Established in 2008

Eligibility: Those eligible to apply are seniors of Metro Nashville Public School who wish to enter the field of education as a career. Students must attend a four-year college or university, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and have scored no less than a 21 on the ACT exam.

Rachel Cate knew she wanted to teach from the time she was a little girl. Talkative, lively, and usually in charge, she was active in drama, student government, and church youth group. She worked with children in numerous settings and “mothered” everyone she loved, including her brothers, cousins and friends. Known for her welcoming spirit and love of people, Rachel never met a stranger and touched the lives of countless individuals in her 18 years on earth. A graduate of Overton High School, Rachel was studying elementary/special education at Western Kentucky University when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident. This Scholarship was established by her family to aid those pursuing a career in education. Their wish: for Rachel’s passion and genuine love for children to be carried on.