Scholarships in the Thousands—Deadlines near

Over 105 scholarships administered by the Community Foundation of Middle


Deadline: March 15, 2017

You can explore the scholarships by clicking on the button, FIND SCHOLARSHIPS.

Here are some of the scholarships:

  1. Teddy Wilburn Scholarship

From webpage: “This scholarship is designed to benefit students at Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University. To be eligible, a student must have at least a B grade average overall during the last two years of high school and have, for the majority of their career, attended high school within the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.”

    2. Jerry Newson Scholarship

From webpage: “Those eligible to apply must currently reside in Davidson County, Tennessee. High school graduates and adults who have been “out in the world” are encouraged to apply. You must have a high school diploma or a GED. Those applying must attend a four-year accredited institution of higher education, which may be out-of-state. It is hoped that the applicants will pursue a degree in the social sciences or areas where they will be helping and giving back to their community.”

     3.  Emmett H. Turner Scholarship

From webpage: “Eligible applicants are students enrolling in or currently enrolled at Tennessee State University in the Criminal Justice Program.”

    4.  Woman’s Club of Nashville Scholarship Endowment Fund

From webpage: “Eligible applicants should be women residing in Davidson County, Tennessee. Students should be graduating high school seniors or high school graduates with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Recipients are eligible to reapply each and every year up to three consecutive years of post-secondary education. Reapplying applicants will be given every consideration for renewal of the scholarship, but such funding is not guaranteed.”

Go to this link and see if there are any scholarships you could apply for.

Other Community Foundations in Tennessee and Georgia

East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships

Over 70 scholarships at the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga

Scholarships from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, TN

Scholarships from the Community Foundation of Atlanta

Other Community Foundation Scholarships all Over America

Not from the Tennessee area or Atlanta, Georgia. Then, use this Community Foundation Locator at the link above to find a community foundation close to your permanent residence and see what potential scholarships may be available to you.

Other Powerful Scholarship Opportunities



Scholarship America—check for open scholarships and soon to be open


Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship

Ages 16-24, $2,500 to $25,000 to pursue your passion

Legal resident of the 50 US and the District of Columbia

Create and submit a 2 minute or less video that tells a story of your life’s passion

Deadline: May 12, 2017



Thurgood Marshall College Fund–Check about every 2 weeks to see what scholarships are open—open to students at 47 HBCUs, including Tennessee State University



$2,000 Bryan A. Collins Scholarship Program, Deadline: March 1, 2017

From webpage:

“Eligibility Criteria, Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be an enrolled as an undergraduate student at Tennessee State University.
  • Be involved in extra-curricular or campus activities outside of the classroom, demonstrating leadership in such activities.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Provide at least one faculty recommendation that highlights the applicant’s interpersonal excellence in working with students, faculty, administrators, campus employees or in the community.”


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