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BHEA Outstanding Senior Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship, established in 2016, is to recognize a BHEA senior who exemplifies the heart of BHEA and represents the creativity, drive, and character of a homeschooled student.

Who Qualifies: Each applicant must apply during the school year in which he or she intends to graduate and be planning to pursue college or vocation-technical school within 16 months of graduation. The applicant must have been home educated for at least three years of high school with the senior year counting as one of those years. He/she must have been a member of BHEA for at least three years, including his/her senior year of high school. We reserve the right to consider applicants on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must participate in BHEA’s graduation ceremony.

Scholarship Criteria: This scholarship is intended to reward character, leadership, participation, spiritual mindedness, a heart for learning, and an overall representation of BHEA. Applicants will be evaluated by the information they provide in the application and by 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: Applications may be obtained by sending an email to the scholarship coordinator. The deadline for the return of completed applications will be set each year to allow time for careful review and selection.

Lisa Best Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Scholarship

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

As a long-time BHEA member and instructor, former board member, homeschooling advocate, and business owner, Lisa tirelessly encouraged BHEA students and families to pursue their callings and find their God-given purpose.

The hope of this endeavor is to celebrate both education and the entrepreneurial spirit and the first such scholarship was made available to applicants in the 2021-2022 school year.

If you would like to support the ongoing funding of this effort, please submit donations in Lisa's honor, via check or cash, to:

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

Checks should be written to Blount Home Education Association with the designation of "Lisa Best Entrepreneurial Spirit Award" included on the memo line.

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

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.