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Each season, the Nashville Sounds Foundation awards scholarships to four deserving Middle Tennessee graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college in the fall.

Recipients are awarded a $2,500 scholarship to be used for their college tuition. To date, the Nashville Sounds Foundation has awarded $80,000 in scholarships, and is happy to continue helping local scholars continue their education.

The scholarship program is one way the Foundation fulfills its mission to utilize baseball to positively impact communities throughout Middle Tennessee by emphasizing the importance of social responsibility, education, and the power of sport to transform lives.

Student applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. College-bound senior currently attending a Nashville or Middle Tennessee area high school (must be attending a 4-year college or university in the fall of 2022).
  2. Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  3. Demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic and community outreach.

There will be no discrimination regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
The Selection Committee will not base its decisions in any way on the employment status of an applicant or the employment status of the applicant's parents/guardians.

All candidates must include the following to be considered for a scholarship:

  1. Submit a 500-or-less word essay answer the prompt: More than half a million people in the United States experience homelessness last year, per The Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 500 words or less, explain ways in which major cities can help prevent and end homelessness in their municipalities.
  2. At least two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher and/or coach.
  3. Official High School transcript.

The scholarships will be awarded based on the culmination of the student's schoolwork, extracurricular activities, involvement in the community and letters of recommendation.

Applications can be submitted via mail to:

Nashville Sounds

ATTN: NSF Scholarship

19 Junior Gilliam Way

Nashville, TN 37219

The deadline to be considered for the 2024 scholarships is Friday, February 16, 2024. Scholarship winners will be notified no later than March 25, 2024.

Zachary Lawson – Lee University

Samirakhon Makhkamjonova – Columbia University

Aastha Oza – University of Tennessee

Zachary Proctor – University of Tennessee

Karim Daouk – Columbia University

Amarion Ford – Middle Tennessee State University

Kaiya Lauderdale – North Carolina A&T State University

Madysson Tibbs – Austin Peay State University

Solyana Asefa – Middle Tennessee State University

Mary Kathryn Walt – College of Charleston

Marvin Joseph Brown – undecided

Rebecca Williams – Columbia University

Sydney Armstrong, Howard University

Tucker Lovell, Harding University

Osiris Pizen-Magana, Middle Tennessee State University

Katherine Wright, Duke University

Emmi Allen, University of Tennessee

Joshua Garretson, University of Tennessee

Ian Hall, Stanford University

Faith McPhearson, East Tennessee State University

Gabriel Hutchinson, Fisk University

Ian Kane, Samford University

Yarelis Martin, Universtiy of Tennessee

Mariah Washington, Georgia Institue of Technology

Juanita Aguirre, Middle Tennessee State University

William Ball, Princeton University

Aijalon Carter, Belmont Unviersity

Asher Curnutte, Georgetown University

Alex Abernathy, University of Tennessee

Arianna Hunter, University of Memphis

Micah McDowell, Universtiy of Kentucky

Stuart Warner, University of Tennessee at Martin