The Nashville Area Panhellenic Alumnae Association is proud to offer college scholarships for local high school women, planning to continue their education. 

Scholarships are offered in conjunction with the practices and principals of the 

National Panhellenic Conference Foundation

For the 2018 - 2019 academic year, we awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to exceptional, graduating seniors from Middle Tennessee. 

Congratulations & best of luck to the 2020 recipients: 

Allison lives in Hendersonville, TN and attends Hendersonville High School. She is President of the National Honor Society, President of Health Occupations Students of America, and a Genre Editor of Polyphony Lit Literary Magazine. She has won numerous awards, such as National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, several Math awards, and HOSA International Gold-Level Service Award. Allison even competed at the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee and tied for 46th place. She also volunteers regularly with Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Allison will be attending Vanderbilt University and will major in Chemistry and minor in Spanish. She wants to go to medical school and become a Pediatric Oncologist.

Hendersonville High School

Allison Henry

Sydney Hummel.JPG

Sydney lives in Nolensville, TN and attends Nolensville High School. Sydney is the Student Body Vice President, captain of the Nolensville Soccer Team, and a member of the Varsity Track Team. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, a National Merit Scholar, and Student of the Year for many of her classes, including AP and Honors classes. Her other activities include Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Nolensville Ambassadors Freshman Mentor Program, church youth group, Best Buddies, and playing piano. Sydney plans to attend Purdue University and pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering. She plans to be heavily involved in research and later pursue a master’s degree.

Nolensville High School

Sydney Hummel

Mary Elise lives in Chapel Hill, TN and attends Eagleville School. While at Eagleville, she has been a member of the Varsity Track Team and the Lady Eagles Basketball Team, where she served as captain this season. She serves as Senior Class President, president of the Beta Club, and a delegate for Girls State. Mary Elise is active member of National Art Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, FFA, Spanish Club, and FCA. She also spends her time as a basketball referee and lifeguard. Mary Elise will attend Middle Tennessee State and she plans to major in nursing with hopes to become a neonatal nurse practitioner.

Eagleville School

Mary Elise Lynch

Cara lives in Franklin, TN and attends Franklin High School. She is involved in Student Council, National Honor Society, English Honors Society, and is President of the Creative Writing Club. She has been a part of planning important school events as a member of the Winter Formal Committee and as Homecoming Float Building Coordinator. Outside of school, Cara volunteers with Jump Rope for Heart and is a member of the Hotshots Competitive Jump Rope Team. In the community, she has worked with Room in the Inn, GraceWorks Ministries, and her church’s Vacation Bible School. Cara will be attending Samford University this fall and is interested in writing. Her goal is to become a children’s book author.

Franklin High School

Cara Moyers

Abigail lives in Brentwood, TN and attends Harpeth Hall School. She is captain of the Dance Team and Varsity Rifle Team, where she has won several area and state awards. She is involved in Ambassadors, French Club, Model UN, Coding Club, and Quiz Bowl. Abigail is also a member of the Global Scholars program where she is conducting independent inquiry and research outside of the curriculum. She was also able to travel to Taiwan during her January Winterim to explore and appreciate new cultures. Abigail’s love for books, reading, and writing has influenced her to study English at Furman University.

Harpeth Hall School

Abigail Nichols

Emma lives in Franklin, TN and attends Centennial High School. She is a member of the Varsity Lacrosse team and the Junior Varsity Cheerleading Squad. She is member of the Student Council, serving this year as Senior Class President, and has been a vital part of planning many school activities, including Prom. Emma’s other activities include National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Best Buddies, and Cougar Crew Leadership Program. She is also involved in her church by volunteering with VBS and representing the youth group on the church’s executive board. Emma will be attending the University of Alabama and will major in microbiology. She plans to become a Physician’s Assistant.

Centennial High School

Emma Tallyn

Ashley lives in Hendersonville, TN and attends Hendersonville High School. She is a member of her school’s Soccer, Track, and Ultimate Frisbee Teams. This year, Ashley is part of Student Council as the Student Body Secretary and is involved in Beta Club, DECA, FCA, and Spanish Club. Ashley has been a part of both Young Life and her church’s youth group throughout high school and has been on several mission trips. She volunteers with Room in the Inn and works as a soccer referee. Ashley will be attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and plans to major in Marketing and Communications.

Hendersonville High School

Ashley Whobrey


- What do you consider "Middle Tennessee?" Where must I attend school to be eligible? 

For consideration, applicants must be permanent residents of the Metro Nashville, Davidson, Williamson, Sumner, Wilson, or Rutherford county areas.

- Do I have to plan on joining a sorority to apply?

No commitment to Panhellenic Greek Life is required of scholarship recipients. However, scholarship recipients can only apply for funding towards tuition at universities that are in good standing with the National Panhellenic Conference, or National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) sororities. 

- How can I use the funds?

Scholarships must be applied directly to tuition, school fees, or textbooks. 

- How do I submit my application materials? 

Scholarships for the high school graduating class of 2021 seniors will open in late Fall 2020. Please check back for application dates and details. 


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