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Educate and Grow Scholarship application deadline is March 31

staff report • Mar 26, 2013 at 8:05 AM

BLOUNTVILLE — Applications for the Educate and Grow Scholarship Program at Northeast State Community College are being accepted now for all high school seniors graduating this spring and residing in Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties and the cities of Kingsport and Bristol.

Eligible students can download applications online at www.educateandgrow.com.

Scholarship award amounts depend on the number of student applicants in Educate and Grow and the availability of funds.

The priority deadline to submit an application is March 31.

An Educate and Grow Scholarship applicant must be a member of a 2013 high school graduating class and have a custodial parent or court-appointed legal guardian who meets program residency requirements and has lived in their county of residence for 12 months prior to the applicant’s high school graduation date. An applicant must enroll at Northeast State as a degree-seeking student for the upcoming fall 2013 semester and meet all scholarship requirements.

Educate and Grow provides tuition assistance for qualifying students graduating from high schools located within the college’s service area. The program was initiated in 2001 between Northeast State and the governments of Kingsport and Sullivan County. Northeast State has since partnered with other local governments, private companies, and individual donors to expand the program throughout the college’s five-county service area.

Applications for the Educate and Grow Scholarship Program are available at the student guidance offices of local high schools. Applications can also be picked up at the Northeast State campus in Blountville or teaching sites at Elizabethton, Gray, Kingsport Center for Higher Education, and the Regional Center for Applied Technology in downtown Kingsport.

Completed applications must be submitted in person at the main campus Faculty Office Building, Office F100, 2425 Highway 75, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

For more information or questions, contact the Northeast State Office for Scholarship Programs at 423.354.5235 or e-mail jajohnson@NortheastState.edu.

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