Established in 2016

Mick Gray Barnes Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:  Applicants must be a graduate of Livingston Academy, who plan to study the visual arts or music in college, with first preference given to students who study visual arts. Students may be undergraduates, or may be pursuing a master’s degree in art.

The Mick Gray Barnes Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of Mick Gray Barnes, a native of Overton County, who passed away from complications of ALS on January 1, 2016. She was a 1974 graduate of Livingston Academy and a beloved teacher, friend and mentor to kids. Mick taught art at Livingston Academy and the Livingston campus of Volunteer State Community College. Mick enjoyed traveling across America with her husband, and loved the outdoors, especially pontooning on Dale Hollow Lake. Barnes, as her students called her, was one-of-a- kind, and she lived life to the fullest with her huge smile and laughter. Because Mick shaped everyone she has come in contact with, this scholarship will be a memorial to her — to encourage and support students from Livingston Academy in their pursuit of higher education in the arts.