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The Niswonger Foundation

  • The Niswonger Foundation
  • 223 North Main Street
    P.O. Box 1508
  • Greeneville, TN 37744
  • (423) 798-7837
  • 2001

Program Description

The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, majority shareholder of Landair Transport, Inc. and Chairman Emeritus of Forward Air Corporation. These companies, founded by Mr. Niswonger, were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over $700 million dollars and employ over 4000 people.

The mission of the Niswonger Foundation is to create opportunities for individual and community growth through education and other sustainable projects.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 25
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • East Tennessee State University