Community Foundation announces Morrison, Wolf scholarship funds for Cookeville area students

HIGHLANDS – The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization serving 40 Middle Tennessee counties, invites students to apply for its annual scholarships at The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15.

The Foundation administers more than 75 scholarship funds, established by individuals, companies and civic groups, and students may be eligible for multiple scholarships, including those with eligibility criteria specific to Cookeville students:

The Carolyn Morrison Scholarship Fund benefits eligible students from rural high schools with a preference given to students from the Highlands of Tennessee (Overton, Putnam and White counties). Eligible applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of the application, or a score of 21 on the ACT. Applicants should be planning to attend public technical centers, community colleges or public/private four-year institutions in Tennessee.

Carolyn Morrison was a math and economics teacher at Upperman High School, served as a member of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and successfully began and ran a business with State Farm Insurance. One friend characterized her by saying, “She lived to make a difference, was faithful to her commitments, and intensely thoughtful about the actions required.” At her death, on June 22, 2009, Morrison’s family created this fund in her memory.

The Scott Wolf Scholarship Fund benefits full-time or part-time associates of Averitt Express Inc. and their children who desire to continue their education beyond high school. To acknowledge Scott Wolf’s dedication to the associates of Averitt Express, his family established this scholarship fund. Wolf became an Averitt associate in 1989 and had a 23-year career with the transportation provider.

For a complete list of scholarships and the online application, visit For more information, call at The Community Foundation at (615) 321-4939. Applicants will be notified of results in mid-May.

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