A new scholarship opportunity sponsored by Tyler Junior College will help make postsecondary education possible for Tyler ISD students. The Tyler TJC Promise scholarship will fund up to two years of tuition and fees at TJC for students still in high school who meet the standards of the new program. Tyler TJC Promise will begin with students who are in the graduating class of 2020.
“We are extremely grateful to our partners at Tyler Junior College for providing this incredible opportunity,” Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford said. “The Tyler TJC Promise scholarship will provide a high quality education to our students while also helping reinforce a college-going culture for students in the future.”
According to TJC representatives, with more than 120 degree and certificate programs available, plus extensive technical and training programs, students will benefit from the TJC Promise whether they plan to transfer to a four-year institution or go directly into the workforce.
“The TJC Promise is an earned scholarship,” TJC President Dr. Mike Metke said in a recent press release. “A student promises to work hard, make good grades, give back to the community and come directly to TJC following graduation from high school. In return, we promise to provide the opportunity for them to continue their education.”
TJC Promise is also available to students throughout TJC’s tax district, including Chapel Hill, Grand Saline, Lindale, Van and Winona.