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TN Promise, TN Reconnect, TN Strong, Pathways

King University is proud to be a partner of TN Promise, TN Strong, and TN Reconnect initiatives to further Tennessee’s Drive to 55. The Drive to 55 mission is aimed at bringing the percentage of Tennesseans with post-secondary degrees or certifications to 55% by 2025. Tennessee lags behind the national average for higher education. Reaching the goal will involve increasing the number of two-year and four-year degrees as well as technical certifications in important fields such as welding and mechatronics. The three primary components, TN Promise, TN Reconnect, and TN Strong, were created to cater to specific audiences and their needs.

Additionally, we encourage students seeking a graduate degree in counseling, psychiatric mental health practice, or other behavioral health focus to apply for the Tennessee Behavioral Health Pathways scholarship, which offers state residents up to $30,000 over a two-year period. More information on the Pathways scholarship and the portal to apply is available here.


TN Promise

King University offers an associate degree program approved by the Tennessee Promise program, an essential part of the Drive to 55. High school students may apply for these last-dollar scholarship funds during their senior year.

Part of the Tennessee Promise program includes mandatory meetings which provide guidance and mentorship as the student navigates the college admission process. Participants also must complete eight hours of community service per term enrolled as well as maintain a GPS of 2.0 or higher.

TN Reconnect

The Tennessee Reconnect program focuses on students achieving their post high school certificate or associate degree. Tennessee Reconnect concentrates last-dollar scholarships to adults who have completed high school, yet have not completed an associate or bachelor’s degree program.

TN Strong

The Tennessee STRONG – Support, Training, and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen – Act is a pilot program providing eligible members of the Tennessee National Guard last-dollar tuition reimbursement toward a first time four-year bachelor’s degree program.

Through this new act, guardsmen will be provided consistent information on guaranteed tuition reimbursement in specific amounts for eligible members. Learn more about TN Strong by clicking here.

To learn more about King’s programs click here.