Our mission: We advocate, invest, and work to insure that all students in Middle Tennessee have access to a high-quality education
1. Graduated high school (or GED) from one of the eligible counties.
2. Demonstrate financial need via 1040 tax return.
3. GPA of 2.5 or higher.
4. Pursuing a business or STEM approved degree at a 4 year, non-profit college or university.
5. Planning to enroll full-time in the fall of 2018.
Determining financial need
The committee considers the AGI (adjusted gross income), EFC (estimated family contribution) and the cost of tuition, books and fees.
Each year, the Foundation will award scholarships in varying amounts based on financial need, that is directly tied to the cost of the college the student attends. The minimum scholarship award is $2,500 per academic year. The maximum award is $15,000 per academic year. The scholarship is applied to tuition, books and fees. Scholarships are renewable awards for up to 4 years or until the recipient completes their undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.
An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the winners. The use of this committee is designed to ensure the impartiality and confidentiality of the selection process. All decisions are final. In evaluating the applicants, the committee will consider the applicants' financial need, academic records, community service, extracurricular activities, and essay content.
Winner and non-winner notification is by email
2017-18 winners and non-winners were notified by ISTS, Inc. on March 31st, 2017.
2018-19 winners and non-winners will be notified by ISTS, Inc by mid April, 2018.
Applicants, be sure to check your 'spam' and 'junk' folders.
Non-winners may re-apply for the 2018-19 school year begining September 15, 2017, even if you are already enrolled in college. Please note: We are unable to respond to inquiries regarding specific selection decisions and all decisions are final. Only individuals who submitted a complete application, with all required documents, will receive a notification.
Students eligible to renew their scholarship will be notified by email from ISTS, Inc. in early March. Check the 'Current Scarlett Scholars' page for updates. The renewal of the scholarship will depend on the details outlined in the above 'Awards' section.
To assure complete impartiality in selection of winners and to maintain a high level of professionalism, the program is administered by International Scholarship Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship programs.