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    SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION  
     
    National Space Club Scholarships
    Olin E. Teague Scholarship ($4,000) - Deadline October 12, 2018. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior at an accredited U.S. high school. The student must be a U.S. Citizen. The applicant must plan to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies in an aerospace field. Application can be found by going to: https://www.spaceclub.org/education/olin-teague.html
    Keynote Scholar ($10,000) - Deadline: November 30, 2018. 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 2019-2020 academic year. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html.
     
    Davidson College Scholarships
    The Belk Scholarship
    The John M. Belk Scholarship, Davidson’s flagship merit program, covers the comprehensive costs of attending Davidson (room, board, tuition and fees) – valued in 2018-19 at over $65,000. Belk Scholars are game changers – recognized for outstanding intellectual ability, leadership skill, commitment to service, personal vigor, and potential for impact. Applicants have to be nominated for this scholarship. If you are interested in applying, see Mrs. Tarver in the counseling office by October 15, 2018.
    The Bryan Scholarship
    The Lowell Bryan Scholarships are offered to two scholar-athletes (one woman and one man) in each entering class and valued at $35,000 annually. Bryan Scholars are chosen on the basis of academic and personal excellence and potential for impact in their sport in Davidson’s NCAA Division I athletic program. Applicants have to be nominated for this scholarship. If you are interested in applying, see Mrs. Tarver in the counseling office by September 10, 2018.
    For additional information on these and other merit opportunities at Davidson, contact Ms. Gardner Roller Ligo, Director of Merit Programs, at 800-768-0380 or galigo@davidson.edu.
     
    The Gates Scholarship
    The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To apply, students must be:
    • A high school senior
    • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
    • Pell-eligible
    • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
    • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 
    Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university. Visit https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship for more information. Deadline to apply is September 18, 2018.
     
    Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship
    Wendy's High School Heisman supports education, recognizes achievement, and celebrates standout high school student-athletes around the country. If you strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in your community please apply today. Visit https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/ for more details. Students must submit their application by 6pm EST on October 17, 2018.
     
    Horatio Alger Scholarship
    The Horatio Alger Association is giving away 106 scholarships to deserving students at $25,000 each. The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award. Eligibility criteria include: high school graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the US no later than the fall following graduation, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution), display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), involvement in extra-curricular and community service activities, a minimum GPA of 2.0, and United States citizenship. Students may apply online August 1 - October 25, 2018. For more information, visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/. Additional scholarships are also listed on the website at scholars.horatioalger.org.
     
    United States Senate Youth Program
    Applications are now being accepted from junior or senior high school students to be a participant in the United States Senate Youth Program.  Two Tennessee delegates will participate in an annual Washington Week in March, which includes a variety of events that promote a unique understanding of the structure of our national government. The Hearst Foundation also offers selected state finalists a $10,000 undergraduate scholarship. The student application and instructions for applying are available here. Applications must be submitted no later than October 29, 2018.
     
    National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
    NSLI-Y is a U.S. Department of State program that provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. Apply for a full scholarship to immerse yourself in Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Mandarin, Persian (Tajik), Russian, or Turkish for a summer or an academic year while living with a host family and experiencing the local culture. Previous language study is not required. The deadline to apply is Tuesday October 30, 2018, 4 PM U.S. Eastern Time. Visit http://www.nsliforyouth.org/ for more information.
     
    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, and state-level recognition. Students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT and who fit the following criteria can apply:
    • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions
    • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® 
    Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due October 31, 2018.
     
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Apply for admission by November 1, 2018 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, 2018. For more information, go to http://onestop.utk.edu/scholarships/competitive  and http://onestop.utk.edu/scholarships/chancellor.
     
    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 November 10, 2018. Visit https://www.maryvillecollege.edu/admissions/finaid/types-of-aid/scholarships-awards/first-year/ for more information.
     
    Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
    The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship is open to any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Applications can be found by going to: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm. The deadline is November 15, 2018.
     
    Sixt Scholars
    $5,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline: November 30, 2018) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: (A) Be a high school senior graduating in the academic year of 2018/2019 (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
    Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) about avoiding distracted driving (e.g. cell phones, passengers, radio, etc). Two winners will be chosen each year, 1 per semester, and each winner will receive $500 to put towards higher education. Applications and additional information can be found by going to: https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/. Deadline: November 30, 2018.
     
    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.
       
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    The online scholarship application is available to all admitted students starting September 1, 2018. UTC scholarship funds are limited and the awarding process is competitive. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee a student will receive a scholarship. The best way to improve your candidacy is to submit all required materials as soon as possible. To be screened for UTC Scholarship funds, all accepted students must complete the UTC Online Scholarship Application. The scholarship application deadline is December 1, 2018. Visit https://www.utc.edu/scholarships/index.php for more information.
     
    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 4, 2018. Visit http://www.yes-abroad.org/ for more information.
     
    Doodle 4 Google
    Calling all K-12 students – bring your creativity to life in a Doodle of the Google logo, using any medium you choose for the chance to be a Doodle 4 Google winner. The National Winner’s artwork will be featured on the Google homepage, and will win a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 tech grant for their school. Visit their website on December 5th to find out the theme of this year’s contest and get doodling!
     
    Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program Scholarship
    The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers full scholarships for students to study for an academic year in Germany. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in an internship in Germany. Visit http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/ for more information. Application must be completed and submitted by December 11, 2018.
     
    Tennessee Tech University
    The 2019-2020 scholarship application will be available beginning August 1, 2018 and should be submitted by the deadline date of December 15, 2018. All Tennessee Tech institutional scholarships and grants are competitive and funds are limited. Although they make every effort to award all qualified students, no scholarships/grants are guaranteed. Visit https://www.tntech.edu/em/scholarships/ 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 skill development, and working for positive change in the world. Scholarship application deadline for incoming freshman is January 1, 2019. 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. Priority is given to students with high financial need. Visit their website  for more information. Additional scholarships can be found here here.
     
    The American Legion Oratorical “Constitutional Speech” Contest
    The American Legion's National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program - "A Constitutional Speech Contest" aims to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Scholarships totaling $6,000 will be awarded to students taking part in the state contest. The state winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, plus an all expenses paid trip to Indianapolis, Indiana, to compete in the national contest, April 5 - 7, 2019 and a part of the $138,000 national scholarship pool. Any student in grades 9-12 may enter a contest in the District Oratorical Contest. To apply for the contest, complete the application form on their website and return it to your local contest Post or District Chairman as instructed. Application/School Certification of their contest representatives must arrive at The American Legion Department of Tennessee, 318 Donelson Pike, Nashville TN 37214 not later than January 7, 2019.
     
    Elks Nursing Scholarship
    The Nursing Scholarship is open to applicants that are U.S. citizens and a high school senior or graduate of an accredited high school (GED is accepted). The scholarship is to be used by individuals pursuing a 4-year degree in the nursing field. The applicant should reside in the jurisdiction (usually closest) of the Elks Lodge to which the application is submitted. The application must be turned in to the local lodge no later than January 15, 2019. See http://tnelks.org/scholarships.html for more information. 
     
    Knox County Council PTA Scholarships
    The Knox County Council PTA offers several scholarships to Knox County High School Seniors seeking to further their education through college/university or additional post-graduating training other than college/university. Students should need financial aid and should be academically qualified for college admission. Applications must be returned to the Knox County Council PTA no later than January 17, 2019. Applications can be found here.
     
    Knox County Council PTA Jablonski Family Educational Needs Scholarships
    The Jablonski Family Educational Needs Scholarship is a Knox County Council PTA Scholarship for students with disabilities who are entering post-secondary opportunities. This Scholarship is given in recognition of the Jablonski Family's efforts and advocacy for individuals coping with the challenges of disabilities. The scholarships function is to help reduce the barriers of education advancement and completion by providing the necessary skills for youth with disabilities. This one-time scholarship will range in value from $500 to $750, and will be awarded to Knox County graduating high school seniors with a documented disability who will be enrolled in a university, two-year community college, vocational/technical training program, or a specialized program for students with disabilities in the fall. The application must be complete and submitted by January 17, 2019. Applications can be found here.
     
    Elks Trade Scholarship
    The Trade Scholarship is a scholarship intended to help those students that are often overlooked for financial aid. The Trade Scholarship is for graduating seniors as well as non-traditional students (those changing career fields or those needing additional education to progress in their current career) who will be pursuing a trade or certificate program. The application opens October 1, 2018 and is due by February 2, 2019. See http://tnelks.org/scholarships.html for more information.
     
    East Tennessee Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
    The East Tennessee Foundation lists several scholarships that are available for students. Scholarship information, including detailed descriptions and application instructions, as well as applications, will be available on the website beginning November 1, 2018. For information on scholarships, go to etf.org/scholarships. The application deadline for most scholarships is February 15, 2019.
     
    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.
         
    You must be a 2018-19 high school senior of Latino descent and have an unweighted GPA of 2.75 or better. All application materials are due by March 1, 2019. Apply at https://bit.ly/2M9y91h.
     
    Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship
    The Balanced Man Scholarship is awarded to awarded to high school senior men who will be attending The University of Tennessee – Knoxville in the fall and who exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate leadership skills, and commit to health and well‐being. Applicants are under no obligation to join Sigma Phi Epsilon or any other fraternity at UT. Application is located online at https://www.tnalpha.com/balanced-man-scholarship. The deadline to apply is midnight on June 14, 2019.
     
    Pellissippi 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. The first deadline is August 31, 2018. (Psst...no need to wait until you're ready for college -- they'll hold on to your award until then!).
     
    Army ROTC Scholarships
    The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program.
    Requirements:
    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
    • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
    • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
    • Meet physical standards
    • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard
     Your Commitment:
    • An eight-year service commitment with the Army
    • Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)
    • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career
     
     
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