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    SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION  
       
    Maryville College
    Maryville College has numerous academic scholarships available for first-year students. Students are considered for these scholarships after applying for admission. Competitive scholarships have their own separate deadlines and/or applications, with the earliest due by October 21, 2017. Visit https://www.maryvillecollege.edu/admissions/finaid/types-of-aid/scholarships-awards/first-year/ for more information.
       
    Elks Most Valuable Scholarship
    $4,000 - $50,000 awards (Deadline: November 27, 2017) Eligibility information: A) Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply, B) Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applications can be found by going to:https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm.
     
    Wells Fargo Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
    Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities awards up to $2,500 renewable scholarships for full-time students and up to $1,250 renewable scholarships for half-time students. Applicants to the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities must: (1) Have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity), (2) Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent, and (3) Be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or who is already enrolled in full-time or half-time (at least 6 credits per term) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year. Visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship/ to apply. Your application must be submitted on or before November 28, 2017 or until the first 700 applications are submitted, whichever comes first.
     
    Sixt Scholars Program
    $5,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline: November 30, 2016) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: (A) Be a high school senior graduating in the academic year of 2017/2018 (B) Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale (C) Plan to enroll in a full-time 2 or 4 year university. Applications can be found by going to: https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/
     
    Andrew Flusche Scholarship 
    $500 - 2 Awards (Deadline: November 30, 2016) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school or B) Students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school. Applications and additional information can be found by going to: https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/.
     
    Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program Scholarships
    The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to study for an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand and Turkey. Applications for academic year 2018–19 programs are due December 1, 2017. Visit http://www.yes-abroad.org/ for more information. 
     
    National Space Club Scholarships
    Keynote Scholar ($10,000) - Deadline: December 1, 2017. To be eligible for this scholarship the student must: A) Be at least a high senior, B) Have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests, C) The applicant can only use the $10,000 scholarship towards tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html.
     
    Middle Tennessee State University
    MTSU awards an array of academic merit scholarship opportunities based on ACT scores and GPA. To be considered for a Freshman Guaranteed Scholarship, students must be a first-time incoming freshman who plans to enroll at MTSU in the Summer or Fall semester. ALL admission application information must be on file with the Admissions Office by December 1 to be considered for a scholarship. No separate scholarship application is required for guaranteed academic scholarships. MTSU has several additional scholarships that require a separate application. For more information visit: https://www.mtsu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/incoming-freshmen.php.
     
    Tennessee Tech University
    The 2018-2019 scholarship application will be available beginning August 1, 2017 and should be submitted by the deadline date of December 1, 2017. Visit https://www.tntech.edu/em/scholarships/ for more information.
     
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    The online scholarship application is available to all admitted students starting August 25, 2017. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee that a student will receive a scholarship, so apply early. First –time freshman are highly encouraged to apply for scholarships within 3-5 days of their acceptance by UTC Admissions. The scholarship application deadline is December 1, 2017. Visit https://www.utc.edu/scholarships/index.php for more information.
     
    Carson Newman University Bonner Program Scholarship
    Students admitted to the Bonner Program at Carson-Newman receive a package of scholarship support in return for participating in an intensive program of community service, professional skills development, and working for positive change in the world. Scholarship deadline is December 1, 2017. Requirements for the program include: (A) 2.7 GPA, 18 ACT, (B) prior service experience, commitment to education, service, and justice, and (C) applicant interview. Visit http://cn.edu for more information.
     
    Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
    $2,000 award (Deadline: December 1, 2017) To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must: A) Be a high school senior planning to pursue a career in teaching physics in high school and B) Be a citizen of the United States of America. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.aapt.org/Programs/grants/lotze.cfm.
     
    High School Study Abroad Scholarships   
    The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers scholarships to high school students (ages 15–18) to study abroad for one academic year. Visit https://exchanges.state.gov/us/high-school for more information Deadlines: November 2, December 5, and December 12, 2017
     
    Tennessee Concrete Association High School Essay Contest   
    The Tennessee Concrete Association (TCA) is once again sponsoring the annual High School Essay Contest for Tennessee. All entries into Tennessee Concrete Association’s Essay Contest will be judged by a panel of industry personnel and TCA will award cash prizes to the first place ($250), second-place ($100) and third-place ($50) essays. Essays should demonstrate a student's awareness of concrete's role as a building material in homes, commercial buildings, streets and highways. The deadline to submit entries is December 5, 2017. Visit http://www.tnconcrete.org/ for more information. 
     
    Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program Scholarship
    The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships for students to study for an academic year in Germany. Students live with host families, attend local schools and participate in community life in Germany. Visit http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/ for more information. Application must be submitted by December 12, 2017
     
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Apply for admission by November 1, 2017 in order to be eligible to apply for competitive scholarships, as well as the Chancellor's Scholarships. Deadline to complete scholarship applications is December 15, 2017. For more information, go to http://onestop.utk.edu/scholarships/competitive, and http://onestop.utk.edu/scholarships/chancellor.

    East Tennessee State University 
    The Build U. Sc Academic Performance Scholarship (APS) deadline for in state and border county students is December 15, 2017. 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, 2018, and that application can be found at www.etsu.edu/scholarships
    The University Honors Scholars deadline is also December 15, 2017. 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.
     
    TNConnect Credit Union Scholarship
    TNConnect Credit Union is proud to once again offer a $1,000 scholarship for a local student. Any high school senior who is a TNConnect member and is going into any area of study at a 2 or 4 year college or a technical college may apply for the $1000 scholarship. Please see the application for more information. The first deadline is December 29, 2017.
     
    CC Bank’s Young Scholars Scholarship
    Each year CC Bank’s Young Scholars Scholarship offers up to five $2,000 scholarships to students attending universities, colleges and other academic institutions across the U.S. Applicants must be under the age of 30, a U.S resident, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and at the time of the scholarship award, the applicant must be enrolled at an academic institute. To apply visit: https://ccbank.us/scholarship/. Application deadline is December 31, 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year.
     
    ACT Student Champion Scholarship
    The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. Students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT and who fit the following criteria can apply:
    • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
    • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
    • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
    Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application.
     
    John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
    The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at jfklibrary.org/essaycontest. The contest deadline is January 4, 2018.
       
    The Jackie Robinson Foundation
    The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
    • Be a graduating high school senior;
    • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
    • Show leadership potential;
    • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
    • Present evidence of financial need;
    • Be a United States citizen;
    • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
    • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.
    The application goes live on November 1, 2017 and is due by 5pm EST February 1, 2018. Apply at https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/
     
    The Purpose Challenge Essay Contest
    If you write a college essay based on what you’ve learned from the Purpose Challenge toolkit, you can submit it for the chance to win money for college. Five winners will each receive $5,000, and one winner will receive a grand prize of $25,000, to help pay for college. Entries are due by February 1, 2018. See https://purposechallenge.org/ for more information.
     
    Kyle William Kiihnl Memorial Scholarship
    The Kyle W. Kiihnl Memorial Foundation is offering a $1000 scholarship to any graduating senior in TN pursuing a college or trade school education. The application and more information can be found here: https://kylekiihnlfoundation.org/scholarship. The scholarship packet (1 envelope) must be postmarked by February 23, 2018.
     
    Lincoln Memorial University
    March 1 is the priority date for scholarship consideration. All students who have been accepted to LMU prior to this date will be considered for academic awards. Visit http://lmunet.edu for admissions and scholarship information.
     
    Luis Velázquez Scholarship
    The Luis Velázquez Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to university or college bound seniors of Latino decent based on demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship can be applied to a 4-year or 2-year institution. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. The scholarship application package is due before March 1, 2018. The application can be found online at: http://www.holahoralatina.org/scholarship-opportunities/.
     
    Walters State Community College
    Walters State offers numerous scholarships for their students. Visit http://www.ws.edu/financial-aid/types/scholarships/ws-scholarships/ for more information. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.
     
    Pellissippi Walters State Community College
    Pellissippi offers numerous scholarships for their students. Visit http://www.pstcc.edu/financial_aid/scholarships.php for more information.
     
    Roane State Community College
    Roane State offers numerous scholarships for their students. Visit https://www.roanestate.edu/?5363-Scholarships and https://www.roanestate.edu/?472-Foundation-Scholarships for more information.
     
    DoSomething.org Scholarships
    Are you between the ages of 13 and 25? Want to do good AND enter to win a college scholarship? Then apply for a DoSomething.org college scholarship. No essays, no GPA requirements, no recommendations, no applications. You can enter for multiple scholarships right now. If you sign up for and complete all the campaigns listed, you’ll be eligible to win up to $32,000! (Psst...no need to wait until you're ready for college -- they'll hold on to your award until then!).
     
    Siemens Competition 
    The Siemens Competition is open to high school students. Students are encouraged to do research in mathematics, engineering, biological, or physical science. Students, working individually or on a team of two or three, will have the opportunity to present their research to leading scientists in their field. Three hundred projects are recognized as semifinalists. Regional finalists are awarded a trip to compete at one of six regional competitions. At the regional event, students will present a PowerPoint presentation and digital poster, and participate in a question and answer session. Individuals submitting projects must be seniors at the time of the deadline; team applicants may be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000. Visit https://siemenscompetition.discoveryeducation.com/ for more details. 
     
    Tutor the People Essay Scholarship
    The Tutor the People Essay Scholarship is open to current high school seniors and undergraduate students attending an institution in the United States. You must be at least 16 years of age, be in good academic standing, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit a 500 to 1,000 word personal response to the prompt on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award. See https://tutorthepeople.com/scholarship/ for more details.
     
    American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest
    Provided by The American Legion, the National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. A complete list of topics is available on the Legion’s Web site. Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives an additional $1,500 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to the three finalists: first place receives $18,000, second receives $16,000 and third receives $14,000. Deadline varies
     
    The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) Scholarship Opportunities 
    NCHE wishes to share the following links to information about scholarship opportunities for college-bound youth. Some of these opportunities are specific to homeless or formerly homeless youth, while others are open to other student groups, but may be of particular interest to youth experiencing homelessness.

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    Scholarships for Skilled Trade Studies:

     
     
     
     
    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.