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Document Number: SFS--117 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Executive Director of Enrollment Services Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/30/2011

General Description
Description:

Information about endowed scholarships administered by the office of Student Financial Services.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

Students


Responsibility: Student Financial Services
VP for Advancement
VP of Business and Finance

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Policy Provisions
1.

Endowed Scholarships


A current listing and application(s) are available on the University website in the Student Financial Services section.

 


1.1

Martha Duff Adkerson

 


Established by Susan A. Dismukes and Sandra A. Malone to honor their late mother Martha Duff Adkerson. The scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen with a high school GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. The award is renewable to recipients maintaining a 2.80 GPA, making normal progress toward a degree as a full-time student and conducting him/herself in an appropriate manner.

 


1.2

Imogene Bradley Ahles Scholarship

 


This need based award is made to a junior or senior business major with an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher who demonstrates a balanced, well-rounded academic and extracurricular educational experience. The scholarship was established in 1993 in memory of Mrs. Ahles, BA 1946, who served Cumberland University in various administrative roles for approximately 50 years.

 


1.3

Victor C. Ahles Memorial Fund Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior pre-law emphasis student with a GPA of 2.50 or higher and based on all course work taken at the collegiate level. This scholarship honors the memory of the father of Judge Ahles, a former member of the Cumberland University Board of Trust.

 


1.4

G. W. and Annie Robinson Alexander and H. W. Grannis and W. J. Grannis Scholarship

 


This scholarship will be awarded to a descendent of the above named individuals and be renewable until the student graduates from Cumberland University. In lieu of such an applicant, it may be given to a resident of Wilson County who is physically disabled. The recipient of this scholarship must maintain good academic standing with Cumberland University for the scholarship to be renewed.

 


1.5

Charles Wood Arnold Memorial Scholarship 

 


Cumberland officials are designated to distribute this award to young men and women of Wilson County who are worthy of assistance and who are unable to obtain financial assistance otherwise. The scholarship was established by the estate of Mr. Arnold, a Wilson County, Tennessee farmer and friend of the University.

 


1.6

William Donnell Baird Scholarship 

 


Honoring the late State Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Tennessee, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving Cumberland University student. The recipient is selected by the University. Mr. Baird was an alumnus (BA 1930, LL.B. 1931) of the University.

 


1.7

Fannie and Alma Baird Scholarship

 


The late Senator William Donnell Baird established this scholarship in memory of his mother, Fannie Baird, and wife, Alma Counts Baird. The awards are need-based and awarded to deserving young men and women of Wilson County, Tennessee. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA, and entering freshmen must also have a minimum 18 composite on the ACT (or equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score).

 


1.8

Earl F. and Allie Coe Baker Scholarship

 


The late Mrs. Allie Coe Baker established this scholarship to assist students from Watertown High School further their education. Mrs. Coe Baker was a beloved teacher in Wilson County schools for 46 years. The need based scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Watertown High School graduate based and scholastic and academic abilities.

 


1.9

Earl Y. Barbour Scholarship

 


The recipient must be the highest academically ranked football player at the University from either Wilson or Putnam County, Tennessee with a minimum GPA of 2.80, must be a returning member of the football squad, and must be recommended by the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director of the University. Mr. Barbour, a football player and 1948 graduate of Cumberland University, was a successful furniture manufacturer. The Scholarship was established in his memory by his widow, Mrs. Peggy Barbour.

 


1.10

Paul M. Bauman Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded first to the children of employees of the John Deal Company, then to the employees of the John Deal Company, and finally to a graduate of the Mt. Juliet High School. The recipient must be an incoming freshman with an ACT composite score of 19 (or equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score), and have obtained a high school GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. This scholarship was established in 1997 by Judy Bauman in memory of her husband, a former Cumberland University Board of Trust Member.

 


1.11

Margaret Elizabeth Wilson Beasley Scholarship 

 


This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Smith County (TN) High School or Gordonsville (TN) High School who has earned a minimum of 3.25 GPA on a scale of 4.00. Preference is made to a student who plans to major in education. The scholarship is in honor of Mrs. Beasley, who attended Cumberland University in 1931. It was established in 1995 by her children, Thomas Wilson Beasley, Mary Elizabeth Beasley Enoch, Alma Katherine Beasley Parker, and Lewis Cass Beasley, Jr. 

 


1.12

Reid and Margaret Midgett Bobo Scholarship

 


This scholarship was established by Ms. Susan P. Lott, niece, at Mrs. Bobo's request. The Bobo's were lifelong residents of Wilson County, TN. The scholarship is based on need and shall be awarded for no more than 8 semesters to any one student. The recipient shall have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale. The award will remain intact as long as the recipient maintains a minimum of 2.80 GPA.

 


1.13

Lowell Afton Bogle Scholarship

 


This award is given to a deserving resident of Wilson County, TN who has a minimum high school GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. This award is need-based and will be made for no more than eight semesters to any particular student. The scholarship was established in 2000 through the generosity of the Bogle family and Lowell Afton Bogle. Mr. Bogle always enjoyed helping others, and this endowed scholarship fulfills his desire to help students pursue their dream of a college education.

 


1.14

James Lafayette Bomar Scholarship

 


This scholarship, honoring the late State Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Tennessee, is awarded to a Cumberland junior or senior who has displayed a balanced, well-rounded academic and extracurricular educational experience. In addition, the recipient must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher and a yearning for knowledge and awareness in his/her chosen area of study.

 


1.15

Robert Carver Bone, M.D. Scholarship

 


This scholarship, honoring Dr. Bone for his 22 years of outstanding service as Chairman of the Board of Trust of Cumberland University, is awarded to a student with a pre-professional emphasis who has a need and attained a high school GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale and also has a minimum ACT composite score of 25 (or equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score). The award can be made for no more than 8 semesters and the student must maintain a 3.50 GPA to renew the scholarship. Dr. Bone is a practicing physician in Lebanon, TN, and is a current member of the Board of Trust. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University holding BA, MBA, and MD degrees. 

 


1.16

Bradley Family Scholarship

 


The recipient shall be a full-time junior or senior elementary education major with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and who has displayed a balanced, well-rounded academic and extracurricular educational experience. The scholarship is need-based.

 


1.17

The Bradshaw Family Scholarship

 


This award is available to a full-time student majoring in nursing, and is renewable. Recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.00 and reside in Wilson County. This Scholarship was established by Dr. James C. and Martha Bradshaw in 1997. Dr. Bradshaw is a practicing physician in Lebanon, TN, and Mrs. Bradshaw is a member of the Cumberland University Board of Trust.

 


1.18

Lillian P. Bryan and Lucille Phillips Davis Endowed Scholarship

 


Established by Mrs. Lillian P. Bryan, preference is given to applicants from Watertown, TN, and secondarily to applicants from Wilson County, TN, or other applicants at the discretion of the University. Scholarships may be awarded to students preparing to be nurses or teachers in elementary school.

 


1.19

Howard Butler Scholarship

 


The recipient shall be a full-time Cumberland University student who has displayed strong leadership qualities, a yearning for knowledge, and awareness in the area of academic study he/she has chosen to pursue. The scholarship was established in 1990 by the friends of the late General Butler, a 1934 graduate of the Cumberland University School of Law. Serving more than twenty years in the United States Air Force and the Tennessee National Guard, General Butler was also a practicing attorney in Nashville, TN, and a Life Trustee of Cumberland University until his death in 1992. 

 


1.20

Castle Heights Military Academy Alumni Scholarship

 


The donors specify that preference be given to Castle Heights Military Academy alumni and/or their children. This scholarship is available to both undergraduate and graduate level students. Financial need shall not be the sole determining factor. The representatives of the CHMA Alumni Association review the applicants. 

 


1.21

Blanche Catron Music and Arts Endowed Scholarship

 


This endowed scholarship is awarded annually to a resident of Wilson County, TN. The recipient of the tuition-only scholarship must have an entering GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale, pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Music and Arts. Mrs. Catron was awarded the Doctor of Humanities (honoris causa) from Cumberland University in 1998 and The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in 2001. 

 


1.22

William Goodbar and Blanche P. Catron Scholarship

 


This endowed scholarship is awarded to a full-time student from Wilson County, TN. The recipient must have an ACT composite score of 20 (or equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score) and a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale, pursuing a degree in Education. Mr. Catron graduated from Cumberland University in 1926 and Mrs. Catron in 1936. Mr. Catron was a local businessman, pilot, and a member of the Tennessee Air National Guard. Mrs. Catron was awarded the Doctor of Humanities (honoris causa) from Cumberland University in 1998 and The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in 2001.

 


1.23

William Carl and Palmer P. Clark Scholarship

 


Established by Malinda J. Perrotta in memory of her parents. William Carl Palmer, a McMinnville native, graduated from Cumberland University in 1935 and later graduated from George Washington University School of Law, as well as earning a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration. The scholarship is need-based and awarded to a student with a pre-law emphasis. The recipient must have a high school GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 2.80 GPA, makes normal progress toward a degree as a full-time student and conducts him or herself in an appropriate manner.

 


1.24

Chamberlain Scholarship

 


This scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Gwendolyn McFarland of Lebanon, TN by Mr. James and Mrs. Gay Chamberlain. Mr. Chamberlain is an alumnus of Cumberland University and Mrs. Chamberlain is the daughter of Mrs. McFarland. This scholarship is to be awarded annually to a full-time Cumberland University student from Wilson County, TN majoring in music. To receive and retain the scholarship, the student must have and maintain a 2.50 grade point average (GPA). Mrs. McFarland was a supporter of the fine arts in the local Lebanon-Wilson County community and at Cumberland University.

 


1.25

S.S. Chapman and Martha Pearl Close Scholarship

 


Given by S.S. Chapman in honor of his brother-in-law Shelton Close, and his sister, Martha Pearl Close, this scholarship is awarded to a freshman student who resides in Dekalb County, Tennessee.

 


1.26

Frank Goad Clement Memorial Scholarship

 


These awards are made to high school graduates who exhibit the leadership and speaking abilities which marked the life of the late Governor of Tennessee, Frank G. Clement, and who have displayed a balanced, well-rounded academic and extracurricular educational experience. Guidance counselors and/or teachers from the last attended high school or school from which the student received his/her high school diploma must submit a letter of recommendation.

 


1.27

Caroline Perry Cleveland/Mecca Ann Perry Scholarships

 


These scholarships will be awarded to current teachers under contract in local school systems who wish to return to Cumberland to earn the Master of Arts in Education degree. The funds will be divided among 20 students annually. Mrs. Cleveland was a student at Cumberland University in the 1920s and later was a member of the University faculty. Miss Perry was a 1923 graduate of Cumberland University. The two sisters were teachers for many years. Their scholarship was funded by a bequest from Mrs. Cleveland's estate. 

 


1.28

H. Bert Coble Endowed Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded to a student in any music discipline and who has a high school GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, and with an ACT composite of 20 or an equivalent SAT combined critical reading and mathematics score. The student must show outstanding performance ability and have displayed exemplary citizenship. The award may remain with the student as long as a 2.80 GPA is maintained and the recipient remains a music major in good standing with the University. The award is available for a maximum of eight semesters. Dr. Coble is a professor Emeritus at Cumberland University.

 


1.29

John W. Cooke, Jr. Scholarship

 


This scholarship was left to the University to honor the life of the late John W. Cooke, Jr., who served as Chief Clerk, State Senate, and Tennessee General Assembly. A native of Davidson County, TN and graduate of the public school system, Mr. Cooke served in various positions with state government prior to his appointment as Clerk.

 


1.30

Bascom and Alice Cooksey, Sr. Endowed Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student from Wilson County, TN and entering with an ACT composite score of 20 (or equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score) or a high school grade point average of 2.5 or if enrolled in Cumberland or as a transfer student shall have a GPA of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale. The recipient will be selected by the Student Financial Services Committee.

 


1.31

Cumberland Merit Badge University Eagle Scout Scholarship Agreement

 


This scholarship was established with proceeds from the Cumberland Merit Badge University by the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving high school graduate who is an Eagle Scout and enrolled full-time. First consideration for students will be given to scouts from the Walton Trail District, then Middle Tennessee Council, then scouts from across the nation. The scholarship may be renewed for a maximum of 8 semesters provided the student maintains a 3.00 GPA.

 


1.32

Digitar, Incorporated/Dixie Taylor Nursing Scholarship

 


The award is made to a Wilson or Trousdale County high school graduate who must be a full-time student in the Cumberland University Nursing Program. The recipient must plan to become an employee in the health care sector, must have attained the rank of junior, and be recommended by the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and approved by the Student Financial Services Committee in consultation with Ms. Dixie Taylor-Huff.

 


1.33

John J. Duncan Scholarship 

 


The award is made in memory of United States Representative John J. Duncan, Sr., a graduate of the Cumberland University School of Law, former mayor of the City of Knoxville, TN, and a longtime member of the United States Congress, representing the second district of Tennessee. 

 


1.34

Margaret Freeman Farmer Scholarship

 


This scholarship is based on need and given to a student majoring in music or business who has displayed outstanding citizenship. The recipient must have a high school GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale and an ACT composite score of 20 or an equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score. The recipient may continue to receive the award of a 2.80 GPA is maintained, shows normal progress towards graduation, and remains in good standing with the University. The award will not be given for more than eight semesters. Mrs. Farmer was educated in the public schools of Lebanon, TN through the eleventh grade. She attended Cumberland Preparatory School. Although she did not graduate from Cumberland, she had a continuing interest in institutional activities throughout life.

 


1.35

Jimmie Wall Farris Scholarship

 


This scholarship is need-based and is awarded to a deserving Cumberland student. Mrs. Farris is a 1947 graduate of Cumberland University. The scholarship was established in her honor by her husband, the late William W. Farris, an Emeritus member of the Cumberland University Board of Trust.

 


1.36

Dallas Floyd Memorial Scholarship

 


Recipient shall be a full-time Cumberland student in need of financial assistance with a minimum 3.00 GPA who has displayed a balanced, well-rounded academic and extracurricular educational experience. Mr. Floyd was a successful entrepreneur in the outdoor amusement business. The scholarship was established in his memory in 1991 by his children, Ann and J. D. Floyd, and Billy and Jane Floyd Baxter.

 


1.37

Forrester Family Scholarship

 


Recipient shall be a full-time Cumberland University student with a minimum GPA of 2.50 who has displayed a balanced, well-rounded academic and extracurricular educational experience. The scholarship was established in memory of Robert L. and Christine Forrester, who were the parents of Lieutenant General (Retired) Eugene P. Forrester and the grandparents of Eugene P. "Chip“ Forrester, II, and a former member of the Cumberland University Board of Trust. 

 


1.38

Benny Gamboa Scholarship

 


The Benny Gamboa Scholarship will be given to an incoming freshman soccer player. The recipient must have an ACT score of at least eighteen and a GPA of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. The scholarship may be renewed provided the recipient maintains a full-time student status and a GPA of at least 2.50 while enrolled at Cumberland University. Mr. Gamboa was a Cumberland University student and a member of the varsity soccer team at the time of his death in a traffic accident.

 


1.39

Stark Goodbar Scholarship

 


This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduate of Lebanon (TN) High School who has demonstrated academic and leadership abilities. The student must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Goodbar by his late wife, Susie. The Goodbars were long-time business people in Lebanon, TN, operating a men's store on the town square.

 


1.40

Henry Goodpasture Scholarship

 


This endowed scholarship was established in 1993 by the late Henry Goodpasture, a 1921 graduate of Cumberland University School of Law and a long-time supporter of the University.

 


1.41

Lisa L. Graves Endowed Scholarship

 


This endowed tuition-only scholarship is awarded based on need to a sophomore, junior, or senior or combination student resides in Wilson County, TN.

 


1.42

William Edgar and Frances Duke Green Scholarship

 


This scholarship was established in memory of William Edgar and Frances Duke Green by their daughter Mrs. Frances Green Oliver. The recipient must be from Tennessee and have a high school GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale and/or an ACT composite score of 20 or above, or equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score. The student must be majoring in Humanities or Social Sciences (Liberal Arts Degree). The student also must demonstrate financial need. The scholarship may be received for eight semesters as long as the student maintains a full-time student status and maintains a GPA of at least a 2.80 while enrolled at Cumberland University. Mr. Green graduated from the Cumberland University School of Law in 1924 and was a regional director of the United States Securities Exchange Commission.

 


1.43

Amy Jo Byars Grissim Scholarship

 


This scholarship is to be awarded to a full-time pre-medicine or education major and is renewable if the recipient maintains full-time status and a 3.00 GPA. The student must be recommended by the Student Financial Services Committee and approved by a faculty member of the pre-med or education program. Ms. Grissim was an elementary school teacher and taught many years in the Tenth Special School District in Lebanon, Tennessee. Her husband was a local farmer and businessman.

 


1.44

B. B. Gullett Scholarship

 


through the generosity of the B. B. Gullett Family, the B. B. Gullett Scholarship has been established. This scholarship is available to any student at Cumberland who has a GPA of 3.00 or higher and is in the top half of their class and has an ACT composite score of 21 of higher, or an equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combine score. The recipients will be known as the B. B. Gullett Scholars and can be continued from year to year if the students maintain their academic standing with Cumberland University. Any students who continue to receive the above scholarship must reapply annually. This award will be given to students based on need as determined by the Financial Assistance Office. Mr. Gullett was an attorney in Nashville, TN, and partner in the law firm of Gullett, Sanford, Robinson, and Martin.

 


1.45

James C. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship

 


This scholarship was established in 1990 by friends of the Hatcher family in memory of Jimmy Hatcher, who was a supporter of Cumberland University and was dedicated to secondary and higher education in Wilson County. Mr. Hatcher taught and was dedicated to secondary and higher education in Wilson County. Mr. Hatcher taught and coached at Castle Heights Military Academy and at Mt. Juliet High School. The recipient of this award must be a Mt. Juliet High School graduating senior who meets Cumberland University's admission standards.

 


1.46

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship

 


This endowed fund was established in 1999 by a grant from the Hearst Foundation to provide scholarship support for professional study in undergraduate nursing. To be eligible for awards, students must be full-time with a declared major in nursing. Preference is given to students active in campus and community activities. Applicants must submit an essay in which they explain their professional goals and how they plan to contribute to the healthcare field and to their communities after graduation. Students selected for the Hearst Scholarships will be required to maintain a 2.80 GPA, with no grade lower than a "C“ in any nursing course.

 


1.47

Heifner Family Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time Cumberland junior or senior with a GPA of 3.00 or higher and whose major is Humanities and Social Sciences. Preference is given to a student who is also minoring in Philosophy/Religion or Anthropology. The scholarship was established in 1997 by Dr. Fred E. Heifner, Jr., faculty member in the Division of Mathematics, Natural and Social Sciences, and his wife, JoAnn Farrington Heifner in honor of their three sons, John Kevin Heifner, Charles Todd Heifner, and Michael Brad Heifner.

 


1.48

June Heydel Scholarship for the Fine Arts

 


This scholarship was established to honor June and Bill Heydel for their dedication and support of the Fine Arts Program at Cumberland. It is awarded to a deserving full-time student who has a minimum ACT composite score of 20 or equivalent SAT combined critical reading and mathematics score, and a GPA of 2.75. The scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains the above standards and is active in the Fine Arts program. Mrs. Heydel received the Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) in 2010 and is the wife of William D. Heydel, a member of the Board of Trust of Cumberland University.

 


1.49

Edward L. & Aileen O. Jennings Scholarship

 


This award is given to an undergraduate student at Cumberland University who is worthy of assistance and that is unable to obtain financial assistance otherwise. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.50.

 


1.50

Arah George Bradley King Memorial Scholarship

 


This scholarship was established in 1990 by Judge and Mrs. Rodney V. Ahles in memory of Mrs. Ahles' sister. Awarded annually to a Cumberland University junior or senior student with a major in elementary education and in need of financial assistance, this scholarship is given to a student with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Mrs. King was a 1939 graduate of Cumberland University and taught for many years in elementary schools in Tennessee and New Jersey.

 


1.51

Virginia and Richard Lawlor Scholarship

 


This award is made annually to a student with a fine arts or humanities/social science major. The principal donor was both a graduate and a faculty member at Cumberland University, and is presently a Life Trustee of the University. Additionally, the donor was awarded the Doctor of Humanities (honoris causa) in 1989 and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in 1997.


1.52

Lucy Lee Leadership Wilson Scholarship

 


This endowed fund was established by alumni of the Leadership Wilson Program. The recipients of the scholarship will be recommended by the Student Financial Services Committee and approved by the Leadership Wilson Alumni Executive Committee. Preference will be given to Youth Leadership Wilson alumni then Leadership Wilson alumni and family members of Leadership Wilson alumni. To be eligible for the award, students must be Wilson County residents and have a 3.00 GPA and a 22 ACT composite score or SAT equivalent combined critical reading and mathematics score. The scholarship may be renewed, but no student may receive the Scholarship for more than a maximum of eight semesters.

 


1.53

Marshall Ledbetter Memorial Scholarship

 


This scholarship is to be awarded to a junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher who has displayed a balanced, well-rounded academic and extracurricular educational experience. The student must also display strong leadership qualities and a yearning for knowledge and awareness in the area of chosen academic study. The late Mr. Ledbetter was prominent in Tennessee state politics and founded the Victory Van Lines in 1932.

 


1.54

James S. Legg Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in business. Mr. Legg graduated from the Cumberland University School of Law in 1930 and received the "Award of the Phoenix“ from Cumberland University in 1977. He was president of the Jaynelle Shoe Company and for several years hosted a series of business conferences on the University campus. The scholarship was established after his death in 1984 by his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Legg.

 


1.55

Elberta Smartt-Linx Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded to an incoming Cumberland University freshman, and was established in memory of Mrs. Linx by her husband, Louis R. Linx, a friend of the University and resident of Nashville, TN.

 


1.56

Bill Allen Martin Memorial Scholarship

 


Recipient must be a full-time student, an elementary education major with minimum GPA of 3.00, partially or wholly self-supporting, and in need of financial assistance. Additionally, he/she must display a balanced, well-rounded academic and extracurricular educational experience. Mr. Martin, a 1939 graduate of Cumberland University, was a Wilson County educator and farmer. Mr. Martin was a man deeply devoted to education throughout his life. 

 


1.57

Thomas Gordon Mason Scholarship 

 


This scholarship is need-based and is for the use and benefit of deserving students of Wilson County, TN. Mr. Mason was the son of John B. Mason who served as Sheriff of Wilson County. Mr. Mason retired from a management position at Union Carbide in Charleston, West Virginia.

 


1.58

David Alexander McCandless Scholarship

 


This scholarship is to be awarded to a Cumberland junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher who is majoring in a Liberal Arts discipline or Education. Recipient must not be involved in varsity athletics. The McCandless scholarship was established in 1989 by Mrs. Frances McCandless Roby in memory of her father, an 1894 graduate of Cumberland University. Mr. McCandless was a highly respected attorney and in the late 1920s was Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

 


1.59

Martha Roberts McCoin Scholarship

 


The recipient must be a resident or graduate of a secondary school in Overton or Jackson Counties in Tennessee or be a descendant of Martha Roberts McCoin. The scholarship was established in 1990 by Dr. Charlene McCoin-Johnson Kozy, former faculty member in the Division of Mathematics, Natural and Social Sciences and President of Cumberland University, and her husband Steve in honor of her late mother who was never able to attend college herself. Through her encouragement and support, 13 degrees have been earned by immediate members of her family.

 


1.60

Gwendolyn McFarland Endowed Scholarship

 


This scholarship was established in memory of Gwendolyn McFarland, an enthusiastic supporter of fine arts activities in Wilson County, TN. Mrs. McFarland?s special love for Cumberland University continues through the annual awarding of the scholarship. This award will be given to a declared Fine Arts major. The recipient must have an ACT composite score of 20 (or equivalent combined critical reading and mathematics score) with a 3.00 High School GPA. Current undergraduate student applicants must have a GPA of 3.00. This scholarship may be renewed if the recipient maintains full-time status and a 3.00 GPA. Mrs. McFarland was the widow of Dr. Sam McFarland, a long-time physician who practiced in Lebanon, TN.

 


1.61

Susan Rene McGee Scholarship

 


This scholarship, given in memory of Susan Rene McGee, is given to a female Lebanon (TN) High School graduate who has a 3.00 GPA while being enrolled full-time, majoring in pre-law. Renewable only if there is not a qualified freshman applicant the following year and the current recipient maintains a 2.50 GPA and full-time status.

 


1.62

Charles William McKee Scholarship

 


The Charles William McKee Scholarship in Public Service Management is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Master of Science in Public Service Management (MSP) program. A scholarship committee, composed of graduates of the program, has been established. The award is named for the former Executive Vice President and Dean of Cumberland University who has served as the advisor to MSP students since the beginning of the program.

 


1.63

McKee Memorial Scholarship

 


This endowed scholarship is given annually to a non-traditional adult student majoring in elementary or secondary education. The recipient must have financial need and previously have achieved a 3.00 GPA. A 3.00 GPA must be maintained during the award period. The scholarship honors the memory of L.C. and Mary Argo McKee. Mr. McKee was a grocer in Nashville, TN and Mrs. McKee was a long-time teacher in Nashville-Davidson County. This scholarship was established by their sons, one of whom is a physician in Nashville, and the other is an instructor and Director of the Master of Science/Public Service Management Graduate Program at Cumberland University.

 


1.64

Middle Tennessee Scholarship Fund

 


This scholarship established by Mr. Mark Riggins, a member of the Cumberland University Board of Trust. The fund is in the building state and will not be awarded until the level set by Mr. Riggins.

 


1.65

Mills/Isbell Scholarship 

 


This scholarship was established in honor of James Thomas Mills, Sr., Isabella Webster Mills, Joseph David Isbell, Sr., Susie Hollins Isbell, and Dr. J. Thomas Mills, Jr. This award is given to a student, regardless of need, that works in the maintenance department or in the Office of the President as their financial assistance work study assignment. The primary donors of this scholarship are the late Dr. J. Thomas Mills and his family. Dr. Mills served as President of Cumberland University from 1989 until 1991.

 


1.66

Fred G. Page Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded to a freshman who is a graduate of a Wilson County (TN) High School with a 3.00 GPA and who is enrolling as a full-time student. This scholarship is renewable if there is not a deserving freshman the following year, provided full-time status and a 2.75 GPA is maintained. Any renewal is limited to a maximum of four years. The recipient will be recommended by the Student Financial Services Committee. Mr. Page was an accountant who had a practice in Nashville, TN.

 


1.67

Lunette Gore Partlow Scholarship 

 


This scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior who has a declared major in the Fine Arts with a concentration in art and who has earned an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00. The scholarship is renewable provided full-time status and 3.00 GPA is maintained. The scholarship was established in 1995 by Dr. Suzanne Gore in memory of her grandmother, an artist and art teacher who taught for thirty-two years in public school systems of Macon, Trousdale, Smith, and Wilson Counties in Tennessee and who was "artist in residence“ at Cumberland University for 22 years.

 


1.68

Joe M. Phillips Scholarship

 


The recipient must meet all Cumberland University entrance criteria and be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at Cumberland University. Each recipient receives a biographical sketch of Joe M. Phillips, Sr., who was a 1922 A.B. graduate of Cumberland University and also received his LL.B degree from the Cumberland University School of Law in 1925. The scholarship was established in his memory, in 1991, by his son, Dr. Joe M. Phillips, Jr., and other members of the Phillips family.

 


1.69

Marvin and Ruth Reeves Scholarship Fund Endowed Scholarship

 


This endowed scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in any program who has a minimum grade point average of 2.0 based on a 4.0 scale. The recipient will be selected by the Student Financial Services Committee.

 


1.70

Robison Brothers Scholarship

 


The recipient must meet all Cumberland University entrance criteria and be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at Cumberland University. This scholarship was established in 1991 by the Robison Family in Memory of Joseph Alexander Robison, Fount Love Robison, a 1931 graduate of Cumberland University and a member of the Cumberland University Sports Hall of Fame, Ransom Shannon Robison, a 1934 graduate of Cumberland University and a member of the Cumberland University Sports Hall of Fame, and David McGill Robison, a1928 graduate of Cumberland University and a member of the Board of Trust of Cumberland University.

 


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Frances S. Robson Scholarship

 


The recipient of the Frances S. Robson Scholarship must have financial need to be eligible for this award. Additionally, an applicant must have a high school GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale and an ACT composite score of 20 or higher or equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score. The award will be made for no more than eight semesters. The late Mrs. Robson, a resident of Florida, graduated from Cumberland in 1933.

 


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Jeanette Cantrell Rudy Scholarship

 


This scholarship was established by Jeanette Cantrell Rudy and is awarded to nursing majors who are enrolled in nursing classes. Recipients are selected by the Student Financial Services Committee based on financial need. Recipients must have at least a 2.80 GPA. Preference is to be given to a registered nurse who is returning to upgrade his/her education and certification to a BSN. The donor was awarded the Doctor of Humanities (honoris causa) from Cumberland University in 1990 and is a Registered Nurse (RN).

 


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Rudy Nursing Scholarships

 


Established by Jeanette Cantrell Rudy, a member of the Board of Trust of Cumberland University, these scholarships are awarded to nursing majors, based on financial need. Student Financial Services Committee selects the recipients. Individuals receiving this award must maintain a minimum of a 2.80 GPA. 

 


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Effie Holloway Sloan Scholarship

 


This award is given to a resident of Wilson County, TN who is a junior or senior at Cumberland University majoring in education and who plans to teach at the elementary or secondary level. Education faculty members of Cumberland University may make recommendations. This scholarship was established in 1986 by the late Eugene Holloway Sloan, a 1928 graduate of Cumberland University, in memory of his mother.

 


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Lillian White Sloan Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who has published in a magazine, newspaper or in other print media in the current or previous year. The English faculty will be solicited for recommendations. Mrs. Sloan, a 1929 graduate of Cumberland University School of Law, was a retired journalist. The scholarship was established in her honor in 1986 by her late husband, Eugene Holloway Sloan.

 


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Homer Dean Tomlinson Scholarship

 


This scholarship was established in memory of Homer Dean Tomlinson by his wife, Peggy Franklin Tomlinson, Mr. Tomlinson, a native of Mt. Juliet, attended Cumberland in 1960 through 1962. He taught school in Wilson County, TN and was principal at Tucker?s Crossroads. Additionally, he taught at Mt. Juliet Jr. High, and then became Assistant Principal of Mt. Juliet High were he served 13 years. He was an educator, a civic leader, and loved by many people. The scholarship is awarded to a Mt. Juliet High School graduate with an 18 ACT composite (or equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score) and 2.50 GPA. This award is renewable for four years or eight semesters provided full-time status and a 2.50 GPA are maintained. Recipients are selected by the Student Financial Services Committee.

 


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Steven and Fannie Trigg Scholarship

 


This award is given to worthy young men and women of Wilson County, TN. This scholarship was established by the late Lebanon, TN businessman, Haden Trigg, to honor the memory of his parents. Mr. Trigg owned a ladies ready-to-wear shop on the town square. Mr. Trigg was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, Tennessee, and his civic and community interests were related to his association both with his church and with Cumberland University.

 


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Harry G. and Mary Neil Vickers Scholarship

 


This scholarship may be awarded to any deserving resident of Cannon County, TN or to a resident who lives in the 16th or 21st districts of Wilson County, TN. The recipient must have a high school GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale and an ACT composite score of 20 or higher (or equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score). The scholarship is need-based and will not be given for more than eight semesters.

 


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Van Washer Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who is a relative of a former Cumberland student enrolled during the years of 1956 through 1982. The recipient must have a high school GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale and an ACT composite score of 20 or an equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score. The award will be based on need and given to a student who has displayed outstanding citizenship. The scholarship may remain intact if the student maintains a 2.80 GPA and is making normal progress toward graduation. The award can be made for no more than eight semesters. Mr. Washer currently lives in Hendersonville, TN. During his years at Cumberland University, he served as coach of both the varsity basketball and baseball teams.

 


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Nina Mae and Charles Ballard Weatherly Memorial Scholarship

 


The wills of the late Nina Mae and Charles Ballard Weatherly have established a trust fund to provide scholarships for students majoring in primary and/or secondary education who would not be able to attend or remain at the University without financial assistance. The recipients will be chosen by the institution with the assistance of Ms. Jean Lancaster, the Executrix of the estate, and must maintain a 3.00 GPA. Mr. and Mrs. Weatherly were long-time residents of Wilson County, TN. Mrs. Weatherly was a former teacher, principal and central office supervisor in the Wilson County School System. Mr. Weatherly was a retired employee of the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation and a real estate agent.

 


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Ina G. Welborn Nursing Endowed Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded based on need to a student majoring in Nursing. The awarded funds may be used for tuition and books. The recipient will be chosen by Student Financial Services Committee in consultation with the nursing faculty.

 


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A.C. Wharton Family Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded to a Wilson County, TN student majoring in business who needs financial support to attend college and who has been accepted as an entering freshman. The scholarship honors Mary and A.C. Wharton, Sr., well-known and respected business and civic leaders in Lebanon, Wilson County, TN. It was established in 1989 by their children, including A.C. Wharton, Jr., a Memphis, TN attorney who is a member of the Cumberland University Board of Trust and the Higher Education Commission of the State of Tennessee.

 


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Mark P. White Memorial Scholarship

 


Donors Richard J. and Linda M. White of Lebanon, TN, and other individuals in the community established this scholarship in 1985 in memory of the White's son, a Cumberland University student who was killed in a traffic accident in 1984. This scholarship fund became endowed in 1993 and is a lasting memorial to a young man who cared deeply about education and was committed to completing his studies. 

 


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Wilson Bank & Trust Scholarship

 


Established by Wilson Bank & Trust of Lebanon, TN for a student who is a child of an employee of Wilson Bank & Trust. The scholarship will be awarded based on need to a student with a high school GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. The scholarship may be received for eight semesters as long as the student maintains a full-time student status and maintains a GPA of at least a 2.80 while enrolled at Cumberland University.

 


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Charles C. and Mary Lorraine Wilson Endowed Nursing Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded based on need to a student majoring in nursing who has displayed outstanding citizenship. The recipient must have a high school grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale and an ACT combined score of 18 (or equivalent SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score). The recipient will be chosen by Student Financial Services Committee in consultation with the nursing faculty.

 


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John T. Woodfin Scholarship

 


This scholarship is awarded to a Cumberland junior or senior majoring in the liberal arts with an orientation toward pre-law or pre-medicine and is a resident of the State of Tennessee. Established in 1988 by Virginia Woodfin, widow of John T. Woodfin, this scholarship honors Mr. Woodfin, who was a civic leader and businessman from Rutherford County, TN.

 


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Will D. Young Scholarship

 


Available to a Cumberland University junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Recipient must display a balanced, well-rounded academic and extracurricular educational experience as well as a yearning for knowledge and awareness of his/her chosen area of study. Mr. Young was a former member of the history faculty at Cumberland University and previously served as Academic Dean of the institution.

 


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