Friday, March 03, 2017

[297] March 15 deadline for Community Foundation scholarships for MTSU students

MURFREESBORO — The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is offering three scholarships specifically for MTSU students and prospective students, all with deadlines of March 15.

The Archie Hartwell Nash Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 to honor the late owner of Overton Produce Company and several related companies. Eligible applicants must be MTSU sophomores or above, including graduate students, who are working a minimum of 20 hours per week and maintaining a 2.0 or higher grade-point average.

Ken Shipp, an MTSU alumnus who coached football for several teams at the collegiate and professional level, established a scholarship in his name in 2009 for graduating seniors from Rutherford County public high schools who plan to attend MTSU. Shipp died in 2012.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and/or meet the eligibility criteria for the Tennessee Lottery scholarship, if applicable. In addition, they must have financial need and be persons of good moral character.

The Cameron Blake Parnell Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 by family and friends to honor the professional pilot, who graduated from MTSU in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace administration. Parnell died in 2014 in a hiking accident in Crater Lake, Oregon.

Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors at MTSU who major in aerospace and plan to become pilots. They also must maintain a 3.0 GPA or above.

For more information, contact Pat Embry of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at 615-321-4929, extension 114,

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