Scholarship Information


Who Can Apply?

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Applicants Must:

  • be a high school senior who has applied to and enrolled in a full time course of study at an accredited four-year college or university
  • be a college freshman, sophomore or junior currently enrolled in a full time course of study at an accredited four-year college or university
  • be a community college student who has enrolled in a full time course of study
  • All students must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FASFA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR) form.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee reviews all applications to determine the best overall applicants. The highest-rated students are selected as scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic potential, need, participation and leadership in school and community activities, short answers and essay response.

Award Amount

The Clarence & Barbara Taliaferro Scholarship will award a scholarship in the amount of $1000 for each award recipient.

Payment of Award

On or around August 10, a check will be mailed to the scholarship recipient’s college or university of choice, with the first check being in the amount of $500 and the second check mailed on or around December 30. Checks are made payable to the scholarship recipients school with the recipient’s name and Student ID number on the check.

Obligations

Scholarship Recipient’s must supply The Clarence & Barbara Taliaferro Scholarship Committee with current transcripts and notify the committee of any change of address, school enrollment or other relevant information. Except as described above, no obligation is assumed by The Clarence & Barbara Taliaferro Scholarship Committee or Darryl Martin Taliaferro.

Responsibilities

Applicants are responsible for the admission to an accredited four-year college or university and for meeting its entrance requirements. Applicants are also responsible for gathering and submitting to the selection committee the information necessary for selecting the scholarship recipients as outlined above. If awarded a scholarship, recipients must enter school no later than the fall term of the year of the award.

Questions/Concerns

Students or interested parties having questions about The Clarence & Barbara Taliaferro Scholarship Program should email SCHOLARSHIP@darryltaliaferro.org

High School Applicants

High School Seniors must submit the following:

  • Application Form
  • Official high school transcript or grade report (most recent)
  • ACT or SAT score report
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of Student Aid Report

This form is provided to you after you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FASFA). Information on the form is kept confidential.

  • A copy of your diploma/graduation certificate and indication of class ranking
  • A copy of an acceptance letter from an approved college or university

College/Transfer Student Applicants

College /Transfer student applicants must submit the following:

  • Application Form
  • Official Transcript of Grades

Provide college transcripts from all previously attended institutions (transcripts from current institutions that include transferred credits/courses is acceptable)

  • SAT or ACT score report
  • Two letters of recommendation

We require at least one recommendation from a faculty member in your field of study. The second letter of recommendation should be from someone who can provide insight into your personal character, potential, motivation and ability to successfully complete a rigorous course of study.

  • Copy of Student Aid Report

This form is provided to you after you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FASFA). Information on the form is kept confidential.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BETWEEN MAY 1 – AUGUST 1 
MAIL COMPLETED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS TO:

The Clarence & Barbara Taliaferro Scholarship Program

Attention: Scholarship Committee | PO. Box 331134 | Nashville, TN 37203