Southwest and TSU Sign a Student Transfer Partnership Agreement During the 25th Annual Southern Heritage Celebration

Southwest Tennessee Community College (Southwest) President Nathan L. Essex and Tennessee State University (TSU) President Glenda Glover signed a Student Transfer Partnership Agreement today that guarantees all the courses Southwest students complete on the Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) will be accepted at TSU and count toward a baccalaureate degree. The signing was part of TSU's community outreach during this 25th Annual Southern Heritage Classic celebration.

The terms of this agreement include the awarding of 10 two-year full TSU scholarships with tuition and room and board to TSU beginning fall 2015. The partnership also contains a dual admissions component that builds on the TTP which was designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit, Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree.

The TSU scholarship coupled with the TNPromise Scholarship, which provides May 2015 high school graduates the opportunity to attend a community college free of tuition and fees, will offer select Southwest scholarship recipients an opportunity for a remaining full two-year, tuition-free and room and board TSU scholarship in pursuit of the bachelor's degree.


Photo caption: TSU President Glenda Glover and Southwest President Nathan Essex sign an agreement that facilitates the transfer of student academic credits from Southwest to TSU.