learn about our college

Investing in yourself pays lifelong dividends

Senators Central
Guiding You Start to Finish

Financial Aid
Helping students pay for college

Providing university transfer and in-demand career programs

Student Services
Helping students succeed

Workforce Training
Offering non-credit courses for both business and pleasure

Center for Workforce Development
Meeting the area's workforce needs

Enhancing Walters State through private support

Providing opportunities for alumni to reconnect

Making education convenient

Providing agribusiness, educational and commercial activities and events

Get in touch with us

Go Senators!

A-Z Index
Search our site alphabetically

Search our team

Quality Enhancement Plan
Student learning and teaching effectiveness development

Information and educational technologies

Institutional Effectiveness and Compliance

Printing Services
Supplying the institution with quality printed materials

Business Office
Serving students and college departments

Budgeting & Business Services
Serving students and college departments

Global Connections
Bringing international events to our students

Senators Emergency Text
Get the latest emergency communications

Support Staff Council
Providing resources for our staff

Special Events
Bringing new experiences to our students and community

Catalog & Student Handbook
Requirements and college information

Academic & Events Calendar
Keep tabs on important dates

Human Resources
Assisting in hiring, training, evaluating, rewarding and counseling of employees

Current college-wide policies

Degree Works Help
Run a degree audit. Meet with an advisor. Register for classes.

Protecting and honoring student privacy

Career in a Year
Become career ready in a year



GEAR-UP TN Scholarship
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

Application: N/A

Award: The full GEAR UP TN Scholarship amount is $1,000 for students enrolled at least half time in an eligible institution.  Students enrolled less than half time in an eligible institution of higher education qualify for 50% of the full GEAR UP TN Scholarship award.  

Renewal : The GEAR UP TN Scholarship is renewable for up to six years after the student’ scheduled completion of secondary school.  Students must complete an Intent to Enroll Form annually.  Funds are awarded on a first come first served basis as funds are available.

Students who withdrawal from classes will be subject to the refund policy of the institution.


  • Student must be less than 22 years of age at the time of first scholarship award.
  • Student must receive a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent on or after January 1, 1993.
  • Student must enroll in a program of undergraduate instruction at a Federal Pell Grant Program eligible institution of higher education.
  • Student must have participated in a GEAR UP TN activity as a member of the class scheduled to graduate in the 2010-2011 academic year while at a public high school or middle school participating in GEAR UP TN in Cocke or Union county.

This discretionary federal grant program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP serves an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follows the cohort through high school. Students for the program were selected during their 7th grade and tracked through high school and post-secondary education. Currently Cocke and Union counties are the only counties in our service area that are participating in this federal program.

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship – State Scholarship
Awarded by TSAC

Application: Application available from TSAC

Award: $1,500 per year

Deadline: March 1


  • TN Residents
  • HS/GED received one year prior
  • Degree seeking
  • 3.5 HS GPA or 570 GED or a 3.0 GPA and a 24 ACT
  • Undergraduate
  • Meeting SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress)
  • Not in default of student loan or owe a federal repayment

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program provides aid for Tennessee residents who meet citizenship requirements and who will be graduating from high school, or received a GED no more than one year prior to the award year. Recipients are identified from among qualified applicants utilizing a scientifically based stratified random selection procedure.

Ned McWherter Scholars Program – State Scholarship
Awarded by TSAC

Approx. 50 awards per year throughout the state

Application: Application available from TSAC

Award: Up to $6,000 per year

Deadline: February 15


  • U.S. Citizen
  • TN Residents
  • Full-time
  • Degree seeking
  • 3.5 HS GPA and an ACT/SAT in the top 5% nationally
  • Undergraduate
  • Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Not in default of student loan or owe a federal repayment

The Ned McWherter Scholars Program is intended to encourage academically superior Tennessee high school graduates to attend college in Tennessee. One-Half of the award is from the State and must be matched on a 1:1 basis by the college or university attended.