2021 Bent Tree Foundation Scholarship Awards
By: Debbie Davis & Mike Moffitt
The Bent Tree Foundation, in partnership with the Bent Tree Tennis and Golf Community, awarded $16,000 in scholarships this year with funds raised through a variety of successful fundraising efforts and the many generous donations from Bent Tree residents and Pickens County community supporters. Due to health and safety issues that have continued to affect everyone this year, the Bent Tree Foundation Scholarship reception was not held. Even though the students were unable to be officially recognized for their awards, the Bent Tree Foundation wishes to congratulate all of the scholarship recipients on their hard work and dedication to their educational aspirations and goals.
Bent Tree Foundation scholarships were awarded to the following graduates of Pickens High School: 1) Raven Holsenbeck (Kennesaw State University); 2) David Gossett (Kennesaw State University) funds donated by Nancy Davis in loving memory of her husband, Monte Davis; 3) Breana Brooks (Kennesaw State University) funds donated by Richard and Kathy Hall; 4) Brett Menard (Georgia Tech) funds donated by Scott and Dudley Price; 5) Meredith Klein (Kennesaw State University) funds donated by the Women’s 18 Holers Group; 6) Caroline Angelisanti (University of Alabama) funds donated by the Sunday Golf & Grins/Carol Carlsen; 7) Heather Vincent (Georgia College & State University) funds donated by the Women’s Niners Golf Group; 8) Matthew Campbell (University of North Georgia-Oconee campus) funds donated by the “Nine Aces” golf team/Dino Colston; 9) Brooke Bell (University of Georgia); 10) Reagan Harwood (Berry College); and Tucker Lowe (Truett-McConnell College).
Two designated scholarship requiring attendance to the University of North Georgia were awarded to 1) Brooke Quarles, sponsored and funded by Martha B. Stephens in honor of her sister, Linda Brown August, a former University of North Georgia professor; 2) Penelope Hobgood, sponsored and funded by Colin and Sheila Thompson in honor of their sons, Christopher C. Thompson and Stephen W. Thompson, both alumni of the University of North Georgia.
The Bent Tree Tennis Community, in partnership with the Foundation, awarded three scholarships to the following students: 1) Chloe Imbriano (University of North Georgia); 2) Sarah Parks (Georgia College & State University); 3) Madison Schultz (Coe College). The Bent Tree Foundation was established in 2009 and with its partners has awarded over $238,000 in student scholarships and teacher/school grants to our Pickens County students and schools. The Bent Tree Foundation Board members would like to thank all of the many volunteers and donors who have made these awards possible for the students of Pickens County. Those who wish to join us in this endeavor or to honor a loved one may do so by going to our website, www.benttreefoundation.org. to find information on tax-deductible donation opportunities. As always, we continue to be grateful for your past support as well as seeking your future support to further the Foundation’s mission regarding student scholarships and teacher/school grants.