Scholarship Info

  George Oliver Benton Memorial Scholarship
Known as the “Lobbyistsʼ Lobbyist,” George Oliver Benton served as the President of the Tennessee Lobbyists Association from its founding in 1996 until his death in the fall of 2001. A former state Senator and Lieutenant Governor, George Oliver Benton was often sought out by state leaders for his opinions and legal advice on government in general and the legislature in particular. The Tennessee Lobbyists Association is thankful for what George Oliver Benton did for the lobbying profession and honors him with this scholarship in his name. This scholarship is designed to benefit Legislative Interns.Eligibility
Those eligible to apply are legislative interns. Scholarships will be awarded to students who attend an accredited four-year college/university in the State of Tennessee and/or are residents of Tennessee. Consideration will be given to extracurricular activities, especially those indicative of an interest in government.
  Senator Carl O. Koella, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
In 1999 on the occasion of his passing, the Tennessee Lobbyists Association sought a way to honor their friend, State Senator Carl Koella. Since Carl was an advocate of bright young people becoming involved in the political process, the Association decided that a fitting legacy would be to establish the Senator Carl O. Koella, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund within The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.Eligibility
Those eligible are legislative interns, either public or private, currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a four-year college the year of the application. Extra consideration will be given to extra-curricular activities in the areas of government and politics and also to residents of Blount and Sevier Counties.