NASHVILLE – The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting generosity with need in 40 Middle Tennessee counties, announced its annual scholarship application process and invites students to apply by March 15 at 4:30 p.m. at cfmt.org.
The foundation administers more than 75 scholarship funds, established by individuals, companies and civic groups, and students may be eligible for multiple scholarships, including:
• The Lebanon High School Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund benefits Lebanon High School graduates who demonstrate academic achievement and the need for financial assistance in the pursuit of undergraduate degrees. Lebanon High School is a community-based high school graduating its first class in 1919. Many alumni through the years have made their permanent homes in the broader Lebanon area and have supported the programs and goals of the school.
• The JubiLee Scholarship Fund benefits Tennessee public school students in Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson or Wilson counties; rank in the top 20 percent of a high school graduating class; have a grade-point of 3.0 or higher; and have a family income not exceeding $60,000. Diane Lee made it her life’s work to help underprivileged school children. Her concern for others and commitment to volunteering her time to those less fortunate was a philosophy and a way of life. She taught her daughters, Amy and Allison, to embrace that way of life as their own. Lee and her two daughters tragically died when their plane crashed in 2005. In their memory, friends and family created the JubiLee Scholarship Fund at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to perpetuate their legacy.
Whether a student is studying law or horticulture; planning a career in criminal justice or teaching; or studying at a technical school or four-year university, The Community Foundation’s scholarship program supports individuals from various backgrounds and communities seeking funding for educational opportunities.
“Getting an education is one of the most important milestones in life, but for many, it comes with a great burden,” said Ellen Lehman, president of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “We feel honored to help students receive a quality education, made possible by donors who wish to make a difference. It is a privilege to connect generosity with need in this way.”
In 2013, the foundation awarded $423,700 through 255 scholarships to support students pursuing educational goals.
For a complete list of scholarships and the online application, visit the Community Foundation’s website at cfmt.org. For more information, call at the Community Foundation at 615-321-4939. Applicants will be notified of results in mid-May.