|Centre reaches out with the Tennessee match
Matches also available for prospective students from Georgia, Florida and Louisiana
RELEASED: Jan. 22, 2004
DANVILLE, KYCentre College has some good news for Tennessee high school students: Centre will meet or exceed the amount of money provided by their home state to attend college. It's called the "Tennessee Match."
"This is Centre's effort to make sure that good students from other states have a choice," said Carey Thompson, dean of admission at Centre. "Centre wants to be a viable option for talented students regardless of where they are from."
Tennessee launched a state lottery Tuesday, with proceeds earmarked for the HOPE scholarship. This scholarship is given to Tennessee high school students but only if they attend in-state colleges or universities.
This is the first year for the Tennessee HOPE scholarship, which is a merit-based award presented to students who meet test score and GPA minimums. Centre will match or exceed that award up to its full amount of $4,000.
Approximately 10 percent of Centre students are from Tennessee.
"[Centre was] just really willing to provide for me," said Emily Green, a junior English major from Tullahoma, Tenn.
"The only school in Tennessee comparable academically would be Vanderbilt," she said. "The people at Centre are definitely heard. You're not just a number or face lost in the crowd."
This is the first year for the match program. Centre will also match the Bright Futures award for Florida students, the HOPE scholarship for Georgia students and the TOPS award for Louisiana students.
To find out more about the match programs, visit http://www.centre.edu/match.html.
For more information, call (800) 423-6236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can apply online with no fee by visiting http://www.centre.edu/web/admission/howtoapply.html.
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