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Trevecca — Distinctively a Christian university, Trevecca Nazarene University has been empowering the lives of students for more than 100 years. These students go on to lead and serve all over the world.
Annual — Alumni and friends who renew their support each year are the backbone of strengthening Trevecca. Each year new donors are added to the ranks of those who provide the baseline support for the university. Trevecca and the students who benefit from such support depend on annual gifts for scholarships, programs and facility improvements.
Fund — Your gift of any size, joined with gifts of other alumni and friends will make a significant impact on the student experience at Trevecca. Through your gift, Trevecca becomes stronger and degrees gain in value. Through your gift, students will be able to attend who might not otherwise have the resources. Through your gift, you will make a difference for Trevecca and the students who are transformed by their educational experience.
- Did you know that more than 95% of undergraduate students receive some sort of financial aid?
- Did you know that the greatest need for support is for scholarships?
- Did you know that alumni support is important in determining foundation grants and rankings for organizations such as US News and World Report?
- Did you know that our alumni giving percentage is at a staggering 6% - well below the national average?
- Did you know that it doesn’t matter how MUCH you give, just that you give? Gifts of any size count toward the alumni giving percentage.
Educational Budget (COTN)
Trevecca is one of 54 worldwide colleges, universities and seminaries affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. The churches within the Southeast Region generously support Trevecca with gift support totaling more than $2 million annually. All of these funds are used to support student scholarships. Churches may make electronic fund transfer payments toward their educational budget commitment using Trevecca’s secure webpage.
Donors have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students through scholarship gifts. Annual Scholarship Funds are those that are immediately available to assist students within the scholarship's designation. All funds within an annual scholarship are expended. Endowed Scholarship Funds are established with a minimum of $20,000, invested by the University, and then the earnings from the fund are awarded within the scholarship's designation. The principle of the endowed fund is never spent.
Donors may give to any existing fund or may choose to establish scholarship fund. Contact the Office of External Relations for more information at 615-248-1355 or email@example.com.
Annual Scholarship Funds
Fund for Trevecca Scholarship Fund
This fund is to assist students who need financial assistance to continue their Trevecca education.
President's Needy Scholarship Fund
This fund assists students who have extraordinary or emergency financial need to continue their Trevecca education.
Opportunity Scholarship Fund
This fund assists international students and children of missionaries.
Endowed Scholarship Funds
Billy (Edwards) Eby Scholarship Endowment
Billy Eby attended Trevecca from 1946-1948. A gift made from his estate has provided for a scholarship to assist students majoring in accounting.
Holmes Business Scholarship
Everett L. Holmes spent over 30 years of dedicated and effective service as a staff member and administrator at Nazarene colleges. In an effort to express his deep commitment to the need and value of Christian higher education, he has set up the Holmes Business Scholarship endowment to provide assistance to sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in business administration and accounting.
Skinner Accounting Scholarship
Gerald D. Skinner, C.P.A., has provided an endowment for an annual scholarship to be awarded to a regularly enrolled junior or senior student satisfactorily pursuing an academic program in the field of accounting.
James Knear Scholarship
The Knear scholarship was established by Mrs. Sharon Knear, family and friends, in memory of her late husband, James Knear, a former faculty member at Trevecca. The Knear scholarship is established to benefit needy and worthy students with an interest in communications, who demonstrate social responsibility and satisfactory academic progress.
Bill and Barbara Tate Scholarship Endowment
Barbara Tate established the Bill and Barbara Tate Scholarship Endowment in memory of her husband, Bill, and in honor of their three children, Steve, Beverly (Stevenson), and Scott. The scholarship assists students majoring in communication studies.
The Norman Wimer Scholarship
Brian Brenneman established the Norman Wimer Scholarship to honor his grandfather, Norman Wimer, for his lifetime commitment to the arts. This scholarship will serve to financially assist students who are pursuing dramatic arts.
The Katherine S. Barber Early Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Charles W. and Jerry B. Powell to provide assistance to students from Mississippi who are majoring in Elementary Education.
The William Y. and Elsie B. Cook Education Scholarship
Rev. Cecil Cook has established this scholarship in memory of his parents to assist students in elementary or secondary education.
Robert Lee and Ester P. Cullen Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Robert Lee and Ester P. Cullen and is to provide support for undergraduate students majoring in education.
James and Lillian Hodge Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by Dr. Jim and Mrs. Teresa Hodge to honor the lives of James and Lillian Hodge and their life-long commitment to quality education. It will benefit students pursuing a degree in education at either the undergraduate or graduate level. First preference will be for students concentrating in special education studies.
Costa-Swink Education Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to honor the Costa and Swink family members—Rev. Jerry Costa and Carole Costa, who were members of the Trevecca faculty, and the Swink and Costa family members who graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University. This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are planning a career in teaching with education as their major. They must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and show financial need. The University Scholarship Committee shall select the recipients, with recommendations from the director of teacher education.
Lois M. Martin Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Lois M. Martin in honor of her 37 years of school teaching. She established this scholarship to assist qualified full-time education majors as they prepare for the teaching profession. The University Scholarship Committee serves as the selection committee for this scholarship.
Mildred McDowell Scholarship
Ruth Cook and Faye Cullen, daughters of Mildred McDowell, along with their spouses make this scholarship available to honor Mildred McDowell who served for over 29 years as a teacher in the Nashville/Davidson County Metro School District. To qualify for this scholarship students must be elementary education majors and demonstrate financial need. Older, non-traditional students should receive preference.
Dr. John L. Moore Memorial
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. John L. Moore, associate professor of education at Trevecca, 1967-1971. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the committee for selection of recipients who are majoring in elementary education.
G. L. Pennington Educational Scholarship
This scholarship, established in 1990 in memory of G.L. Pennington, shall be awarded to worthy, full-time, regular undergraduate juniors or seniors in the teacher education program who demonstrate social responsibility and satisfactory progress. The recipient and the amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the University Scholarship Committee.
Charles and Megan Powell Elementary Educational Scholarship
Charles W. and Jerry B. Powell, grandparents of Charles and Megan Powell, funded this scholarship to assist students preparing to be teachers in elementary school.
Barbara John Walden and Cynthia Walden McCulley Scholarship Endowment
Established by Barbara John Walden in memory of her daughter Cynthia Walden McCulley and her two grandchildren Megan K. McCulley and William Ryan McCulley, this scholarship is to provide scholarship funds to support undergraduate students majoring in education who are natural-born U. S. citizens, members of a protestant church, and have demonstrated good citizenship.
The Jerry B. English Scholarship
This scholarship, funded by Charles W. and Jerry B. Powell, is established to assist students who are members of Huntsville, Alabama, First Church of the Nazarene, and who are planning to major in English.
The Larry Finger Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by former students and classmates of Dr. Larry Finger in honor of his dedication to a life-long career in Nazarene higher education. The scholarship will provide assistance to students majoring in English or English education. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee.
Exercise and Sport Science
Betty Ragsdale Scholarship Endowment
J. Dwight Ragsdale established this scholarship to honor his wife Betty. The scholarship will be awarded to an upperclassman student athlete who has a record of academic success, "outstanding" character, and shows potential for personal growth. The student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and be a member of the women's basketball team.
L. Alan Smith Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established to assist student athletes with their financial need. The scholarship began with donations from alumni and friends in honor and acknowledgement of the dedication of L. Alan Smith, a physical education professor and Athletic Director for 35 years (1972-2007).
Elmore Vail Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is established by David Randy Smith and Rebecca S. Smith to memorialize Mr. Elmore Vail, who was basketball coach at Trevecca from 1974-78. The scholarship will provide assistance to full-time students who are members of Trevecca's intercollegiate men's basketball team and who have financial need.
Michael Todd Welch Basketball Scholarship
This scholarship was created in honor of Michael Todd Welch, a long time manager of the intercollegiate basketball program at Trevecca. It will be awarded to athletes in Trevecca's men's intercollegiate basketball program with preference to members who are members of the Church of the Nazarene. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee based on recommendation by the University basketball coach. The amount to any one athlete will be determined by the basketball coach in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid. To qualify, the recipient must possess and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
Trojan Boosters Scholarship
This scholarship program is established to assist deserving student athletes that are involved in intercollegiate athletics. The scholarships provided through this endowment are to be additional monies and are not to replace existing scholarship funds or monies normally budgeted to intercollegiate athletics.
Homer and Beatrice Adams Scholarship
A scholarship was established by contributions from constituents of the University on the 10th anniversary of President Homer J. Adams' presidency to honor Dr. and Mrs. Homer J. Adams for a decade of outstanding service (1979-89) to Trevecca Nazarene University. The scholarship shall be awarded by the University Scholarship Committee.
The Agape Scholarship
A scholarship has been made available to assist qualified full-time students. It is the intention of the donors to assist exceptional students with high integrity and a definite financial need. The University Scholarship Committee serves as the selection committee. The recipient should be a U.S. citizen, strong, committed Christian, have definite financial need, and be willing to send an annual thank-you letter to the donor.
Alumni Scholarship Endowment
The Alumni Association awards several scholarships each year to the children of alumni through the Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund. Preference is given to full-time seniors and juniors with a 2.5 or above GPA and who are in good social standing with the University.
John T. and Eva Green Benson Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Robert G. Benson in memory of his parents, John T. and Eva Green Benson. Recipients will be selected from qualified incoming freshmen with financial need.
Kenneth Berck Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Kenneth A. Berck, Sr., by Hulda Harvey Berck, other family members, and friends, to benefit needy and worthy young people.
Donald A. Christianson Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship has been established in memory of Donald A. Christianson by his children, Barbara Allen and Professor Paul Christianson. Awards will be made based on recommendations from Dr. Paul Christianson.
J. F. and Dollie Dunlap Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Rev. Don Dunlap and Kathryn Riley, children of Rev. J. F. and Dollie Dunlap, to provide financial assistance to full-time students that have financial need.
J. B. and Frances Elizer Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Elizer to benefit needy and worthy full-time students at Trevecca. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee.
The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Inc. Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide assistance to students with financial need. Preference is given to students from the Appalachian region.
Jean Hurt Graves Scholarship
William Graves has established this scholarship to honor his wife, Jean Hurt Graves. This scholarship was established to assist needy students that have exhausted every other means of financial assistance.
The Paul and Martha Gresham Scholarship Endowment
The class of 1954 at their 45th reunion established this scholarship in memory of Martha and to honor Dr. L. Paul Gresham for the contributions to their lives during the time they were students. The scholarship is available to students who have financial need.
The Nina Griggs Gunter Leadership Fund
The Nina Griggs Gunter Leadership Fund is an endowed fund established by friends and family of Dr. Nina Griggs Gunter, 1958 Trevecca alumna and the first female General Superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene. The fund is to recognize her significant impact on the Church of the Nazarene as a leader and to lift her life as a role model for women who are servant leaders. The endowed funds support the annual award to recognize prominent Christian women who serve as role models of servant leadership, an annual scholarship to a female student who has demonstrated servant leadership qualities and initiatives within the Center for Leadership, Calling and Service.
Jim Hendershot Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by Carla (Brundige) Hendershot Bivens, daughters Kellye (Hendershot)Stelling, and Allison (Hendershot) Stark in loving memory of her husband and their wonderful father. Jim Hendershot, a 1967 graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University, served as a member of the Trevecca Board of Trustees and the Tennessee District Advisory Board. The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarship funds to deserving students that exemplify Christian character and leadership.
R. C. and Jean Henderson Living Investment Scholarship
This scholarship has been provided by R. C. and Jean Henderson for the benefit of qualified full-time students with financial need. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee.
Sara Holt Memorial Scholarship
Gary and Edith Holt have established this scholarship in memory of their daughter, Sara Holt. The scholarship will be for assistance to children of missionaries.
Carroll C. James Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is established in memory of Carroll C. James, faithful member of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Church of the Nazarene. Awards will be made to students who have maintained passing grades the previous term and are members of the Rocky Mount Church. Funds available for award will be divided equally between students meeting the above criteria. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee for recipients.
Billy K. and Eva F. Jared Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by Billy K. and Eva F. Jared to assist students with financial need. The University Scholarship shall serve as the selection committee for the recipients of the scholarship funds with preference given to Jared descendents.
Joe and Emma Lee Jared Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in memory of Joe and Emma Lee Jared by their children to give assistance to worthy and needy students. The recipients are chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
Buford M. Jewell Scholarship
A scholarship has been established in the memory of Buford M. Jewell, a Nashville educator and former Trevecca student, to assist needy students. The recipient will be chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
The Howard and Della Lobb and Gilbert and Ruby Murray Scholarship
This scholarship is established in memory of the parents of Laurie and Delores Lobb Murray. Students who are the founders' descendants will be given consideration over non-descendants. When no descendant applies, financially needy students with a 3.0 GPA from the North Florida District are eligible. The University Scholarship Committee is responsible for the selections.
A. B. and Lyla Thrasher Mackey Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The Trevecca Alumni Association established a memorial fund to perpetuate the memory of Dr. A. B. Mackey. Interest from this fund allows a limited number of scholarships to be given annually.
This scholarship is made available in honor of Mary K. Templeton and Charles J. Powell I by their parents Charles W. and Jerry B. Powell. It will be awarded to full-time students who are children of lay-members of the Huntsville First Church of the Nazarene. A 2.0 GPA must be maintained.
Dena McBrayer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is made available in memory of Dena McBrayer by her family and friends. This scholarship is to assist promising first-time freshmen who have physical limitations.
Harold and Ginny McCue Scholarship
This scholarship is made available in honor of G. Harold and Ginny McCue by their friends and admirers. Harold and Ginny have given the greatest example of Christian service throughout their lifetime to people from every corner of life. This scholarship provides tuition assistance to students that are recommended by the McCues and selected by the University Scholarship Committee.
Tennie McGhee Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is made available in memory of Tennie McGhee who graduated from Trevecca High School in 1922. It is for any full-time student with a 3.0 GPA and a financial need.
E. J. Milby Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is made available in memory of E. J. Milby by his nephew Gary. E. J. Milby was responsible for direction in the young life of Gary by taking him and his sisters to church and giving him his first job. Until the time of his death E. J. provided spiritual guidance and inspiration to succeed in business and was a mentor to Gary. This scholarship is to assist upperclassmen with a minimum GPA of 2.5. First preference will be given to relatives of E. J. Milby and students from Kentucky.
Morgan-Nabors Scholarship Endowment
Ladell and Naomi (Nabors) Morgan have established this scholarship in memory of Rev. V. L. Nabors. Students with a strong Christian witness and financial need may qualify.
Lillie Nielsen Scholarship
Raymond A. Nielsen contributed an Indian relics collection valued at $48,000 to be used in the establishment of a scholarship in memory of his mother. The interest earned by the Lillie Nielsen Scholarship fund is awarded annually to worthy students.
The Nixon Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship has been established by alums Dr. Wendel and Judy Nixon of Columbia, S.C. The scholarship will assist first time students from South Carolina. First priority will be given to incoming freshmen.
Nona Edwards Owensby Christian Education Endowment
This scholarship endowment is established in memory of Nona Edwards Owensby, a 1945 alumna, by her family and friends. The scholarship will benefit students majoring in Religion with Christian education/children's ministry minor. As an alternate, students majoring in psychology may be considered.
Roger and Belle Parker Living Investment Scholarship
This scholarship is made available by Roger and Belle Parker to assist qualified full-time students from South Carolina, with a 2.8 or higher GPA. The recipients are chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
Joyce Patterson Scholarship
This scholarship endowment is being established in memory of Joyce Patterson, a faithful member of the Columbia, TN, Grace Church of the Nazarene, for almost 50 years. Scholarship assistance will be for students who have maintained a 3.0 GPA and have financial need.
The President's Cabinet Scholarship
Members of the President's Administrative Cabinet fund this scholarship in order to recognize students who have outstanding leadership qualities in the classroom, activities, or ministries on campus.
The Millard and Barbara Reed Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship has been established to honor Millard and Barbara Reed who have served the church for over 50 years. Dr. Millard Reed was the 10th president of Trevecca Nazarene University from 1991 to 2005. Stephen and Diane Reed are the son and daughter-in-law of Dr. and Mrs. Reed and are responsible for funding this scholarship which is available to students who are in the sophomore class or above and have financial need.
V. Neil and Earnestine Richardson Scholarship Endowment
Earnestine Richardson established this scholarship in memory of Rev. V. Neil Richardson who served Trevecca as business manager for 20 years. Students with a minimum 3.0 GPA may apply.
Dr. Paul and Mrs. Evangeline Schaper Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by Dr. Paul and Mrs. Evangeline Schaper to assist students with financial need.
The Mary Catherine Eckert Smith Scholarship Endowment
Dr. Harold Ivan Smith '69 established this scholarship in memory of his mother, Mary Catherine Eckert Smith. Female students from the Kentucky District with financial need may qualify for this scholarship.
Soroptimist International of Nashville Scholarship
Soroptimist International of Nashville has provided an annual scholarship to a worthy full-time female student with financial need. She must be an upperclassman with a GPA of 2.0 or more.
Nettie V. Spence Living Investment Scholarship
A scholarship has been provided from the estate of Nettie V. Spence of Mobile, Alabama, to assist qualified full-time students. The University Scholarship Committee serves as the selection committee. A student must be full-time and must show financial need.
The Richard D. Steele Scholarship
Richard D. Steele has provided an endowment for four 4-year scholarships to assist qualified full-time students with outstanding academic ability preparing for a professional career in law, medicine, certified public accountants, etc. Preference will be given to students from the state of North Carolina. The University Scholarship Committee will serve as the selection committee.
M. H. and Joyce Stocks/Rose Merchant Pickard Scholarship
This scholarship is formed from the combination of the R. E. and Laura Merchant Scholarship and the M. H. and Joyce Stocks Scholarship. The University Scholarship Committee will choose the recipients from worthy students who have financial need.
Viola Costa Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established to honor Viola Costa, the mother of Esther Costa Swink. Mrs. Costa worked at Trevecca for a number of years assisting her husband as the director of the bookstore and gave loving support to the efforts of her husband, son, and daughter in achieving their academic degrees from Trevecca and other institutions. The scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a master's degree in library and information science (MLIS).
Howard T. Wall, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in the memory of Howard T. Wall, Jr. to assist full-time students with financial need as well as promise. The University Scholarship Committee will choose the recipients.
Harry Wilson Scholarship
The H. M. Coyne Insurance Agency, Lebanon, Ohio, established this scholarship to honor Mr. Harry Wilson and to assist worthy full-time students who have financial need and who demonstrate social responsibility and academic progress.
The Haskel Wilson Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Ruby Wilson established this scholarship in memory of her husband, H. Haskel Wilson, successful businessman in the city of Nashville, and longtime member of the Church of the Nazarene. Students with financial need qualify for this scholarship.
Management and Human Relations
This scholarship was established with a contribution from a class in the MHR program in appreciation for the gratifying experience of the students in the MHR program and for the quality of this educational program. The funds from this scholarship will be awarded to students in the MHR program who demonstrate academic and social responsibility and have financial need.
Cook and Ewbank Missionary Scholarship Endowment
Rev. Tom Cook established this scholarship in memory of the Cook and Ewbank families. Students preparing for missionary service qualify for this scholarship.
McFadden Missionary Scholarship
This fund was established through the will of Winnie H. McFadden to assist students who are missionary candidates, children of missionaries and missionaries who may desire additional courses of instruction.
Nora Dean McNutt Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Rev. Daniel McNutt and daughters Margaret Billow and Danna McNutt have established this scholarship in memory of Nora Dean (Gilliam) McNutt. This scholarship will provide tuition assistance to children of missionaries in active service.
Koy Wright Phillips and Adrienne Hollins Phillips Scholarship
This scholarship was established to recognize the 35 years of service to Trevecca Nazarene University by Koy Wright Phillips and Adrienne Hollins Phillips. The scholarship will be awarded to children of Nazarene missionaries who have financial need.
Jonathan Gaertner Scholarship Endowment
Rev. Robert Gaertner established this scholarship to honor his son Jonathan. Students, preferably piano majors, are eligible for this award with preference given to those who plan to use their education in the Christian community.
The David Lunn Miller Scholarship Endowment
Members of the family of Dr. David Lunn Miller, former professor, funded this scholarship to assist students who are taking private organ lessons.
Speer Family Scholarship
This scholarship established to honor the music ministry of the members of the Singing Speer Family. The scholarship will provide assistance to students majoring in music with a preference for vocal performance.
Templeton-Powell Music Scholarship
Charles W. Powell and Jerry B. Powell have established this scholarship in honor of their granddaughters, Melissa and Jennifer Templeton-Powell. Students preparing for a degree in music qualify for this scholarship.
Edward Tarpley Music Scholarship
The Edward Tarpley Music Scholarship Endowment was established by an estate gift from Mr. Edward Tarpley. Mr. Tarpley was a long-time member of the Trevecca Symphony Orchestra and a good friend of the Trevecca community. The purpose of this endowment is to provide scholarship funds to support students who are studying a stringed instrument.
Rev. A. J. Barber P.A. Scholarship Endowment
Lay-members of Huntsville, AL Church of the Nazarene qualify for this scholarship established by Mrs. Jerry Powell in memory of her father.
Thomas M. Hyde Allied Health/P.A. Scholarship
Thomas M. Hyde established this scholarship in memory of his parents, George M. and Doris E. Hyde. Students in the Physician Assistant may qualify for the scholarship award.
Nathan Andrew Smith Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Nathan Andrew Smith, a 2005 graduate of Trevecca's Physician Assistant Program The scholarship was created to inspire physician assistant students to be an encouragement and inspiration to those around them, to thrive in spite of adversity, and to pursue an interest in mission work.
Vastbinder Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship has been established to honor Dr. Earl Vastbinder, founding director of the Physician Assistant program at Trevecca Nazarene University. Earnings from the endowment will assist students during rotation.
Religion and Philosophy
Kelly Dianne Allen Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of the daughter of David and Sandra Allen by grandparents Dr. E. Drell and Geraldine M. Allen. Eligibility is limited to women students who are called to Christian ministry (excluding music ministry).
Mack and Annie Lou Anderson Scholarship
Established in memory of the Andersons, former district superintendent and wife of the Georgia District Church of the Nazarene from 1947-68, this scholarship provides a one-time gift in the amount of $250 to all first-time students that are children of Georgia District Nazarene pastors.
Marguerite Chilton Scholarship Fund
A scholarship has been established in the memory of Marguerite Chilton to assist needy and worthy students preparing for missionary work. The principal of the fund shall be invested and the income used by the University to provide scholarships to give in her memory. The recipient(s) will be chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
Leon G. and Marie Cook Scholarship Endowment
Dr. D. Ray Cook established this scholarship in memory of his parents, Leon G. and Marie Cook. Awards from this scholarship will benefit students who are preparing for full time ministry in the Church of the Nazarene.
Edward F. and Dorothy M. Cox Memorial Scholarship
Family members and friends have established this scholarship in memory of Dr. Edward F. and Dorothy M. Cox to benefit needy and worthy young people studying for full-time ministry.
The Greathouse Scholarship Fund
The Greathouse Scholarship Fund was established by a group of interested supporters led by Dr. William Greathouse, General Superintendent Emeritus, and Dr. Gary Allen Henecke, Pastor of Nashville First Church of the Nazarene and dedicated laymen. The fund has been established as a three-year (up to 12 hours for the fall semester and 12 hours for the spring semester) scholarship to be awarded annually to one Trevecca Nazarene University graduate entering Nazarene Theological Seminary and demonstrating potential for the integration of scholarship and ministry.
Ausby E. Guyer Scholarship
An endowed scholarship has been established for needy students preparing for the ministry or missions. Recipients are chosen by the University Scholarship Committee, in consultation with the Department of Religion and Philosophy.
Katherine Grigsby Memorial Scholarship
An anonymous donor has established this scholarship for ministerial students.
Dr. C. E. Hardy Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. C. E. Hardy, second president of Trevecca Nazarene College from 1915 to 1935. During this time he served three periods of his own presidency and the interim presidency of three others. The scholarship will be awarded to freshmen students majoring in religion.
Maxine Moore Hendershot Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, established by Dr. H. Harvey Hendershot and Mr. Jim Hendershot, is in memory of Maxine Moore Hendershot—devoted wife and mother. The scholarship shall be awarded to students who are children of Nazarene missionaries or students themselves who are preparing for a missionary career. The scholarship shall be awarded by the University Scholarship Committee.
Mary Dell and Hobert Hendrix Memorial Scholarship
Bill and Dona Harris have established this scholarship in memory of Mary Dell (Harris) Hendrix and Rev. Hobert Hendrix. Students pursuing a degree in ministry, preaching or music, may qualify for this award.
Jarratt Ministerial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Harold and Louise Jarratt in memory of Alvie B. Jarratt and Loyce (Mannon) Jarratt, parents of Harold Jarratt, and in memory of granddaughter, Allison Nicole Jarratt. Students planning to be a minister of the gospel or a missionary qualify for this scholarship.
Glen Jones Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, established to honor the memory of Dr. Glen Jones, is to assist full-time students preparing for the ministry from the Churches of the Nazarene on the East Tennessee District. This scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarship Committee upon recommendation by the dean of the Millard Reed School of Religion and the district superintendent of the East Tennessee District.
Arthur E. and Flora Rhoades Kelly Scholarship
A scholarship has been made available by Rev. Arthur E. Kelly to assist married students at Trevecca who are preparing for full-time pulpit ministry. This scholarship will be administered by the scholarship committee of Trevecca with first priority going to students from South Carolina. Ministerial students with children will be given priority for this scholarship.
Kercher Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship, provided by R. Paul Kercher and Grace Kercher Boyett in memory of Rev. and Mrs. George Kercher and son, John Wesley Kercher, has been established to provide assistance to older full-time ministerial students who accept the call to the ministry later in life.
Mrs. Madeline G. Kerns Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Wilmer (Bill) L. Kerns, Ph.D. to honor the memory of his mother Madeline G. Kerns. Awards will be to students showing a financial need with preference being given to students who are called to full-time ministry (pastoral, teaching, counseling, music) and whose majors are consistent with their career choice.
Erskine C. Key, Sr. Memorial Mission Scholarship Fund
This scholarship has been provided by Mr. Kenneth Key of Jasper, AL, for the purpose of helping students that are preparing for ministry in missions, who demonstrate a commitment to the call to world missions and show promise of effective service. Preference shall be given to seniors.
The Knippers-Cooner Scholarship
Mr. E. C. Knippers and Ms. Elzora Cooner Knippers established this scholarship in memory of Karen K. Knippers, daughter of Mr. E. C. Knippers. Students preparing to be a missionary or minister and have financial need may qualify for this scholarship.
Earnest W. McDowell Scholarship
This scholarship is funded with gifts from Ruth and Cecil Cook, and Faye and Robert Cullen, to memorialize Rev. Earnest W. McDowell, father of Ruth Cook and Faye Cullen. His love for the ministry and his family will live on through this scholarship that provides assistance to female students, from the Southeastern states, preparing for ministry or missions.
Rev. Clifton Nixon Memorial Scholarship
Rev. Nixon established this scholarship in his estate plan. Students must have a financial need, a 3.0 GPA, and be preparing for ministry in the Church of the Nazarene to qualify for this scholarship.
Charles W. Powell Ministerial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is funded by Charles W. and Jerry B. Powell in honor of Charles W. Powell, businessman and devoted churchman. The award will be made to students from Huntsville, Alabama, First Church of the Nazarene who are planning to major in religion with the preaching ministry as their calling.
George and Martha Privett Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship has been established to assist ministerial students who plan to be ordained as an Elder or Deacon in the Church of the Nazarene. The scholarship will be awarded to ministerial students who plan to be ordained as an Elder or Deacon in the Church of the Nazarene, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have financial need as determined by the financial aid office. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee for recipients of the scholarship funds.
Skinner Family Endowed Scholarship for Ministerial Students
Trevecca has a unique opportunity that has been provided by the generous gift of Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Skinner. The scholarship endowment offered by this gift will provide ten scholarships each year for promising students preparing for full-time Christian service. A selection committee selects students eligible for this scholarship program, and the University Scholarship Committee makes these awards. Students should check with the Millard Reed School of Religion for the eligibility criteria.
Fred Sartin Scholarship
Rev. Fred Sartin established this scholarship through a bequest to the school. It was his desire that his life and ministry be carried on through the lives of others as they preach faithfully the word of God. The scholarship will be awarded to a ministerial student that has financial need.
Audrey L. Schlamb Scholarship Fund
A scholarship endowment has been established by the last will and testament of Miss Audrey L. Schlamb, a member of the Highland Park Church of the Nazarene in Lakeland, Florida. Income from the endowment will provide assistance to men or women who are called by God to His ministry.
Dr. Robert H. and Frances Spear Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship endowment is established to memorialize the late Dr. Robert H. Spear and his deceased wife Frances. Dr. Robert Spear was elected as the District Superintendent of the newly-created Southern Florida District in 1973, providing leadership until his retirement in 1994, after which he was honored Emeritus status. Christian higher education was a priority to both of them with Robert serving on Trevecca's Board of trustees for twenty-one years. The memorial is established in their names. Awards will be made to students from the Southern Florida District who are planning a career as full-time minister in pastoral ministry in the Church of the Nazarene.
Dr. and Mrs. Rob L. Staples Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is established to honor Dr. Rob L. Staples. Funds from this endowment will be used to assist theological students with the purchase of books.
Earl and Elizabeth Vennum Scholarship
An annual scholarship is made available by Howard and Gladys Marks in honor of Rev. Earl and Elizabeth Vennum. The recipient is recommended by the Millard Reed School of Religion in consultation with the University Scholarship Committee.
The Vera Wright Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship has been funded by the estate of Vera Wright and is to benefit students who are full-time and major in Religion. The student must be from the Tennessee District of the Church of the Nazarene.
Wynkoop Memorial Scholarship Endowment
An estate gift from Ralph and Mildred Bangs Wynkoop has established this scholarship endowment to be distributed by the Millard Reed School of Religion.
Robert E. Yates Family Scholarship
This scholarship, created by Robert E. Yates in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Yates' son, Robert Cameron Yates, is to assist qualified full-time students attending Trevecca and preparing for full-time pastoral ministry. The University Scholarship Committee will determine the amount of the scholarship, the number of scholarships, and the recipients.
Science and Mathematics
Beach Physics Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this endowment is to provide assistance to the same student for four years who is planning to major in physics. The scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Harold Stewart in honor of his grandfather, Ernest Beach and his mother Leona Beach Stewart. This scholarship is to be awarded only to an incoming freshman but can follow that same student in the following years if requirements are met.
Ian Alexander McGranahan Memorial Scholarship
Jeffrey and Susan McGranahan established this scholarship in memory of their 20-month-old son, Ian Alexander McGranahan. This scholarship shall be awarded to students majoring in math, science, or computer science who demonstrate financial need, who maintain a 3.0 GPA, and whose parents are ministers (priority given but not limited). Selections are made by the University Scholarship Committee.
Nyssen Chemistry Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by Margreth and Gerard Nyssen to memorialize Mrs. Margreth Nyssen and Mr. Howard Nyssen, parents of Dr. Gerard Nyssen. The scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior who is planning a career in chemistry or a chemistry-related profession.
Nyssen-Yates-Starr Nursing Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Lenwood and Imogene Starr, parents of Mary Jane Starr Nyssen, Wilbur Yates, uncle of Mary Jane; and in honor of Amy Mitchell Nyssen Osman, RN, daughter of the Nyssens. The fund is to provide scholarship support to students enrolled in the nursing program. Gerard A. Nyssen is professor emeritus of chemistry from Trevecca Nazarene University.
Stewart Physics Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Harold Stewart have established an endowed scholarship to provide assistance to students who are planning to major in physics. Dr. Stewart is a professor emeritus of physics at the University. The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman for one year only who meets the requirements of the scholarship. Financial need will be considered after all other qualifications are met.
Thompson Physics Scholarship
This scholarship is established in honor of Ruth Thompson, a teacher who provided inspiration and encouragement to Dr. Harold Stewart when he was an undergraduate science student. The purpose of this endowment is to provide assistance to students who are majoring in physics. More specific qualifications are listed in the scholarship agreement. The University physics faculty makes recommendations to the University Scholarship Committee for this scholarship.
Fuqua Biology Scholarship
Dr. Ann Fuqua and Mr. Shannon Fuqua established this scholarship to assist upperclassmen who are majoring in Biology with plans to go into a medical related field.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. James R. Caldwell Scholarship Endowment
Shirley Caldwell established this scholarship to honor the memory of Dr. James R. Caldwell, former professor of psychology at Trevecca, who served faithfully for twenty years. Students majoring in psychology with a strong Christian testimony may qualify for this scholarship.
The Grand Four Scholarship
Charles and Jerry Powell established this scholarship to honor their four grandchildren, Melissa Templeton-Powell, Jennifer Templeton-Powell, Charles J. Powell II and Megan Powell. The scholarship will be awarded to students from the North Alabama District who are majoring in psychology. They must demonstrate academic progress and financial need. The University Scholarship Committee shall determine the recipients of this award.
Julie Smith Runyan Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is made available by Gregory P. Runyan in memory of his wife, Julie Smith Runyan. It was established to assist qualified full-time social work majors, giving a high priority to those with financial need, as they pursue a career as a social worker, a noble and worthwhile profession.
Arthur Jeffery Williams Scholarship
Students majoring in history may qualify for this scholarship established by Dr. "Toby" and Pat Williams in memory of their son. A GPA of 3.5 or above and financial need is required.
Education Development United Foundation Endowed Scholarship
To assist any Nazarene student from Africa who is enrolled, or intends to enroll, in an undergraduate or graduate program at Trevecca Nazarene University. This would include students who are enrolled in a course of study that will provide training to serve as a minister, a missionary, or other professions that would be beneficial to a community of people.
The donors' desire and intent is to provide funds through any means possible that will benefit the poor, distressed, and underprivileged.
J 22:3 Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide scholarship support to students with financial need who are enrolled with either a major or minor in social justice. The name of the fund, the J 22:3 Scholarship is in reference Jeremiah 22:3—"Thus says the LORD, 'Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.'"
Thank you for your interest in giving to academic programs at Trevecca. Below is a list of departments. Please feel free to contact the Office of External Relations for more information
School of Arts & Sciences
- Department of Communication Studies
- Department of English
- Department of Music
- Department of Exercise and Sport Science
- Department of Science and Mathematics
- Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Criminal Justice Program
School of Business & Management
- Department of Business Administration
- Department of Management and Adult Studies
- Graduate Business Program
School of Education
- Department of Teacher Education
- Post Baccalaureate Program
- Graduate Education Program
- Graduate Library Science Program
Millard Reed School of Religion
- Department of Religion and Philosophy
- Graduate Religion Program
- Christian Ministry Program
Interdisciplinary Programs Reporting to the Dean of The School of Religion
- Center for Social Justice
- Center for Worship Arts
Programs Reporting to the Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs
- Interdepartmental Studies (Undergraduate)
- Graduate Psychology Program
- Graduate Physician Assistant Program
- Graduate Organizational Leadership Program (Interdisciplinary)
Thank you for your interest in giving to Trevecca Athletics. Below you will find all of the intercollegiate sports at Trevecca.
The intercollegiate athletic program, begun at Trevecca in the winter of 1968-69, includes:
- Men’s basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, and golf
- Women’s basketball, volleyball, softball, cross country, soccer, and golf
The intercollegiate athletic program is under the administrative leadership of the director of intercollegiate athletics and the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (composed of faculty, administrators, and students).
Trevecca is a member of the TransSouth Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Cheerleaders for the varsity cheerleading squad are chosen each fall.
For more information on Trojan Athletics go to www.tnutrojans.com.
Student Life Programs
- Waggoner Library
- Student Government Association
- Trevechoes – Student Newspaper
- Darda – Yearbook
- Drama Productions
- Music Groups (Choirs, Ensembles, Orchestra, etc.)
- Summer Ministry Teams (students who travel for the schools during the summer to work at camps throughout the Southeast Region)
- Music Ministry Teams (formerly PR Groups: Everpraise & Refuge)
- Resident Hall Association (activities for students in dorms)
- Mission Trips (TAG, Immerse)
- Community Service Projects
- Special Conferences (help students attend national conferences in their area of interest)
- Cultural Arts Series
For more information on giving to Student Life Programs, please contact the Office of External Relations.
For many donors, investing in “bricks and mortar” is most appealing. These donors help make the physical campus of Trevecca a more beautiful place that is also state of the art. Students benefit from these facilities for both academics and student life.
Center for Worship and Performing Arts
This Center for Worship and Performing Arts will be a new facility to house the worship arts program as well as musical performance. Currently, Trevecca is seeking to partner with the Gospel Music Associations to include a Gospel Music Hall of Fame Museum within the building. The cost of the Center will be approximately $25 million.
Greathouse Science Building
Currently the first floor laboratories in the Greathouse Science Building are under renovation and an elevator is being added. The cost of these renovations is approximately $1,000,000.
The McClurkan is the oldest building on Trevecca’s campus and is in the midst of a complete renovation. When complete, the building will have an elevator and many new classrooms and faculty offices. The approximate cost of the renovations is $5,000,000.
The Athletic Plaza will be an attractive new entry point into Trevecca’s outdoor athletic complex. It will include ticket booth, restrooms, and concession stands. The cost of the project is approximately $300,000.
Baseball Lights Project
The total cost of lighting the field is $300,000. Your gift can empower Trojan baseball to reach the next level of service to its athletes, its fans, and the Nashville community.
Lights will support student-athletes’ academic experience with fewer missed classes because of evening games. Games will be more accessible to Trojan fans who can attend more easily in the evening. Lights will expand the options to host high school post season play, summer baseball leagues, and even AAA baseball events.
Plans have been developed for the renovation of Moore Gymnasium which includes a significant addition to the building to add an auxiliary gymnasium, locker rooms and other needed facilities and offices. The estimated cost is approximately $25 million.
Softball Concession Stand and Press Box
The two story structure which will include a concession stand and press box for the Lady Trojan softball field will cost approximately $140,000.