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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.
Optimist Club of Knoxville
The Optimist Club of Knoxville will be awarding five to seven scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to Knox County area school students. Applications must be received on or before April 1, 2017. Copies of the application can be picked up in the counseling office. To be considered you should:
  • Plan on attending college starting in the Fall of 2017
  • Have a true financial need
  • Possess a desire and ability to complete a college degree
  • Be actively involved in community and school activities
  • Have performed well in high school scholastically
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
Beta Theta Boulé Foundation, Inc
The Beta Theta Boulé Foundation of Knoxville is offering scholarships to Knoxville area graduating seniors attending college in the fall semester of 2017. Graduating seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply. Deadline is April 15, 2017. Application can be picked up in the counseling office. 
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Fifteen winners will receive $5,000 each to be applied to their higher education or to their service project. Application requirements and additional information can be found at Deadline is April 15, 2017. Eligibility requirements:
  • between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19)
  • permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S.A. or Canada
  • currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months
  • working as an individual to lead their service work. The Barron Prize does not accept applications from large groups of young people.
Marcus Lopez-Sharp Scholarship Application
This scholarship is for a senior with at least a 2.0 GPA, who enrolls in a technical school, trade school, college, or university. The amount will range between $250-$500. Application can be picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: April 21, 2017.
Stephanie Tucker Porter Scholarship
This scholarship is open to female graduating seniors at Gibbs High School. There will be one scholarship awarded for $1,000 in honor of Stephanie Tucker Porter. Must me a female athlete in softball, volleyball, or basketball, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Application can be picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: April 21, 2017.
Tommy Everette Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is open to graduating seniors at Gibbs High School. Application can be picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: April 21, 2017.
Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship
Create and submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells Taco Bell the story of your life’s passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This is not about how well you can make a film – they just want you to show your talents and explain why you should be considered for a Live Más Scholarship. For more information, visit Application deadline is May 12, 2017
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.