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East Tennessee Foundation announces local scholarship opportunities

Submitted by Deanene Catani • Feb 8, 2020 at 4:30 PM

The East Tennessee Foundation recently announced its 2020 scholarship opportunities for the 2020-2021 school year.

Detailed scholarship information and applications for 2020 are available at www.etf.org/scholarships. The application deadline is Feb. 15.

ETF is a public charity and community foundation created by and for the people of East Tennessee. Serving more than 25 counties within East Tennessee, ETF consists of many donors joined together to make the region they love a better place. ETF seeks to build endowments, creating a permanent source of philanthropic funding for the East Tennessee region.

ETF scholarship program requirements range from financial need to scholastic achievement. Several scholarships are targeted toward specific schools or counties, particular fields of study, students involved in certain extracurricular activities, or those who may not display the highest scholastic rankings yet still possess great potential and motivation.

Scholarships administered by ETF allow individuals and groups to honor loved ones while helping change the lives of those pursuing higher education. Many of the scholarships have been established to honor the memory of a parent, spouse or child. Some have been founded to honor teachers, coaches or prominent community leaders.

The Josey Baker Memorial Scholarship, for example, was established in memory of Josey Baker to assist students from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Applicants must be residents of Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi or Washington counties in Tennessee, or Scott or Washington counties in Virginia. Agriculture or construction-related fields of study are preferred.

The Jack F. and Edith Updyke Harmon Scholarship was established by Edith Updyke Harmon in memory of her husband, Jack, to provide scholarship assistance to students from Tennessee High in Bristol, Virginia; Virginia High or John Battle in Bristol, Virginia; Sullivan Central High School in Blountville, Tennessee; and Bland High School in Bland, Virginia. Applicants must be planning to attend Emory & Henry College, King University, East Tennessee State University or the University of Tennessee College of Agriculture in Knoxville. There are no longer field of study requirements.

To learn more, contact Beth Heller, vice president for scholarship programs, at (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223, or email bheller@etf.org. For a complete list of scholarships, visit www.etf.org/scholarships.

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