Standout CSAS Student-Athlete Cheyenne Frye Secures $347,000 College Scholarship


Cheyenne Frye, a senior at Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences (CSAS), has secured a full-ride Questbridge scholarship to Denison University, a private liberal arts school in Granville, Ohio. The prestigious $347,000 scholarship marks a significant milestone in her academic journey.

Frye, a senior and the 2023 student body president at CSAS, said she plans to major in either criminology, sociology, or pre-law, and hopes “to become a forensic psychologist or some type of lawyer.”

Throughout her time at CSAS, Frye has excelled academically and socially. A dedicated athlete in basketball and soccer, she was also a leader in her school community through a variety of clubs and contributing to various organizations–including the Student Faculty Control Group, Paideia Society, Urban League of Greater Chattanooga National Achievers Society (23-24), Youth in Government, Black Student Association, and more.

“Being connected and well-rounded, both socially and academically, was important to me,” Frye said. “I want to ensure I am an advocate for my peers and myself. I think this intention and involvement helped set me apart when applying for this scholarship.” 

Classmates and staff alike praised Frye for being a leader at CSAS. “It was important to me to feel connected to the other students in my school, regardless of our age or differences,” she said.

Frye, a soccer star at CSAS, helped lead the Lady Patriots to the Class A State Quarter Finals as a sophomore in 2021. She recalled her favorite high school memory of breaking the school record of most goals in a high school career, tallying an impressive 117 goals.

As a soon-to-be first-generation college attendee, Frye demonstrated a strong commitment to her academic pursuits. Her accomplishment of earning the Questbridge scholarship to Denison University included a rigorous application process including multiple essays, financial evaluation, and academic review.

Frye expressed that the support of her college and career advisor, Nick Siler, played a pivotal role in her achievement. Siler has served as the college and career counselor at CSAS for the past two years.

Reflecting on her experience, Frye offered advice to fellow students, saying, “Keep going and apply yourself; you are better than what you think you are.”