Sending your children to international programs can be a very exciting opportunity for them, but sometimes families have concerns about the cost of providing these opportunities. Because CISV is a totally volunteer organization, the costs of our programs are quite reasonable relative to other international opportunities that you might investigate for your children. However, we recognize that some families may need additional financial support, so the Smoky Mountain Chapter strives to help defray some of the costs for those families who could not otherwise participate in CISV programs. Partial financial assistance may be available to applicants receiving Invitations to Travel. The Smoky Mountain Chapter is pleased to be able to extend full scholarship assistance, on special consideration of circumstances of individual applicants. A confidential Financial Aid Application (including the disclosure of personal financial records) is required. For more information contact email@example.com.
Determination of assistance will be based on applicant need and availability of the Chapter’s financial aid funds.
Financial Aid Awards
Andy and Patricia Shockley Award – $1,000
Andy Shockley, from the Smoky Mountain Chapter, was a leader to the first Village ever held in 1965 and became a co-founder of our chapter a year later in 1966. He was Camp Director of the first Village held in Knoxville that same year. The Smoky Mountain Chapter collected and coordinated the creation of two memorial benches made out of bottle caps, one of which honors Andy and Patricia Shockley. Patricia chose the home of the bench to be at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan on North Cedar Bluff and is pictured below.
Each year we may award a delegate in financial need who may not otherwise be able to attend a CISV program in Andy and Patricia Schockley’s honor. A certificate may be given in recognition of the honor to receive this award to the receiving delegate.
Ray and Elizabeth Shrader Award – $1,000
Ray Shrader was a co-founder of the Smoky Mountain Chapter of CISV in 1966. The first time we held a village, Ray was the President of the Village Committee, otherwise now known as the Planner. The Smoky Mountain Chapter collected and coordinated the creation of two memorial benches made out of bottle caps, one of which honors Ray and Elizabeth Shrader. The bench created in memory of them is located at Pond Gap Elementary.
Each year we may award a delegate in financial need who may not otherwise be able to attend a CISV program in Ray and Elizabeth Shrader’s honor. A certificate may be given in recognition of the honor to receive this award to the receiving delegate.
These two men and their wives played huge roles in the formation and development of our chapter over the course of the first 15 years of its life.