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Scholarship Requirements


Students applying for scholarships from the MaryEllen Locher Foundation must meet the following criteria:

  • Student must have lost a parent to breast cancer or complications relating from the disease or have a parent who has survived breast cancer.
  • Student must live within a 50-mile radius of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Student must be a current high school senior who will will graduate the year of application, a current college student, or have earned a GED.
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Student must be a legal resident of the United States.
  • Student must be accepted as a full-time enrollee in an undergraduate program at either a two or four-year accredited college or university. At this time, the MaryEllen Locher Foundation is not authorized to provide scholarships for graduate programs.
  • Due to the high volume of applicants, we cannot notify each individual student of our decisions. Winners will be notified by mid-May of each year. Checks are paid directly to the college or university, not to the winners themselves.

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