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Tucker Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Mollie Tucker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee to assist deserving females who are high school graduates or have obtained their GED and will need financial assistance to pursue a trade or college education. Based on need, grants of $2,000 each will be awarded annually to a high school senior of the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee.

We’re happy to introduce our scholarship recipient below.


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Ashton graduated from Chattanooga High’s Center for Creative Arts earning a 3.96 GPA. She has gained many accolades from her church, high school, and her dance troupe. She’s been an Episcopal Youth Ambassador, is an experienced acolyte and even served at the consecration of the Rt. Reverend Brian Cole, and was an Ambassador for the Diocease of East TN an international Episcopal Youth Event in Oklahoma.

Ashton is a member of the National Honors Society, in the YMCA’s J.A. Henry Leaders Club, and volunteered with Hearth Hospice. With all of her church and school activities Ashton still found time to study dance, where she won several awards, and was Vice President for a dance ensemble.

She plans on attending Mercer University in Georgia with a major in computing science. Ashton aspires to become a computer scientist with a focus in research pertaining to the relationship of culture and technology. At Mercer she also plans on taking mission trips to places in need, such as Africa.

It is clear that Ashton will continue service to her church community, as well as, her local community wherever her life takes her.

  • About the Mollie Tucker Memorial Scholarship Fund

    The Tucker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the ECW of the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee according to the ECW 2004 yearbook, “in thanksgiving for Mollie Tucker’s life and witness and for her many years of service to the Episcopal Church Women in Tennessee.” The financial award is intended to help recipients reach educational goals at accredited colleges or technical schools. Since 1988, more than 25 women in the diocese have been awarded a Mollie Hazen Tucker Scholarship. It is a one-time grant, currently $2,000, for one year only.

    The Scholarship is to honor Mollie Hazen Tucker for her faithful service to the Episcopal Church Women for many years: the example she presented to all who know her, her strong leadership in Education, Worship, Mission, and in the Church at Large. The Episcopal Church Women of East Tennessee give Thanks to God for her life and witness.

    The recipient of this scholarship shall be selected by a committee appointed by the president of the Episcopal Church Women of East Tennessee.

    This is a one-time grant for one year only, to be awarded each year to a female student.

    The deadline to apply for grants is May 1 of each year, (applications must be postmarked no later than the deadline). Winners are announced around June 1, Tucker’s birthday.

    If you would like to support this program of the Episcopal Church Women by making a contribution to the fund, please contact Mary Embler, Diocesan Administrator, at or 865-966-2110.


  • Application Guidelines

    1. Applicant must be a confirmed female member of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of East Tennessee, a high school senior or graduate and a candidate for the first year of an accredited college, business or technical school. Preference will be given to applicants exhibiting financial need.

    2. Scholarship funds are confined to use for tuition, books, or a necessary school expense. These funds will be paid directly to the school or administered by the applicant’s parish priest or Senior Warden.

    3. The applicant must file a written application and furnish one letter of recommendation from each of the following: a) her parish priest or Senior Warden if there is no priest available; b) a high school teacher, faculty member or employer. These items should be collected by the applicant and submitted to the Scholarship Chairman in one envelope.

    4. Applications must be submitted no later than May 1st of the current school year.

    5. The Scholarship will be awarded the first part of June of the current school year.

    Information, guidelines and applications for the scholarship are available from the Tucker Scholarship Chair Mary Lee-Baer,, 423-333-0216.