The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization benefiting nonprofits in 40 Middle Tennessee counties, announces its annual scholarship application process and invites students to apply by March 15, 2010.
Whether a student is studying law, horticulture, chiropractic medicine or musical composition; planning a career in criminal justice or dentistry; or studying at a technical school or four-year university, the Community Foundation's scholarship program offers opportunities for hundreds of students from various backgrounds and communities.
Over the years, The Community Foundation has invested more than $6 million in education through the scholarship program.
"Getting an education is one of the most important milestones in life, but for many, comes with a great burden," said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation. "We feel honored to help students receive a quality education made possible by donors who wish to make a difference. The Community Foundation is proud to connect generosity with need in this way."
The Foundation administers more than 60 scholarships, and students may be eligible for multiple scholarships, including this one with eligibility criteria specific to Blount and Sevier Counties:
Senator Carl O. Koella, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund – Eligible applicants are Legislative Interns, either public of private, currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a four-year college. Extra consideration will be given to extra-curricular activities in the area of government and politics and also to residents of Blount and Sevier Counties.
A Maryville, Tennessee native, State Senator Carl Koella served 25 years in the state Senate. In 1999, upon his death at age 64, the Tennessee Lobbyist Association sought a way to honor their friend. Senator Koella was an advocate of bright young people becoming involved in the political process, thus the association decided that a fitting legacy would be to establish the Senator Carl O. Koella, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund.
For a complete list of scholarships offered, eligibility criteria and an application, visit The Community Foundation's Web site at www.cfmt.org or call Pat Cole at The Community Foundation, at (615) 321-4939. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on March 15. Applicants will be notified of results in mid-May.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 720 charitable funds. In the past 18 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $460 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org .
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