Family of George Jones establishes MTSU scholarshi...

Family of George Jones establishes MTSU scholarship fund (VIDEO)

NASHVILLE — The widow of country music icon George Jones announced Monday that her family has established a scholarship fund at Middle Tennessee State University that they hope will become a living memorial to the late singer.

Nancy Jones announced the creation of the fund at a Nashville ceremony to unveil a monument to her husband of 30 years. The Country Music Hall of Fame member died April 26 at the age of 81.

“George would have liked the fact that MTSU attracts so many first-generation college students, as well as students who face financial challenges,” Jones said. “Like George, they are hard-working folks who are determined to make their dreams a reality.”

Donations can be made online at or by mail at George Jones Scholarship Fund, MTSU, Office of Development, Box 109, Murfreesboro, TN 37132. For more information about donating, call 615-898-5595 or email at You can read more about the announcement at