Established in 2006

Eligibility: Applicants must be intellectually gifted students with financial need in grades 6 through 12 who reside in Rutherford, Cannon, DeKalb, or Wilson counties.

Established to honor Diane G. Lowe and in memory of John Gomez IV, this Fund provides financial assistance for students to take qualifying entrance exams to institutions of higher learning, such as the SAT and ACT exams, and to attend academic programs that offer special challenges or accelerated content. Both Diane and John were intellectually and spiritually curious children with a natural inclination to discover new ideas and knowledge. Diane was drawn to the arts and literature, while John was mechanically gifted and excelled in engineering activities. Both students were educated in the public schools and at various universities in Middle Tennessee, and by their mother, a retired school psychologist and advocate for intellectually gifted children for more than 30 years.