|NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization working to improve the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties, announces the awarding of more than $1.4 million in scholarships to students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout the United States. More than 580 scholarships are being awarded to students pursuing secondary education from scholarship funds created by donors 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.”
Below are the 2012 scholarship recipients from Rutherford County:
Innocent C. Amara was awarded the Leigh Carter Scholarship to attend Life University College of Chiropractics.
Shana M. Blake was awarded the Ken Shipp Scholarship and the Tennessee Trucking Foundation Scholarship to attend MTSU.
Emily L. Davis was awarded the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend MTSU.
Anthony J. Fresso was awarded the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend MTSU.
Brittany A. Gilley was awarded the Genesco Scholarship and the Archie Hartwell Nash Memorial Scholarship to attend MTSU.
Sarah E. Growden was awarded the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend MTSU.
Abigail C. Hitt was awarded the Tennessee Trucking Foundation Scholarship to attend MTSU.
Harshaben S. Patel was awarded the Walter Reece (Walt) Montgomery Scholarship and the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend MTSU.
Taylor L. Richardson was awarded the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend MTSU.
Princess A. Roshell was awarded the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend MTSU.
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’s volunteer scholarship committee reviews applications on behalf of donors who entrust The Foundation with administering the annual awards. This year, The Foundation received 942 applications.
The scholarship committee carefully considers applicants’ academic records, test scores, extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement, and personal recommendations.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 840 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 21 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $600 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.