Evolve502 launches free college program for JCPS Class of 2021

Jefferson County Public School’s incoming seniors will be able to go to college for free through a scholarship program launched today by Evolve502.

The Evolve502 Scholarship will allow eligible students to begin postsecondary studies tuition-free at any Kentucky Community and Technical College school or Simmons College of Kentucky. That would allow students to pursue an associate degree or career credential, or take 60 hours of credit before transferring to a four-year university.

“Today we’re delivering the promise to the Class of 2021 – an opportunity to attend college without the burden of tuition,” said Marland Cole, Executive Director of Evolve502, during today’s announcement at Jefferson Community and Technical College. “Through this investment, we’re providing a more equitable pathway to college, career and life success for all students, especially our low-income, first generation college going and black and brown students. Today is about bringing hope and promise to our young people and this community for a better way forward.”

Scholarship Applications are to begin October 1, 2020. For More Details visit www.evolve502.org