Awarded to Teachers Based on Grant Applications

Scholarship Opportunities

The Education Foundation’s mission is to raise funds, foster academic development, invest beyond what tax dollars provide, develop teachers, encourage community involvement, and reward academic excellence.

The Gail Martin Scholarship Fund

The family of S. Gail Martin established the Gail Martin Scholarship through the Education Foundation for Clinton City and Anderson County Schools in 2016 shortly after she passed away. Gail was an education activist who gave twenty four years to the Anderson County Board of Education. She was dedicated to all things related to public education, from classroom support for teachers, students, and parents in our school system to athletics. She could be found frequently at school events across the district during the year and continued her support well after retirement from the ACBOE.

The Gail Martin Scholarship was first awarded to one graduate from each of the two Anderson County School District’s graduating seniors in 2017. To apply for this scholarship, applicants should complete a general scholarship form with their counseling office at their high school. Scholarship awards are announced at the Senior awards night at each high school by a member of the Martin family.

Freddy Fagan Scholarship Fund

The family of longtime and beloved resident of Clinton, Freddy Fagan, began a scholarship in his honor in the fall of 2020 to be offered to one student from each of the two high schools in the school district. Freddy is a huge Dragon fan and tolerates “da Bulls” as he knows the two teams are cross county/town rivals. Freddy is always a charmer for students in the school district and can be found at football, basketball, baseball, and softball games on a regular basis cheering on his teams.

The Education Foundation is honored to be the facilitating agency for the scholarships and we look forward to honoring Freddy each year with recipients of the Freddy Fagan Scholarship.

The Helping Hand Scholarship Fund

The Helping Hand Scholarship Fund is herewith established to assist students about to graduate or who are graduates of Clinton High School or Anderson County High School. The goal is to lend assistance with monetary awards for incidental expenses associated with attending trade schools, technical schools, apprentice programs, colleges, or any programs designed to further their education to improve their employment opportunities or improve their lifestyle or skill.

Joe Forgety Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Education Foundation for Clinton City & Anderson County Schools joins our entire community in mourning the loss of our good friend Joe Forgety. Joe had recently retired from Anderson County Schools after four decades of serving students, teachers, fellow administrators, support staff, families, bus contractors and so many more. We are going to miss his spirit, encouragement, wisdom, and his willingness to pitch in and help whenever he was available.
The Forgety family is working with the Education Foundation to establish a scholarship to continue to serve students in Anderson County Schools. Contributions can be made through the Foundation’s website at or checks can be mailed to the Education Foundation for Clinton City & Anderson County Schools at 212 North Hicks Street, Clinton, TN 37716.
We will miss Joe, but look forward to continuing to impact young people through this scholarship program to honor his life’s work with students in our county.

Clinch Valley Cross Fit Scholarship Fund

The Clinch Valley CrossFit Scholarship awarded 3 students from ACHS a $1,000 scholarship in its first year.  All of the seniors at CVCF happened to be graduates of ACHS this year but the scholarship is open to students that attend any school and are part of the CVCF family.  It is awarded to students who commit to their fitness journey as well as their community and who exemplify the core values of CVCF to remain hungry, humble and happy.

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