The CCM sponsors several unique scholarship opportunities. Rooted in volunteer service, the Bonner, Bradford, Isaac Anderson, Chapel, and Church & College scholarship programs exemplify the purpose and spirit of the CCM. Each program offers a specific outlet for students to build leadership skills, discern professional and personal interests, and ultimately serve our local, national, and international communities. Students often have life-changing experiences that not only help finance their education, but also shape the direction and focus of their lives after Maryville College. Please read more about our special scholarship programs detailed in the following sections. If you have specific questions about any of these programs, please contact the Center for Campus Ministry.
The Bonner Scholarship program serves two purposes. First, it allows students who might have financial hardships the opportunity to attend a first rate school like Maryville College. Second, it pairs these students with community partners, providing much needed volunteer service for the surrounding community. Bonner students serve an average of ten hours each week, and also serve for two out of three summers. Students receive a monthly stipend plus additional financial aid, which varies depending upon financial need. Students receive expense money and stipends for each summer of service. This program is open to first year students and upper-class replacements as needed, and is renewable for three years.
The Bradford scholarship, named for Tutt Bradford, seeks to serve Blount County in the area of adult literacy. The scholarship is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and requires six hours of service each week in the area of adult literacy. Students often work with the Adult Basic Education programs in Blount County by tutoring inmates at the Justice Center, teaching ESL classes, or reading to residents of the senior centers in the area. The scholarship is worth $4,000 each year, and is renewable.
The Isaac Anderson Fellowship provides support for students contemplating lives in the field of ministry. Two students are awarded the scholarship for each incoming class, and the award is renewable through graduation. The eight Isaac Anderson students meet monthly with Center for Campus Ministry staff to discuss issues of calling and vocation. Students receive stipend and expense funds to explore the ministry field in a summer internship setting. Students are also required to visit seminaries through the Seminary Exploration Trip each fall.
The Chapel Scholar program provides scholarship support to students who are interested in church leadership, especially music. The award goes to one student each year, and the four scholars meet monthly with Campus Ministry staff to discuss issues of church life. Students are required to help plan and lead chapel services each week, and participate in other Campus Ministry activities.
The Church & College Scholarship provides assistance for students who are members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). In exchange for the scholarship funds, students are asked to become involved in a local church congregation. Church & College scholars are often found keeping the nursery, teaching youth Sunday School classes, or singing in the choir.