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Our mission: To provide educational support to middle Tennessee students of all ages



College Scholarships

Since 2006, the Foundation has awarded over $3,800,000 in college scholarships to middle Tennessee students in pursuit of a business degree. These students are attending public and private colleges and universities throughout the United States. The fall of 2015 marks the addition of a scholarship for STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from a public, independent or homeschool association high school in 40 Middle Tennessee counties. Also eligible are individuals who have obtained a GED prior to June 1, 2016. View eligible counties.
Qualified applicants must meet all the following criteria:

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 2016.

Sept 15 - Dec 15 click here to begin your application!

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.

Winner Selection
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. 2016-17 school year winners will be notified by mid March 2016.

Scholarship Renewals
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.

Program Administration
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.