Scholarships

The following scholarships are administered by BCPEF. Applications and awards are offered through the counseling department of the associated high school. Determine the criteria for each scholarship by clicking on the names below.

Eric Johnson Scholarship

Tyler Carver Scholarship

Eric, son of George and Doris Johnson, died an untimely death in May, 1987 just three weeks before his high school graduation.  Eric's parents began their first Hardee's Restaurant in Athens, TN in 1965. As George & Doris Johnson worked hard, they watched their business grow into over 40 restaurants in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.  With the success of their restaurants, they always invested in the communities that supported them. Since George's death in 1996, the Hardee's restaurants under the name J&S Restaurants, Inc, have operated under the leadership of their children, Mark Johnson and Julia Scoggins.  The George R. Johnson Family Foundation is directed by their oldest daughter, Janice Wilson. The Foundation makes grants to charitable and educational agencies in the areas where the family owns and operates their Hardee's restaurants.

Eric was liked by people of all ages.  He was known for his friendliness and love of life and the whole community was touched by his death.  As his parents expressed, “There are so many reasons for giving in honor and memory of Eric.  Our family misses him more than we can express.”  Eric had an enthusiasm for life that was hard to miss.  He often was heard saying “Life is great.”  Eric was a senior at Cleveland High School and an active member of the Key Club in Cleveland.

The Eric Johnson Scholarship supports academic pursuit of a college education, majoring in business, for a Cleveland High School Senior.

Criteria:

  • Graduating CHS Senior
  • Graduating with a minimum of 2 business credits
  • GPA 3.0+
  • For more application and more information, contact bguthrie@clevelandschools.org

 

Tyler Carver had a positive impact on everyone in life he met whose life was not so blessed. He was reported by his friends as cool, social, suave, funny and handsome, but more important was his sense of the value of every human life.  As stated by a young man who reportedly often felt like an outcast, "Tyler was fearless. He stood up for me.  He treated me like a human and I was so thankful! He was one of the most amazing people I've ever had the honor of meeting.”  Tyler’s tender heart, and gentle smile, and positive impression have lingered in the hearts of all who knew him and count it a privilege to have been part of his life.

 

 

Criteria:

  • Planned attendance at a post- secondary college or university
  • GPA 3.0+
  • For more application and more information, contact bguthrie@clevelandschools.org

Blythe Bower Scholarship

Jace Taylor Scholarship

Honoring the life of Jace Taylor, a vibrant young man, and keeping his legacy alive, this scholarship supports academic pursuit of a college education for a BCHS male or female athlete. The student selected for this award must have been, as well, an active participant in local service groups, displaying Jace’s traits of loyalty to friends and family, kindness to all and faith in God.

Criteria:

  • Graduating BCHS Senior with GPA 3.0+
  • Participation in high school athletics
  • Participating in BCHS extracurricular activities and services clubs or groups
  • For more application and more information, contact jlynn@bradleyschools.org

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Don Burke Scholarship

Liz Hannah Jackson Scholarship

Don Burke was a gregarious coach for the BCHS high school golf team and actively supported students and fellow coaches in every way. He loved teaching and being around the students, returning to assist with coaching even after retirement.  The Don Burke Scholarship supports Bradley Central High School graduates entering a college or university to encourage personal development post-high school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria:

  • $1000 Scholarship Fund
  • Participation on the BCHS Golf Team.
  • Registered with a full-time credit load at a college, university or other post-secondary school.
  • For more application and more information, contact jlynn@bradleyschools.org
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Honoring the life and legacy of Liz Hannah Jackson, a vibrant athlete, coach and teacher, this Scholarship supports academic pursuit of a college education for a BCHS female basketball athlete.  The student selected for this award must have been an active participant in Bearette Basketball as a senior student.

Criteria:

  • Graduating BCHS Senior
  • Participation in Bearette Basketball
  • Registered for a full credit load at a university or community college
  • For more application and more information, contact jlynn@bradleyschools.org
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