NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization working to improve the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee and three Kentucky counties, announces it is awarding 353 scholarships to 332 individual students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout the United States. A total of $644,000 is being awarded to students from more than 96 scholarship funds within The Community Foundation.
“The Community Foundation has helped thousands access educational opportunities they might otherwise have been unable to afford by connecting them with the generosity of others,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “This year we are honored to help hundreds more improve their futures, and the futures of their families, through the transformation offered by an education.”
Congratulations to the 2018 scholarship recipient from Marshall County:
— Brock Powers, from Cornersville High School, was awarded the Blakeford Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee-Martin.
The Community Foundation scholarships, established by individuals, companies and civic groups, will assist students with tuition and other school-related expenses. Each year, The Community Foundation scholarship committee reviews applications on behalf of donors who entrust The Foundation with administering the annual awards.
The scholarship committee carefully considers applicants’ academic records, test scores, extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement, and personal recommendations.