Tuition scholarships awarded to students from Districts 17, 18 and 19
Four Davidson County high school graduates and incoming Belmont freshmen have received four-year scholarships to cover their tuition and fees at Belmont University. They join seven other Davidson County students who are continuing their enrollment as upperclassmen at Belmont and as recipients of the Rose Park and Community Outreach Scholarships.
This fall Belmont will welcome Rose Park Scholarship recipients Ebone Haymer of Middle College High School, Octavia Nichols of Martin Luther King Magnet School and Cherish Woodard of East Magnet School as well as Community Outreach Scholarship recipient Cleonus Mitchell of Hillsboro High School.
In 2007, Belmont University committed to enhancing the Edgehill community through the renovation of E.S. Rose Park Sports Complex and the creation of the E.S. Rose Park Scholarship. Each year, the University awards two-full and one half tuition scholarships to graduating high school students permanently residing in Council Districts 17, 19 and parts of 18 that plan to enroll at Belmont University.
The Community Outreach Scholarship is given biennially to a student within the geographic boundaries of Natchez Trace, Woodmont, Interstates 65 and 440. The half-tuition scholarship is awarded for eight consecutive semesters.
Since both scholarships’ inceptions in 2007, the University has awarded some $544,902 to deserving Davidson County students.
The students each have visited campus for a welcome dinner with previous scholarship recipients, faculty and staff as well as for photos with Metro Councilwomen Erica Gilmore and Sandra Moore as well as Belmont President Bob Fisher.
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