26 Cheatham Co. Students Awarded CFMT Scholarships



November 17, 2021


The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has issued scholarships to 26 Cheatham Count students.


The scholarship committee carefully considers applicants’ academic records, test scores, extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement, and personal recommendations.


This year's recipients from Cheatham County are:


Cate Burgan, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship and the Robert Sr. and Mary Churchwell Scholarship to attend George Washington University.

Scarlett Canada, of Ashland City, from Cheatham County Central High School, received the Isaac Wilson Carney Scholarship and the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University.

Hannah Carfi, of Pleasant View, from Sycamore High School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship and the Genesco Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University.

William Collier, of Pegram, from Harpeth High School, received the Reliant Bank Scholarship to attend Tennessee Technological University.

Breanna Cook, of Ashland City, from Cheatham County Central High School, received the Isaac Wilson Carney II Scholarship to attend Tennessee Technological University.

Heather Curtis, of Pleasant View, from Ezell-Harding Christian School, received the William Thomas McHugh and Lou Gower McHugh Scholarship to attend Nashville School of Law.

Makenzie Duncan, of Chapmansboro, from Pleasant View Christian School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship and the John E Mayfield Pleasant View Christian School Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University.

Makayla Edgin, of Ashland City, from Pleasant View Christian School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend Welch College.

Alexandria Emery, of Kinston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend Florida College

Emily Groth, of Ashland City, from Cheatham County Central High School, received the Isaac Wilson Carney II Scholarship and the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University.

Ashley Hamblin, of Ashland City, from Cheatham County Central High School, received the John E. Mayfield Cheatham County Central High School Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

Emma Hunt, of Pleasant View, from Sycamore High School, received the Cheatham County Foundation Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Brianna Kaylor, of Pleasant View, from Davidson Academy, received the John E. Mayfield Kiwanis Club of Cheatham County Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Macallister Kelley, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Community Scholarship to attend Pitzer College.

Cala Lytle, of Ashland City, from Pleasant View Christian School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend Welch College.

Sean Mevis, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Community Scholarship and the Shoot for the Future Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University.

Thanya Nguyen, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee.

Emma Pardo, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee.

Grant Patterson, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Jimmy Edwards Scholarship and the John E. Mayfield Harpeth High School Scholarship to attend Western Kentucky University.

William Pendleton, of Chapmansboro, from Sycamore High School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend Freed-Hardeman University.

Rhian Schliwa, of Kingston Spring, from Harpeth High School, received the Isaac Wilson Carney II Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Derek Schmidt, of Pleasant View, from Sycamore High School, received the John E. Mayfield Sycamore High School Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University.

Kyle Spurlock, of Ashland City, from Sycamore High School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee.

Karsey Upchurch, of Pleasant View, from Pleasant View Christian School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University.

Elizabeth Wallace, of Pleasant View, from Sycamore High School, received the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend Belmont University.

Russell Wipert, of Ashland City, from Cheatham County Central High School, received the Isaac Wilson Carney II Scholarship and Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University.

For a complete list of scholarships and the online application, visit The Community Foundation’s website at www.cfmt.org/scholarships. The application opens annually each January for hopeful, college-bound students to apply.


The CFMT is a charitable organization working to improve the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee and three Kentucky counties. They are helping to support 321 individual students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout the United States.


The Community Foundation scholarships, established by individuals, companies and civic groups, assist students with tuition and other school-related expenses. Each year, The Community Foundation scholarship committee reviews applications on behalf of donors who entrust The Foundation with administering the annual awards.


In 2021, a total of $745,000 has been awarded from 102 different scholarship funds.

The students are attending 151 unique colleges and universities from 31 states, with three international students from Canada.

“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.”