In 1996 the County Commission established a Scholarship Fund. Funding for these scholarships comes from personal contributions each commissioner makes to the Scholarship Fund.

One senior from Anderson County High School, Clinton High School and Oak Ridge High School is awarded a $500.00 scholarship. Students are selected by the guidance personnel and principals at each school and are selected on the basis of need and community achievements. Scholarship certificates are presented by the Commissioners to each student at their Award Day ceremony.