The Magnolia Avenue Student Scholarship


Pellissippi State’s Magnolia Avenue Campus opened in 2000 in the heart of Knoxville. We usually house about 600 students each semester at this campus. The Magnolia Avenue Campus is easily accessible by car or by public transportation, or even by foot for residents of downtown and surrounding areas.

The Magnolia Avenue Campus faculty and staff, led by Campus Dean Rosalyn Tillman, are passionate about their students and have created The Magnolia Avenue Student Scholarship. Many of the students at the campus are in need of additional funds to take care of extra expenses associated with their programs. In an effort to assist worthy students who may not, for example, have the funds to pay for entrance exams or application fees or who may struggle to purchase the extra materials needed for programs such as nursing; having a source for them to compete for such resources would be advantageous for them. Financial aid does not always cover books and materials for students. Students who are doing well in their programs, and students who excel in their course work are not typically acknowledged; in addition, having a smaller pool of students from which to compete would provide additional motivation to our students in general. Having this scholarship for students who have proven their interest in completing their degree and are in need of the resources and who deserve a “pat” on the back for their efforts would be a complement to the campus.

In order to be considered for a scholarship provided from The Magnolia Avenue Student Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a student at the Magnolia Avenue Campus of Pellissippi State Community College.
  2. Must be a full-time student taking a minimum of 9 hours.
  3. Must have completed one semester at Pellissippi State.
  4. Demonstrate financial need, but will not be required to comply with state or federal financial aid guidelines.
  5. Must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.0.

It is the intent that a minimum of 4 -$500 scholarships be awarded in both the Fall and Spring semesters to the students meeting the eligibility requirements as long as funds are available. 

Please consider giving to this scholarship fund that is making a life-changing difference in the lives of many of the Magnolia Campus students. (For employees wishing to contribute to The Magnolia Avenue Student Scholarship by payroll deduction, please contact Gypsy Harrill at (865) 694-6528.)


Six deserving Magnolia Avenue Campus students received  Magnolia Avenue Student Scholarship awards of $500 each this past fall.

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