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Knoxville’s WIVK 107.7 & King University Kickoff Sixth Annual Scholarship Contest

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 28, 2015 – 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 sixth annual scholarship contest. The promotion will begin on Monday, Sept. 28 and will run through Sunday, Oct. 25. All applications must be submitted before midnight on Oct. 25, 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. 5 at 4-6:30 p.m. at King’s Knoxville campus at The Village at Hardin Valley where the winner will be announced.

After being named last year’s winner, Steven O’Neil of Knoxville, Tenn., exclaimed, “This is the best thing that has ever happened to me! King University’s adult learning program is an excellent opportunity due to my need to work full-time. I am excited to learn more about finance, marketing, and human resources.” O’Neil dreams of one day owning his own business.

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 King location to begin their degree program including Knoxville/Hardin Valley, Blount, Harriman, Morristown, Sevierville, or Strawberry Plains.

The winner will receive a full-tuition scholarship, including laptop and books, to one of King’s GPS degree programs including Applied Science, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Healthcare Administration, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, or Psychology.

“Often we have prospective students ask us about the availability of scholarships for adults. Adult-learners may not have the financial support in place they need to pursue an undergraduate degree, and this all-tuition paid scholarship will remove the financial barriers for one lucky listener,” says Kristi Reynolds, assistant vice president of GPS Enrollment Management for Knoxville at King University. “King is excited to offer this opportunity to the greater-Knoxville region and encourages the community to consider returning to school to complete your education goal.”

The public is invited to come join in the celebration when the winner is announced during an open house and live radio remote, as well as tour King’s Hardin Valley campus on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4-6:30 p.m. Those attending will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, admissions, and financial aid representatives, and learn about available GPS programs. 

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


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 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.