Tennessee Promise students begin classes this week
More than 22,000 Tennessee Promise students are expected to use the scholarship to begin classes this week at a state community or technical college.
Gov. Bill Haslam will visit some campuses on Monday and Tuesday to help kickoff the program he created to provide high school graduates with two years of tuition-free attendance at the two-year institutions, which start classes on Monday.
As of Aug. 1, officials say there were 22,524 students qualified to attend through the program.
Shelby County has the largest number of qualified students at 2,512, followed by Knox County with 1,733. Davidson County had 1,202 qualified students.