George French Scholarship 2021 Applications Open

George E. French III Scholarship Now Accepting Applications from High School Seniors Planning to Pursue a Career in Nursing

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Seeks Scholarship Applicants by March 15

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting generosity with need in 40 Middle Tennessee and beyond, announces its annual scholarship application process is now open and invites students to apply by March 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, at

The Foundation administers more than 125 scholarship funds, established by individuals, companies and civic groups. Students may be eligible for multiple scholarships and need only to submit one application.

Whether a student is studying law or horticulture, planning a career in criminal justice or teaching, or studying at a technical school or four-year university, The Community Foundation’s scholarship program supports individuals from various backgrounds and communities seeking funding for educational opportunities.

Scholarships also are available for students in Middle Tennessee who are legally blind or are survivors of cancer.

“Getting an education is one of the most important milestones in life, but for many, it comes with a great burden,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “We feel honored to help students receive a quality education, made possible by donors who wish to make a difference. It is a privilege to connect generosity with need in this way.”

In 2020, The Community Foundation awarded scholarships to 328 individual students totaling $742,000 in funding to students pursuing secondary educational goals at accredited schools throughout the United States.

The scholarship offered in Minden, Louisiana, is:

  • George E. French III Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Students who are high school seniors, residents of Webster Parish, Louisiana, who plan to major in nursing to become a registered nurse by attending an accredited two or four-year institution full-time, and who demonstrate financial need are eligible for the scholarship.

George E. French IIIGeorge French III served as the Chief Executive Officer of Minden Medical Center from 1982 until his retirement in 2016. George is a servant leader for all those around him, both at work and in the community. He is a humble leader, who defers accolades to his team and seeks to lift others up.

One of George’s passions is the pursuit of lifelong learning, both for himself and those around him. George is an encourager and champion of looking beyond oneself in order to make a difference with others. He has impacted countless lives as he‘s helped others to achieve their dreams. His leadership and guidance has been invaluable at Minden medical and the people in and around Minden, Louisiana.

To honor George’s service to Minden Medical Center, the community and George’s pursuit of learning a scholarship has been established in his name to provide financial assistance to a graduating high school senior, who is a resident of Webster Parish, Louisiana who is pursuing a career as a registered nurse.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted online at Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Applicants will be notified of results in mid-May. In addition to academic performance, school and community service and leadership will be strong selection criteria.

For a complete list of scholarships and the online application, visit The Community Foundation’s website at

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee:
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect the intentions and goals of their charitable endeavors. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit