More than 250 Tyler ISD ninth graders and their parents recently took the first step in their post-secondary journey with the Tyler TJC Promise Scholarship program. Through the Promise Scholarship, students pledge to meet various academic, attendance and community service criteria while in high school. By doing so, they can earn two years of education tuition free at TJC after high school graduation.
“We are thrilled to see so many of our students and parents commit themselves to achieving post-secondary success after high school,” Leigh Anne Barber, Tyler ISD director of guidance and counseling said. “The number of pledges this year has surpassed last year’s count of 192 students, so we are excited to see the program growing.”
At a special signing event held Oct. 2 in Wise Auditorium at TJC, students and their parents/guardians heard remarks from Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford and TJC President Dr. Mike Metke, who both praised the program and described its importance to students, families and the Tyler community.