Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting generosity with need in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond, recently announced that its annual application process for scholarships is open.

Students are invited to apply by March 15 at 11:59 p.m. at

The foundation administers more than 125 scholarship funds established by individuals, companies and civic groups.

Students may be eligible for multiple scholarships and only need to submit one application.

Whether a student is studying law or horticulture, planning a career in criminal justice or teaching, or studying at a technical school or four-year university, The Community Foundation’s scholarship program supports individuals from various backgrounds and communities seeking funding for educational opportunities.

Scholarships are also available for students who are legally blind or are survivors of cancer.

“Getting an education is one of the most important milestones in life, but for many, it comes with a great burden,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “We feel honored to help students receive a quality education, made possible by donors who wish to make a difference. It is a privilege to connect generosity with need in this way.”

In 2020, The Community Foundation awarded scholarships to 328 individual students totaling $742,000 in funding to help them pursue secondary educational goals at accredited schools throughout the United States.

Scholarships offered in Franklin County include the Franklin County Arts Guild Scholarship and the Thomas G. Isbell Scholarship.

For a complete list of scholarships and the online application, visit The Community Foundation’s website at

For more information about the CFMT, call 615-321-4939 or visit