2022 Recipients | The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

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In 2022, 27 different scholarship funds held at the Community Foundation made 62 scholarship awards to 59 students, totaling $144,895.

Abell Family String Scholarship
for string musicians
Rebeca Rathlef – University of Memphis – $1,350

Kylen C. Bares Science and Engineering Memorial Scholarship

for students from the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering and/or a Shelby County Schools high school
Ellis Cooke – East High School – University of Tennessee, Knoxville – $1,550
Kavonae Jewell – Raleigh Egypt High School – Tennessee State University – $1,500
Joshua Johnson – Bartlett High School – University of Memphis – $1,500

Binswanger Enterprises Scholarship
for legally dependent children of regular, full-time employees of Binswanger Enterprises
Savannah Bruning – Texas A&M University Commerce – $1,000
Samantha Parrish – University of Mississippi – $1,000

Helen S. Blair Memorial Scholarship
for students who study the Finnish language, Finnish culture, and/or Finnish studies
Mary Mills – Finlandia University – $1,900

City of Memphis I AM A MAN Scholarship

for solid waste employees of the City of Memphis and their families
Destiny Payne – University of Memphis – $6,000

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Community Scholarship

for outstanding students living in the metropolitan Memphis area who are civically engaged
Joshua Neely – Saint Benedict at Auburndale High School – University of Mississippi – $2,100
Miller Richardson – Collierville High School – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – $1,000
Brianna Sorrell – Central High School – Middle Tennessee State University – $1,000
Jacob Stewart – Germantown High School – University of Memphis – $1,000

Elizer-Jones Scholarship
for Crockett County High School students who have participated in school publications
Emma Bradshaw – Murray State University – $1,750

Dr. William R. and Helen Lucile Gillaspie Scholarship
for graduate students enrolled at the University of Memphis seeking a major or minor in Latin American history
Brittany Lyles – University of Memphis – $4,450

Constance Butler Goforth Scholarship
for applicants displaying academic excellence, community service, and financial need
Kirsten Tilford – White Station High School – Hampton University – $1,250

Jabez Sanford Hardin Scholarship
for public high school graduates in Columbia County, Georgia, who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement
Caleb Arrington – Georgia Institute of Technology – $2,000
Nadiah Brown – The University of Georgia – $2,000
Anna Burnett – The University of Georgia – $2,000
Annelyse Campanella – Kennesaw State University – $2,000
Abbigale Childers – The University of Georgia – $2,000
Taylor Gray – The University of Georgia – $2,000
Eric Hu – Georgia Institute of Technology – $2,000
Lynna Kim – Georgia Institute of Technology – $2,000
Naiya Kim – The University of Georgia – $2,000
Nancy Kye – Georgia Institute of Technology – $2,000
Hunter Martin – Augusta University – $2,000
Ashley Orlet – The University of Georgia – $2,000
Sydney Parish – The University of Georgia – $2,000
Robyn Rayford – The University of Georgia – $2,000
Matthew Shipman – The University of Georgia – $2,000
Trinity Taylor – The University of Georgia - $2,000
Sophie Wurst – Augusta University – $2,000
Lucee Xiao – Augusta University – $2,000
Margaret Yelton – The University of Georgia – $2,000

Ruby Holmes Hefley Scholarship
for the children of parents with disabilities
Robert Dickinson, Jr. – Auburn University – $2,000

Helen Hoffman Education Scholarship  
for students who otherwise might not have the opportunity to attend college
Priyanshu Alluri – Collierville High School – Dartmouth College – $5,000
Ellis Cooke – East High School – University of Tennessee, Knoxville – $5,000
Karsen Mathis – Germantown High School – Grambling State University – $5,000
Shawn Meng – White Station High School – University of Chicago – $5,000
Greer Richardson – University of Memphis – $5,000
Lydia Yoo – Collierville High School – University of Pennsylvania – $5,000

Josh Fielder Memorial Scholarship
for adults pursuing higher education later in life
Megan Janssen – University of Tennessee Health Science Center – $1,200

Kicklighter Family Scholarship
for graduates of Raleigh-Egypt High School who may not be able to further their education without financial support
Kavonae Jewell – Raleigh-Egypt High School – Tennessee State University – $6,000

Stephen Lowe Memorial Scholarship
for Bolton High School students and students who attend Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett
Grace Davis – First Assembly Christian School – Mississippi State University – $1,950

Edna Fant McConnell Scholarship
for single mothers as they pursue careers in their chosen professions
Doneisha Odum – Tennessee State University – $2,100

Ruffner P. Murray Scholarship
for Central High School student/athletes who exemplify integrity, diligence, fortitude, and dedication
Ysabella Anderson – Central High School – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – $565
Jamarious Brooks – Central High School – Prairie View A&M University – $565
Cameron Wilson – Central High School – Middle Tennessee State University – $565

Don Poier Memorial Scholarship
for well-rounded, public high school students living in Shelby County, Tenn., who demonstrate strong character and are actively involved in school and the community
Shawn Meng – White State High School – University of Chicago – $4,200

Mykea Andrea Rainey Scholarship
for public school students to help achieve the dream of completing a post-secondary education
Jennifer Chiu – White Station High School – Columbia University – $2,825
Eryn Holloman – East High School – Mississippi State University – $2,825

Loren Roberts/Mid-South Scholarship
for Mid-South Junior Golfers
Asa Hudson – HomeLife Academy – Bryan College – $5,000

Maxine A. Smith Scholarship

for graduating high school seniors who have participated in the ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) program
Leah Perry – Central High School – Tennessee State University – $1,000
Savannah Spearman – Millington Central High School – North Carolina A&T State University – $1,000

Claude P. Thompson Scholarship
for students residing in a non-traditional home or to further the education of a single parent
for high school seniors: Winter Shields – Crosstown High School – Belmont University – $5,000
for single parents: Doneisha Odum – Tennessee State University – $2,500
for single parents:  Crystal Saulsberry – Grand Canyon University – $2,500

James L. and Dorothy C. West Scholarship
to assist Scott High School students (Huntsville, Tenn.) in furthering their education
Grace Morrell – University of Tennessee, Knoxville – $950

Annie Ervin Willis Scholarship

for graduating seniors who live or attend school or church in the 38106, 38114, 38126, or 38127 ZIP codes
Nivea Ayers – Hamilton High School – Southwest Tennessee Community College – $1,000