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BRISTOL, Tenn., Jan. 31, 2018 – King University and partner 98.5 WTFM are celebrating
the kickoff of the 13th annual College Dream Scholarship Contest. Together, King and WTFM will make someone’s
dream of earning their bachelor’s degree a reality with a full-tuition scholarship
to King University. Applications are accepted Feb. 5 through March 2 at midnight.
“We’re excited to help someone walk across the stage at graduation and receive a diploma
for a bachelor’s degree. Working with 98.5 WTFM, this opportunity will make a remarkable
difference in someone's life,” said Jon Harr, interim vice president for Enrollment
Management at King.
During the past 12 years, King University has helped 12 individuals realize their
dream of obtaining a bachelor’s degree at no cost through King’s working adult focused
program, Graduate, Professional, and Online Studies Programs (GPS), featuring class
schedules and learning environments designed for students with full-time jobs and
families. The scholarship contest is open to anyone who has always dreamed of completing
his or her bachelor’s degree.
“98.5 WTFM is thrilled to be a part of this promotion,” said Tiffany Hickman, general
sales manager for 98.5 WTFM. “This is a life-changing opportunity, and we are excited
to partner with King University! We recognize that education is a significant factor
in personal and professional growth, and we are thankful to provide this to a lucky
listener in our region.”
The King University / WTFM College Dream promotion offers the opportunity for one
deserving entrant to complete his or her bachelor’s degree through King’s GPS program.
The winner will choose his or her degree path from among six bachelor’s degree options:
Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Healthcare Administration,
RN-BSN, or Social Work for fall 2018 at King’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn., as well
as Abingdon, Va., Kingsport, Tenn., Morristown, Tenn., and Richlands, Va.
In addition, the winner will also receive their course books as well as a $50 gift
certificate from the King University Tornado Alley Shoppe.
“The winner will be able to complete his or her major coursework one class at a time,
one night a week in a workable and convenient environment. 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,”
King University and WTFM will announce the five finalists on March 8. WTFM listeners
will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist from March 9-16.
The candidate with the most votes will be announced live on-air March 19.
The contest begins Feb. 5, and the deadline for entry is March 2. Qualified applicants
should have some prior college experience with a minimum grade point average of 2.2-2.75
on a 4.0 scale (refer to the contest rules for details). Applicants will be asked
to provide related documentation, including transcripts for previous coursework. Interested
applicants can apply at http://collegedream.king.edu or check out the College Dream link on www.WTFM.com.
For additional information on the College Dream promotion, contact Ashley Hartless,
interim director of GPS Enrollment Management – Tri-Cities, at King University’s Office
of Admissions at 423.652.4861, toll free at 800.362.0014, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-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 sports. For more information
about King University, visit www.king.edu. 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 on SCHEV
certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community
College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.