28 Cheatham County Students Receive Scholarships Through The Community Foundation


Pleasant View's Heather Curtis received the William Thomas (Bill) McHugh and Lou Gower McHugh Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization working to improve the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee and three Kentucky counties, announces its scholarship program is helping to support 323 individual students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout the United States.

In 2022-23, a total of $830,373 has been awarded from 97 different scholarship funds.

The students are attending 162 unique colleges and universities from 33 states.


The 2022 scholarship recipients from Cheatham County are:

— Chloe Groth, of Ashland City, from Cheatham County Central High School, received the Dody Boyd Scholarship, Cheatham County Scholarship, JubiLee Scholarship, and Isaac Wilson Carney II Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University — Grace Parrish, of Pleasant View, from Sycamore High School, received the John E. Mayfield Sycamore High School Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University. — Emily Poteete, of Ashland City, from Cheatham County Central High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship and John Mayfield Kiwanis Club of Cheatham County Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University. — Presley Rochelle, of Pleasant View, from Sycamore High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University. — Derek Schmidt, of Pleasant View, from Sycamore High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship and Katherine Rose Davis Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University. — Alexandra “Ally” Emery, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend Florida College. — Elizabeth Mealio, of Pegram, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend Harding University. — Anna Collins, of Pleasant View, from Sycamore High School, received the Reliant Bank Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University. — Ashley Hamblin, of Ashland City, from Cheatham County Central High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University. — Sean Mevis, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship and the Shoot for the Future Scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University. — Heather Curtis, of Pleasant View, from Ezell-Harding Christian School, received the William Thomas (Bill) McHugh and Lou Gower McHugh Scholarship to attend Nashville School of Law. — Lilly Turnbo, of Ashland City, from Cheatham County Central High School, received the Isaac Wilson Carney II Scholarship and John E. Mayfield Cheatham County Central High School School Scholarship to attend South College. — Keegan Bilodeau, of Pleasant View, from Sycamore High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend Tennessee Technological University. — Breanna Cook, of Ashland City, from Cheatham County High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend Tennessee Technological University. — Mary Davis, of Ashland City, from Sycamore High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend Tennessee Technological University. — Sarah Davis, of Ashland City, from Sycamore High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend Tennessee Technological University. — Tyler Hekert, of Joelton, from Sycamore High School, received the Belle Meade Country Club Employee Scholarship to attend Tennessee Technological University. — Alden Williams, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend Trevecca Nazarene University. — Payton Corlew, of White Bluff, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend the University of Mississippi. — Stauffer Randa, of Joelton, from Sycamore High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee. — Rhian Schliwa, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. — Cara Stuart, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee. — Ansley Pfeffer, of Ashland City, from Cheatham County Central High School, received the Isaac Wilson Carney II Scholarship and Cheatham County Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin. — Cooper Owen, of Chapmansboro, from Cheatham County Central High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship and Teddy Wilburn Scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University. — Makayla Edgin, of Ashland City, from Pleasant View Christian School, received the to attend Welch College. — Grant Patterson, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship to attend Western Kentucky University. — Wilson Patterson, of Kingston Springs, from Harpeth High School, received the John E. Mayfield Harpeth High School Scholarship to attend Western Kentucky University. — Rachel Garza, of Pleasant View, from Pleasant View Christian School, received the Cheatham County Scholarship and John E. Mayfield Pleasant View Christian School Scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University.


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.

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