The Rotary Club of Knoxville has joined forces with Pellissippi State Community College to make college less expensive for some Knox County high school graduates.
Offered through the Pellissippi State Foundation, the Rotary Club of Knoxville Book Scholarship pays for $300 worth of books per semester for students attending the two-year college. The award is available to a maximum of 20 graduates of the Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy.
The academy is for Knox County students who need credits to graduate or have experienced difficulties in the traditional high school setting. KVA opened last fall, the result of a partnership between the Simon Youth Foundation and Knox County Schools.
“We sincerely appreciate the generosity of the Rotary Club of Knoxville in creating the book scholarship through the Foundation,” said Anthony Wise, Pellissippi State president. “Gifts such as this can make the difference in whether or not a student is able to attend college.”
The Rotary Club of Knoxville Book Scholarship was available for the start of fall semester.
To learn more about the book scholarship, call (865) 694-6400. To make a donation to the Pellissippi State Foundation, visit www.pstcc.edu/foundation or call (865) 694-6529.