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King University News :: Knoxville’s WIVK 107.7 & King University Kickoff Fourth Annual Scholarship Contest

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – One of WIVK FM 107.7’s listeners will be the lucky winner of a full scholarship to King University.  WIVK and King University are sponsoring their fourth annual scholarship contest.  The promotion will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and will run through Sunday, Oct. 27.  All applications must be submitted before 5 p.m. on Oct. 27, at which time five finalists will be chosen from the pool of qualified applicants.  The finalists will be invited to attend the open house/live remote on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. at King’s Knoxville campus at The Village at Hardin Valley where the winner will be announced. 

Last year’s winner was Jennifer Estes of Loudon, Tenn., a paramedic who has worked for the 911 Center for more than 16 years. On her experience with the scholarship contest, she says, “I was blessed to be selected as the winner of the Degree of Success Scholarship contest in 2012. It is amazing how being in the King University family has changed my life so far. The information and skills taught to me have already enhanced my job performance and has opened many doors to new paths of critical thinking in my daily life. I am set to graduate in May 2014. I cannot wait to see what the future holds with my Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. I look forward to paying it forward and giving back to others to show my appreciation for this once in a lifetime opportunity that King allowed me to have!”

The Degree of Success Scholarship promotion is geared toward adults who would like to realize their dream of obtaining an undergraduate degree at no cost through King’s Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs (GPS).  “The winner of the scholarship contest will be able to choose a convenient location to begin their degree program including our recently expanded Hardin Valley campus in Knoxville, or they can choose from King locations in Blount County, Harriman, Morristown, Sevierville, or Strawberry Plains,” states Jon Harr, dean for Knoxville campus for King University.

The winner will receive a full-tuition scholarship, including books, to one of King’s GPS degree programs including business administration, communication, criminal justice, healthcare administration, information technology, or psychology.

“We are excited once again to host the Degree of Success Scholarship contest with our friends at WIVK FM 107.7,” says Kristi Reynolds, regional director for Knoxville at King University. “King University strives to invest in the communities we serve through quality education and scholarship opportunities such as the Degree of Success Scholarship contest. Interest in the program has grown significantly over the past several years. We look for a great response from the Knoxville community again this year.”

The public is invited to join the celebration when the winner is announced during an open house/live remote, and tour King’s Hardin Valley campus on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 4-6 p.m.  Those attending will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, admissions, and financial aid representatives, and learn about available GPS programs where students can earn their degree in as little as 16 months, one night a week. 

For more information, contact King’s Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or  To register for the contest, visit


King University is a Presbyterian, master's-level comprehensive university.  Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities.  Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing.  A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available.  King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity athletic teams.  For more information about King University, visit  King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.  King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia.  For more information, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.