East Tennessee State University
Academic Performance Scholarship (APS) deadline for in state and border county students is December 15 2016
. Student file must be complete by December 15 with official transcript and ACT scores showing minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum 25 ACT or 1200 SAT. If a student is planning to retake the ACT/SAT, ETSU will take the December test date into consideration, but the file must be complete otherwise by December 15. If a student has already qualified for an APS at any level, they can still increase their award with a higher ACT with the upcoming test date. The APS eligibility is based on admission to the university with the stated requirements and no additional scholarship application is required. The General Scholarship deadline is March 1, 2017
, and that application can be found at www.etsu.edu/scholarships
The University Honors Scholars deadline is also December 15, 2016
. This is a separate application that must be submitted to the Honors College. A minimum 29 ACT or 1350 SAT (math and reading only) along with 3.5 GPA or higher meets minimum qualifications for application. The UHS application can be found at http://www.etsu.edu/honors/university_scholars/apply.php
. The student must also have a completed admissions file by December 15.
University of North Georgia (The Military College of Georgia) Army ROTC Scholarships
The University of North Georgia Corps of Cadets are trained to become Army officers. UNG is one of only six senior military colleges in the nation, and by far the least expensive. Cadets from Tennessee pay in-state tuition, saving them more than $50,000 over their four years of college. Go to http://ung.edu
click on Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, click on Scholarships and and then Cadets/ROTC for more information. Apply now. The first of three national boards meets in October to review applications. Your completed application for admission and all supporting documents must be submitted prior to the deadline:
- Army ROTC Scholarship: January 10, 2017 (for new applications)
- Georgia Military Scholarship: February 1, 2017
- Leadership Scholarship: March 1, 2017
Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts
East Tennessee Foundation Scholarship Information
All ETF scholarship applications must be completed and submitted online (except the Oak Ridge Rotary Club Brad Sturm Memorial Essay Contest
). Scholarship information, including detailed descriptions and application instructions, as well as 2017 applications, will be available on the website beginning November 1, 2016. For information on scholarships, go to http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org
. Click on the "Receive" tab, then look for scholarships. The application deadline for 2017 scholarships is February 15, 2017
(except the Oak Ridge Rotary Club Brad Sturm Memorial Essay Contest.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga Grote Chemistry Scholarship
The Chemistry Program at UTC awards Grote Scholarships to
incoming freshman chemistry majors (including pre-medical, pre-dental, and STEM education) that are renewable for up
to four years. To be eligible for this year’s awards, students must have been accepted for freshman admission for Fall 2017
with a high school GPA of 3.5 or better and at least 26 ACT or 1170 SAT composite scores. The deadline is February 15, 2017
. Interested students can visit the website at http://www.utc.edu/chemistry-physics/scholarships/chemistry-scholarships/scholarships-grote.php
for an online application.
Daughters of the American Revolution
A variety of scholarships are available through the DAR Scholarship Committee. For guidelines and applications, visit http://dar.org/national-society/scholarships
. See Mrs. Tarver in the counseling office for essay information. Deadline is February 15, 2017.
Arconic Foundation Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program
applicant must be a dependent child or grandchild of an active permanent
full-time or permanent part-time employee of Arconic Inc. and/or certain
subsidiaries in Arconic’s controlled group of corporations. Eligible students
are those enrolled in their final year of high school or secondary school and
are scheduled to complete their final year in 2017. Applications must be
completed online between December 9, 2016, and February 23, 2017
. Students must
create an account at www.aim.applyists.net/arconic
using a valid email address
that is regularly monitored. Complete the on-line application, identify a
person who will submit an online recommendation letter, and attach all required
supporting documents to the online application.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Lois Kelly Scholarship Program
To be considered for a Lois Kelly Scholarship, female applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Identify currently as a high school senior who
is accepted to attend an accredited college or university
Knoxville and/or the surrounding area or an undergraduate or
graduate/professional student who is currently enrolled in an accredited
college or university in Knoxville and/or the surrounding area (
proof of enrollment and/or acceptance will be
2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) on a 4.0 scale.
3. Submit a completed application.
See Counseling Office for application. Applications must be received by February 27, 2017.
Regions Bank Riding Forward Scholarship
is proud to celebrate Black History Month by honoring those who continue to
make history every single day. To empower the next generation of leaders, they’re
awarding scholarships to high school and college students to help them create
legacies of their own. Write about an African-American who has inspired you,
and you could win a $5,000 or $3,500 college scholarship through the Regions
Riding Forward® Scholarship Essay Contest.
Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest:
- Entries will be accepted January
16 – February 28. Winners will be announced in June
- Students are asked to write and submit a 500 word essay that addresses
how an African-American has inspired and motivated them.
- Prizes include (15) $5,000 scholarships for high school students and
(15) $3,500 scholarships for college students with one high school and one
college winner per state in Regions footprint.
- Qualified Regions associates and family members are eligible to
- Essays are judged by an independent panel of judges through our
scholarship program vendor. Regions is not involved in the judging of the
essays or selection of winners.
- For additional information or to enter the contest, visit www.regions.com/ridingforward.
Regions Bank Riding Forward Scholarship - Knoxville Area
The Beck Cultural
Exchange Center in partnership with Regions Bank will award a $2,000
scholarship to one (1) high school senior or college student who resides in the
Greater Knoxville area and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during
the 2017-2018 academic school year.
In 500 words or less,
your essay should address how an African American has been an inspiration in
your life, and discuss the contributions of the African American individual who
has served to inspire and motivate you. Submit applications by February 28, 2017 via email to
Lincoln Memorial University
Academic scholarship deadline is March 1, 2017
. Visit http://lmunet.edu
for admissions and scholarship information.
Y-12 Federal Credit Union Bill T. Hicks Scholarship
Y-12 Federal Credit Union is awarding up to
eight $1,000 scholarships. Applicant eligibility:
-Be a member of Y-12 FCU
-Be a member of the 2017 graduation class,
with a GPA of at least 2.5
-Be accepted to an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university,
attending summer or fall of 2017
Submit a Y-12 FCU application with either a 250 word essay or 2 minute
video, delivered or postmarked, no later than midnight, March 1, 2017
Application must include a certified transcript from your current high school,
including GPA. May include up to 3 letters of reference. Application is
available online at https://www.y12fcu.org/scholarship-opportunity/
, in the
counseling office, or by
request at 800.482.1043 ext. 283.
Gibbs Ruritan Club Scholarship
The Gibbs Ruritan Club will be giving away four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Stop by the counseling office to pick up the application. Applications are due back to the counseling office by March 1, 2017.
Tennessee PTA Scholarship
The TN PTA scholarship is open to students attending a PTA/PTSA affiliated school and are interested in pursing a bachelor's degree with a goal of teaching or working in a child-related field. The scholarship is a one-time $2,000 award. Deadline is March 2, 2017. Applications can be picked up in the Counseling office.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Knoxville Alumnae Chapter College Scholarship
General Qualifications this $1,000 Scholarship:
-African American Female
-Minimun 3.0 GPA
-500 Word Essay
-Knoxville Area Resident
Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each year by the Tennessee Housing Association, and is available to students attending a college in the state of Tennessee. Students must also be associated with the manufactured housing industry in some way. The Plumlee Scholarship has a total value of $8,000. To download the application and information, Plumlee Scholarship Information
. Deadline is March 6, 2017
Barney Thompson Scholarship
This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from all Knox County public high schools.
There will be one scholarship awarded at each of the 15 high schools. Application is to be completed and mailed to
Knox County Schools Partners in Education by March 10, 2017
. Application can be found here: http://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2302
Rotary Club of Knoxville
The Rotary Club of Knoxville will award a scholarship to a graduating Knox County student. The potential total of the scholarship is $20,000, paid in equal installments each semester, for up to four years. An application can be picked up in the counseling office or found here: http://www.knoxvillerotary.org
. The Rotary Club of Knoxville's office must receive the application packet by March 31, 2017
. Earlier filing is advisable.
Design the Program Cover for the 2017 Institute
for CTE Educators
High school students have the opportunity to
participate in a competition to design the program cover for the 2017 Institute
for CTE Educators. This design competition provides students with the chance to
earn a scholarship to the Tennessee public postsecondary school of their
choice. All design specifications and application requirements are listed in
the 2017 Program Cover Design Application
. Applicants can submit an online
application form (here
). The applicant with the winning design will be
awarded $1,000, while the runner-up and second runner-up will be awarded $500
and $250, respectively. The student must attend a public postsecondary
institution in Tennessee in order to receive the award. Completed applications must be submitted to
Andrea.Thorsbakken@tn.gov by April 1
. The winning design will be announced by
May 1. Scholarship funds will be given directly to the postsecondary school
designated by the winner upon enrollment.
Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship
The law firm of Raybin & Weissman offer an annual scholarship contest to Stop Texting and Driving. Students create videos that will help in the fight against distracted driving and needless car accident injuries. A total of three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded: one to the best video entry from Davidson County (TN), one to the best entry from the state of TN, and one to the best entry nationally. Deadline for entry is April 3, 2017
. For scholarship information go to http://www.nashvilletnlaw.com/scholarship/
Below are websites to begin a scholarship search. Many sites offer
helpful hints for writing scholarship essays, allow you to search for scholarships that fit your interests and qualifications, and allow you to search for college information.