Niswonger Foundation Welcomes Five Newest Scholars And Their Families At Annual Welcome Dinner
The five newest Niswonger Scholars and their families were honored at the Annual Welcome Dinner hosted by Scott and Nikki Niswonger on April 23rd at the General Morgan Inn in Greeneville. These Scholars represent the fourteenth year of the Scholarship and Leadership program.
The Niswonger Foundation’s guiding philosophy of “Learn, Earn and Return” is firmly embedded in the Niswonger Scholars program. The program takes the brightest young leaders in Northeast Tennessee, provides them the opportunity to attend the college or university that will best prepare them for their chosen career, and supplements that education with four years of leadership development activities. The plan is to see Niswonger Scholars come back to the region with not only strong earning potential, but an entrepreneurial spirit and overwhelming desire to return their talents and energy to this region. Currently, there are 20 Niswonger Scholars, with the newly selected students for 2015 bringing the total to 25. The Foundation also has 52 alumni of the program. The most distinct feature of this Scholars program is that the Niswonger Foundation is refining the next generation of leaders committed to returning to Northeast Tennessee.