Senator Yager Announces Signing of Middle College Scholarship Program

Tennessee 12th District Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Governor Bill Haslam shake hands following the signing of Senate Bill 720, creating a Middle College Scholarship Program in Tennessee.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced last week that Senate Bill 720 has been signed into law. The law creates a Middle College Scholarship Program to offset costs for bright high school students looking to get a head start on their college degrees.

Middle College is a public community college program that, in partnership with the local education agency (LEA), permits high school students to earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree during their junior and senior years. Although the program facilitates a seamless transition to post-secondary education, due to the requirement that recipients have a high school degree, the students have not been eligible for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship.

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