Scarlett Family Foundation announces applications accepted through Dec. 15

Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 5:41pm
Staff reports

The Scarlett Family Foundation announced Thursday it will accept applications Sept. 15 through Dec. 15 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 freshman, sophomores and juniors already pursuing a business degree at any not-for-profit, four-year college or university in the United States.

Scholarship amounts currently range from $2,500 to $15,000 a year, based on need, and are renewable awards for up to four years or until recipients complete their undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high schools in 39 Middle Tennessee counties. The counties are as follows: 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.

“Our goal is to help students study business in college, earn their degrees and become future business leaders,” Tom Parrish, executive director of the Scarlett Family Foundation, said in a release. “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. Tuition costs continue to rise and we are delighted that we can help deserving students go on to finish their business degrees.”

The Scarlett Family Foundation scholarship was established in 2006 and is a member of the Southeastern Council of Foundations. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships to business students from 39 counties in Middle Tennessee.

Scholarship information and applications are available at www.scarlettfoundation.org.