While every scholarship fund has its own specific eligibility criteria which the donor establishes at the fund’s creation, most but not all, scholarships require that you:

Be a graduating high school senior from a Hamilton County, TN school

Demonstrate financial need

Have applied to or have been accepted to attend a regionally accredited two or four year, technical, non-proprietary or community college or university

Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

There is no charge to apply for a scholarship and every scholarship is a charitable grant so you will not need to pay it back.

How to Apply

To select the scholarship that best suits you, follow the below steps — and be sure to review the associated deadlines. If you have any questions about our scholarships or our application process, please contact Rebecca Suttles, our Director of Scholarships.

Step 1: Read the requirements and guidelines in their entirety for each of the scholarship applications.

Step 2: Select the scholarships that you are eligible to apply.

Step 3: Print off the application form and complete it.  Make sure to include any additional materials the application(s) may require ie: SAR-Student Aid Report, an official transcript, letter(s) of recommendation, or essay(s).

Step 4: Mail or deliver the completed application to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, 1270 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 or other locations as noted on the scholarship application.


The 2017 scholarship season is now closed and will reopen in January 2018.