The Foundation’s cornerstone initiative is the Scarlett Scholars 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 of 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.
Boost the number of third-graders reading at or above grade level. Literacy is a key building block for academic success, a crucial bridge to the attainment of a post-secondary credential, and essential to a self-sustaining life. We invest in organizations that promote innovative literacy strategies Middle Tennessee.
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.