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Niswonger Foundation Receives Eight Million Dollar Federal Grant To Improve Literacy

Scott M. Niswonger, Chairman and Founder of the Niswonger Foundation announced the award of an “Education Innovation and Research” (EIR) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant, with the required matching funds, will provide more than eight million dollars to assist schools in Northeast Tennessee.  Niswonger stated: “This is a day of tremendous […]

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Niswonger Foundation Announces $500,000 Literacy Grants To Hancock County Schools

At a media event held at Hancock County Elementary School, the Niswonger Foundation and Hancock County Schools announced the Niswonger Foundation’s receipt of two significant grants that will focus on kindergarten through second grade literacy development at Hancock County Elementary.  The goal of this effort is increasing third-grade reading proficiency.  A $450,000 grant from the Walmart […]

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Interview With Code Camp Volunteer Veronica Watson

In an interview by Niswonger Foundation Vice President, Richard Kitzmiller, we learned that Veronica Watson has spent most of her 2017 “summer break” as a volunteer in Niswonger/ETSU Code & Technology camps. After participating in summer camps for middle-schoolers in 2016, her interest and passion led her to volunteer to help (without pay) during the […]

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Niswonger Online Turns 10 Years Old!

Scott M. Niswonger, Chairman and Founder of the Niswonger Foundation announced the award of an “Education Innovation and Research” (EIR) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will focus on educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This five-year grant, with the required matching funds, will provide $8.8 million dollars to serve […]

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Registration Is Now Open

Niswonger & ETSU 2017 Code & Technology Camps CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  Girls in Science & Technology  (GIST) Camps -June 12 – 16 (Rising 5th Graders) -June 26 – 30 (Rising 6th Graders) __________________________________     Advanced Code & Tech Camps (Advanced Java) -July 10 – 14 (Middle School) -July 17 – 21 (High School) (3D Printing/Drone/Imbedded Devices) – […]

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ETSU Names Niswonger Village

Dr. Randy Wykoff and Scott Niswonger Story by: East Tennessee State University – University Relations JOHNSON CITY – For years, leaders in East Tennessee State University’s College of Public Health have utilized the ETSU Eastman Valleybrook campus in rural Washington County to teach students valuable skills – everything from making a brick from scratch to […]

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Humanitarian of the Year: Scott Niswonger

We would like to share the International Storytelling Center’s “President’s Blog” that appeared in their recent e-newsletter and shared with us by the writer, Kiran Singh Sirah, President, International Storytelling Center. I recently had the pleasure of attending the American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee’s first annual Humanitarian of the Year award ceremony, which was […]

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Red Cross Names Niswonger Humanitarian Of The Year

Greeneville businessman and philanthropist Scott M. Niswonger has been named Humanitarian of the Year by the American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee. Niswonger was honored Thursday, March 16, at a breakfast meeting attended by regional business and community leaders, held at the Millennium Centre in Johnson City. The Humanitarian of the Year award, presented annually […]

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Niswonger Foundation Congratulates Scott M. Niswonger Presented Coveted Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Scott Niswonger with Professor Holleman At a formal ceremony on Tuesday, at the General Morgan Inn, in Greeneville, Scott M. Niswonger, Chairman and Founder of the Niswonger Foundation, was presented the most prestigious award the Federal Aviation Administration issues to pilots.  This award is named for Wilber and Orville Wright, American brothers and aviators who are […]

    The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, who founded Landair Transport, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation. These companies were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over one-billion-dollars and employ more than 5000 people.


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