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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Has Added Four New Scholarships to Its Roster.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 5, 2003

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has added four new scholarships to its roster this year, bringing the total number to thirty-one scholarship programs available to help students further their education, including aid for residents of Blount, Cheatham, Cumberland, Davidson, Decatur, Giles, Rutherford, Sevier, Smith and Williamson counties.

The new scholarships are the JoAhn Brown-Nash Memorial Scholarship, for female students at Fisk University; the John E. Mayfield ABLE Scholarship, for participants of the Athletes Build Life Experiences program; the Buster Pool Memorial Scholarship, for high school seniors in Meridian, Mississippi; and the John W. Work III Memorial Foundation Scholarship, for students pursuing a degree in music.

Applications for these funds currently are being accepted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which administers the programs. For information on how to apply, visit the web site at or call Laundrea Lewis at The Community Foundation, at 615/321-4939. Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2003. Applicants will be notified of results about May 1.

The scholarship programs are:
-- Ayers Foundation Scholars Program benefits graduating seniors who are residents of Decatur County, TN. Applicants should contact their guidance counselors for details.

-- Belmont University Commercial Music Scholarship benefits students accepted at/or attending Belmont University, majoring in commercial music.

-- George Oliver Benton Memorial Scholarship for legislative interns.

-- William and Clara Bryan Scholarships for residents of Giles County.

-- Leigh Carter Scholarship for chiropractic students.

-- Cheatham County Scholarships for residents of Cheatham County.

-- John Mayfield Scholarship for Cheatham County Central High School benefits students of Cheatham County Central High School.

-- John Mayfield Scholarship for Harpeth High School benefits students of Harpeth High School of Cheatham County.

-- John Mayfield Scholarship for Pleasant View Christian School benefits students of Pleasant View Christian School of Cheatham County.

-- John Mayfield Scholarship for Sycamore High School benefits students of Sycamore High School of Cheatham County.

-- Jimmy Edwards Scholarship benefits students of Donelson High, or any descendants of Donelson High alumni.

-- Heloise Werthan Kuhn Scholarship benefits pregnant or parenting teens participating in the programs of United Neighborhood Health Services.

-- Bette Jo Runnels Dean Scholarship benefits women, of any denomination, entering the ministry.

-- The Genesco Scholarship benefits Genesco Inc. employees and their children.

-- Pauline LaFon Gore Scholarship benefits residents of Smith County.

-- Maude Keisling/Cumberland County Extension Homemakers Scholarship benefits residents of Cumberland County, who wish to pursue careers working with families and/or children.

-- Senator Carl O. Koella, Jr. Memorial Scholarship benefits public or private legislative interns, with special consideration for residents of Blount County and Sevier County.

-- Archie Hartwell Nash Memorial Scholarship provides support for sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate students of Middle Tennessee State University, who are working their way through college.

-- Eloise Pitts O'More Scholarship for interior design students at O'More College of Design.

-- Jerry Newson Scholarship benefits residents of Davidson County who are majoring in the social sciences.

-- Barbara Hagan Richards Scholarship for graduates of any Giles County high school.

-- James Edwards "Bill" Richards Scholarship for students currently enrolled in college, and/or alumni of East High School in Nashville.

-- Wilbur C. Sensing, Jr. Scholarship was created to assist the children of all Enco Materials, Inc. employees wishing to pursue post-secondary education.

-- Richie Stevenson Jr. Scholarship was created to benefit graduates of Benton Hall School wishing to attend technical/vocational school, community college, junior college or four-year college or university.

-- Student Education Loan Program provides emergency financial support to young men or women whose parents have discontinued financial support for their education because the students are gay or lesbian.

-- Turner Family Scholarships benefit full-time employees of Dollar General. Deadlines to apply are April 1, July 1, and November 1. Contact the Employee Resource Center for applications.

-- The Woman's Club of Nashville Scholarship for women residing in Davidson County.

Anyone interested in creating an additional scholarship fund is invited to contact The Community Foundation at 615/321-4939 or toll-free 888/540-5200 for more information.
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