Gordon Bone Memorial SharingChange Scholarship Applications


MTE's SharingChange program funds 10 $2,000 scholarships for students in the cooperative's service area.

How to apply

Scholarship applications can be submitted by clicking on the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button above.


Interested persons must be an MTE member or dependent on an MTE member. The scholarship funds must be used to attend a Tennessee 2- or 4-year accredited college or trade school. Applicants must be an entering freshman or currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student.

How are the participants judged?

Scholarship applicants will be judged on a point system, including a financial needs assessment, current grade-point average, involvement in community service, leadership roles, and their score on the essay. The applicants with the top points will be the winners.


Applicants will complete an essay of 200 to 300 words, stating how the scholarship funds will benefit their personal goals. Essays will be judged by a group of volunteer school teachers from the Middle Tennessee Electric Service area.

When is the deadline?

The deadline to submit scholarship essays and applications is March 15. Scholarship winners will be notified in late July.


For more information, please contact MTE Community Relations Coordinator Jay Sanders.