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Next Round of Workforce Readiness Scholarships Now Open

JACKSON, Tenn (May 2, 2023) – Leaders Education Foundation, a non-profit 501C-3, is awarding workforce readiness scholarships to students to meet their educational needs as they prepare to enter the workforce. 

The program awards up to $1,000 to students enrolled in workforce readiness programs or pursuing industry certifications through West Tenn. community colleges or the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The application deadline for the summer session is May 12, 2023. Interested students can browse qualifying programs and can apply online HERE

“One of the pillars of Leaders Education Foundation is to support workforce development in our community,” said Leigh Anne Bentley, Foundation President. “With employment needs across our region, we hope these scholarships will allow more students to enter the workforce well prepared.” 

The scholarship funds can be used for tuition, purchasing associated supplies, books or materials, testing fees or other costs associated with the program or certification. Applicants must be a member of Leaders Education Foundation to be eligible. 

“These scholarships help to bridge the gap between tuition and other costs associated with each program,” Bentley said. “No matter a student’s path to the workforce, we hope to support when it comes to the education and career goals of individual students, while also strengthening the development of our communities 

Anyone can become a member of Leaders Education Foundation through a one-time membership donation of $10 and stay updated when new grants and scholarships are announced. Any donation over the membership fee can be given in honor or in memory of a loved one. Through memberships, sponsorship and donations, the Leaders Education Foundation provides teacher grants, collegiate and workforce readiness scholarships, and lifelong learning resources throughout West Tennessee. 

To become a member or join as a sponsor of the Foundation, visit our website

About Leaders Education Foundation 

Leaders Education Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization serving West Tennessee. 

Established in 2019, the Foundation allows community-minded citizens, members, and organizations to unite to make lives better, together. The Foundation invests in the local community through scholarships, grants, and financial literacy resources to provide educational opportunities promoting workforce development, job enhancement, lifelong learning, and training for students, teachers, and our community. For more information about the Leaders Education Foundation, please visit