Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, has entered into a partnership agreement with Southwest Tennessee Community College. Under the agreement, students who successfully complete their associate’s degree program at Southwest Tennessee Community College will be able to transfer their credits to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Tennessee State.
Tennessee State University also agreed to award 10, two-year, full-tuition scholarships to Southwest Tennessee Community College students who transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at Tennessee State. The scholarships, which will first be awarded in the fall of 2015, will have a preference for students in STEM disciplines.
“The agreement is about two institutions taking steps to empower our students to be successful,” said Glenda Glover, president of Tennessee State University.
Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, enrolls nearly 11,000 students. African Americans make up 60 percent of the student body at the community college.