SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATIONMaryville CollegeMaryville 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.Middle Tennessee State UniversityMTSU 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 ChattanoogaThe 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.Doodle 4 GoogleCalling 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 January 7th to find out the theme of this year’s contest and get doodling!Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program ScholarshipThe 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.University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleApply 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.Tennessee Tech UniversityThe 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.East Tennessee State UniversityThe Academic Performance Scholarship (APS) deadline for in state and border county students is December 15, 2018. These scholarships are awarded based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. The APS eligibility is based on admission to the university with the stated requirements on their website and no additional scholarship application is required. Information can be found at https://www.etsu.edu/scholarships/aps/aps_freshmen.php.The University Honors Scholars (UHS) deadline is December 15, 2018. This is a separate application that must be submitted to the Honors College. A minimum 29 ACT or comparable SAT score along with a 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.The General Scholarship deadline is March 1, 2019, and that application can be found at www.etsu.edu/scholarships.The Diversity Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement of underrepresented students at East Tennessee State University. This program is designed to award exceptional and capable students who have been traditionally underrepresented. Awards will range from $1000-$4000 per academic year. The awards amounts will depend on the eligibility requirements listed below:Eligibility Requirements:
Burger King ScholarshipHigh school seniors, Burger King employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2019-2020 school year. High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible, and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations. Apply today at www.BurgerKingScholars.com. The application period for the 2019-2020 school year is open from Oct. 15, 2018 through Dec. 15, 2018.Carson Newman University Bonner Program ScholarshipStudents 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” ContestThe 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 ScholarshipThe 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 ScholarshipsThe 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 ScholarshipsThe 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.TNConnect Credit UnionAny 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. Selection criteria may include, but are not limited to: GPA, extra-curricular and/or community involvement, career goals and written skills. Completed applications must be received at a TNConnect office by the close of business on February 1, 2019. The application can be found here.Elks Trade ScholarshipThe 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.We the Students Essay CompetitionEach year, We the Students gives 8-12th-grade students from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspective on a trending topic. This year’s prompt: “What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?” They are awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes to the students who submit the best essays on the topic. For more details, and to enter, visit http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/. The deadline to enter is February 14, 2019.East Tennessee Foundation Scholarship OpportunitiesThe 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.Reedsy Creative Writing ScholarshipAwarded twice a year, successful candidates will receive $1,000 towards educational expenses and be eligible for further sponsorship from Reedsy while they develop as a writer. To be eligible for the Reedsy Creative Writing Scholarship, applicants must be United States, Canada, or Australia Citizens or Permanent Residents, and accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States, Canada, or Australia. Your application must include the first chapter (1,500 to 7,500 words) of an original novel you are currently writing, or have written, but not yet published. All applications must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following: your name, address and contact number; the name of the college or university you are attending or planning to attend; your sample chapter attached to the email in .doc or .docx format with a written introduction. Google Doc links and PDFs will not be accepted.Five finalists will be selected from each application pool. To be considered for the Spring semester scholarship, applications must be received by February 21, 2019. September 21, 2019 is the deadline for the Fall semester scholarship. Visit https://blog.reedsy.com/scholarship/ for more information.Lincoln Memorial UniversityMarch 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.Stan and Thelma Plumlee ScholarshipThis 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. For example, living in a manufactured or modular home, working in the manufactured or modular industry, or by having a close relative who works in the manufactured or modular industry. The Plumlee Scholarship has a total value of $8,000. To download the application and information visit https://tnmha.org/education/scholarship/. The deadline is March 8, 2019.The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Marjorie Watson Mathematics ScholarshipThis scholarship is intended for an incoming freshman attending UTC who majors in Mathematics. The Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship and provides $2,000 in the freshman year and $1,000 in each of the sophomore, junior, and senior years. A complete application consists of:
- Apply for admission by March 1st at etsu.edu/scholarships.
- Only in-state students are eligible to receive the Diversity Scholarship.
- Financial need will be considered.
- Students from underrepresented groups will be considered.
- Most first time freshman recipients that are considered have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 and ACT of 20 or greater.
1. Letter of application affirming an interest in a mathematics degree.The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019. More information can be found here: https://www.utc.edu/mathematics/pdfs/watson.pdf.
2. Two letters of recommendation affirming the applicant’s mathematics ability, at least one of which must be from a recent mathematics teacher.
3. Supporting materials, which should include, ACT/SAT scores and high school transcripts.SunTrust Off to College Scholarship SweepstakesStarting September 10, 2018, high school seniors or college undergraduates (no GPA or financial need requirement) can enter online once during each entry period. Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 29, 2018, until May 13, 2019. 30 total winners will be chosen at random during this time period.Sweepstakes Details:
More information can be found on their website at https://offtocollegesweepstakes.suntrust.com/.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.The Recovery Village Health Care ScholarshipThe Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). To enter to win, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience. Visit https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/ for more information. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2019.Pellissippi State Community CollegePellissippi offers numerous scholarships for their students. Visit http://www.pstcc.edu/financial_aid/scholarships.php for more information.Roane State Community CollegeRoane 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 ScholarshipsAre 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 ScholarshipsThe Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program.Requirements:
- Free to enter — eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need
- Entrants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, 13 years of age or older, and have a permanent residence in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia (D.C.)
- Eligible colleges: U.S. Department of Education Title IV eligible, two- or four-year public or private college or university located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (D.C.)
- Scholarship check will be payable to the winner's college of attendance
- 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
Visit https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html for more information.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. Legitimate scholarships should not cost money to apply; be wary of unsolicited scholarship offers and ones that ask for money to apply.
- 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
- Campus Explorer - http://www.campusexplorer.com
- Cappex- https://www.cappex.com/
- Chegg (formally Zinch) - http://www.chegg.com/scholarships
- College Board Scholarship Search - www.collegeboard.org
- CollegeForTN.org - https://www.collegefortn.org/
- College Net Search - www.collegenet.com
- CollegeXpress - http://www.collegexpress.com
- Course Hero - https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/
- Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award - CollegeCovered.com/Assist
- FastWeb Scholarship Search - www.fastweb.com
- Federal Student Aid - http://studentaid.ed.gov
- LendEDU - https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships
- My College Options - https://www.mycollegeoptions.org/
- Petersons College Guide - www.petersons.com
- Raise.Me - www.raise.me
- Sallie Mae: College Planning - https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/tools/scholarship-search/
- Scholarships.com - www.scholarships.com
- Scholarship America - http://scholarshipamerica.org
- Scholarship Experts - http://www.scholarshipexperts.com
- Strive for College - http://striveforcollege.org/strivers/
- Study Abroad Scholarships - https://www.gooverseas.com/blog/high-school-study-abroad-scholarships
- Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - www.collegepaystn.com
- TG Adventures in Education - http://www.aie.org/scholarships
- The Common Application - http://www.commonapp.org/how-pay-college
- Weird Scholarships: https://weirdscholarships.net/