The Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association awarded $3,000 in college scholarships for 2019, according to Jeff Tucker, CMB, president of TNMBA.
There were two scholarships awarded this year, each valued at $1,500. They were awarded to Chloe Sharp, of Chattanooga and John Ball, of Jackson, Tn.
Chloe Sharp is a first-year graduate student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has already graduated from University of the Cumberlands, in Williamsburg, Ky., with bachelor’s of science degrees in both accounting and business administration. She is originally from Knoxville.
John Ball is a junior at Union University in Jackson, Tn., pursuing a degree in management and economics.
He is originally from Dyer County, Tn.
“These scholarships are intended to support and encourage students who represent the next generation of our profession,” said Mr. Tucker. “The students are always grateful for this support and the opportunity to connect with professionals in mortgage, banking and financial careers. It is a pleasure to be able to provide this support for them.”
According to Mr. Tucker, the qualifications for scholarship applicants include:
• Current Tennessee Residency.
• Junior, senior or MBA status in a four-year accredited college/university or Master’s program in Tennessee.
• Demonstrate course interest and direction related to the mortgage and financing profession (business, finance, economics, real estate, banking, etc.).
• Demonstrate a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Provide most recent transcript).
• Providing three references.
• Completing the scholarship application so that it is in the hands of the TNMBA Scholarship Team for review by Feb. 28.
“There are actually three of the $1,500 scholarships available each year, though only two were awarded this year. They are awarded based on an application process and demonstrated merit. We look forward to continuing this initiative and building and even stronger future for our profession as these students develop their careers in the coming years, here in Tennessee,” said Mr. Tucker.