Josh Turner Scholarship Fund Seeks Qualified Palmetto State Students for Scholarship
Application Deadline March 15
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Growing up in Hannah, S.C., Josh Turner had little access to music or musical education through the public school system. Josh credits his current musical success to a school teacher who recognized his potential and encouraged him to consider Belmont University's renowned music program.
Now, along with his wife, Jennifer, Turner is looking to help even more South Carolina students live their dream of pursuing a career in music business or the arts as the Josh Turner Scholarship Fund is now open to all eligible South Carolina high school seniors.
Preference will be given to students from a rural area, and applicants must be majoring in a career that will introduce them to various opportunities in the music business, from performing to managing, or some discipline of the arts, such as graphic design, photography, or painting.
“Growing up in rural South Carolina, I attended a 1-A school and there were only 75 people in my graduating class,” says Turner. “In other words, it was a small school and that translated into ‘not a lot of opportunities’ when it came to music. We had academic and sports programs but we never had a consistent music program. We would have a band one year, and a chorus one year, but nothing ever lasted.”
The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund is facilitated through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting generosity with need. Students are invited to apply by March 15, 2012, at www.cfmt.org. This year, The Foundation is launching a new, convenient online application for scholarship candidates.
The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund is one of more than 70 scholarship funds The Community Foundation administers. Scholarships are established by individuals, companies and civic groups, and students may be eligible for multiple scholarships.
“Getting an education is one of the most important milestones in life, but for many, it comes with a great burden,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “We feel honored to help students receive a quality education, made possible by donors who wish to make a difference. It is a privilege to connect generosity with need in this way.”
Applications to the Josh Turner Scholarship must be submitted by March 15 online at www.cfmt.org. Applicants will be notified of results in mid-May. For a complete list of scholarships and the online application, visit The Community Foundation’s website at www.cfmt.org, or call at The Community Foundation at 615-321-4939.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 840 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 20 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $565 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.