Nashville, TN – Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) is excited to announce the opening of its annual scholarship application process starting December 1, 2023. Prospective students have until 11:30 PM CST on February 1, 2024, to submit their applications.

Education is a powerful tool for personal empowerment, but its financial demands often make it inaccessible to many. CFMT, through the generosity of its scholarship donors, has been a beacon of support for countless students. By offering a variety of scholarships funded by individuals, companies, and civic groups, CFMT helps students across Middle Tennessee and beyond to realize their educational aspirations.

With a portfolio of more than 160 scholarship funds, CFMT simplifies the application process for students. Applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarships through a single, streamlined application.

Every year, Community Foundation’s scholarship committee meticulously reviews applications to administer the awards on behalf of the donors. Since CFMT’s scholarship program was established in 1995, it has awarded nearly $30 million in scholarships to 11,754 scholars, reflecting its deep commitment to education and community development.

“There are many wonderful ways to give back, but seeing members of our community give to ensure students across Middle Tennessee can access education is, in my opinion, one of the best,” said Kelly Pietkiewicz, CFMT’s Scholarship Coordinator.  “Education is the key to many successes in life, and our donors are instrumental in unlocking these opportunities for students from all walks of life.”

The application process is not just a gateway to financial assistance but also a testament to the community’s belief in the transformative power of education. For a complete list of scholarships and access to the online application, interested students are directed to visit

CFMT is proud to continue its tradition of fostering educational growth and is eager to welcome a new cohort of ambitious, college-bound students through this scholarship program.

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About Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a nonprofit organization located in Nashville, Tennessee, is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Middle Tennessee. Since its inception, CFMT has been at the forefront of community improvement efforts through its nonprofit partners, channeling the generosity of donors to meaningful causes and initiatives.