to King University during the eighth annual College Dream scholarship contest. 

Over the past seven years, King University and WCQR have helped seven individuals realize their dream of obtaining an undergraduate degree at no cost through King’s Graduate and Professional Studies Online Programs (GPS), 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 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 University.  “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 University / WCQR College Dream promotion offers the opportunity for one deserving entrant to obtain a degree through King’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Information Technology (BTech), or Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) programs at no cost at select locations including Bristol, Blountville, Kingsport, Richlands, Big Stone Gap, Morristown, and Sevierville.  In addition, the winner will also receive a new laptop computer courtesy of Eastman Credit Union, textbooks, and a $50 gift certificate from the King University Tornado Alley Shoppe.

From the pool of qualified applicants, King University and WCQR will choose five finalists to go on air and tell their story the week of Feb. 25.  WCQR listeners will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist through March 6.  The candidate with the most votes will be announced March 8, 2013.

The contest begins Feb. 4 and the deadline for entry is Feb. 15.  Qualified applicants should have some prior college experience with a minimum grade point average of 2.2 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 University at 423.652.4861 or toll free at 800.362.0014.


King University is a Presbyterian, master’s-level comprehensive university.  Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors and pre-professional degrees and concentration in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, digital media, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. For more information visit, call 800.362.0014, or email