Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Give and make a big difference.

Giving to Nashville State Community College Foundation is remarkably easy. You can give cash (including checks and credit cards), stocks, in-kind, planned gift or other choices. Learn more about giving options, or contact us for more information if you have a special situation.

Where to Give

Choose the giving program that works best for you.

  • Impact Fund/Area of Greatest Need
  • Scholarships
  • General Endowment
  • Other

Why give now?

Giving to Nashville State Foundation makes sense for many reasons.

  1. Our 10,000+ students are different from many of the students you’ll see at other Nashville colleges.
    • Many of our students are low-income, making less than $10/hour.
    • 57% are part-time students, working to support their families while they’re in school.
    • 58% are first-generation college students.
    • 39% are 25 years old or over, which means they don’t qualify for Tennessee Promise assistance. Without scholarship assistance, adult students borrow 74% of Nashville State’s total student loans.
  2. State funding no longer provides all of the support necessary for community colleges, and with a large percentage of low-income students, we have committed to try to keep our tuition low. Nashville State relies on competitive grants and private financial support to supplement tuition and fees to allow the College to keep pace with the growing needs of our community.
  3. Many of our scholarships are achievement-oriented “last-dollar scholarships”, meaning that aid is awarded to students after all other financial aid including grants, other scholarships, and/or tuition discounts have been applied. This saves our scholarship resources for the individuals that truly need the help.
  4. Nearly half of new job openings from 2010 through 2020 will be in “middle-skill occupations”, those such as computer technology, nursing, and advanced manufacturing that require more than high school diploma but less than bachelor’s degree.
  5. Nashville State is an important part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 plan to increase the number of Tennesseans with a college credential from 32% to 55% by the year 2025.