Application for Financial Aid
All federal financial aid programs at Dyersburg State Community College require assessment of the student’s financial need. This need is based on the parental and student’s/spouse’s ability to contribute toward educational expenses.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the required need analysis. Any student who applies for financial aid must file a need analysis and have the results sent to the Dyersburg State Financial Aid Department. (Special and/or non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.) The priority date of application is March 1.
Federal financial aid can be disbursed only after the following requirements are met:
- Official acceptance for admission to Dyersburg State as a regular, degree-seeking or eligible certificate student
- Receipt of the results of a federally-approved need analysis
- Receipt of other documents required for determining eligibility for financial assistance.
Method of Selection and Awarding
Applications received by March 1 will be given first priority. Awards will be made for files completed by March 1. Files will be ranked by need. If there are remaining campus-based funds after this date, funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis by the date the file is completed until funds are exhausted. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant funds are awarded to students with the greatest need, with Pell-eligible students with a 0 family contribution given first priority. FSEOG and Federal Work Study funds remaining at the end of spring semester will be used to assist eligible students with summer semester costs. Returning Federal Work Study students will be given first priority for Federal Work Study funds.
Federal Pell Grant funds are awarded as students are determined eligible.
Awarding of loans under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program is made on student request following determination of eligibility for other aid.
The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation awards all state programs.
All program funding is contingent upon receipt of funds by the institution.
Grants, Employment and Loans
The student financial aid program of Dyersburg State Community College is designed to aid students who would find it impossible to attend college without assistance. Dyersburg State offers a comprehensive program of financial aid in the form of grants, part-time employment and loans.
The Federal Pell Grant is a non-repayable grant to help students pay for their education after high school. Eligibility depends upon financial need as determined by a contractor for the federal government utilizing a formula devised and approved by Congress.
The Tennessee Student Assistance Award is a non-repayable grant to assist undergraduate students in financing postsecondary education. Any Tennessee resident who is enrolled or will be enrolled as an undergraduate student is eligible to apply.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is a non-repayable grant to help undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients.
The Federal Work-Study Program offers campus jobs to students who have financial need and who must earn part of their educational expenses.
The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program is available to Tennessee residents who enroll in a Tennessee public college or university that is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as meet other eligibility requirements by the deadline date.
The Dyer County Promise Scholarship is funded by the Dyersburg City and Dyer County governments in an effort to provide opportunity for residents of Dyer County to obtain a higher education at Dyersburg State Community College or the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Newbern. Some of the goals of this commitment are to educate tomorrow’s leaders, to create a competitive workforce in Dyer County and to attract and fill current high-skilled, high-paying jobs.
Eligibility requirements are outlined below. Additional detailed information may be found at www.dscc.edu. Select Current Students and then click the link for Paying for College. You may also call the DSCC Financial Aid Office at 731-286-3350.
To receive a maximum scholarship of $675 per year for four semesters to attend Dyersburg State Community College, all Dyer County Recipients must:
- Have been a resident of Dyer County for the three most recent high school years.
- Have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). March 1 is the priority deadline for receipt by Dyersburg State.
- Have completed high school with a regular diploma or graduated from an approved Tennessee home school program or passed the HSE within the immediate past twelve months.
- Enroll at Dyersburg State Community College the first semester following high school graduation or receipt of the HSE (summer excluded).
- Maintain continuous enrollment.
- Be enrolled as a full-time student (at least 12 semester hours of college-level or Learning Support coursework). Learning Support coursework will not be considered in determining eligibility.
- Exhaust all other federal, state, and local grant or scholarship aid before being considered for the Promise Scholarship.
- Reapply each academic year by completing the FAFSA.
- Successfully complete a minimum of 9 semester hours with a 2.0 GPA at the end of the first semester with grades of A, B, C, D, or P.
- Successfully complete a minimum of 24 semester hours with a 2.0 GPA at the end of the second semester with grades of A, B, C, D, or P.
- Successfully complete a minimum of 36 semester hours with a 2.0 GPA at the end of the third semester with grades of A, B, C, D, or P.
The Dyer County Promise Scholarship Program is funded by the Dyer County Legislative Body and the Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen on a year-to-year basis and the amount of the scholarship is based on the availability of funds. Continuation of the scholarship is contingent upon funding by Dyersburg City and Dyer County governments.
The Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students who attend college in Tennessee. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell Grant, the Hope Scholarship, or state student assistance funds.
While removing the financial burden is key, a critical component of the Tennessee Promise is the individual guidance each participant will receive from a mentor who will assist the student as he or she navigates the College admission process. This is accomplished primarily via mandatory meetings that students must attend in order to remain eligible for the program. In addition, Tennessee Promise participants must complete eight hours of community service per term enrolled, as well as maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA) at their institution.
Return of Title IV Funds
Students who withdraw, either officially or unofficially, from school, as well as students who drop a class prior to the second business day of the term, may be required to repay a portion of their financial aid funds. The Financial Aid Return to Title IV Funds Policy, as well as sample calculations, are available upon request from the Office of Financial Aid.
Financial Aid Consumer Information
Financial Aid Consumer Information may be found on the DSCC website at www.dscc.edu. Select Current Students and then click the link for Paying for College. Then, select the link for Financial Aid Assistance and click on the link for Consumer Information. Additional information on programs available and the policies and procedures regarding the administration of the financial aid programs at Dyersburg State Community College may be found on this website. Paper copies are available upon request by contacting the Financial Aid Office.
All students should be prepared to purchase their textbooks by the first day of class. Due to the complexity of the financial aid awarding process and the federal requirement of verifying class attendance prior to the delivery of financial aid funds, there may be a delay in the receipt of financial aid funds. The estimated cost of textbooks and required supplies for one semester is $600. For exact costs, contact the Dyersburg State Bookstore.
DSCC operates a Book Voucher Program. If interested, please apply by completing the application and returning it to the Business Office or any cashiering station. The application is available online or may be obtained at any cashiering station. If a student has more than enough financial aid to pay all tuition and fees, the student may apply for a book voucher. This voucher will allow the student to obtain up to $600.00 or the amount of credit balance, whichever is less, of required textbooks/materials/supplies on the first day of the term.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Federal and state regulations require that students meet certain academic standards to be eligible for financial aid programs. The basic standards are:
- Students are expected to maintain a satisfactory grade point average;
- Students are expected to successfully complete at least 67% of the classes they attempt (A grade of A, B, C, D, or P will be required for successful completion. Grades of W, I, E, AU or F are not considered completions.);
- Students are expected to complete their program in a timely manner; and
- Students must also be working on their first associate degree or qualified certificate.
All coursework is evaluated for financial aid purposes whether or not financial aid was received for that work. These standards will be evaluated at the end of each semester. The following provides more information on each of these standards.
Qualitative: Term Grade Point Average
Students who do not earn any credits in any one semester will be considered to be making unsatisfactory academic progress. Additionally, these students may be responsible for repayment of federal aid received for that term. A warning period does not apply to these students.
Quantitative: Cumulative Grade Point Requirement
Students must meet the retention standards of the College in order to maintain eligibility and remain in good standing. A student must maintain a minimum overall GPA based on the number of hours attempted (including transfer and Learning Support courses, if applicable) on the following scale.
||21 or more
Students who do not meet the retention standards will automatically be placed on financial aid warning and may continue to receive financial aid for one payment period. A student who meets the retention standards while on warning status will return to good academic standing.
Pace: Measurable Progress Requirement
Students are expected to maintain progress toward the completion of their degree. Therefore, students must have an overall completion rate of 67% of all hours attempted. Hours attempted include all hours transferred into Dyersburg State Community College and all hours enrolled in at Dyersburg State Community College on the institution’s official enrollment reporting date. Class hours that are withdrawn, repeated, or earn incomplete grades after the beginning of the term are included as attempted hours. The completion rate is calculated by dividing the cumulative number of hours successfully completed by the cumulative number of hours attempted. Students who do not keep pace with this progression requirement will be considered to be making unsatisfactory progress.
Maximum Time Limit: Reasonable Length of Time Requirement
A reasonable length of time for completion of an associate degree program at Dyersburg State is defined as no more than 90 hours of college-level credit hours. A reasonable length of time for completion of a certificate program is defined as no more than 150% of the published length of the program. Once the required courses to earn a degree have been completed, students are no longer eligible to receive aid. Students must be working toward their first associate degree or certificate.
Learning Support Courses
If a student is required to take Learning Support courses, he/she can receive additional financial assistance for up to 30 hours of coursework. Transfer credits will be included in the total hours of eligibility. All attempts including withdrawals, repeats, and E grades count toward the maximum number of hours attempted. Federal aid for a student who has exceeded this maximum will be based on college-level courses only. This time limit cannot be appealed.
Courses for which an “I” grade is received will be processed with 0 quality points and 0 attempted hours until the incomplete grade is finalized.
The status of Financial Aid Probation will be assigned to a student who fails to make satisfactory academic progress and who has appealed and has had eligibility for aid reinstated. Conditions may be imposed for a student’s continued eligibility to receive Title IV aid. During this time, the student may receive aid for ONE payment period. After Financial Aid Probation, the student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress or successfully following an academic plan. If not, the student will be suspended from aid. A student suspended from aid other than for the maximum time limit may reestablish eligibility by attending at their own expense until they meet the minimum standards.
All prior grades and hours taken at other institutions must be reviewed prior to receiving financial aid at Dyersburg State Community College. Only transfer credits officially accepted by Dyersburg State Community College will be counted in the maximum number of allowable semester credit hours for financial aid eligibility. Students who have reached the 150% limit or achieved a degree will be ineligible for financial aid.
All credits from repeated courses will be counted toward maximum hours. Students may repeat a previously passed course once and be eligible for payment on the repeat. Students may repeat a failed course until it is passed and be eligible for payment.
The appeal is the process by which a student who is not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards petitions for reconsideration of eligibility for aid. In some cases, a student’s failure to be in compliance with one or more of these requirements is due to events totally beyond the student’s control. If such extreme circumstances can be documented for the specific term(s) when the deficiencies occurred, the student may submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. Appeals will only be considered for documented extreme circumstances. Examples of situations that may be considered beyond a student’s control include: the death of a relative, an injury or illness of the student, or other special circumstances. An appeal request must be submitted in writing to the Director of Financial Aid accompanied by appropriate supporting documents, which may include documents requested by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. The Financial Aid Appeals Committee makes recommendations to the President.
A student wishing to appeal the action of this committee should submit a written appeal to the Dean of Student Services within five calendar days from the date of notification. If further action is deemed necessary, an appeal of a decision of the Dean of Student Services will be made in writing to the Vice President for the College, and further appeal will be made in writing to the President, if desired.
Each of these appeals must be made in writing within five calendar days of notification of the previous appeal decision. A student may appeal following the warning period if there is a warning period. The appeal must include why the student failed to meet satisfactory academic standards and what has changed that will allow the student to make satisfactory academic progress at the end of the next term or a designated point in time. All appeals must be accompanied by an academic plan signed by an advisor which outlines how the student will be able to get back on track for successful completion by the end of the next semester or by a specific point in time and appropriate documentation.
The Financial Aid Appeals Committee will review the appeal and the academic plan and approve or disapprove the reinstatement of aid. If the student fails to follow the approved academic plan or the appeal is not approved, all aid will stop until the student has re-established eligibility at his/her own expense.
Failure to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards results in the loss of eligibility to receive federal aid which includes grant, loan, and work-study programs. Eligibility is also lost for the state grant program and may result in loss of eligibility for the lottery programs. These standards also apply to all programs administered by Dyersburg State Community College.
Appeals should be submitted by the priority dates listed below. Students must anticipate a minimum of three weeks for the Appeals Committee to review the appeal and make a decision on their request. Failure to provide required supporting documentation will delay the appeal process. The Financial Aid Appeals Committee may limit the number of appeals on a case-by-case basis.
- Requesting aid for fall: July 15
- Requesting aid for spring: December 1
- Requesting aid for summer: April 15
Students who have filed an appeal at the beginning of a semester are responsible for securing their classes via payment to the Business Office.
The Office of Financial Aid will notify by letter and/or electronic notification any student receiving financial assistance who does not meet minimum satisfactory progress. This notice will be addressed to the student’s most current local address on file with the Office of Financial Aid. It shall be the responsibility of the student to inform the Financial Aid Office of correct postal and email addresses.
Repayment of Aid
Students who officially or unofficially withdraw from the College during any semester will be expected to repay an appropriate amount of aid awarded (Exception: Federal College Work-Study Program). Students should familiarize themselves with the Return of Title IV Funds Policy.
The termination of eligibility to receive financial assistance has no effect on the right of the students to enroll at Dyersburg State Community College.
Cedric L. Brown Memorial Emergency Fund
This specialized fund was established by DSCC staff members who are members of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., (Zeta Kappa Chapter) in memory of fellow fraternity brother Cedric Brown. Eligible students may apply for a limited and short-term loan to offset emergency situations that directly impact educational development. Applications and additional information may be obtained from the Fund Administrator, Ms. Yuketa Hall, Director of Student Life (901-475-3166, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County).
Access and Diversity Scholarship Program
The Access and Diversity Scholarship Program is designed to increase enrollment of underrepresented students at Dyersburg State Community College. Fee grants, provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents, are awarded to in-state graduating high school seniors, first-time and returning DSCC students for the following academic year. Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average to qualify for initial eligibility. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress to retain this scholarship. Subject to availability, Access and Diversity Scholarship funds are also awarded to assist eligible students desiring to attend the DSCC summer semester. Additional information is available from the Program Administrator, Ms. Yuketa Hall, Director of Student Life ( 901-475-3166, email@example.com, Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County)..
Dyersburg State Community College cooperates with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in providing educational opportunities for veterans and eligible persons under appropriate public laws. Veterans and eligible persons desiring to attend Dyersburg State Community College under appropriate federal legislation should contact:
Office of Financial Aid
Dyersburg State Community College
1510 Lake Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Veterans’ educational benefits may not be paid until eligible persons desiring to attend Dyersburg State Community College have been officially admitted in a degree-seeking or approved certificate program. For more information about receiving credit for military training, contact the Office of Records or the VA/Financial Aid Counselor located in the Financial Aid Office. It is the responsibility of the student to enroll in eligible courses.
For further information on veterans’ educational benefits, click on the following link: http://www.dscc.edu/paying-for-college/va-benefits/veterans-affairs.
The VA/Financial Aid Counselor reports to the Department of Veterans Affairs on all persons receiving benefits.
Eligibility for Deferment of Payment of Tuition and Fees
Service members, veterans, and dependents of veterans who are eligible beneficiaries of U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits or other governmentally- funded educational assistance, subject to the conditions and guidelines set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated 497-104 as amended, may elect, upon formal application, to defer payment of required tuition and fees until the final day of the term for which the deferment has been requested. Application for deferment must be made no later than 14 days after the beginning of the term, and the amount of the deferment shall not exceed the total monetary benefits to be received for the term. Students who have been granted deferments are expected to make timely payments on their outstanding tuition and fees balance once education benefits are being delivered, and eligibility for such deferment shall terminate if the student fails to abide by any applicable rule or regulation or to act in good faith in making timely payments. This notice is published pursuant to Public Chapter 279, Acts of 2003, effective July 1, 2003.
Financial Aid and Individualized Courses
Early registration for an individualized course will be applicable to financial aid eligibility as part of any award that may be made for the semester registered for and not for the semester in which the early registration may take place. Upon satisfactory completion of a course designated as “individualized,” within the allowed parameters, the instructor will assign the grade earned; this grade will then replace any previously assigned “E” grade.
Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program
Qualifying students may receive Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program funds. For eligibility and application details, please check the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) website at www.collegepaystn.com.
All determination of eligibility for awarding of Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program funds will be made by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation.
The following scholarships are made possible by individuals who have made gifts of sufficient size to fund a scholarship each year from the investment income. Such gifts will help our students for years to come and provide a lasting memorial to the donor’s generosity and to an individual they would like to have remembered. These scholarships are currently being managed by Brown Advisory.
The following individuals, businesses and organizations made contributions to endowed scholarships:
Bill and Mary Adcock Endowed Scholarship. Bill and Mary Adcock established this endowed scholarship. Earnings from this endowment will be awarded each year with preference given to students from the Newbern area. Recipients must maintain at least a “C” average.
Dr. Carlton H. Bowyer Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund. Family, friends and the business community have established the Dr. Carlton H. Bowyer Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund in his memory. Income from the endowment will be awarded to deserving students. Dr. Bowyer served as a professor of Philosophy of Education from 1949 to 1995 at the following institutions: Stephens College in Missouri, Emporia State University in Kansas, the University of Texas, the University of Alabama, and the University of Memphis. At the University of Alabama, he was Director of International Programs, and at the University of Memphis, he was Chairman of the Department of Foundations of Education. He served in the Second World War and was one of the first troops to liberate the concentration camp at Dachau, Germany. Carlton was married to Dr. Karen Bowyer in 1972. He was born in 1926 in Norfolk, Virginia, and passed away in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1995.
Duke Brasfield Memorial Endowed Scholarship. The Duke Brasfield Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by the Board of Directors of Patriot Bank, of which Duke was a member, to fund scholarships for Tipton County students attending the Jimmy Naifeh Center. Duke served his country honorably in the United States Air Force from 1969-1972. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1975 from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University and practiced law in Covington for 33 years. Duke was an outstanding leader in Covington’s First United Methodist Church where he served on the Board of Trustees and numerous other committees. Duke’s role as a community leader included serving as the County Attorney for Tipton County for 35 years, attorney for the Tipton County Industrial Board, board member and president of the Covington Lions Club and board member and president of the Tennessee County Attorneys Association. Duke was a member of the Tipton County Education Task Force that spearheaded the purchase of the 64-acre site that is now the home of the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County. He was also a founding member of the Tipton County Advisory Committee. Throughout the years, Duke worked with the DSCC Annual Fund campaign and served on the DSCC Foundation Board. He provided timely and thoughtful guidance by being a member of the DSCC Foundation Executive Committee and the Investment Subcommittee. In June of 2008, DSCC presented Duke with its Pinnacle award. This award is given to members of the community to acknowledge extraordinary service to the College. Duke was a loving and dedicated husband to Martha, father to Ben, Sarah and Charles and son to Reba Nell and Charles B. Brasfield. Recipients of this scholarship will be selected by the DSCC Financial Aid Office chosen from Tipton County students attending classes at the Jimmy Naifeh Center who have unmet financial need.
Brian Burrow Memorial Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in loving memory of Brian D. Burrow, March 6, 1974, to September 7, 2005, in order to fulfill a dream that he always had in his heart - he wanted to become a Conservationist. Brian was a lover of the outdoors and animals. He had a very creative mind, a natural ability to draw and a wonderful way with words. We loved his poetry as it represented the true person that he was – loving and very caring. We know in our hearts that God has him in His embrace now. So “In His Memory” hold your head high, dream big and pray large. Reach far, because with God’s help, nothing is impossible. This is what he would tell you if he were here.
Carlin Family Endowed Scholarship. Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of Robert and Aleta Carlin. Mr. and Mrs. Carlin were residents of Dyersburg for over forty years. Mr. Carlin was Vice President of Sales at Heckethorn Manufacturing Company. Selection of the recipient of this scholarship will be made by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee.
Caterpillar Foundation Endowment. The Caterpillar Foundation established an endowed scholarship. Interest from this scholarship will be awarded to deserving students.
Robert E. Cloar Endowment. Mr. Robert E. Cloar was born in 1906 and passed away in 2000. He was employed by Dyersburg Fabrics in 1929 as Plant Superintendent and retired in 1986 as Vice President for Manufacturing. Mr. Cloar was a member of First Baptist Church in Dyersburg, TN. He started Boy Scout Troop 88 in 1940, served as Scout Master and was active in scouting for many years. He was married to Jennette Cloar. They had one son, Bill Cloar. Mr. Cloar established this scholarship to help educate deserving students from this area.
Cobb-Parr Memorial Park Endowed Scholarship. The Trustees from the Cobb-Parr Memorial Park in Covington established an endowed scholarship. Income from the scholarship will be awarded to Tipton County students.
Cultured Marble Association of the South Endowed Scholarship. Mr. Billy Carl Billings and the members of the Cultured Marble Association of the South established this endowed scholarship to assist students from Tipton County with financial need.
Dr. Walter E. David Endowed Scholarship. The Dr. Walter E. David Endowed Scholarship was established to fund a scholarship for a needy student who is interested in nursing or wildlife management.
Dick and Martha Donner Endowed Scholarship. The Dick and Martha Donner Endowed scholarship was established by Dick and Martha Donner to fund scholarships to students. Mr. Richard Donner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received his education at Rugby School in England. He served in the U.S. Air Force where he flew 50 missions over enemy territory during World War II. His military service earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation. He retired as Chairman of the Board of Dyersburg Fabrics in 1986 after a career that spanned 42 years. In 1945, he joined Dyersburg Fabrics as a member of the company’s management training program. Later that year, he was elected to the Board of Directors, becoming the youngest person ever to hold the position on the Board. Two years later, he was elected as Secretary and was elevated to the office of Executive Vice President in 1959. In 1960, he was elected as President, a position he held until he was named Chairman of the Board in 1981.
Mr. Donner took an active role in the community. He was Chairman of the Board of McIver’s Grant Public Library, a board member of the First American National Bank, and a board member of Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. Dyersburg State Community College gratefully remembers his service as Foundation Board Member, trusted advisor, and generous benefactor.
Mrs. Martha W. Donner was well known for her concern and dedication to scouting, her church, and college scholarships. She was a dedicated member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Donner helped many people attend college, including a number of students who attend Dyersburg State.
The Donners are the parents of Suzanne E. Donner, Betsy Donner Bloch and Richard W. Donner, and the grandparents of Cheraton Donner, Mary Anna Donner, Elliot Bloch and Nina Bloch.
DSCC Administrative Professionals Council (APC) Endowed Scholarship. The Administrative Professionals of Dyersburg State Community College established an endowed scholarship fund for deserving students in honor of Founding President E.B. Eller and in loving memory of members of the Council, Mrs. Nell Armstrong, Mrs. Bonnie F. Jones, and Mrs. Deborah Morgan. This scholarship will encourage students who plan to enter the secretarial field by assisting them with college expenses. The scholarship amount is determined each year by the Council. The recipient must be full-time, seeking a degree or certificate and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Preference will be given to students majoring in Business, particularly those with a concentration in Administrative Professional Technology. Children/stepchildren of APC members will be given priority.
Dyersburg Fabrics Endowed Scholarship. Dyersburg Fabrics opened its doors in 1929 and was a very successful leader in knit fabric manufacturing. For many years Dyersburg Fabrics was a spirited supporter of many fine organizations in Dyer County. They established this endowment to assist students with the cost of obtaining a higher education. Even though the company no longer exists, their scholarship continues to assist students in Dyer County.
Allene Farris Scholarship Endowment Fund. Mr. William W. Farris of Memphis, TN, a prominent attorney, former member of the State Board of Regents and DSCC Foundation Board Director Emeritus, has established a scholarship fund as a memorial to his late sister, Allene Farris, who died in 1941 of meningitis. She was a 20 year-old senior in the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. The scholarships are for Dyer County residents enrolled in the associate degree nursing program at Dyersburg State and in the bachelor of nursing program at the University of Memphis.
First Citizens National Bank Endowed Scholarship. First Citizens National Bank and its Board of Directors, believing that education is vital to the economic development of the community, established a $500,000 endowed scholarship fund in 1993. This fund will help students attend college for generations to come.
First State Bank Endowed Scholarship. The Board of Directors of First State Bank established this endowment to assist students from Tipton County. The recipients of this scholarship must be full-time, degree-seeking students making satisfactory progress.
Vern Forcum Endowed Scholarship Fund. The earnings from the Vern Forcum Scholarship Fund provide a number of scholarships to Dyersburg State students upon completion of their freshman year. The College staff recommends students. Recipients must use the scholarship to complete the sophomore year at Dyersburg State Community College.
Forcum-Lannom Endowed Scholarship. The Forcum-Lannom Endowed Scholarship was created by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Lannom, Mr. Hilton Buckner Forcum, Mrs. Lucianne Ezell, and the late Mrs. Donna Forcum Williams. The scholarship is open to students pursuing any field of study.
William Kent Ford, Sr. Endowed Scholarship. The family of William Kent Ford, Sr. and Ford Construction Company have established an endowed scholarship in memory of Mr. Ford. The scholarship is open to students who demonstrate financial need. Students in any field of study are eligible to apply.
Gracey Pattison McNeely Fyfe Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established by her daughter, Mrs. Nancy Cardozier, in memory of Mrs. Fyfe, an accomplished musician as well as devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. Her love and concern for young people was expressed through her many years of teaching Sunday School and leading the youth in special musical programs for worship. Qualified graduates of Tipton County high schools are eligible to apply, and students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education are encouraged to apply.
Peter Fyfe Endowed Scholarship. Mrs. Nancy Cardozier of Austin, Texas, and a native of Covington, Tennessee, established the Peter Fyfe Endowed Scholarship in memory of her father. Mr. Fyfe, born in 1883 in Gilby, North Dakota, died in 1981 in Covington, TN. Mr. Fyfe built a career of sixty-one years with the same bank, serving thirty-three of those years as chief executive officer. He oversaw the development of a system of six out-of-county branches, unique among Tennessee banks at that time. Maintaining farming and ginning interests as well, Mr. Fyfe earned a widespread reputation for initiative, integrity, and fairness, which the scholarship recipient would be wise to emulate. Income from this scholarship will be awarded to a qualified graduate of a Tipton County high school who plans to major in a business-related field.
Dr. John D. Gardner Endowed Scholarship. Dr. John Gardner established this endowed scholarship as an educational benefit to his employees. Interest from this endowment will be awarded to employees or children of employees of John D. Gardner Dentistry and City Liquor. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA to retain the scholarship.
Dale F. Glover Scholarship Endowment Fund. A lifelong supporter of better education for Tennessee, Dale Glover and his wife Elizabeth, of Obion, Tennessee, generously endowed a scholarship in 1985. Income from this scholarship is awarded to a deserving student from Obion County who plans to pursue a higher education. Mr. Glover spent 29 years in the capacities of Director, President and Chairman of Commercial Bank in Obion. Mr. Glover was a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents from 1972 until 1984. He also served ten years on the State Board of Education, eight years in the Tennessee Legislature and as a trustee of Union University in Jackson. The classroom building on our campus is named the “Dale F. Glover Education Center.”
Ben and Lillian Greenberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Greenberg and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Greenberg established a scholarship in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Greenberg, to be awarded to a deserving student.
Eddie Gregory Memorial Endowed Scholarship. The Dyersburg-Dyer County Chamber of Commerce, members of the business community, family, and friends have established this scholarship in memory of Mr. Eddie Gregory.
Michael and Becky Heckethorn Endowed Scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Heckethorn established this endowed scholarship. Earnings from this scholarship will be awarded to a DSCC student with financial need.
Mr. and Mrs. William P. Heckethorn Endowed Scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. William P. Heckethorn established an endowed scholarship. Interest from this scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Dyersburg High School.
Stanley Hulme/Newbern Lions Endowed Scholarship Fund. Members of the Newbern Lions Club established an endowed scholarship in memory of Stanley Hulme. Mr. Hulme was a dedicated member of the Newbern Lions Club. This scholarship will be awarded each year to an incoming freshman who is a Dyer County High School graduate. Selection of the recipient of this scholarship will be made by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee.
Doris Ann Parmenter Karlgaard Endowed Scholarship. Wayne Karlgaard established this scholarship in memory of his wife Doris. Doris Karlgaard was a lifelong resident of Dyer County and was a graduate of DSCC and UT Martin in Business Administration. She was employed at Oldberg Manufacturing for 18 years and at Colonial Rubber/Colonial West/PolyOne for another 18 years. Her son Tracy Allen Voss is a graduate of the DSCC Nursing Program. Income from this scholarship will be awarded to a deserving second-year student.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Lannom, Jr. Endowed Scholarship. The Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Lannom, Jr. Endowed Scholarship was established to fund scholarships to students.
Maude M. Latta Endowed Scholarship. The Maude M. Latta Scholarship was created in a bequest to Dyersburg State Community College from Mrs. Latta. Interest from this scholarship will be awarded to deserving students in the education field.
Ken Leeth Family Endowed Scholarship. Ken Leeth and his family established a scholarship in which the student would attend Dyersburg State for two years and then transfer to the University of Tennessee at Martin. The scholarship will pay for tuition and books.
Deetrice Mathews Endowed Scholarship. Mrs. Maude Latta established the Deetrice Mathews Scholarship in memory of her sister in a bequest to Dyersburg State Community College. Interest from this scholarship will be awarded to deserving students in the Business Administration field.
Dr. Mary Frances Seibert McCauley Endowed English Scholarship. This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Mary Frances Seibert McCauley for her many years of dedicated teaching and her love for education. Dr. McCauley joined Dyersburg State as Instructor of English in 1969. She retired from DSCC in 1994 as Professor of English. Dr. McCauley received her B.S. Degree from A & I University in Nashville with a major in English and history and earned the Master’s degree from the same institution with a major in English. She received her doctorate degree from George Peabody of Vanderbilt University in 1983. Prior to her employment at DSCC, Dr. McCauley taught English at Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana, and at Bruce High School and Dyersburg High School in Dyersburg. Dr. McCauley died on July 2, 2002, after an extended battle with cancer.
Ermine McNeely Endowed Scholarship. For more than 60 years, Miss Ermine McNeely was a loved and respected teacher of piano and organ. Her own classical training included study with nationally-recognized musicians. By her example of high ideals in music as in life, she influenced countless devoted students – inspiring them with a love and appreciation of music. This scholarship is endowed by her nephew, Peter McNeely Fyfe, who was one of her students.
Betty Norton Endowment. This endowment was established from the estate of Ms. Betty Norton. Ms. Norton supported the arts and cultural events of the community and, in particular, those supported by Dyersburg State Community College. She had a love for music and often shared her beautiful voice with the community and was a great supporter of education.
Judy Peel Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Friends and members of the business community established this scholarship in memory of Mrs. Judy Peel to be awarded to deserving students from Dyer County.
Margo Marie Petersen Memorial Nursing Endowed Scholarship. Bill and Mary Adcock established this scholarship in memory of their granddaughter, Margo M. Petersen. Margo was born on November 17, 1988, to Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Petersen. She contracted a rare blood disorder at the age of 3 1/2 months and died on June 12, 1989. During Margo’s illness and after her death, the family felt special gratitude to the nurses who cared for her through their consistent love, care, and concern. This scholarship was established to continue to express their love for Margo and their thankfulness to the nursing profession. In this way, Margo’s brief life can continue to touch and bless the scholarship recipient as well as other deserving nursing students in the future.
Lindsay Rice Memorial Music Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a qualified student who meets the criteria of enrolling in the Dyersburg Community Orchestra. The Music Department will select the recipient.
King W. Rogers, Jr. and Essie M. Rogers Endowed Scholarships. Scholarships have been established in memory of Mr. King W. Rogers, Jr. and Mrs. Essie M. Rogers. They have been funded by Mrs. King W. Rogers, Jr. and by Mr. and Mrs. King W. Rogers, III.
Security Bancorp of Tennessee Endowed Scholarship. Security Bank, Bank of Halls, Gates Bank and Trust, and Bank of Crockett established a $450,000 endowed scholarship fund in 1994.
William Len and Virginia D. Shipman Endowed Scholarship. The children of William Len and Virginia D. Shipman have established an endowed scholarship in memory of their parents.
Chuck Stanfield Music Scholarship Fund. A scholarship fund was established to provide music scholarships in memory of Mr. Chuck Stanfield. The earnings from the scholarship fund will be awarded through the DSCC Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee on the recommendation of the Music Department to students who exhibit talent in music and who plan to pursue music as a major life interest. Applicants should contact the head of the Music Department for applications and information.
Maggie Lou Sudbury Endowed Scholarship. The Maggie Lou Sudbury Scholarship Fund was established through a generous gift from the estate of Miss Maggie Lou Sudbury. Miss Sudbury was a teacher whose career spanned sixty years. The scholarship is available to students who are graduates of a high school in Dyer County.
Buck Tarpley Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the DSCC Foundation Board to honor Dr. Buck Tarpley for his many years of service to DSCC and its students. This scholarship will serve as a reminder of Dr. Tarpley’s dedication to our community and our students, and it will serve as a means to assist those who are experiencing difficulty in paying for college.
Hugh M. Todd, Jr. Endowed Scholarship. Dyersburg Fabrics, Inc., its Corporate Board of Directors and friends of Mr. Hugh M. Todd, Jr. established an endowed scholarship in his honor. Proceeds from this fund are used to award scholarships to deserving students.
West Tennessee CPA Chapter Endowed Scholarship. The West Tennessee Chapter CPA Endowed Scholarship was established through the generosity of the chapter membership to provide an opportunity for deserving citizens of West Tennessee to pursue an associate degree or professional certification at Dyersburg State Community College. The award is $250 per semester or $500 a year. Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled as a full-time student with a major in business and a concentration in accounting. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Application must be made through the Financial Aid Office at DSCC.
Contributors to Endowed Scholarships
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Adcock
Dr. Karen Bowyer
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Emery
Mr. Wayne Karlgaard
Mr. and Mrs. Edward King, III
Mr. and Mrs. David Landgraf
Mr. Roger Taylor
Numerous scholarships are available to students who attend Dyersburg State Community College. They are made possible by contributions from businesses, civic organizations, clubs and individuals in the College service area. General requirements for eligibility are (1) full-time enrollment and (2) maintaining satisfactory academic progress. Some donor scholarships have additional restrictions as stated in the catalog description.
Donor scholarships are awarded on the basis of need, academic achievement, and participation in student activities, leadership and citizenship. Unless otherwise specified, the College Scholarship Committee selects recipients.
Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for completion and filing of the FAFSA is March 1. Entering students must submit a seventh semester transcript and be fully accepted for admission as a certificate or degree-seeking student.
Dyersburg State Community College is grateful to the following individuals and organizations that have agreed to provide scholarship assistance on an ongoing basis:
Bill and Mary Adcock Scholarship. Bill and Mary Adcock provide a scholarship each year with preference given to students from the Newbern area. Recipients must maintain at least a “C” average.
Administrative Professionals Council Scholarship. The Administrative Professionals of Dyersburg State Community College established this scholarship to be awarded to a full-time, degree or certificate seeking student. Preference will be given to students majoring in Business, particularly those concentrating in Administrative Professional Technology. Children/step-children of APC members will be given priority. If there are no children/step-children of APC members, the Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee will award the scholarship based on the criteria used for all other students. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
Frank Agee Baseball Scholarship. Jeff Agee established this scholarship in honor of his father, Frank Agee. This scholarship will be awarded to members of the DSCC baseball team with preference going to Dyer County students.
American Business Women’s Association. The members of the American Business Women’s Association established a scholarship for both male and female students with financial need. The Association works with the Financial Aid Office to select the recipients. Preference is given to Upward Bound students and students from Dyer County. The recipient must maintain a 2.0 GPA after the first semester in order to retain the scholarship.
Nell H. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship. Friends and family of Nell Armstrong, a charter DSCC staff member, established a scholarship in her memory. Preference is given to applicants with financial need.
BancorpSouth Scholarship-Covington. BancorpSouth, Covington, established a scholarship to be awarded to a full-time student with a low to moderate income who desires to attend college at the Tipton County Center.
BancorpSouth Scholarship-Trenton. BancorpSouth, Trenton, established a scholarship to be awarded to a full-time Gibson County student with a low to moderate income.
Bank of Ripley Scholarship. The Bank of Ripley provides a scholarship for a graduate of Ripley High School to attend Dyersburg State. The recipient is selected by the staff of Ripley High School.
Baptist Memorial Hospital, Union City, Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship. The Women’s Auxiliary provides a two-year scholarship with priority to employees of Baptist Memorial Hospital, Union City, and residents of Obion County. Financial need will be a consideration.
Edgar Barnett Scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Barnett established this scholarship in memory of his father, Edgar Barnett. The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student in athletics.
Sammy Buchanan Scholarship. The Sammy Buchanan Memorial Scholarship was formed to assist an EMT student at the Dyersburg Campus with financial assistance. Sammy Buchanan was a past instructor of the EMT course at Dyersburg State. He was also a Lead Paramedic for many years at Dyersburg Regional EMS. This scholarship will help continue the legacy of Sammy Buchanan in the field of Emergency Medical Services through education and training.
Brian Burrow Scholarship. This scholarship was established in loving memory of Brian D. Burrow, March 6, 1974, to September 7, 2005, in order to fulfill a dream that he always had in his heart - he wanted to become a conservationist. Brian was a lover of the outdoors and animals. He had a very creative mind, a natural ability to draw and a wonderful way with words. We loved his poetry as it represented the true person that he was – loving and very caring. We know in our hearts that God has him in His embrace now. So “In His Memory” hold your head high, dream big and pray large. Reach far, because with God’s help, nothing is impossible. This is what he would tell you if he were here.
Gloria Joyce Cape Memorial Scholarship. Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cape established a scholarship in memory of Dr. Cape’s mother, Gloria Joyce Cape, to be awarded to a nursing student.
Caterpillar Scholarship. Caterpillar awards an annual scholarship to a full-time student, with priority being given to the children or grandchildren of Caterpillar employees. The recipient will be selected based on their essay submission and must maintain a minimum of a C average to be eligible for scholarship renewal.
Kevin and Damaris Cook Scholarship. Drs. Kevin and Damaris Cook established this scholarship to be awarded to a full-time student majoring in a healthcare-related field. The student must be in good standing and maintain a 3.0 to retain the scholarship.
Covington High School Principal’s Scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. Houston Gordon established the Covington High School Principal’s Scholarship to be awarded to graduates of Covington High School. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher and will be selected by the principal of Covington High School. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees.
Walter W. Dance Scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Heckethorn established this scholarship for a Dyersburg High School graduate. This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, and books.
Vondal and Denise Davidson Scholarship. Vondal and Denise Davidson established this scholarship for a student with financial need. The scholarship will be divided between the fall and spring semesters. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to retain the scholarship.
Jack and Shirley Dewitt Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Mr. Jack Dewitt to fund a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student in any field of study.
Jack and Shirley DeWitt Sonic Scholarship. Al and Penny Guthrie established this scholarship in honor of Jack and Shirley DeWitt. The DeWitt family will select the recipient based upon their application and three letters of recommendation. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
DOT Foods, Inc. Scholarship. DOT Foods, Inc. established this scholarship to be awarded to a full or a part-time, degree or certificate seeking student. First preference will be given to current DOT Foods, Inc. employees, and second preference will be given to spouses and children of current DOT Foods, Inc. employees. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
Nancy Estes Dratnol Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Marilyn Estes Armstrong, employed at DSCC since 1987, established this scholarship to honor her late sister, Nancy Estes Dratnol, a Registered Nurse, who passed away April 8, 2007. Deserving students who are in DSCC’s Nursing Program are to be awarded this scholarship, with preference given to former DSCC Upward Bound students.
Dyer County Scholarships. Businesses, industries, organizations and individuals raise funds for scholarships each year to be awarded to deserving students from Dyer County. Recipients are selected by the DSCC Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee.
Dyersburg Civitan Memorial Scholarship. The Dyersburg Civitan Club contributes an annual scholarship to a graduate of a Dyer County high school.
Dyersburg Cotillion Club Scholarship. The Dyersburg Cotillion Club contributes an annual scholarship for the freshman year to a graduate of either Dyersburg High School or Dyer County High School.
Dyersburg Electric System Scholarship. The Dyersburg Electric System established a scholarship to be awarded to a deserving student with financial need. Preference will be given to employees and employees’ children.
Dyersburg Kiwanis Club Scholarship. A scholarship is provided each year by the Dyersburg Kiwanis Club to a graduate of a Dyer County high school.
Dyersburg Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship. The Dyersburg Regional Medical Center Auxiliary awards three nursing scholarships to nursing students who agree to practice in a health-related field for a minimum of three years with first consideration given to Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.
Dyersburg Rotary Breakfast Club Scholarship. The Dyersburg Rotary Breakfast Club awards a scholarship each year to a deserving student.
Dyersburg Rotary Noon Club Scholarship. The Dyersburg Rotary Noon Club provides a scholarship to a student from Dyer County High School and a student from Dyersburg High School. This scholarship is for tuition and books only. The Scholarship recipients must be in good standing, have financial need, and not be receiving more than two additional scholarships. The recipients must attend one Rotary Noon Club meeting or submit a written acknowledgement to the club members.
Dyersburg State Community College Alumni Scholarship. The active members of the DSCC Alumni Association established this scholarship for deserving students. To be considered for the alumni scholarship, you must be nominated by an active Dyersburg State Alumni Association member. Preference will be given to the children of active Dyersburg State Alumni Association members. The student must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and must be enrolled as a full-time student. The scholarship may be retained as long as criteria are met each semester for a maximum of four semesters and funding is available. The number of scholarships awarded as well as their monetary value varies from year to year. For more information, contact the Alumni Coordinator at 731-286-3347 for an application, or complete the application online at www.dscc.edu/alumni.
Dyersburg State Community College Cheerleader Scholarships. Dyersburg State awards scholarships each year to cheerleaders.
Dyersburg State Community College Faculty Scholarships. The Faculty Assembly of Dyersburg State awards scholarships annually, one of which is named the Bill Edwards Scholarship. Recipients are selected by the Executive Committee of the Faculty Assembly.
Dyersburg State Community College Jazz Choir Scholarships. Dyersburg State awards scholarships to in-state students with the possibility of renewal the second year. Recipients must enroll in jazz choir each semester and fulfill all course requirements. Students must audition before the music faculty, and the music faculty will make the selection of the recipients.
Dyersburg State Community College Mathematics Scholarships. Dyersburg State Community College awards scholarships to winners in the annual Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association (TMTA) Mathematics Competition.
EdScholar Scholarship Program. This scholarship is sponsored by Edsouth and Edamerica to deserving undergraduate students. Recipients must meet a range of criteria including academic merit, leadership, community service, and financial need. Tuition expenses are underwritten for qualified incoming freshmen. For assistance beyond the freshmen year, students must maintain a minimum grade point average, attend school full time and be in good standing.
ERMCO Scholarship. ERMCO provides scholarship funds to be used for academically qualified dependents of ERMCO employees. Renewal is subject to approval of ERMCO management.
First Citizens National Bank Scholarships. First Citizens National Bank of Dyersburg provides five scholarships each year. One scholarship is in honor of the Dyer County-Dyersburg Teachers Association. One is awarded to an athlete. One scholarship is awarded to an Upward Bound student. Priority for the other scholarships will be given to a First Citizens employee’s child first; for a First Citizens employee’s child second; and for a First Citizens employee’s grandchild third.
First South Bank Scholarship. First South Bank of Dyersburg contributes scholarships each year through the Arthur Hamilton Trust Fund. Scholarships are awarded to Dyersburg High School graduates and Dyer County High School graduates. The trust is administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis.
Ford Construction Company/Charles F. Moore Scholarship. Ford Construction Company awards an annual scholarship for tuition and books in memory of Charles F. Moore to a full-time student majoring in accounting.
Frazier Memorial Scholarship. The Frazier Roofing Company awards $3,000 per year to provide education to needy students.
Dr. John D. Gardner Scholarship. Dr. John Gardner established this scholarship as an educational benefit to his employees. This scholarship will be awarded to employees or children of employees of John D. Gardner Dentistry and City Liquor. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA to retain the scholarship.
Ricky L. Gatlin Memorial Scholarship. Dyersburg Regional Emergency Services personnel established this scholarship in memory of Ricky Gatlin. This scholarship will be for tuition and books for a student in the DSCC EMT/Paramedic Program. A minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained to continue the scholarship. Recipients will be chosen by the Dyersburg Regional EMS Director, Wendy Gatlin, and a panel of Dyersburg Regional EMS employees. The recipient must have worked in the EMS field for a minimum of one year prior to enrollment in the EMT program.
Gibson County Dollars for Scholars Scholarships. Businesses, industries, organizations and individuals raise funds for scholarships each year to be awarded to deserving students from Gibson County. Recipients are selected by the DSCC Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee.
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Scholarship. The Gibson EMC awards a scholarship for a deserving student who is a resident of Gibson, Obion, Lake, Dyer, or Crockett County. The recipient must be a Gibson EMC customer.
Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. The Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce established this scholarship to be awarded to a full or part-time, degree or certificate seeking student. Students must reside in Trenton, Medina, Dyer, Bradford, Yorkville, Rutherford, Gibson or Kenton and have unmet need for financial aid to pay for tuition, fees, and/or books.
Joe Griggs, Jr. and David Griggs Memorial Scholarship. Joe and Kathy Griggs established the Joe Griggs, Jr. and David Griggs Memorial Scholarship in memory of their sons Joe and David. The recipients must be high school seniors from Ripley High School with financial need. Applicants must send in a short information sheet on themselves and a recommendation letter from their pastor and one from a teacher. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to maintain the scholarship.
Howard Guthrie Community Scholarship. Al and Penny Guthrie and David and Kim Guthrie established this scholarship in honor of Howard Guthrie to honor his years of service with Dyersburg State Community College and his endless support of the community through thousands of hours of volunteer work. To be eligible for this scholarship, one must have a 2.5 GPA; complete the scholarship application by April 30th; submit 3 letters of recommendation; and have 75 hours of documented volunteer hours in the past 12 months. Scholarship information and the application may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office. The applications will be reviewed and the successful applicant selected by members of the Guthrie family.
Jack Heckethorn Scholarship. Heckethorn Manufacturing Company awards a $1,000 scholarship annually to a son or daughter of a full-time employee.
Faye Hendren Memorial Scholarship. Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of Faye Hendren for her forty years of service to DSCC and its students. The recipients are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Russell Hudson Book Scholarship. Mr. Russell Hudson established this scholarship in memory of his father, Jack S. Hudson, and his mother, Celia W. Hudson, to be used to assist students with the purchase of books.
Mary Elizabeth Sloan Hughes Scholarship. David Hughes, a DSCC Alumnus, established this scholarship in honor of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Sloan Hughes. The recipient is to be a second-year nursing student, preferably from Lauderdale County, who is in need of financial assistance.
InSouth Bank Scholarship. InSouth Bank awards three scholarships, one to a graduate of each of the three Tipton County high schools.
Johnson-Williams Funeral Home Scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Williams established this scholarship for students from Dyer County, with preference given to students from Newbern. This scholarship is to be used for tuition, fees, books, and other related school expenses.
Evan Ross Jones Memorial EMT Scholarship. This scholarship is provided for a second semester student enrolled in the DSCC EMT Program. The scholarship honors the memory of a 2013 EMT graduate, Evan Ross Jones. A graduate of Dyersburg High School, Evan was a member of the Soccer Team, the Advanced Choir, and the Dyer County Trap Shooting Team. He was a 5-year selected member of the Northwest Tennessee Honor Choir, an All-State Honor Choir 1st Chair: West Division, and a Boy Scouts of America Life Scout. He was a member of the U.S. Army and served as an EMT/Fireman with the City of Dyersburg Fire Department. Students receiving this memorial scholarship must be in good academic standing with Dyersburg State, have need for financial assistance, and have successfully completed the first semester courses of the Emergency Medical Technician Program.
David C. Kelly Memorial Scholarship. A scholarship was established in memory of DSCC Associate Professor of English David C. Kelly for his many years of dedicated teaching and his love for education. Mr. Kelly became a charter member of the English faculty of Dyersburg State Community College in the fall of 1969. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lambuth University, Magna Cum Laude in 1965, and his Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Memphis in 1967. He taught at Southside High School in Memphis and Lambuth University in Jackson prior to joining the faculty at DSCC. Mr. Kelly died on March 2, 2002, after an extended battle with cancer. Applications and further information may be obtained from the Dyersburg State Financial Aid Office. The DSCC Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients.
Edward M. King, III and Jere C. King Scholarship. Mrs. Edward M. King, Jr., Ms. Monica Scott King, and Ms. Mary Louise King established the Edward M. King, III and Jere C. King Scholarship. This scholarship is to be awarded to a resident of Dyer or Lauderdale County.
Elda La Ront and Russell Dittmer Memorial Scholarship. Drs. Carlton and Karen Bowyer and family members made this gift in memory of Dr. Karen Bowyer’s late aunt and uncle.
Lauderdale County Scholarships. Businesses, industries, organizations and individuals raise funds for scholarships each year to be awarded to deserving students from Lauderdale County. Recipients are selected by the DSCC Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee.
Bill Lindamood Scholarship. Mr. Bill Lindamood established a scholarship to be awarded to a recent Lake County High School graduate.
Frank Maynard Memorial Scholarship. Members of the Dyersburg Fraternal Order of Police #18 established this scholarship in memory of Frank Maynard, who lost his life while serving as a police officer. This scholarship award is restricted to immediate family members of any Dyer County, Tennessee, law enforcement officer. Applicants will be screened by the F.O.P. Selection Committee.
Ida Mae Theus-Mays Memorial Scholarships. J. Denard Williams, a DSCC graduate and pastor of Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church, Dyersburg, Tennessee; Emma Mays-Reynolds, a DSCC faculty member; the Mays family; and the Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church members established a scholarship in memory of a devout believer and supporter of education and founder of Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church, Ida Mae Theus-Mays. This scholarship is to help provide an education for a second-year student at DSCC. The recipient must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. In addition, the student must be active in campus life at DSCC (SGA, departmental organization, PTK, etc.). They must be an active member in their church and/or community and preferably in a leadership role in their church and/or community. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must present two (2) signed letters of recommendation and one (1) letter must be from their pastor. Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1000 each. The deadline for receipt of the letters of recommendation by the Financial Aid Office is July 15 or until the scholarships are awarded.
McDonald’s Sells/Quertermous Family Scholarships. The Sells/Quertermous family provides eight scholarships each year. Preference is given to employees of McDonald’s, Inc. owned by the Sells family. If there are no applicants who are employees of McDonald’s, preference will be given to applicants from counties where Sells/Quertermous family-owned McDonald’s are located.
McGinness Family Memorial Scholarships. The McGinness Family Memorial Scholarships were established from resources inherited from Mr. Clarence R. McGinness by Wendell and Joan Arnold. The scholarships are in memory of Clarence R. McGinness and his sisters, Louisi Ana Powell and Mary Lorella Barlow. The three siblings were born and reared in the Lenox-Finley area. A $500 scholarship will be awarded each year to a graduating senior from Dyersburg High School, and a $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Dyer County High School. Preference is given to students from the Lenox or Finley area. The recipients may renew the scholarships for their sophomore year of college. The counselor and scholarship committee at each high school will make the selection. If the student does not continue enrollment at DSCC, the College may select another student to receive the remainder of the scholarship money.
Patty Means Memorial Scholarship. Delfield awards a scholarship to a full-time student, with priority being given to the employees’ family members. The recipient should be a Tipton County resident. Recipients should maintain a 3.0 GPA.
The E.R. and Roselle Moody Scholarship for Adult Students. Lloyd Smith and the Moody Properties with CASO established this scholarship for a non-traditional student. The recipient must be 25 years old or older, be a full-time student and be degree-seeking. The recipient must maintain good academic standing in order to maintain the scholarship.
Omni Tech Scholarship. Omni Tech established a scholarship to be awarded to a Dyer County resident who is a Dyersburg High School or Dyer County High School graduate.
The John E. “Jack” Overbey Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of John E. “Jack” Overbey by friends and family for his dedicated and outstanding service to Dyersburg State Community College for 32 years. He organized and coordinated the Criminal Justice Program and was promoted to Associate Professor of Justice Services during his tenure from 1972 to 2003. He also coached and was successful as men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and tennis coach, receiving the honor of “Coach of the Year” in the Western Division of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association four times. In March, 2011, he was posthumously inducted into the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association Hall of Fame during the TCCAA/National Junior College Athletic Association Region VII tournament at the DSCC E.H. Lannom, Jr. Gymnasium. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at The University of Memphis and a Master of Administration of Justice Service degree at Wichita State University. Additionally, he received extensive training from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Searchie Crime Lab, Raleigh, North Carolina; Memphis Police Academy; and other specialized groups. Among his many professional and community contributions, he served as a training coordinator for the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy, member of International Academy of Criminal Justice Science, advisor/consultant for West Tennessee Law Enforcement agencies and a General Sessions Judge. He had a genuine love for teaching and coaching and received numerous honors and awards for outstanding service and achievements. He left a wonderful legacy of helping students, athletes and individuals develop to their fullest potential. This scholarship will be available to justice service students who desire to participate in athletics. In honor of his educational and personal philosophy, this student should possess strong academics, athleticism and be of good moral character.
Cindy Parker Spirit of Nursing Scholarship. Friends of Cindy Parker established this scholarship in her memory. This scholarship will be awarded at the Nursing Pinning Ceremony to a student who has successfully completed the DSCC Nursing Program. The recipient must have financial need and be someone who exemplifies the love and true spirit of nursing. The selection will be determined by the DSCC Nursing Faculty and will be used to pay for the recipient’s state BON and NCLEX application fees and review course fees.
Evera Armstrong Parker Nursing Scholarships. Mike Armstrong established these scholarships in memory of Mrs. Evera Armstrong Parker. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to nursing majors in Lake, Obion, or Dyer County. The recipient of this scholarship must have been accepted into the DSCC Nursing Program and must spend a minimum of 10 hours visiting residents at a nursing home or an assisted-living facility.
Forcum Lannom Contractors/Don Pennington Scholarship. Forcum Lannom Contractors awards a $1,500 scholarship per year in honor of Don Pennington. The recipient must be a resident of Dyer County.
Sam Reed Scholarship. The Dyersburg City School System established a scholarship in honor of Mr. Sam Reed. Mr. Reed served as a faculty member and superintendent of the Dyersburg City School System for many years. This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in the agriculture, agribusiness or education field.
The Ripley Power and Light Department Scholarships. The Ripley Power and Light Department established scholarships in the amount of $1,250 each to be awarded to deserving students with financial need. Preference will be given to employees and employees’ children, with second preference given to Lauderdale County students.
The King W. Rogers, Jr. and Essie M. Rogers Scholarships. These scholarships were established in memory of Mr. King W. Rogers, Jr. and Mrs. Essie M. Rogers. They have been funded by Mrs. King W. Rogers, Jr. and by Mr. and Mrs. King W. Rogers, III.
Coy and Jeanette Rose Scholarship. Rose Integrated Services, Inc. established a scholarship in honor of Coy and Jeanette Rose, the parents of Paul and Allan Rose. In 1953, Mr. Coy W. Rose and his father, Mr. J. W. (Bill) Rose, founded Rose Iron Works, which grew into the current Rose Integrated Services. Rose Integrated Services has a rich history founded upon family values and a strong work ethic. In keeping with these values, this scholarship was established to be awarded to an employee or employee’s family member from Tipton County.
The Society of Human Resource Management Scholarship. The Society of Human Resource Management established a scholarship to be awarded to a student from Dyer, Lake, Obion, or Lauderdate County who is pursuring an Associate of Science degree with an emphasis in Business Administration as part of his/her preparation for a career in human resources.
Student Government Association Scholarships. The Student Government Association of Dyersburg State maintains a scholarship program supported by fund-raising activities. The number of SGA scholarships, as well as their monetary worth, varies from year to year.
Theatre Scholarship. This $200 scholarship is awarded by the Dyersburg State Drama Department to a student who has proven interest in theatre. The recipient must be at least a half-time student and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average.
Tipton County Scholarships. Businesses, industries, organizations and individuals contribute funds for scholarships each year to be awarded to deserving students from Tipton County.
Richard H. Wheeler Scholarships. Contributions from the Donner Foundation fund the Richard H. Wheeler Scholarships, which will be awarded to graduating students from Dyersburg High School and Dyer County High School.
White & Associates Scholarships. White and Associates awards three scholarships each year to students with financial need. These scholarships are available to residents of Dyer, Gibson, Lake, and Obion Counties.
Diane Kendall Whitley Scholarships. The Town of Atoka established this scholarship to be awarded to deserving students with financial need. Preference will be given to residents and employees of the Town of Atoka.
Scholarships Managed by First Citizens National Bank Trust Department
Hattie Lou Page Trust Fund. Ms. Hattie Lou Page was the daughter of Henry and Edora Page. She was a lifelong resident of Dyer County and a member of the Rehobeth United Methodist Church. She was also active in the Eastern Star organization.
During her life she worked for a period of time at a dairy in Newbern owned by Mr. Hamilton Parks. She also wrote community articles for the Dyer County Tennessean newspaper.
She had a deep and sincere interest in high school graduates of Dyer County who have a desire to enter medically- related careers. This interest resulted in her establishing a trust fund that, upon her death, would be used to provide financial assistance for Dyer County students to pursue a degree in nursing or other medically-related careers. Ms. Page died in May, 1978. Since that time, the trust has provided scholarship funds to the Dyersburg State Community College Nursing Program.
Lillian Rawles Educational Trust Fund. Ms. Lillian Rawles was one of four daughters of Jon and Ollie Weedman Rawles. She lived in Finley, TN, with her family and taught first grade for many years. She had a deep appreciation for education and felt strongly that those who wanted to get an education should have the opportunity. She was an active member of the Finley United Methodist Church and served as treasurer for many years.
In 1946, she transferred her membership to the First United Methodist Church of Dyersburg. She was a very active member of the Sunday School and the United Methodist Women. She was a loyal and faithful member of the church until her death on September 6, 1979. She is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.
In addition to her gifts to the Scholarship fund and her church, she made bequests to some of the fine health associations and organizations such as the cancer society and the heart society.
She was a woman of great sensitivity and compassion. She also was grateful and appreciative of the blessings she enjoyed in life and wanted others to have a better life.
Ms. Rawles is a prime example of the Holy Scripture which says: “Though they be dead, yet their works do follow them.”
Dyersburg State Community College is grateful to the following businesses, individuals, and organizations that provide scholarship funds:
A-1 Construction Company
ABWA Southern Accent Chapter
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Adcock
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Agee
Ms. Kathy Alford
Anderson Farms II
Army Emergency Relief
Ms. Joan Arnold
Bank of Ripley
Bank of Tipton
Baptist Memorial Hospital Tipton
Bells Nursing & Rehab Center
Dr. and Mrs. William Bibb
Ms. Minnie Bommer
Brasfield and Brasfield
Ms. Laura Brimm
Ms. Laura Beth Butler
Ms. Bessie Mae Caldwell
Cape Regional Eye Center
Mr. William Thomas Cheairs
City of Dyersburg
City of Gilt Edge
City of Trenton
City of Trenton Industrial Board City Hall
City of Union City
Community Resource Dev Org
Drs. Kevin and Damaris Cook
Cooley Trucking & Application
Ms. Joann Crain
Dr. Loren Crown
D and B Properties, Inc. Sonic
Ms. Peggy Davis
Delta Faucet Company
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dixie Boys Baseball
Mr. Richard Donner
Donner Private Foundation
Ms. Barbara Dorn
DSCC Foundation Endowment
Dyer County Farm Bureau
Dyer County Mayor
Dyersburg Civitan Club
Dyersburg Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
Dyersburg Rotary Breakfast Club
Dyersburg Rotary Club
Dyersburg Tax Service LLC
Ms. Barbara Eller
Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church, Inc.
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America
First Citizens National Bank
First Citizens National Bank Atoka
First Citizens National Bank Munford
Flatt Heating and Air Conditioning
Forcum Lannom Contractors
Ms. Edie Ford
Ford Construction Company
Fraternal Order of Police
Frazier Roofing and Sheet Metal Co., Inc.
Gibson County Commissioners
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation
Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Joe Griggs
Mr. Jere Hadley
Hattie Lou Page Educational Trust Fund
Mr. Joey Hays
Heart of the South Council Girl Scouts
Ms. Shellie Reaves Hendren
M.r and Mrs. Ralph Henson
Holy Angel’s Church
Mr. David Hughes
Jackson Madison County General Hospital
Jamieson & Fisher, Inc.
Jewish Foundation of Memphis
Mrs. Jefferson Jones
Jones Companies Limited
Ms. Charlotte Kelley
Mr. William Kelly
Kimberly Clark Credit Union
Mr. Bob Kirk
Kiwanis Club of Dyersburg
Komatsu America Corporation
Lake County High School
Lauderdale County Bank
Lhoist North America Chemical Management Co.
Lillian Rawles Educational Trust Fund
Mr. William Lindamood
Mr. Milton Magee
Mr. John Marvin
Marys Chapel Church
MCAA 531 Gray Ghost Squadron
McDonald’s of Covington - Sells/Quertermous Family
McDonald’s of Dyersburg - Sells/Quertermous Family
McDonald’s of Hayti - Sells/Quertermous Family
McDonald’s of Milan - Sells/Quertermous Family
McDonald’s of Munford - Sells/Quertermous Family
McDonald’s of Newbern - Sells/Quertermous Family
McDonald’s of Ripley - Sells/Quertermous Family
McDonald’s of Trenton - Sells/Quertermous Family
Ms. Mickie McLaughlin
Medina Banking Company
Ms. Tina Morris
Mr. Ed Norman
Nucor Yamato Steel Company
Mr. Warren Nunn
Obion County Central High School Quarterback Club
Obion County Education Association
Omni Tech Manufacturing Corporation
Peabody Alumni Association
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Ms. Jennifer Poston
Mr. Joseph Priestly
Ms. Naomi Rector
Ripley Power and Light
Roberts Gibson, Inc.
King and Judy Rogers
Rose Fabricating & Industrial Solutions
Rotary Club of Halls Gates
Ms. Monya Sanders
Shelbyville & Vacinity Club
Mr. Tim Sloan
Smart Scholarship Funding Corp.
Mrs. Percy Smith
Mr. Lloyd Smith
Mr. David Snell
Society of Human Resource Management
South Fulton Honor Scholarship Fund
Sparky’s Spirits of Atoka
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Stanley
State Farm - Anita Hart - Dyersburg
State Farm - Brad Carlisle - Covington
State Farm - Joe Grant - Covington
State Farm - Ken Pullias - Dyer
State Farm Matching Gift Program
Mr. Rickie Tankersley
Teamsters Freight Employees Local Union 480
Tennessee 4-H Foundation
Tennessee Baptist Foundation
Tennessee Corn Growers Assn.
Tennessee FFA Foundation, Inc.
Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation
Tennessee Health Care Education Foundation
The Bettye Giddens Women’s Missionary Society
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Tim Castellaw Ford Lincoln Mercury
Town of Atoka
Toyota Dealer Match Program
Trenton Exchange Club
Trenton Rotary Club
Union City Rotary Club
Mr. Billy Walker
Wards Accounting Services
White and Associates Insurance
William Lynn Webb Memorial Scholarship
Mr. Patrick Steven Williams
Mr. Steve Williams
Ms. Marianna Williams
Ms. Hattye Yarbrough
Faculty and Staff Scholarship Donors:
Ms. Teresa Adams
Ms. Mary Lee Alford
Mr. Rodney Alford
Mr. Dennis Anderson
Ms. Marilyn Armstrong
Ms. Sherry Baker
Ms. Melissa Bane
Mr. Alan Barnett
Mr. Michael Beavers
Ms. Kate Blinka
Ms. April Boals
Ms. Phyllis Boone
Mr. Michael Bowen
Dr. Karen Bowyer
Ms. Lisa Bradford
Ms. Kay Brawner
Ms. Diane Camper
Ms. Jessica Cannon
Ms. Edith Carlton
Ms. Kellie Chalk
Ms. Susan Charley
Ms. Jacqueline Cherry
Ms. Constance Clay
Dr. Clint Clifft
Ms. Jennifer Cruz
Ms. Joyce Ann Davis
Ms. Ginger Dozier
Mr. Adam Dunlap
Ms. Sherry Dunlap
Ms. Theresa Ethridge
Ms. Karin Featherston
Ms. Amy Finch
Mr. Danny Fowler
Dr. James Frakes
Ms. Julia Frazier
Ms. Larenda Fultz
Mr. Randal Golden
Ms. Karen Gruggett
Ms. Christine Hamilton
Ms. Christie Hamm
Ms. Kacee Hardy
Ms. Donna Hartman
Mr. Timothy Hathcock
Ms. Tammy Hines
Mr. Lowell Hoffmann
Ms. Heather Hubble
Ms. Donna Hunter
Mr. Kent Jetton
Ms. Jessica Jones
Ms. Margaret Jones
Ms. Teresa Kennard
Ms. Tracie Langley
Ms. Patricia Larson
Ms. Meleia Lewis
Ms. Kimberly Litton
Ms. Julia Lynch
Dr. Teri Maddox
Ms. Angela Martin
Ms. Jeannie Mathis
Mr. Roger McDiffett
Ms. Barbara Moody
Mr. Charles Norfork
Dr. Kay Patterson
Ms. Dusty Paulsen
Ms. Faye Perkins
Ms. Terri Pike
Dr. Emily Pope
Ms. Margaret Prater
Ms. Stacie Purvis
Ms. Rebecca Reaves
Ms. Devalyn Reynolds
Ms. Emma Reynolds
Mr. Paul Rhodes
Ms. Peggy Rice
Ms. Brenda Rivera
Ms. Deborah Roberson
Mr. Steve Robey
Ms. Doris Robison
Ms. Wynette Ross
Ms. Denise Schoen
Ms. Beth Sellers
Ms. Gina Seratt
Ms. Luciana Shaw
Ms. Kimberly Simpson
Mr. Aaron Smith
Ms. Shirley Smith
Mr. Bobby Solmon
Mr. Stephen Son
Ms. Laura Speer
Ms. Judy Stover
Dr. David Strong
Ms. Patricia Walker
Ms. Kay Wall
Ms. Jacklyn Watson
Ms. Charlene White
Ms. Jacqueline Williams
Ms. Judith Wooten
In addition to the preceding scholarships, many employees, businesses and community groups award scholarships directly to students whom they select. High school seniors should contact their guidance counseling offices for information.