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Community Foundation opens annual scholarship process; announces application deadline

Community Foundation opens annual scholarship process; announces application deadline

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting generosity with need in 40 Middle Tennessee and three Kentucky counties, has opened its annual scholarship application process and is inviting students to apply by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on March 15, 2019, 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.

“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, in a press release announcing the application period. “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 2018, The Community Foundation awarded 353 scholarships to 332 individual students totaling $644,000 in funding to students pursuing secondary educational goals at accredited schools throughout the United States.

For a complete list of scholarships and the online application, visit The Community Foundation’s website at For more information, call The Community Foundation at 615-321-4939. Applicants will be notified of results in mid-May.

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