Tennessee State University Partnering with Metro Nashville Public Schools to Offer Full Scholarships to 100 Students

Tennessee State University (TSU) and the Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) have announced a new partnership in which the university will offer 100 MNPS students full scholarships beginning the fall 2023 academic year.

The new initiative, called “Trailblazing to TSU,” will provide scholarship recipients the opportunity to be educated and trained for career opportunities in four high-demand content areas in the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Health Sciences, according to a press release by TSU. The partnership will also include early college experiences in collaboration with MNPS, such as college visits, mentorship, guidance, and counseling support, the press release notes.

“As an institution of higher learning with deep roots in our community, we are elated to provide this opportunity for 100 Metro Schools graduates to be TSU Trailblazers, earning a degree and treasured life experiences that will help them to succeed in life and careers beyond our campus,” TSU President Glenda Glover said in a statement. “MNPS students are fortunate to have such a strong advocate in Dr. Battle, who has worked with me and my team to develop this initiative in a way that will maximize the benefits to the students and our respective organizations.”

The full-ride scholarship will cover four years of tuition and fees for participating students. The scholarships will each be individually named after a leader in the struggle for civil rights in America, in recognition of the trail blazed by individuals who fought for their rights, opportunity, and equality in America, according to TSU. To ensure the success of students participating in the program, TSU will assign a mentor to each scholarship recipient to guide them in their collegiate journey and to strengthen their chances for success in life beyond college, the university notes.

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
Photo “Tennessee State University” by Tennessee State University.



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