Niswonger Foundation Scholarship Nomination And Selection Process
We are pleased to announce that it is time to begin accepting nominations from schools and organizations for the Niswonger Scholarship Program for the 2016-17 academic year.
Schools or organizations may nominate one or two students. We are looking for well-rounded students who demonstrate strength of character as well as academic skills. It is important to note the major criteria for this scholarship: demonstrated leadership ability, good character, intelligence, family financial need, and commitment to return to work and serve in Northeast Tennessee.
Although, we encourage students to attend the best schools in the nation, our goal is to equip future leaders for our region. As a result, students must sign a contract pledging to return to this region in the future to pursue whatever career path they have chosen. Please be sure your nominee understands this unusual aspect of our scholarship program in order to ensure that students selected for the scholarship wish to return to Northeast Tennessee. Our Scholars may choose to pursue any area of study. We currently have Scholars studying many subjects including agriculture, business, medicine, engineering, education and the arts.
Please note that we only accept nominations from August 15 to September 30 of the year prior to the planned year of study.