ETF Scholarship Winners

Scholarship winners in their own words….

A Cobb Scholarship recipient shares her story (Video)

Gordon W. and Agnes P. Cobb Scholarship recipient:

“I would like to extend my greatest thanks to your foundation for all your support during my undergraduate career. I am happy to say that I graduated this spring with a major in biology and a minor in human development and will be attending medical school in the fall. All of these dreams and accomplishments have been made possible by the scholarship I received from East Tennessee Foundation.

Recipients of the 2017 Gordon W. and Agnes P. Cobb Scholarship with ETF President, Mike McClamroch and Cobb family members

Left to Right: Pippa Emert, Sydnie Toler, Mike McClamroch, Olyvia Norton, Hailey Brooks, James Rainwater, Judy Nolan, Colonel Jerry Patterson

Steven L. Coffey Memorial Scholarship recipient:

“I am honored to be one of the recipients of the Steven L. Coffey Memorial Scholarship. Thanks to your generous support, I am going to be the first in my family to go to college. I cannot thank you enough for choosing to help me so someday I can do the same and give my children more than I had growing up.”

2014 Steven L. Coffey Memorial Scholarship Winners 

Left to Right:Daizy Sapp, Olivia Beets, Adam Stair, Hunter Bosnick, Alexis Lively, Sarah Reynolds

Johnson County Education Growth Scholarship recipient:

“I am a first-generation college student, and having been chosen for this competitive scholarship, I am now able to acknowledge my potential for success as no less than a student from a higher socioeconomic background. I would like the donor of this scholarship to know I have been inspired to work for and build a successfully stable life to the point that I may also be financially secure enough to assist students aspiring to attend college in the future.”

Ruby Brown Memorial Scholarship recipient:

“Thank you so much for believing in East Tennessee students like me. To an OWL (older wiser learner) like me, it means a great deal to receive a scholarship and for people to recognize that despite not being a fresh-faced 18 year old freshman, I have lots of academic potential.”

Knox Central High Class of '50 Alumni Association Scholarship recipient:

“As a child, I grew up in a family of immigrants; my childhood taught me the importance of education. My dreams are now within my reach because of the scholarship awarded me. I will strive to put this scholarship to good use for my education and all the people I hope one day to help.”