Established in 2005

Teddy Wilburn - courtesy CMHOF

Eligibility: This scholarship is designed to benefit students at Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University. To be eligible, a student must have at least a B grade average overall during the last two years of high school and have, for the majority of their career, attended high school within the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.

Country music singer, Grand Ole Opry star, songwriter and manager Teddy Wilburn established a Fund through his estate to help others enjoy the opportunities made available by a college education. With his singing career beginning at age nine, Teddy never had the chance to attend college and wanted to help eager students in need of financial aid.