Tennessee Scholars

Ruth Woodall
Volunteers have motivated more than 35000 students to graduate with the academics and skills required for success.
The Tennessee Scholars honor is for all students who meet the criteria. Students in the top quarter of the class are already motivated to excel in college and careers; they are already taking a Scholars course of study or will do so with little prompting. It is the middle 50 percent of the class — students who do not yet identify with the goal of higher education or highly technical or skilled careers, kids who lack direction and take the path of least resistance, but who possess average or better capabilities — who are most likely to respond to guidance and incentives. These are kids who we are trying to motivate to prepare early. By motivating them to stretch their academic muscles during high school, the Tennessee Scholars program ensures that they will have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful after graduation. This is where the Scholars program places its heaviest emphasis.




Grand Prize

Feature in the 2015 Edition of Chambers of Inspiration