Jason Gonzales Nashville Tennessean Published 3:50 PM EST Dec 5, 2018 A city-funded effort in Nashville would seek to increase college graduation rates by taking over where the popular Tennessee Promise model leaves off by creating scholarships for books, transportation and living expenses. Mayor David Briley’s initiative announced on Wednesday marks an unprecedented move by the city to propose funding to help keep students who have lived in the city in the past year enrolled at Nashville’s state community and technical colleges. The Nashville GRAD program — which stands for Getting Results by Advancing Degrees — would provide financial scholarships to first-time, full-time students at Nashville State Community College and TCAT Nashville. Planned for the 2019-20 school year, the city would pump $1 million into the program to help about 400 freshman students. Nashville GRAD is expected to fund $1,500-a-year scholarships to students for items such as books, supplies, exams, food, and transportation. The money will be included in Briley’s upcoming budget proposal, which will require Metro Council approval. More: How you can take advantage of the city’s Nashville GRAD program Briley plans to expand funding to $2.5 million and aid about 3,000 students in the near future. The program also would aim to provide advising and career coaching. “We know that obtaining a… Read full this story
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