Monday, November 9, 2009

Latest Statistics Dashboard

The Ayers Scholars Program is constantly measuring and assessing the program’s effectiveness. Postsecondary matriculation and attendance, as well as scholarship dollars and other sources of funding, are tracked using Ayers’ own unique database specifically designed by and for the program. This data is provided to the Ayers Board in a Dashboard Indicator document quarterly. You can view the most recent dashboard here:

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Ayers Foundation in TSAC Newsletter

The Ayers Foundation Scholar's Program was highlighted in the recent newsletter distributed by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC). To read the entire article, click
TSAC Newsletter

Friday, October 23, 2009

College Summit

The Ayers Foundation Scholars Program partnered with UT Martin at Parsons to host the first annual Ayers Foundation Scholars College Summit on Tuesday October 20, 2009. The College Summit hosted eleven institutions of higher education to present and provide information for the local area high school seniors that participate in The Ayers Foundation Scholars Program. Ayers Scholars from Scotts Hill, Riverside and Perry County rotated through every seminar to gather information about the programs offered at each institution.

The institutions in attendance were Union University, UT Martin, Freed-Hardeman University, Middle Tennessee State University, Bethel University, University of Memphis, Belmont University, Columbia State Community College, Jackson State Community College, Nashville State Community College and Tennessee Technology Center at Crump.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

In the News....

The Ayers Foundation Scholars Program was highlighted during recent discussions held at the sixth annual West Tennessee Economic Summit. To read the complete article, click Jackson Sun Article .

Monday, September 28, 2009

2009 Ayers Foundation Grant Recipients

The following organizations received funding from The Ayers Foundation in 2009:

Alexis De Tocqueville Society
Ayers Children’s Medical Center
Ayers Institute at Vanderbilt – Ingram Cancer Center
Ayers Scholarship Fund

Bethel College

Center for Living and Learning
Centerstone Research Institute (Knowledge Network)
Centerstone Sustaining Fund
Centerstone Therapeutic Pre-School
Chamber of Commerce – Unicoi County
CHIPS (Change is Possible) – Unicoi County

Decatur County Shepherd’s Fund
Decatur County St. Jude

Faith Family Medical Center
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fort Campbell Wings of Liberty
Franklin Road Academy
Franklin Road Academy Scholarship Fund
Freed Hardeman University
Friends of Warner Park

Governor’s Books from Birth

Hospital Hospitality House of Nashville

Jackson State Community College

Kiwanis Park – Unicoi County

Lane College
Lighthouse Counseling & Life Skills Center

Middle TN Christian School

Nashville Symphony
Nashville Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Tennessee Children’s Home Golf Challenge
Tennessee Public School Forum
Tennessee State Museum Foundation
Tennessee Wildlife Federation Agency

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
United Way of West Tennessee
United Way of Unicoi County
Union University
University of Memphis
UT Martin at Parsons

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Scholarship

West Tennessee Boy Scouts
West Tennessee Health Care Possibilities Fund

YMCA of Unicoi County

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ayers Scholars Program mentioned in television report:

The actual percentage in 1999 was 22% !

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*Please note "college bound" is defined as students pursing post-secondary education

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ayers Institute Featured in Summer 2009 Issue of Vanderbilt Medicine

To read the complete article, please visit Vanderbilt Medicine .

Thursday, July 23, 2009

End of Year Celebrations

In 1999, local businessman and philanthropist, James W. Ayers, made a commitment to improve the quality of life for those living in Tennessee and created The Ayers Foundation. Please watch the video below for a special message from Mr. and Mrs. James Ayers.