Established in 2009

Carolyn Morrison Scholarship Fund

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.


Contact Information

Pat Cole

Pat Cole

Senior Coordinator, Scholarships

  • pcole@cfmt.org
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