Established in 1998

Eligibility: Students eligible to apply are high school seniors and current college underclassmen who are from Smith County, Tennessee, and have lived there for the majority of their pre-college schooling.

As a woman who worked her way through school, Pauline Gore was always interested in easing the way for others with the desire to learn but with financial constraints. Her selection as the 1998 recipient of the Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award gave her the opportunity to address that concern by putting in place a Scholarship Fund for residents of her native Smith County. Her hope was to grow the Fund through additional gifts so that generations of students will be offered a helping hand.