SharingChange Scholarships Changes Lives


Each year, MTEMC’s SharingChange foundation funds ten $2,000 scholarships for students in our cooperatives service area. Students complete an application form and write an essay stating how the scholarship would benefit them. The scholarship applicants are judged on a point system, which includes a financial needs assessment, grade point average, community involvement, service leadership and an essay score. 

Our 2018 scholarship winners are Leslie Fletcher, Devan Hayes, Tara Christian and Faith Droste of Wilson County; Kristen Bassette, Katie Nyland and Amanda Young of Rutherford County; Gracey Law of Williamson County; and Bryan Hill of Cannon County. 

MTEMC 2018 Scholarship Winners
2018 MTEMC SharingChange Scholarship Winners are from left:
Katie Nyland, Tara Christian, Amanda Young, Faith Droste, Kristen Bassette and Gracey Law.
Not pictured are Leslie Fletcher, Devan Hayes and Bryan Hill.

Scholarship winner, Amanda Young of Lascassas said, “This scholarship enabled me to attend UT because my dad had a major surgery that put him out of work indefinitely, so money became an issue in my house.” She added, “MTEMC’s generosity has lifted a major burden off my family’s shoulders, and I cannot thank you enough for that.” 

The 10 scholarships awards are distributed between each district we serve. To qualify, candidates must be an MTEMC member or a child of a member and use the award to attend a Tennessee two or four-year accredited college or trade school.

Community Relations Coordinator, Jay Sanders said, “This is just another way we’re able to contribute to our membership and assist with our education outreach.” 

MTEMC’s Scholarship program is one of more than 550 nonprofits that your SharingChange donations are helping to support. For more information on the scholarships, call 615-494-1065 or visit To learn more or to participate in the SharingChange program, visit our website to see how our member’s spare change is making a huge impact in the community!

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