The Pellissippi State Scholarship of the Week for Monday, May 13 is the Mount Rest Home Foundation Scholarship.
In 1894, Mount Rest Home was started by a group of forward-thinking women, at their own expense, as a residence for elderly ladies in Knoxville who had very little funds or family to care for them. The devoted women of the board of Mount Rest Home cooked and sold lunches at Thanksgiving to raise funds to support the home, and they tended to every need of the house and the ladies who lived there.
Although the lovely home eventually closed, many of the daughters and granddaughters of the original board members have continued to provide for the welfare of women and children in Knox County. They established the Mount Rest Foundation in 1994 and then the Mount Rest Fund of East Tennessee Foundation in 2004 to continue and secure their families’ legacy of caring for Knox County’s women and children.
Discover more about the Mount Rest Home Foundation in the video below of Mary Anne Beall speaking from the porch of the Mount Rest Home.
The Pellissippi State Mount Rest Home Foundation Scholarship was established in August of 1998.
To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship, the student must be a single female student enrolled in at least six hours. The student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, have verifiable financial need and have a letter of recommendation from a her faculty advisor, teacher or other recognized professional such as her employer.
The Pellissippi State Mountain Rest Home Foundation Scholarship awards at least two students $500 each annually.