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Alumni Brick Scholarship deadline approaches

By Brittany Hurdle, Devils’ Advocate Business Manager • Mar 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM

The deadline for Lebanon High School seniors to apply for the Alumni Brick Scholarship is quickly approaching. All applications must be received by March 15.  

The Lebanon High School Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund provides scholarships in support of Lebanon graduates who demonstrate academic achievement and the need for financial assistance in the pursuit of undergraduate degrees. The fund is intended to endow permanently one or more scholarships benefiting Lebanon High School graduates who have attended Lebanon for no less than all of their junior and senior years seeking a first undergraduate degree at an accredited two or four-year degree granting institution.  

Students should have a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum score of 24 on the ACT. Students may reapply for the scholarship for a maximum of eight semesters as the intent of the scholarship is to assist students in completing a degree.  

To apply, applicants can go to cfmt.org. Applicants should search for scholarships, narrow by ones that are for specific schools, and find the Lebanon High School Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund.  

After the county approved for a new Lebanon High School to be built, the school decided to give alumni the chance to leave a legacy through purchasing a brick. The bricks are displayed in the alumni halls located around the center staircases on all three floors of the school; on each brick is the alumni’s name and graduation class. So far, the first floor has been filled.

Not only is your name physically left behind, but the money used to buy a brick is set aside for the “LHS Alumni Scholarship Fund.” The money is then distributed by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee each year. All bricks are tax deductible under federal and state guidelines. the application must be complete by March 15.

“I just hope everyone will apply who qualifies because this opportunity is given by some of our students parents, grandparents, and other relatives,” said Myra Sloan, principal of Lebanon High School. “Last year three awards were given, so take advantage. I would like to emphasize that no one local picks the recipients, the Community Foundation does through the application. I am very proud and appreciate the community and alumni for giving a gift that keeps giving.” 

Last year’s recipients were awarded between $1,600 and $2,000 in scholarships. Anyone interested in purchasing a brick as an alumnus or for an upcoming alumnus can receive a pamphlet from the guidance office. Go online to wcschools.com/lhs or lhsalumnihall.com or call 615-443-7895 or 615-449-4547 for more information. 

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