The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Scholarship Program
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Scholarship Program offers more than 60 different to local students. Although the majority of the scholarships require Tennessee residency, some do not. The scholarships range from $500 to $2,500. Applications and other supporting documents must arrive by the deadline of March 15th. Because each scholarship is established by a different donor, the eligibility requirements differ for each. More information can be found on the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee website. The deadline for applications is March 15th.
Lt. Holly Adams Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will benefit students from the Page High School area in Williamson County who not only achieve, but also possess the integrity, courage and caring spirit to help others achieve. The ideal recipient of this award should be the student who, like Holly, best exemplifies a combination of integrity, courage and selflessness and is academically qualified for college, but who needs financial assistance in taking that step.
Kathy D. and Stephen J. Anderson Scholarship
This scholarship will be valued at up to $10,000 per student over four years. Students must be graduates from a public high school in Williamson County after attending for a minimum of three years, in good standing as a citizen in the school and community, have a 3.2 or better GPA, minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT of 1100, and involved in at least one outside extra-curricular activity (which could include working part-time). The scholarship is renewable for the student who reapplies to the Community Foundation and is in good standing as a citizen, has a college GPA of 2.75 in the freshman year and 3.0 each year thereafter, involved in at least one extra-curricular activity (could include working part-time) and has selected a major at the end of the second year.
Ayers Foundation Scholars Program
Cynthia and Alan Baran Fine Arts and Music Scholarship
Eligible applicants are rising sophomores, juniors, seniors in college, and graduate students at an accredited college, university or institute full-time or part-time (6 or more credit hours). One scholarship will be granted to students enrolled in a Bachelors of Fine Art (BFA), a BA in Studio Art, or a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA). Fine Art or Studio Art is limited to a major course of study in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography or Printmaking. A second scholarship will be made to a Music Degree granting program (Bachelor or Masters) with preference given to those students pursuing a course of study in acoustic mandolin or acoustic guitar. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 or better GPA.
Belmont University Commercial Music Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply must be a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore, or junior accepted to/or attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee as a commercial music major.
George Oliver Benton Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply are Legislative Interns. Scholarships will be awarded to students who attend an accredited four-year college/university in the State of Tennessee and/or are residents of Tennessee. Consideration will be given to extracurricular activities, especially those indicative of an interest in government.
Dody Boyd Scholarship
Those eligible for this scholarship are seniors graduating from Cheatham County Central High School and wishing to attend a two-year community college/technical school or four-year university. Applicants should have a GPA of at least 2.5 or better and an ACT score of 20 or better. The scholarship will not be renewable.
JoAhn Brown-Nash Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply are female students at Fisk University, entering their junior year, who exemplify outstanding leadership skills with a GPA of 3.2 or above.
William and Clara Bryan Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply are high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are from Giles County, Tennessee and have lived there for the majority of their pre-college schooling.
Cadiz Rotary Club Rise Carol Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility - Applicants should be graduating seniors who are residents of Trigg County, KY who have earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above.
Leigh Carter Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply must be full-time students attending one of the nation's accredited Chiropractic colleges or universities. Preference will be given to students from Tennessee. Recipients are eligible to reapply throughout the four-year degree process. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong interest in health care delivery. Financial need, extracurricular and civic participation will also be considered in candidate evaluation. Applications will be accepted for this scholarship beginning February 2003.
Rachel Allison Cate Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply are seniors of Metro Nashville Public School who wish to enter the field of education as a career. Students must attend a four-year college or university, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and have scored no less than a 21 on the ACT exam.
The Cheatham County Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply must be a Cheatham County, Tennessee resident for a period of one year or more. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED with a grade point average of 2.0 or better. Students must attend an accredited college, university, or technical school and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better.
Choose Your Future Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply are graduates of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools of Davidson County with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a score of 21 on the ACT. Students may attend any college or university in the United States. Preference will be given to students who are the first in their families to attend college. Reapplying applicants will also be given preference for renewal of the scholarship if they remain in good academic standing with their college or university.
Robert Churchwell, Sr. Scholarship
Eligibility - This scholarship will benefit juniors, seniors, graduate or PhD. candidates in the field of journalism who are committed to a career in the profession. Students must compose an essay on “The Role of Professional Journalism in Today’s Society” and provide samples of journalistic work. Applicants must also have at least a 3.0 GPA or better, qualify for financial aid, and share their extracurricular and community service activities. Recipients of this scholarship may reapply for support for one additional year.
Howard A. Clark Horticulture Scholarship
Eligibility - This scholarship was established to benefit a deserving senior graduating from Avery County High School, North Carolina, wishing to learn to "nurture nature" by attending a two- or four-year college to study horticulture or agriculture. The student should have at least a 2.5 grade point average in high school.
Community Bank and Trust Scholarship
Eligibility - Applicants must be high school seniors graduating from public high schools in Cheatham County, Tennessee and who have been residents of Cheatham County for at least one year. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate extracurricular, civic and community participation as well as financial need.
Davidson County Democratic Women/Shannon Wood Scholarship
Eligibility - This scholarship is established to benefit college bound, female, high school seniors in Davidson County. Recipients will be chosen based upon their essays answering the question “What policy or law in the United States would you change and why?” Essays will be evaluated on creative and critical thinking, practical application, style and writing mechanics. Consideration will be given to financial need.
Colonel Richard M. Dawson Scholarship
Eligibility - Eligible applicants are children of employees of the Tennessee Highway Patrol who serve in uniform, undercover, or plainclothes. Applicants may be rising sophomores, juniors or seniors in college who demonstrate a commitment to a career in criminal justice through their course of study.
Eligibility - Eligible applicants must be the children of current employees of Ingram Entertainment Inc. or DBI Distributing Inc. with at least two years of service. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduates enrolling or enrolled at an accredited college/university, junior college or technical/vocational school on a full-time basis maintaining a B average or better. Applicants are encouraged to aim high when considering a school to attend.
B. J. Dean Scholarship
Eligibility - An eligible applicant is a woman preparing for full-time ministry, but is not limited to those seeking ordination or serving in any particular denomination. An Eligible applicant must be a resident of Tennessee or Texas or be enrolled in Yale Divinity School.
Jimmy Edwards Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply must be past students or graduates of Donelson High School, Donelson, Tennessee, and any descendants of alumni of Donelson High School.
Eligibility - Children of employees and employees of Genesco, Inc., as of the application date, who will be enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited college or university for the following Fall semester, are eligible to apply. The level of entry into one of the accredited schools does not matter.
Pauline LaFon Gore Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply are high school seniors and current college underclassmen who are from Smith County, Tennessee and have lived there for the majority of their pre-college schooling.
Frank and Charlene Harris Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to benefit graduating seniors of Cumberland Gap High School in Claiborne County, TN. Eligible applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of the application.
Regina Higdon Scholarship
Eligibility - The Regina Higdon Scholarship is designed to help graduates of Christ the King School of Nashville, Tennessee who have a desire to attend either Father Ryan High School or St. Cecilia Academy, both in Nashville, Tennessee. Eligible applicants must be graduating eighth graders of Christ the King School and/or former graduates of Christ the King School attending Father Ryan High School or St. Cecilia Academy. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA or equivalent. Recipients should also exhibit a love for the arts. Strong consideration will be given to financial need.
Jennifer Ingrum Scholarship
The scholarship is designed to benefit Gallatin High School and Station Camp High School area students who qualify academically for college but who need financial assistance. Annual scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded to at least two students.
A.D. and Peggy Hewlett and Colonel David R. Inman Scholarship
Eligible applicants must be students entering the field of nursing as licensed practical nurses, registered nurses or nurse practitioners or students entering the fields of pharmacy or physical therapy. Preference may be given, in the case of comparable applications, to students from Hancock, Daviess, or Ohio County, Kentucky. Applicants must demonstrate strong academic potential as evidenced by a transcript from the last school they attended and give examples of experience that demonstrates compassion for patients and families such as a reference from someone they have helped or a supervisor who has witnessed their care and compassion.
JubiLee Scholarship Fund
· Must be attending a TN public school in one of the following counties: Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, or Wilson.
· Rank in the top 20 percent of your high school graduating class
· GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
· Family Income must not exceed $46,000
Maude Keisling/Cumberland County Extension Homemakers Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply must be a resident of Cumberland County, Tennessee for a period of four years or more. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior, a GED graduate, or a current college undergraduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Extra consideration will be given to adults out of school for five years or more seeking higher education. Applicants must pursue a degree in a field of study such as but not limited to Human Ecology, Family & Consumer Science, Education, and Social Services. Applicants must attend school as a full-time or a part-time student with 6 or more semester hours and must attend an accredited college, university, or community college.
Knox Hume Scholarship
Those eligible to apply are graduates of Hume-Fogg High School who exhibit academic merit and financial need.
Senator Carl O. Koella, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible are Legislative Interns, either public or private, currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a four-year college the year of the application. Extra consideration will be given to extra-curricular activities in the areas of government and politics and also to residents of Blount and Sevier Counties of Tennessee.
Michael B. Kruse Scholarship
Eligibility - Eligible applicants are rising juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in accounting with a goal to becoming a Certified Public Accountant. Applicants must be residents of Tennessee and attend an accredited college/university in the State of Tennessee and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 or better. Extra consideration will be given to married students.
Heloise Werthan Kuhn Scholarship
Eligibility - Eligible applicants are pregnant or parenting teens, living in the State of Tennessee, who are enrolled in or planning to enroll in post-secondary education at an accredited college, university, junior college, technical school, or job-training program as a way to increase their job skills and become more employable.
Diane G. Lowe and John Gomez, IV Scholarship
Dr. Mac Scholarship
Eligibility - Eligible students must be enrolled at the University of Tennessee at Memphis School of Dentistry entering into his or her third year of school with a minimum of 2.7 GPA. Financial need and civic participation will also be considered in candidate evaluation.
Edna Martin Scholarship
Eligibility - Graduating high school seniors or individuals previously graduated from the Davidson County-Metropolitan Nashville Public School System who have a desire to pursue a career in teaching in elementary, middle, or high school.
Katie Rose Martin Scholarship
Eligibility - Students applying for the scholarship should be high school graduates or second career adults attending a professional, accredited Tennessee cosmetology school recognized by the US Department of Education.
Juliann and Joseph Maxwell Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible for this scholarship are high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are dependent children, including adopted and stepchildren, of full-time and part-time employees of Tractor Supply Company. Employees must have a minimum of one year of service with Tractor Supply Company by January 1 of the year in which the application is received.
Juliann King Maxwell Scholarship for Riverview High School
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply must be graduating seniors from Riverview High School in Searcy, Arkansas or prior recipients of this scholarship whose teachers recognize effort, a desire to learn and determination. This scholarship is available to students who want to pursue vocational training as well as those pursuing a college degree.
John E. Mayfield ABLE Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply must be graduating seniors and be participants of the ABLE program. Applicants must attend an accredited college, university, junior college, technical school or job training program. Individuals who have previously received scholarship assistance from this scholarship are eligible to re-apply.
John E. Mayfield Scholarships
Eligibility – There are four scholarships each with different eligibility requirements.
Eunice Lou Gower McHugh Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible for this scholarship are students graduating from Robertson County, Tennessee high schools that are working or know they will need to work to pay for college. Students must be preparing for a career serving others, including but not limited to teaching, nursing, law enforcement, ministry, etc., and if already enrolled in college, must be maintaining a C average or better.
William Thomas (Bill) McHugh and Lou Gower McHugh Scholarship
Eligibility - The William and Lou Gower McHugh Scholarship is for "Students from Middle Tennessee who are working their way through law school or who plan to enroll in law school at Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, and know that they need to work. Eligible students must be preparing for a career in the legal profession and, if already enrolled in law school, must be maintaining a C average or better.
Walter (Walt) Montgomery Scholarship
Eligibility - Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in a field related to aviation and preference will be given particularly to students from Carroll County, Tennessee and its surrounding counties of Benton, Henry, Weakley, Gibson, and Henderson in Tennessee.
Carolyn Morrison Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply should be children from rural high schools with a preference given to students from the Highlands of Tennessee (Overton, Putnam and White counties). Eligible applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of the application OR a score of 21 on the ACT. Students should be planning to attend public technical centers, community colleges or public/private four-year institutions in Tennessee.
Archie Hartwell Nash Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply must be Middle Tennessee State University sophomores or above (including graduate students) who are working a minimum of 20 hours a week and maintaining a 2.0 average or better. Applications are available to students of Middle Tennessee State University who are working their way through school.
Jerry Newson Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply must currently reside in Davidson County, Tennessee. High school graduates and adults who have been "out in the world" are encouraged to apply. You must have a high school diploma or a GED. Those applying must attend a four-year accredited institution of higher education, which may be out-of-state. It is hoped that the applicants will pursue a degree in the social sciences or areas where they will be helping and giving back to their community.
Eloise Pitts O'More Scholarship
Eligibility - Eligible applicants must be an interior design student who is currently pursuing a degree in interior design at O'More College of Design. The student must be classified as a junior or higher and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application. Scholarships will be weighted for students with a Bachelor's degree or higher. Applicants must be actively participating members of either the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) and/or International Interior Design Association's (IIDA) student chapters.
Buster Pool Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility - Eligible applicants are graduating seniors of Meridian High School in Meridian, Mississippi and/or previous recipients of this scholarship who have chosen to reapply. Eligible applicants should have a GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time of application. In deciding between two applicants of equal merit, preference will be given to members of the Meridian High School Golf Team and/or golfers in deference to Buster Pool's passion for the game of golf.
Brian Ralls Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply are graduating seniors from Brentwood Academy with a minimum weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, and an ACT score of 24 or higher. Applicants must have earned a varsity letter in any sport during their Junior or Senior year. Anyone receiving a full collegiate athletic scholarship grant in aid will not be eligible. Other criteria considered should be a demonstrated love of school, team spirit over self-interest, good moral character, and a heart for others. Financial need will be a criterion but not the ultimate factor. The recipient must sign a pledge to not use any hand-held devices, including a cell phone, while driving.
The scholarship may be used at any accredited four-year college or university, starting the academic year immediately following high school graduation, and students may reapply for renewal for three additional years, provided the applicant maintains at least a 3.0 GPA each year. Renewals will not be automatic or guaranteed.
Barbara Hagan Richards Scholarship
Eligibility - Applicants must be graduating seniors, undergraduates, and or graduate students currently enrolled in college/university and alumni of any high school located in Giles County, Tennessee. Applicants must have a grade point avaerage of at least 3.0.
James Edwards "Bill" Richards Scholarship
Eligibility - Applicants must be high school seniors, undergraduate or graduate students who have graduated from East High School in Nashville, Tennessee. Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.0.
Wilbur C. Sensing, Jr. Scholarship
Eligibility - This scholarship is currently not accepting applications.
Ken Shipp Scholarship
Eligibility - Those students eligible to apply should be graduating seniors from Rutherford County, Tennessee public high schools who plan to attend Middle Tennessee State University and have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 and/or meet the eligibility criteria for the Tennessee Lottery if applicable, be of good moral character and have financial need. PLEASE NOTE: For 2010, only graduating seniors from Rutherford County high schools are eligible to apply.
Meyer and Dorothy Silverman Scholarship
Drue Smith/Society of Professional Journalists Scholarship
Eligibility - Applicants must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students who have graduated from high school in Middle Tennessee and have chosen journalism or broadcast news as a career or mid-career working journalists who seek training to develop professionally or further their careers.
Richie Stevenson Scholarship
Eligibility - Those eligible to apply are graduates of Benton Hall School who wish to attend technical school, vocational school, community college, junior college or four-year college or university.
Student Education Loan
Eligibility - Young men or women whose parents have discontinued financial support for their education because they are gay or lesbian are eligible to apply. The loans are awarded to the recipient and a co-signing adult and come with the personal responsibility of prompt repayment within two years. The co-signer should agree to pay the interest on the loan and serve as a mentor for the student.
Catie Summers Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility - Eligible applicants are graduating seniors from Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Schools who have battled cancer during their lifetime. Recipients must have a 3.0 grade point average OR a mininum ACT score of 21. Verification of cancer diagnosis and/or treatment will be required.
Eligibility - Eligible applicants are high school seniors from Nashville high schools who are entering two or four-year degree programs in fields related to the creation, innovation, installation or maintenance of technology.
Tennessee Trucking Association Scholarship
Eligibility - Eligible applicants are Tennessee residents who are dependent children, spouses, or employees of organizations who are members in good standing of the Tennessee Trucking Association. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior years at accredited colleges or universities located in the State of Tennessee.
Turner Family Scholarship
Eligibility - Applicants must be full-time or part-time employees of Dollar General with at least one year of service to the company. Eligible applicants may choose any area of study; coursework does not have to be related to the person's job. Employees may enroll in GED or Adult Basic Education courses, classes at a community college or vocational school or attend a four-year college or university. These choices will reflect the personal development goals of the applicants.
Emmett H. Turner Scholarship
Eligibility - Eligible applicants are students enrolling in or currently enrolled at Tennessee State University in the Criminal Justice Program.
Josh Turner Scholarship
Eligibility - This scholarship is currently not accepting applications.
Teddy Wilburn Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to benefit students at Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have at least a B grade average overall during the last two years of high school and have, for the majority of their career attended high school within the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.
Woman's Club of Nashville Scholarship
Eligibility - Eligible applicants should be women residing in Davidson County, Tennessee. Students should be graduating high school seniors or high school graduates with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Recipients are eligible to reapply each and every year up to three consecutive years of post-secondary education. Reapplying applicants will be given every consideration for renewal of the scholarship, but such funding is not guaranteed.
John W. Work III Memorial Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility - The John W. Work, III Memorial Foundation Scholarship is intended to award one or more scholarships to undergraduate juniors, seniors, or graduate students, especially African American, pursuing a degree in music at an accredited university, college or institute. The applicants must have a B average and demonstrate potential for excellence in music.