Support educational opportunities for college-bound students.
There are several scholarship funds at the Community Foundation, and each provides students with an opportunity to reach their educational goals.
If you’d like to contribute to an existing fund, please donate online below or email(smorahayes [at] cfgm [dot] org) Executive Vice President & COO Sutton Mora Hayes or call her at (901) 722-0054 to find out more about these funds.
The operation of scholarship funds and the awarding of scholarships are subject to the terms of the respective scholarship fund agreements. Scholarship award amounts vary depending on the size of the fund, the number of qualified applicants, and the criteria of the fund.
Learn more about establishing a scholarship fund.
This scholarship honors the work of Usher Abell and Jack Abell in the realm of stringed music education, student mentoring, and increased access to instruments and quality teachers for all who want to learn. It is meant for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to become musicians themselves.
This fund provides financial support to African-American students who are committed to community service as evidenced by active and consistent involvement with service organizations working to improve their communities.
The fund was established in memory of Mr. Sam E. Binswanger and provides scholarship awards to deserving young people each year. The Binswanger Enterprises Scholarship Fund offers scholarships for post-secondary undergraduate education for legally dependent children of regular, full-time employees of Binswanger Enterprises who have completed at least one year of service with the company.
This scholarship provides support to further the post-secondary education of students residing in a non-traditional home or to further the education of a single parent.
This scholarship assists well-rounded, public high school students living in Shelby County, TN, who demonstrate strong character and are actively involved in school and the community.
This scholarship fund advances the educational opportunities of African- American students in Fayette County to create a more just nation and world.
This scholarship provides support to African-American, graduating high school seniors from Booker T. Washington High School and/or Metropolitan Baptist Church in Memphis.
This scholarship provides for undergraduate and graduate students who aspire to earn a college degree concentrating on the Finnish language, Finnish culture, and/or Finnish studies.
This scholarship, established by the Indian Community of Memphis, gives back to Memphis by providing aid to students who are in need of financial assistance. Students must be seniors graduating from selected Shelby County High Schools.
This scholarship provides financial support to graduates of Raleigh-Egypt High School (REHS) who have the interest and drive to pursue higher education, but who may not be able to further their education without financial support.
This scholarship assists at least one student annually from the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering and/or a Shelby County Schools high school. This includes charter schools, contract schools, and public high schools within Shelby County Schools.
This scholarship is open to students employed by Kaye’s, and children or grandchildren of persons employed by Kaye’s. It was created to provide an opportunity to those students who have developed a work ethic inside, as well as outside, the classroom in an effort to better themselves. This scholarship fund seeks to recognize potential students who have gone beyond simply securing a grade point average and have contributed in life through some additional avenues including acquiring a set of work skills, volunteer work, or participating in extracurricular activities.
This scholarship honors Maxine A. Smith and is awarded to graduating high school seniors who have participated in the ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) program.
This scholarship honors Mildred Galloway and is awarded to a student from Shelby County Schools whose high school study is in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences.
This scholarship, established by the late Honorable Lois M. DeBerry, honors Mykea Andrea Rainey and is awarded to public school students to help achieve the dream of completing a post-secondary education.
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding rising junior or senior university or college student from Shelby County, who is planning to develop or implement a new business concept or operation.