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Lebanon chamber awards scholarships

Staff Reports • Updated Aug 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM

The education division of the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce recently awarded college scholarships to qualifying students. 

The chamber partnered with business and private sponsors during the last two decades to award scholarships that, since 2010, totaled more than $61,000.

The chamber received applications from every Wilson County high school, public and private, according to chamber president Melanie Minter. 

“An education committee reviewed applicants that met all the criteria to be eligible for each scholarship. The students chosen represent the best of Wilson County in a variety of academic disciplines,” Minter said.

Students interested in applying for scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year may visit the chamber website and follow the chamber on Facebook and Twitter for 2017 scholarship applications and deadlines.

The 2016-2017 scholarship recipients and their sponsors were honored at a reception at the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce office.

The Dr. Robert Carver Bone Scholarship, sponsored by the Lebanon-Wilson Country Chamber of Commerce for $500 and matched by Cumberland University, was awarded to Shelby Faith Jones at Lebanon High School.

The Mike Baker Scholarship, sponsored by the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, Wilson County Promotions and Wilson Bank & Trust for $500 each and matched by Cumberland University, for a total scholarship of $3,000, was awarded to Karlie Deanne Odum at Cumberland University. 

The Beulah Garrett Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, was awarded to Grace Gallaher at Friendship Christian School. 

The Chick–fil–A Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, was awarded to LeAnna Tanner at Lebanon High School. 

The Ernie Garrett Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, was awarded to Austyn Walls at Watertown High School.

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