Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Scholarship Available To Putnam Students

Putnam County students wishing to attend Tennessee Tech University now have additional assistance available to them by way of the just-established Cookeville Jaycees Academic Scholarship Endowment, which will be operated within the TTU Foundation. The endowment, to be administered by the Tennessee Tech Scholarship Office, will provide scholarships to prospective or current TTU students from Putnam County. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or better to qualify. The endowment is funded with an initial gift of $300,000 from the Cookeville Jaycees Academic Trust Foundation board of directors consisting of Cookeville chiropractor Max Atnip, banker Larry B. Garrett, banker Jim Hicks, attorney Scott Lytal, pharmacist Clarence Smith and Donnie Westbrooks, who is retired from East Tennessee Natural Gas.