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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
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 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 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
The Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts offers $600 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to major in Agriculture and pursue a career in this field. Applicants must be accepted to a Tennessee public university. Applications can be found at and are due February 1, 2017.  
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 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 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 See Mrs. Tarver in the counseling office for essay information. Deadline is February 15, 2017.
Arconic Foundation Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program
The 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 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 
in 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 required). 
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 
Regions 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. 
2017 Regions 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 participate.
  • 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  
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 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, 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 
Applications can be found at or in the Counseling office. Deadline to apply is March 3, 2017
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:
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: 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 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
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.