The country star attended Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) for two years as a recording industry major, and now she's hoping to launch the careers of fellow like-minded female students with a new scholarship.

Lady Antebellum's manager Daniel Miller made the announcement during a BMI event on Tuesday (22Sep15), saying, "Hillary's dad is a professional songwriter, and one of his first cuts was on LeAnn Rimes' first album. The income that her family earned from the sale of that song on that record allowed them to send her to MTSU.

"Whether it be a songwriter, a producer, an engineer, whatever... hopefully this will allow several young women the opportunity to achieve their dreams indefinitely."

Scott's academic endeavour comes a month after they announced they would be taking a hiatus so they can spend time with their families.