Funding our Future

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, dedicated to investing in students’ futures, we administer scholarship funds through an open application process.  Some scholarships help students from a particular school or program; others provide financial assistance to those pursuing a specific field of study; still others assist students most in need.

To learn more about creating a scholarship fund at the Community Foundation visit Creating a Fund.

Review the criteria for each scholarship to determine eligibility.

How to Apply

The steps outlined below will help you select the scholarship that best suits you and allow you to apply in a timely manner.  If you have any questions in the process, please feel free to contact Cathy Barrett.


STEP 1: Read the requirements and guidelines in their entirety for each of the scholarship applications.

STEP 2: Select the scholarships that you are eligible to apply.

STEP 3: Print off the application form and complete it.  Make sure to include any additional materials the application(s) may require ie: SAR-Student Aid Report, an official transcript, letter(s) of recommendation, or essay(s).

STEP 4: Mail the completed application to the Community Foundation of Cleveland and Bradley County, P.O. Box 4474, Cleveland, TN 37320 or deliver it to the office – 1796 Mount Vernon Drive.

The Community Foundation Scholarship Timeline:

January Scholarship applications are available to the general public.
 January – Mid March Complete and submit scholarship application, along with all support materials to The Community Foundation of Cleveland and Bradley County by the deadline.
 Late April Scholarship Committee meets and selects recipients
 Mid May Applicants notified about Committee’s decisions.
 Late May – Mid July Final materials received from all recipients.
 Late July – Early August Checks are sent to the institutions.

Questions? Please contact us.