By Bob Fowler,Â Roane State staff writer
For Roane Stateâ€™s Shelley Edwards, the Tennessee Promise scholarship and mentoring program came along at just the right time.
Edwards was among the first group of students to take advantage of Tennessee Promise, a last-dollar scholarship that allows students to go to community colleges tuition-free.
â€œWith the HOPE Scholarship and Tennessee Promise, I havenâ€™t had to pay anything for my education,â€ said Edwards, 19, the daughter of Michael and Linda Edwards of Rockwood.
Sheâ€™s maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average at Roane State.
She received an associate of science degree in chemistry in May, setting the stage for her transfer next fall to Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. She plans to major in chemical engineering with a concentration in bio-molecular engineering. [Read more…]