Scholarships Available to Cannon County Students

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NASHVILLE -- The Scarlett Family Foundation today announced it will accept applications Sept. 15-Dec. 31, 2009, for financial aid to students from 39 Middle Tennessee counties. The scholarships are open to high school seniors planning to study business, and current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors already studying business at any accredited, not-for-profit, four-year college or university in the United States.

Scholarship amounts currently range from $2,500-$15,000 a year, based on need, and are renewable for all four years of college.

Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high schools in 38 Middle Tennessee counties. The counties are: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson and Wilson.

Students are also eligible if they will earn a GED or have obtained a GED before June 2010.

Scholarship information and applications are available at

“Our goal is to help students study business in college and go on to earn their degrees,” said Tom Parrish, Executive Director of the Scarlett Family Foundation. “We especially want to encourage people to apply if they plan to study business, are studying business already, or have demonstrated entrepreneurial interest or leadership.

“These are tough economic times for everyone and we are delighted that we can help deserving students go on to finish their business degrees.”

The Scarlett Family Foundation was established in 2005 and is a member of the Southeastern Council of Foundations. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships to business students from 39 counties in Middle Tennessee.
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