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Nashville, Tennessee
Buena Vista Elementary School 
Buena Vista Elementary School is the first school adopted by the Thomas Gaiter Foundation.
The majority of students live below the national poverty level and approximately 25-30% are homeless.
TGF provided backpacks and other school supplies to Buena Vista.
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The students of Buena Vista participated in the Tennessee State University Homecoming Parade.
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They had fun decorating the van as well as meeting some of their classmates during the parade.
 This was the children's first parade experience.  We all had a great time.
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Tennessee State University
 Nashville, Tennessee
Thomas Gaiter Foundation Scholarships
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"I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for making Thomas Gaiter Foundation Scholarship possible. I was very happy to learn that I was selected and I am deeply appreciative of the support."

-  R. Green    2018

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"Being a recipient of the Thomas Gaiter Foundation Scholarship truly means a lot to me and will help me a lot as I move through these upcoming semesters. 

-  T. Gibson   2018


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"Thank you for awarding me the TGF Scholarship. Being an out of state student, I appreciate this generous gift which is very much needed."

- LaCharles        -2017


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"I am beyond grateful to have your scholarship fund. I truly am thankful that you are

helping me invest in furthering my education at Tennessee State University."

-  Nijaia       -2017


" Receiving this scholarship will benefit my academic endeavors by easing some of my financial burden. As I am a twin, I am dealing with double the financial strain of the average college student. I strive to validate my mom's sacrifice to send both me and my sister to college by working to my full potential here at Tennessee State University."   

-   B. Williams    -  2016 

In looking at the requirements for this scholarship, I was taken by the requirement that indicated the recipient have a strong desire to serve others. Coming from a Lutheran background, serving others is one of the gifts that we strive to attain."    

-  G. Johnson   -  2016

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" My lifelong dream of attending a business school is moving forward, thanks to generous educational scholarship like yours. Since being named one of the recipients of the Thomas Gaiter Foundation Scholarship, my dream is becoming a reality at Tennessee State University. Thank you personally for your generosity, without scholarship patrons willing to support business education, students such as myself would be unable to pursue advanced business degrees."

-   T. Ginyard Jr.    -  2016

"I would like to express my sincere and deep appreciation for the privilege of receiving The Gaiter Scholar scholarship. It is truly an honor to receive this academic praise. To be chosen to receive this scholarship is a humbling and gratifying experience."   

-   C. G.   -  2015

"I have worked hard throughout my time at Tennessee State University and I look forward to continue to strive for excellence. I am honored and blessed to be the recipient of this scholarship."   

-   D. Brown   -   2014

"By receiving this scholarship, it helped boost my confidence in applying for more scholarships and believing that every scholarship counts no matter how much it is worth."    -   J. Webb   -    2014

Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tennessee

Thomas Gaiter Foundation provides scholarships to students who are financially challenged in the College of Medicine at Meharry Medical College.

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