The Jefferson County Historical Society Offers its annual $500.00 Scholarship to current Jefferson County High School Juniors and Seniors.

The stated purpose of the Jefferson County Historical Society, Inc. is to promote an interest and the dissemination of knowledge of the history of Jefferson County, Tennessee.  The scholarship program was implemented to help fulfill that objective and the historical society is pleased to be able to financially help a college bound student while stimulating an interest in Jefferson County history.

The scholarship essay program is limited to Jefferson County High School Juniors and Seniors.  It must be typed and double spaced on 8 ½ x 11 unlined paper.  The format will be a 1000+ word essay on any aspect of Jefferson County, Tennessee history.  The text can be from the student’s own perspective on the history of family, community, church, school, artifacts, documents, etc.  Footnotes and references must be included.  A cover page is needed and a number will be assigned to each paper to ensure anonymity and fairness in the judging process.  An essay on family must be written in third person in a manner not to identify the author.  Entrants must provide a statement giving permission to publish the essay.  A judging panel will be selected by the Scholarship Committee.  Each essay will be judged on content, organization, grammar, effect, and overall evaluation.

Deadline for submission of the essay has been set for April 5th.  Information is available from the high school guidance office.  For questions or to submit an essay, please contact Mr. Dustin Russell @ russelld3@k12tn.net or students may contact Mr. Russell before or after school.  After acceptance, an application and control number will be assigned to each student before submission.

Thank you,
Jefferson County Historical Society, Inc.

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