TNMBA Offers $10,000 In Scholarships In 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020
The Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association is providing up to $10,000 in college scholarships for 2020, their 60th Anniversary year, according to Jeff Tucker, president of TNMBA. 
 
“The TNMBA is committed to education and professional development at the college and university level, as well as for those who are already involved in the profession through our various certification programs,” said Mr. Tucker. “These scholarships are intended to support the recipients and help strengthen the future of the mortgage banking profession in Tennessee.”
 
The first new scholarship is for any high school graduating senior with a parent who is a member of TNMBA or any local Mortgage Banking Association in Tennessee.
There are local Mortgage Banking Associations in Tri-Cities, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and Memphis.
 
The other new scholarship is for a TNMBA member, who is also a member of an underrepresented population in the mortgage profession, to pursue the Certified Mortgage Banker designation, according to Mr. Tucker. “Diversity and Inclusion are much more than buzzwords for us. This is a very real way for us to provide needed support to impact diversity and inclusion in our profession,” he said.
 
The three ongoing scholarships are for college junior, senior or MBA students in a four-year accredited college/university or master’s program in Tennessee. One scholarship is available in each Grand Division of the state.
 
According to Mr. Tucker, the qualifications for applicants pursuing the three ongoing scholarships 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);
•  Provide three references; and
•  Complete the scholarship application so that it is in the hands of the TNMBA Scholarship Team for review by Feb. 28. 
 
The scholarship application form is available on the TNMBA website or from TNMBA President-elect Karley Bond at Karley.Bond@regions.com.  She can also be reached at 731-616-5350 for questions.
 
“The TNMBA scholarship program continue to provide valuable support to college and university students from across the state who are interested in a career in the mortgage profession,” said Mr. Tucker. “It is a joy to be able to provide these resources at a time when the need for financial support for college education is so significant. Plans are to continue and strengthen this initiative. That allows us to help build and even stronger future for the mortgage profession here in Tennessee.”

CSCC Seymour Selected For National Study On Rural Community Colleges

Hansen Named Alum Of The Year For Lee’s Language And Literature Department

Huffling Receives Lee’s Science Department Alumnus Of The Year Award


Over the last several years Cleveland State Community College has been successful on several fronts. These include historic improvement to facilities, significant growth in student success and ... (click for more)

During Lee University’s virtual Homecoming celebrations earlier this month, Chris Hansen was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the Department of Language and Literature. “Years ... (click for more)

Dr. Lacey Huffling (‘03) received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from Lee University’s Department of Natural Sciences. This honor was announced during a virtual Homecoming celebration ... (click for more)



Student Scene

CSCC Seymour Selected For National Study On Rural Community Colleges

Over the last several years Cleveland State Community College has been successful on several fronts. These include historic improvement to facilities, significant growth in student success and graduation rates, and strengthened engagement throughout its five-county service area. The college has received national attention for their work from the American Association of Community ... (click for more)

Hansen Named Alum Of The Year For Lee’s Language And Literature Department

During Lee University’s virtual Homecoming celebrations earlier this month, Chris Hansen was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the Department of Language and Literature. “Years before becoming an award-winning filmmaker and department chair at a major university, Chris Hansen was an intellectually curious and ambitious literary scholar and creative writer whom I've ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Taylor Leads Deputies On Hixson Chase With Speeds Nearing 100 MPH

A man is facing numerous felony charges after leading sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase down Hixson Pike. On Friday morning, deputies noticed a black BMW in the drive-thru of Hixson Pike Smoking Joe’s, and recognized it as a vehicle driven by Andrew Taylor, 40, who has an extensive criminal record. The tag did not match the vehicle. When Taylor pulled into a gas station ... (click for more)

Firefighters Knock Down Flames At House On Shallowford Road

he Chattanooga Fire Department responded to Shallowford Road Saturday after receiving reports that flames and heavy black smoke were coming from a home in the 400 block. It happened at 12:33 a.m. Responding units found a working fire at 404 Shallowford Road and started attacking it. Firefighters worked to get the flames knocked down and searches of the residence were conducted. ... (click for more)

Opinion

County Employees Need A Bonus Too

A few weeks ago we learned that Sheriff Jim Hammond was asking for a second raise. Earlier this year Hamilton County employees were notified that "due to COVID-19" there would be no raises for employees of any kind this year. I guess Mr. Hammond didnt get that memo about no raises. Why is it that some employees will be getting a raise and others are not? That doesn't really ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Not so long ago we started kicking off The Saturday Funnies with some of our favorite riddles, which can be a lot of fun. As you have just discovered, quarantining at Thanksgiving isn’t as much fun but did you notice when we cut the crowd, our gratitude was allowed to get larger? It seemed we had more time to focus on our treasures, and there is something that is pretty much fun ... (click for more)