Established in 2003

Emmett H. Turner Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Applicants must be attending Tennessee State University and majoring in the criminal justice program.

Emmett Turner ably served the Davidson County police for 34 years, culminating in the rank of Chief. Upon his retirement, friends and admirers wanted something meaningful for which to show him their appreciation for his hard work. So they contributed to a Fund at The Community Foundation to endow a scholarship in the chief’s name. Students who attend Tennessee State University’s criminal justice program are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the Scholarship. It is fitting that from now on, with the aid of the Emmett H. Turner Scholarship, TSU will be graduating students who will follow in his footsteps, making life safer for us all.