Clarksville, TN – Beginning this fall, Austin Peay State University will guarantee scholarships to all Tennessee Board of Regents community college and Hopkinsville Community College graduates who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Titled the APSU Promise, the new scholarship program aims to bring more high-caliber students to campus in the coming years.“I’m a community college graduate, having earned my associate’s degree from Nashville State Community College, so I know these students have received a quality education,” Dr. Jaime Taylor, APSU interim provost and vice-president of Academic Affairs, said. “They’ve proven they can succeed in a college environment, and we want to provide them with this financial assistance so they can succeed in earning a bachelor’s degree at Austin Peay.”
This fall, APSU officials—including President Alisa White—will embark on a road trip around the state to visit with community colleges and officially promise the transfer scholarships to high-performing graduates of those institutions. There is no limit to the number of APSU Promise scholarships the University will award this year.
Community college graduates with a 3.0-3.24 cumulative GPA will receive a $1,500 per year award to APSU. Graduates with a 3.25-3.49 cumulative GPA will receive a $2,000 per year scholarship, and graduates with a 3.5-3.74 cumulative GPA will receive a $3,000 scholarship. Individuals with a 3.75 cumulative GPA or higher will be awarded $4,000 per year to attend APSU.
The APSU Promise is open only to students who graduate from TBR community colleges and Hopkinsville Community College.