Established in 2001

Eligibility: Applicants are pregnant or parenting teens, living in the State of Tennessee, who are enrolled in or planning to enroll in post-secondary education at an accredited college, university, junior college, technical school, or job-training program as a way to increase their job skills and become more employable.

As a mother, grandmother and community volunteer in Nashville, Heloise Werthan Kuhn is an ardent supporter of the Crittenton mission of preventing both first and repeat teen pregnancies. Mrs. Kuhn’s Fund originally was created with Crittenton Services, but when that organization closed in 2001 and set up a Fund with The Community Foundation, she asked that this Fund be transferred as well. Mrs. Kuhn believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty that often accompanies teen pregnancy. She established this scholarship to help teen parents develop self-esteem through education or technical training in order to qualify for better jobs.