NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting generosity with need in 40 Middle Tennessee and beyond, announces its annual scholarship application process is now open and invites students to apply by March 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, at
The Foundation administers more than 125 scholarship funds, established by individuals, companies and civic groups. Students may be eligible for multiple scholarships and need only to submit one application.
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.
Scholarships also are available for students in Middle Tennessee who are legally blind or are survivors of cancer.
“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 2020, The Community Foundation awarded scholarships to 328 individual students totaling $742,000 in funding to students pursuing secondary educational goals at accredited schools throughout the United States.
Scholarships offered in Davidson County include:
  • Jerry Newson Scholarship
  • B’nai B’rith Maimonides Lodge #46 Scholarship (legally blind students)
  •  Knox Hume Scholarship (Hume-Fogg HS students only)
  • Wilson Waters Forrester Memorial Scholarship (Hume Fogg HS students only)
  • Paula Herring Memorial Scholarship (Overton High School only)
  • JubiLee Scholarship
  • The Sponsors Scholarship Program Endowment
  • Frist Cumberland Properties Scholarship (residents of properties)
  •  Choose Your Future Scholarship
  • Edna L. Martin Scholarship
  • Davidson County Democratic Women Scholarship
  • Dennis Greeno and Joan Signorilli Scholarship
  • Laurie P. Poole Scholarship for the Visual Arts
  • Steve Thompson Scholarship (Hillsboro High School only)
  • Melissa Ann Haught Scholarship for the Arts
  • Women’s Club of Nashville Scholarship
  • Eloise Pitts O’More Scholarship Fund (to attend O’More College of Design at Belmont University)
Corporate scholarship funds include:
  • Turner Family Scholarship (Doller General employees or children)
  • Genesco Scholarship (children of Genesco employees)
  •  Journeys Attitude that Cares Scholarship (employees or children of Journeys employees)
  • The CoreCivic Scholarship (employees or children of employees)
  • Belle Meade Country Club Employees Scholarship
  •  PMC Cares: Scholarship
  • Juliann and Joe Maxwell Scholarship For children of Tractor Supply Employees
  • DBI Scholarship (children of employees of Ingram Entertainment)
  •  Blakeford Scholarship
  • Tennessee Trucking Foundation Scholarship
  • The Scott Wolf Scholarship (employees or children of employees of Averitt Express)
  • Colonel Richard M. Dawson Highway Patrol Scholarship
  • The Arthur E. Newman Scholarship (reimbursement for HealthStream employees)
For a complete list of scholarships and the online application, visit The Community Foundation’s website at Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Applicants will be notified of results in mid-May.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
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 or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect the intentions and goals of their charitable endeavors. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit