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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced that 13 students from Rutherford County have been awarded one of its college scholarships.

The CFMT, a charitable organization working to improve the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee and three Kentucky counties, is awarding a total of $745,000 from 102 scholarship funds in Middle Tennessee.

“Getting an education is one of the most important milestones in life, but for many, it comes with a great burden,” Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, said in a news release. “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.”

The Rutherford County scholarship recipients are:

Danielly Aguirre, Stewarts Creek High School, the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

Solyana Asefa, Stewarts Creek High School, the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

Kaleia Branch, Central Magnet School, the Bishop Joseph and Stephaine Walker Scholarship to attend Rhodes College.

Andrew Bruce, Siegel High School, the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

Jessica Diaz-Amador, La Vergne High School, the DBI Scholarship and the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

Alexis Freeman, La Vergne High School, the DBI Scholarship to attend Tennessee Tech University.

Kristin Holmes, Stewarts Creek High School, the JoAhn Brown-Nash Memorial Scholarship and the Dedication, Service and Thanks Scholarship to attend Fisk University.

Abigail Keen, Blackman High School, the Juliann and Joseph Maxwell Scholarship and the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

Kate Matthews, Siegel High School, received the Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

Aliyah Patton, La Vergne High School, the DBI Scholarship and Ken Shipp Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

Luis Sanabria, La Vergne High School, the DBI Scholarship to the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Justin Tatum, Eagleville School, the DBI Scholarship to attend Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro.

George Wexler, Riverdale High School, received the Tennessee Trucking Foundation Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

The CFMT scholarship committee considers applicants’ academic records, test scores, extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement and personal recommendations. For a complete list of scholarships and the online application, go to www.cfmt.org/scholarships. The application opens annually each January.

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