Go to School at Texarkana College at No Cost
Texarkana College has a deal for you. That is, if you can make the grade, two years of college at basically no cost could be in your future.
Area superintendents and school officials along with members of the Texarkana College Board of Trustees and Foundation Board met yesterday to approve a new plan for graduating seniors in the top of their high school class to study at TC for up to two years at no cost.
The scholarship, which is underwritten by the Texarkana College Foundation, gives high achieving graduating seniors who reside in TC’s service area or Miller County, Arkansas, a reward for their hard work while in high school and provides an opportunity to earn college credit without incurring any cost for tuition, fees and textbooks.
The new TC Presidential Scholarship will also allow students to participate in the honors program, have a unique first year experience with other Presidential Scholars, and enjoy priority advising and registration dates. The program is designed to prepare students to transfer core complete to a four‐yearuniversity of their choice and pursue their bachelor’s degree.
“Texarkana College’s highest priority is increasing the number of persons with higher education credentials in our region,” said Kyle Davis, President of TC’s Board of Trustees. “Too many of our area’s top performing students leave our communities and this impacts our region’s workforce. We believe this scholarship opportunity is a game changer not only for families wondering how they will be able to afford sending their child to college, but for the economic future of our region.”
The Texarkana College Foundation is providing the funding to support the scholarship. Mike Craven, president of the TC Foundation Board, said members are ready to move forward and raise the necessary funds to endow the future of this scholarship.
“The idea of helping students who have worked extra hard in high school obtain college credit without having to take out loans or worry about costs is one of the most exciting opportunities of which I have ever been a part,” Craven said. “We are raising the bar for student learning at Texarkana College and we are excited about helping grow the TC Honors College through this program.”