Pellissippi State Community College will participate in the global day of giving, Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, to support student scholarships.
Many of Pellissippi State’s 10,000-plus students need scholarships funded by the Pellissippi State Foundation in order to go to school. On Giving Tuesday, the Pellissippi State Foundation encourages you to give to support student scholarships at https://giving.pstcc.edu.
“This year, with so many students being helped by Tennessee Promise, it’s easy to think of community college as being free,” said Peggy Wilson, executive director of the Pellissippi State Foundation. “But the truth is, the majority of our students don’t qualify for Tennessee Promise. Those students still desperately need scholarships in order to attend college.”
In 2015, 80 percent of Pellissippi State Foundation scholarships went to students who were adults or non-traditional or to students who would otherwise have been ineligible for Tennessee Promise funding.
On Giving Tuesday, the Pellissippi State Foundation will raise funds for all students, with emphasis on funds that are in the greatest need of donations — particularly those that support veterans looking to return to college and homeless students.
The Pellissippi State Foundation works to provide student scholarships and emergency loans, as well as to improve facilities and secure new equipment. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.pstcc.edu/foundation or call (865) 694-6528.
Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. It takes place each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. For more information, visit www.givingtuesday.org.
Download this press release: PSCC Giving Tuesday