Katherine Ward of Kuttawa has been offered both the Presidential and Provost Out-of-State scholarships at Austin Peay State University (APSU) for high-achieving freshmen for the Fall 2020 semester.

The Presidential Scholarships are for freshman students who have a 3.9 GPA and 30 ACT or 1360 SAT. Additionally, out-of-state students meeting the criteria of a 3.0 GPA and a 21 ACT or 1060 SAT qualify for a Provost Out-of-State Scholarship.

APSU, located in Clarksville, Tennessee, is the Volunteer State's fastest-growing public university and has drastically reduced its out-of-state tuition.

Dr. Rex Gandy, APSU provost, recommended the 43.5 percent out-of-state tuition reduction as a way of improving diversity at the regional university.

"In many cases, our tuition rates are now below what universities in other states offer their own residents," he said. "And students who choose to come here will find a thriving campus with a more than 200-year history."