E.E. Perry Memorial Scholarship applications available Dec. 1
Published 8:37 am Monday, November 30, 2015
Calling the E.E. Perry Memorial Scholarship “an extraordinary gift,” Michael McClamroch, President and CEO of East Tennessee Foundation announced that the scholarship is now established at the Foundation for the benefit of Carter County students.
“Dr. E. E. Perry has given Carter County’s students an extraordinary gift with the establishment of this generously-endowed scholarship,” McClamroch said. “Now and forever, affording a post-secondary education is now within reach of qualified students in Dr. Perry’s home county. Our E.E. Perry Memorial Scholarship is a great example of how thoughtful giving changes lives in East Tennessee.”
Beginning in 2016, the E.E. Perry Memorial Scholarship will offer a scholarship in the amount of $10,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total of $40,000. Applicants must be residents of Carter County and either graduating high school seniors from a Carter County public high school, Elizabethton High School, homeschooled and/or a GED recipient. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be interested in studying math, science, engineering or medicine, and enroll full-time at an accredited not for profit, public or private college or university in Tennessee to apply.
Finally, eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. Citizen.
Scholarship applications, detailed descriptions, and eligibility criteria for 2015 scholarships will be available at www.easttennesseefoundation.org beginning December 1, 2015. The scholarship application deadline is March 14, 2016.
The ETF scholarship program requirements range from financial need to scholastic achievement. Several scholarships are targeted toward specific schools or counties, particular fields of study, students involved in certain extracurricular activities, or those who may not display the highest scholastic rankings yet still possess great potential and motivation.
Scholarships administered by ETF allow individuals and groups to honor loved ones while helping change the lives of those pursuing higher education. Many of the scholarships have been established to honor the memory of a parent, spouse or child. Some have been founded to honor teachers, coaches or prominent community leaders.
For more information, please contact Beth Heller, ETF Scholarship and Program Officer, at (865) 524-1223, toll free at (877) 524-1223 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the scholarships available through ETF, please visit www.easttennesseefoundation.org.