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Community Foundation awards scholarships to Wilson students

Staff Reports • Sep 20, 2017 at 9:03 PM

NASHVILLE – The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization working to improve the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties, will award 283 scholarships to students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout the United States. 

A total of $640,000 will be awarded to students from more than 114 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.”

Scholarship recipients from Wilson County include:

• Alexis Bazydola from Lebanon High School was awarded the Lebanon High School Alumni Scholarship to attend the University of Connecticut.

• Kayla Beal from Lebanon High School was awarded the Lebanon High School Alumni Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

• Rebekah Burns from Lebanon High School was awarded the Lebanon High School Alumni Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

• David Chamberlain from Wilson Central High School was awarded the Drue Smith Society of Professional Journalists Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

• Ryan Fagan from Wilson Central High School was awarded the Walter Reece Walt Montgomery Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

• Brianna Garza from Lebanon High School was awarded the Genesco Scholarship to attend Cumberland University.

• Caitlin Glover from Lebanon High School was awarded the Lebanon High School Alumni Scholarship to attend Freed-Hardeman University.

• Christina Greer from Lebanon High School was awarded the Lebanon High School Alumni Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

• Macy Harrison from Watertown High School was awarded the Watertown High School Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

• Terry Moore from Mt. Juliet High School was awarded the Tennessee Trucking Foundation Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee-Martin.

• Drew Owen from Delta High School in Muncie, Indiana was awarded the Cameron Blake Parnell Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

• Charles Soto from Wilson Central High School was awarded the Genesco Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

• LeAnna Tanner from Lebanon High School was awarded the Lebanon High School Alumni Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

In addition, William Patterson from Smith County High School was awarded the  Pauline LaFon Gore Scholarship to attend Cumberland University.

 

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.

The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit cfmt.org.

 

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