Eligibility: Those eligible to apply should be children from rural high schools with a preference given to students from the Highlands of Tennessee (Overton, Putnam and White counties). Eligible applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of the application OR a score of 21 on the ACT. Students should be planning to attend public technical centers, community colleges or public/private four-year institutions in Tennessee.
During her life, Carolyn Morrison was a highly regarded math and economics teacher at Upperman High School, served as a member of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and successfully began and ran a business with State Farm Insurance. One friend characterized her by saying, “She lived to make a difference, was faithful to her commitments, and intensely thoughtful about the actions required.” Another noted, “This County has lost a great citizen. She loved Cookeville and she loved life.” A third noted, “If Carolyn is for you, who can be against you.” At her death, on June 22, 2009, Carolyn’s family created this Fund in her memory.