Tennessee Christa McAuliffe Scholarship

The Tennessee General Assembly created this scholarship program to honor the memory of Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher who lost her life in the space shuttle Challenger accident. The scholarship program was established to encourage promising Tennesseans who have a commitment to teaching and inspiring young minds to explore and achieve their highest potential. The scholarship is intended to assist and support a Tennessee resident who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in educating the youth of Tennessee. Eligibility:-Must be a rising college junior enrolled full-time in a teacher education program in an accredited Tennessee postsecondary institution-Have completed at least their first semester of their junior year-Have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA-Have an ACT or SAT score that meets or exceeds the national norm-An application, in order to be considered complete, must be accompanied by an official college transcript andan official ACT/SAT scoreFor more details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $500
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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