FirstBank Mortgage Partners Launches Tennessee College Scholarship Program

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

FirstBank Mortgage Partners has launched the Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship, giving families in Tennessee the opportunity to receive a $1,000 college scholarship for a child. The initiative is part of the company’s commitment to education and helping customers plan for the future.

“FirstBank Mortgage Partners is dedicated to helping our customers plan for the future, and we want them to realize that it’s never too early to start saving for college,” said Don Holsinger, FirstBank Mortgage Partners president. “The Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship gives us the opportunity to help families and students achieve their dreams of a college education and a bright future.”

Customers who receive a mortgage from FirstBank Mortgage Partners in the 2013 calendar year will automatically be entered in a random drawing for a $1,000 scholarship for a child, stepchild, adopted child or foster child living at home. There will be one annual drawing for each of FirstBank Mortgage Partners’ more than 50 mortgage bankers, with the first drawings being held in February 2014.

“Our customers are so important to us, and we’re thrilled to be able to establish the Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship to give back to them and their families,” said Wib Evans, FirstBank chief administrative officer. “The scholarship program is a reflection of FirstBank owner Jim Ayers’ lifelong passion and commitment to increasing opportunities for education.”

The scholarship program is also open to qualifying customers in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Those not selected in the initial random drawings will automatically be placed into a multistate pool from which one additional winner will be drawn for a $1,000 scholarship.


Andrew Puzder Says He Will Fiercely Defend American Workers As Secretary Of Labor

President-Elect Donald Trump announced  on Thursday  he intends to nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as Labor Secretary. On Friday, Mr. Puzder released the following statement on American workers, immigration, and his plans for the Labor Department: "My job as a business person is to maximize profits for my company, employees and shareholders. ... (click for more)

Corker, Alexander Say Water Bill Will Strengthen Tennessee Infrastructure And Commerce

Senator Lamar Alexander said on Saturday the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act will help protect business and jobs across the country by authorizing funding to build, repair and maintain the country’s water infrastructure. "Improving locks, dams and other water infrastructure projects is one of the best ways the federal government can help protect ... (click for more)

Tennessee Members Of Congress Urge President To Approve Federal Disaster Assistance For Tennessee Counties

Members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation on Saturday urged President Obama to quickly approve Governor Haslam’s request for a major disaster declaration for the State of Tennessee to help five Tennessee counties impacted by wildfires and severe weather in November rebuild and recover. “Governor Bill Haslam has submitted a request for Public Assistance and Individual ... (click for more)

Grohn Says Integrity And Ethics Lacking In Berke Administration

Mayoral candidate Larry Grohn criticized controversies and instability coming from the mayor’s administration as a sign of unethical leadership and a lack of integrity. He said, "These scandals lay out the simple fact that it is time for new leadership which is accountable to the people." Councilman Grohn’s criticism comes after the independent auditor’s release of a memorandum ... (click for more)

New School Funding Ideas

After reading the article “County Schools Prepare To Set Priorities For Next Round Of School Building Funding,” I could not help but think about how helpful it would be to have the millions of taxpayer dollars given the owners of Walnut Common apartments to build some new schools.   In case you did not know, since 2008 our elected officials have given away millions in taxpayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: John Glenn’s ‘Hero’

When John Glenn became the first man to orbit earth, the timing was perfect. I was 13 years old at the time, in need of a hero, and I latched on to the astronaut tighter than a tick. All of us boys knew he’d flown 150 missions in fighters in World War II and Korea and, believe me, he was “The Right Stuff” long before the great movie about the Mercy 7 daredevils came out about 30 ... (click for more)