2017-2018 Ace Scholarship Awards

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The 2017 Road to Success Dinner was held on July 19, 2017.  This was our sixth dinner which highlights scholarship awards for Ace Certified participants attending college/university.  Additionally, the night functions as the Ace Reunion and allows the new participants to meet all those that came before them.  Special thanks to Diversitified Trust for sponsoring the dinner and sponsoring a scholarship.  Current eligibility requirements are that a participant must have been enrolled in programs at The First Tee of Middle Tennessee and completed all levels of Life Skills education, which culminates with Ace Certification.  The following scholarship funds were awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • Scott and Tracie Hamilton Scholarship Fund
  • Ervin Family Scholarships
    • Smothers Scholarship
    • Graham Scholarship
  • Diversified Trust Scholarship
  • Schmidt Foundation Scholarship

In total, $54,050.00 were awarded to 23 college students. Freshmen were awarded $1,500.00.  The average award for Sophomores was $2,500.00.  The average award for Juniors was $3,285.00.  The average award for seniors was $3,450.00.  Listed below are the scholarship recipients:

  • Kyle Harris, Senior, Fisk University
  • Christina Lindahl, Senior, Austin Peay State University
  • Ryan Brownlow, Junior, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Tanner Herring, Junior, Tennessee Tech University
  • Michael Lee Lane, Junior, John Brown University
  • Bernard Ray, Jr, Junior, Illinois State University
  • Carey E Ray, Junior, Mississipi State University
  • Gayla Nichole Reed, Junior, Prairie View A&M University
  • Lauren Welch, Junior, University of South Alabama
  • Matt Bray, Sophomore, University of Oklahoma
  • Madison Childers, Sophomore, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Cody Gates, Sophomore, Nashville State Community College
  • Caelen Greenfield, Sophomore, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Oliver Gore, Sophomore, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Mack Kraus, Sophomore, Vanderbilt University
  • Jordan Powell, Sophomore, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Caleb Stevin, Sophomore, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Blake Christenson, Freshman, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Maddie Buckley, Freshman, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Grant Bumpus, Freshman, Murray State Univershity
  • Emi Claassen, Freshman, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Sean Fox, Tennessee Tech University
  • Hannah Sudbury, Freshman, Middle Tennessee State University

In supporting our students with these scholarships, we know we are a significant part of the Road to Success and follow them through all four years of college/university.  Many Thanks to all our supporters for the scholarship program.

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