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BHEA Outstanding Senior Scholarship

The BHEA Outstanding Senior Scholarship, established in 2016 to recognize a BHEA senior who embodies the spirit of our organization and represents the creativity, drive, and character of a homeschooled student.

Qualifications: To qualify, applicants must apply during the school year in which they intend to graduate and plan to pursue college or vocational-technical school within 16 months of graduation. They must have been home educated for at least three years of high school, with the senior year counting as one of those years. Additionally, applicants must have been a member of BHEA for at least three years, including their senior year. We reserve the right to consider applicants on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must also participate in BHEA’s graduation ceremony.

Scholarship Criteria: This scholarship aims to reward character, leadership, participation, spiritual mindedness, a heart for learning, and an overall representation of BHEA. Applicants will be evaluated based on the information provided in the application and their essay. An impartial committee, composed of members approved by the BHEA Board of Directors, will review each application and essay. The $500 scholarship will be awarded at the BHEA graduation ceremony, and the applicant must attend the ceremony to receive the award. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the applicant.

How to Apply: To apply, please send an email to the scholarship coordinator to obtain an application. The deadline for the return of completed applications will be set each year to allow time for careful review and selection.

We encourage all eligible seniors to apply for this prestigious scholarship. It's a wonderful opportunity to be recognized for your hard work and dedication.

Lisa Best Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Scholarship

In honor and memory of Lisa Best, the BHEA Board of Directors, with the support of the Best Family, has established the "Lisa Best Entrepreneurial Spirit Award" scholarship fund.

Lisa was a beloved member of our BHEA community, known for her dedication as an instructor, former board member, homeschooling advocate, and entrepreneur. She tirelessly encouraged BHEA students and families to pursue their passions and discover their God-given purpose.

The "Lisa Best Entrepreneurial Spirit Award" seeks to celebrate education and the entrepreneurial spirit that Lisa embodied. The first scholarship was awarded in the 2021-2022 school year.

If you would like to support this meaningful cause and help fund future scholarships, donations in Lisa's honor can be submitted via check or cash to:

BHEA Treasurer C/O Jamie Davis 2932 Big Bend Drive Maryville, TN 37803

Please make checks payable to Blount Home Education Association, with "Lisa Best Entrepreneurial Spirit Award" included on the memo line.

For more information or questions, please email [email protected].

May Lisa's legacy inspire future generations to pursue their dreams with the same passion and dedication she exemplified.

May Lisa's legacy endure through the service of those she left behind and may God be glorified.

In loving memory of Lisa

Lisa Lynn Best, 58, of Friendsville, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on April 1st, 2021, after a year long battle with breast cancer. She was born in Burlingame, California and received a business degree from Chico State in California. She moved to Knoxville in 1988 to work in the electronics industry. Lisa married Gary Best in August 1993 and lived with a glad heart raising their three children on the farm - Haley (Cole) Rasley, Sarah and Jake.

Lisa is preceded in death by her mother Diane and stepfather George Dujmovich of Carmel, California. Survived by father Jim Campana of Carson City, Nevada, sister Debbie Campana of Washington (Vincent Gonzalez), sister Leslie Campana of Washington, sister Laura Griffin of California (Cheyenne, Taylor, Emily and Garrett Griffin) and step-sister Lynne Dujmovich of New Jersey, mother-in-law Linda Best of Friendsville. Sister-in-law Sherri McCall (Jessi and Joey McCall) of Maryville. Brother-in-law Dale and sister-in-law Katie Best (Isaac) of Friendsville.

Lisa loved Jesus and lived to share His light and love to those around her, having an encouraging impact on many who knew her. Lisa has been a member of Redemption Church, Knoxville, Tennessee since 1997 and served faithfully in many of the ministries there. In 2004 she began homeschooling her children and served in many leadership roles in the development of Blount Home Education Association. Lisa and Sherri McCall launched Best Bites Meals and Catering in 2015. She then formed Kitchen Connection, a commissary kitchen, in 2020. Lisa was very dear to her family and friends and will be sorely missed.