Because of Project GRAD, I believed I was college-bound. Then, I developed the confidence to step out of my comfort zone, knowing I had support back home. Now I am in Japan as an English teacher.
Timothy Anderson, Knoxville
Because of Project GRAD, I was able to graduate from the University of Tennessee with my degree in arts and sciences. Project GRAD has had a generous hand in shaping my life through the university experience.”
Daniel P. Mathewson, Knoxville
When I think of Project GRAD, many words come to mind: friendship, providers, motivators, educators, mentors, and guides.
Zachary Zialcita, Knoxville
The Project GRAD family has always been there to help guide me through whatever it was I needed. I am very thankful to have them in my life.
Miracle Harper, Knoxville
Through the years, Project GRAD has made available resources to me that have furthered my education and supported my professional growth.
Shawn Hatmaker, Knoxville
Project GRAD pushed me through high school and undergrad just so I would be able to experience by far the best feeling ever—becoming Jenae Antoinette Anderson, J.D., future esquire.
Jena'e A. Anderson, J.D., Knoxville
Project GRAD has been an essential tool for college, dating back to my high school days. They are helpful in keeping me on par to realize my educational and career goals. G.R.A.D. is always there make sure we continue to find success and also find ways to see how they can help us monetarily. I owe a huge portion of my success to the Project G.R.A.D.
Project GRAD pushed me to keep going no matter what over the years even after I had my son. I finally graduated with my Bachelors of Science in exercise science with a minor in dance. There is always someone to help guide me through even if it's educational or personal and I appreciate them. Project GRAD isn't just a organization it's a family.
I am grateful for what Project GRAD has done for me. Project GRAD not only gave me the opportunity to attend college but the blessing of finding myself. I trust myself, have confidence in myself, and most of all love myself. Thank you Project GRAD for allowing me to grow into this woman that I absolutely love. - Courtney Winston, Middle Tennessee State
Because of Project GRAD, I was able to graduate with my bachelors in exercise science from Lincoln Memorial University. Because of them, I am now one of the assistant basketball coaches for the women's team at Walters State Community College. Thank you Project GRAD!
- Bre Hall
Project GRAD has been very helpful since I got involved with them in high school. They helped me get through Pellissippi State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University. They are always there for you when you need them. They send information about scholarships throughout the semester. If you're going through something and need somebody to talk to you can always call them. They also keep in touch with you and help you any way possible. They are family and very supportive.
The Project GRAD family has been so good to me. The PGK family has always been there for me and pushed me to achieve my goals. Without Project GRAD’s help I don't know how I would have made it through my college experience. Not only are they there to help with school, but also there to help with guidance and getting to know someone on a personal level. I consider Project GRAD to be my family that I can always depend on. They have always been a phone call away to help me with all of my problems, and for that I am very thankful to have them in my life.
Along with my family, Project GRAD has been an excellent support system. Whether it was helping in a class that I was struggling in or helping me with my financial aid, Project GRAD has always been there for me. Because of Project GRAD, I have obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Project GRAD was able to help me go to college for free!!! I am so very grateful that I am not up to my ears in student loans while searching for what I want to do with myself for the rest of my life. All students need to take advantage of this opportunity and give college a try. Project GRAD makes it possible for anyone to get a higher education. Thank you for the opportunity to get a firm stepping stone into college a getting an associates in science!