Thursday, July 16, 2009

Putnam Students Get Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization working to improve the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties, announces it is awarding 189 scholarships to students pursuing secondary education in accredited schools throughout the United States. A total of $311,100 is being awarded to students from 54 scholarship funds within The Community Foundation. The 2009 scholarship recipients from Putnam County are Jessica A. Long, who was awarded the Tennessee Trucking Foundation Scholarship Fund to attend East Tennessee State University, and Katheryn R. Anderson, who was awarded the Tennessee Trucking Foundation Scholarship Fund to attend Tennessee Tech University. Scholarships will assist students with tuition and other school-related expenses. Each year, The Community Foundation’s scholarship committee, composed of 15 individuals from various professional backgrounds, reviews applications on behalf of donors who entrust The Foundation with administering the annual awards. The scholarship committee carefully considers applicants’ academic records, test scores, extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement, and personal recommendations.