The Foundation’s cornerstone initiative is the Scarlett scholarship program, providing need and merit based scholarships to Middle Tennessee students. As we work to provide students access to a high-quality education, we also award a limited number grants to non-profit organizations in alignment with our four key initiatives:
College and Career Readiness
Increase college and career readiness. As over half of future jobs will require a post-secondary degree, we are invested in ways to better prepare our students for success after high school, which includes ensuring student literacy at every step and growing access to higher education.
Principal and Teacher Leadership
Improve student achievement with highly effective teachers year-over-year. We support organizations that foster diverse talent pipelines to recruit, train, and retain high-quality superintendents, principals, and teachers so every student has the opportunity to learn from the best.
Give all students and families access to excellent schools— regardless of zip code or background. We are committed to increasing the number of excellent schools across Middle Tennessee, giving more students the high-quality education they need to prepare for college and career.
Engage with stakeholders across our state and community to advocate for student-centered solutions. We are committed to advocacy efforts that connect and empower diverse voices in support of excellent education for every child.