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    SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION  
       
    Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship
    Scholarship for males attending the University of Tennessee. Applicants are under no obligation to go through formal recruitment or join the fraternity. Application is located online at www.tnalpha.com. Contact Eric Sirfact at 615-973-3545 or at esirfact@vols.utk.edu. Deadline is June 9
     
    Commercial Bank (two scholarships)
    Spirit Scholarship:  Students should have a GPA of at least 3.0 and be recommended by the School Counselor as the sole winner of the scholarship.
    Life Made Better ScholarshipStudents should have a GPA of at least 3.0, be involved in at least two extra-curricular activities (including sports, school clubs, volunteer work, or employment), obtain a recommendation letter from a teacher or counselor, and submit a 1000 word essay.
    Applications may be picked up in the Counseling Office. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 30, 2018.
     
    Student-View Scholarship Program
    The 2018 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. Click the following link to apply:  Student View Scholarship
     
    Golden Eagle Scholarship for Latino Students
     
    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.
         
    The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series
    Any student, in grades 9-12, who is a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident who resides in the United States and is enrolled in an accredited U.S. high school, home school, or home study program, is eligible to compete in the Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series. Competitors who qualify for the National Championship receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California. The three day trip will include a private tour of the library, dinner under the wings of Air Force One, and a chance to meet an extraordinary group of young leaders. See https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/great-communicator-debate-series/ for more information.
     
    We the Students Essay Competition
    Each 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: To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content? They are awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes to the students who submit the best essays on the topic. Scholarship/prize information: 1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to their 2018 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.; Runners Up – Six prizes at $1,250 each; and Honorable Mentions – Eight prizes at $500 each. For more details, and to enter, visit http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/. Click the ‘sign up’ button and submit your 500-800-word essay before February 5, 2018.
     
    University of North Georgia (The Military College of Georgia) Army ROTC Scholarships
    The University of North Georgia Corps of Cadets are trained to become effective leaders in either the military, government, or civilian sector. UNG is one of only six senior military colleges in the nation. They offer different scholarships to their students. Go to https://ung.edu/military-college-admissions/costs-financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants/index.php for more information. Your completed application for admission and all supporting documents must be submitted prior to the deadline:
    • Army ROTC Scholarship: January 10, 2018 (for new applications)
    • Georgia Military Scholarship: February 1, 2018
    • Leadership Scholarship: February 15, 2018   
     
    Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
    A variety of scholarships are available through the DAR Scholarship Committee. For guidelines and applications, visit http://dar.org/national-society/scholarships. Applications must be typed or computer generated. Deadline is February 15, 2017. 
     
    East Tennessee Foundation Scholarship Information
    The East Tennessee Foundation lists several scholarships that are available for students. Scholarship information, including detailed descriptions and application instructions, as well as 2018 applications, will be available on the website beginning November 1, 2017. For information on scholarships, go to http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/receive.aspx. The application deadline for most scholarships is February 15, 2018.
     
    The University of Tennessee Chattanooga Grote Chemistry Scholarship
    The Chemistry Program at UTC awards Grote Scholarships to incoming freshman chemistry majors (including pre-medicine, pre-dental, biochemistry, 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 2018 with a high school GPA of 3.5 or better, have at least a 26 ACT or 1170 SAT composite score, have completed a high school chemistry course with an A or B, and declare chemistry as their major at UTC. The deadline is February 15, 2018. Interested students can visit the website at http://www.utc.edu/chemistry-physics/scholarships/chemistry-scholarships/scholarships-grote.php for an online application.
     
    Ned McWherter Scholars Program
    High school seniors who meet the academic requirements for TSAC’s prestigious Ned McWherter Scholars Program (https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/state-of-tennessee-programs/ned-mcwherter-scholars-program.html) have until February 15, 2018 to complete its application via the TSAC Student Portal (www.tn.gov/tsacstudentportal). In addition to the application, the student will need to request their transcript in order for it to be sent in time by their counselor.
     
    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 2018. Applications must be completed online between January 1, 2018 and February 22, 2018. Students must create an account at www.aim.applyists.net/arconic using a valid email address that is regularly monitored. Complete the online application, identify a person who will submit an online recommendation letter, and attach all required supporting documents to the online application.
     
    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.
     
    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.
    Scholarships are in the amount of $500 (youth and undergraduate) or $1000 (graduate/professional) and will be awarded one (1) time only, payable directly to the school (undergraduate and youth) or to the recipient via check (graduate/professional). Applications are attached here. Applications must be received by February 27, 2018.
     
    Federal Judges Association and the Federal Bar Association Essay and Video Contests
    The Federal Judges Association and the Federal Bar Association have essay and video contests opportunities for high school students. The topic is “What does equal protection mean to students?” There are cash prizes: $1,000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place. See http://www.fedbar.org/civicsessay.aspx for additional information. Deadline: February 28, 2018.
     
    Regions Bank Riding Forward Scholarship
    In honor of Black History Month and those who changed history, Regions is giving students an opportunity to embrace their own legacies. Students are asked to write and submit a 500 word or less essay that addresses how an African-American has inspired and motivated them. You could earn a $5,000 or $3,500 college scholarship. You must be a high school senior, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and plan to attend an accredited college in the US during the 2018-19 school year. Entries will be accepted January 15 – February 28, 2018. For additional information or to enter the contest, visit www.regions.com/ridingforward.
     
    Parentinn Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship
    Parentinn is giving away $2500 in scholarships ($1250 for high school students and $1250 for undergraduate or postgraduate students). All participants will have to research and submit a 600-1000 word piece on the following topic: "Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying". Application and eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship and is due February 28, 2018.
     
    East Tennessee State University 
    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
     
    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/.
     
    Y-12 Federal Credit Union Bill T. Hicks Scholarship
    The 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 2018 graduation class, with a GPA of at least 2.5
    • Be accepted into an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university, attending summer or fall of 2018
    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, 2018. 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 www.y12fcu.org, in the counseling office, or by request at 800.482.1043 ext. 283.
     
    Tusculum College Trustee Honors Scholarship
    Tusculum College is offering a full-tuition scholarship opportunity for exemplary academic students. This is a highly competitive scholarship awarded to no more than two students in each incoming class. To be considered for this prestigious scholarship you will need to do the following:
    • Maintain a high school grade-point average of 3.5 or higher
    • Attain a composite score of at least 25 on the ACT or 1150 on the SAT
    • Rank in the top 10% of high school graduating class
    • Complete the general Tusculum application for admission and submit supporting documentation for that application
    • Complete the Trustee Honors Scholar application, including submission of a resume that reflects your achievements, activities and civic involvement
    • Submit an essay responding to the following topic:
      • What does Civic Arts mean to you and how do you plan to exemplify Civic Arts in your daily life?
    • Provide two letters of recommendation – one each from a teacher and a community leader
    • Submit all of the above by the Trustee Honors Scholarship submission deadline: March 1st
    • If chosen as a finalist, you will be chosen to visit campus to participate in a personal interview
    Visit www.tusculum.edu/trusteescholars/ for more information
     
    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 16 high schools. Application is to be completed and mailed to Knox County Schools Partners in Education by March 7, 2018. Application can be picked up in the counseling office or found here: http://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2302.
     
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Knoxville Alumnae Chapter College Scholarship
    General Qualifications this $1,000 Scholarship: African American Female, Minimum GPA: 3.0, 500 Word Essay, and a Knoxville Area Resident. Applications can be found at https://dstknoxvillealumnae.com/scholarships/. Deadline to apply is March 9, 2018.
     
    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. 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 9, 2018.
     
    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 15, 2018.
     
    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: http:www.knoxvillerotary.org. The Rotary Club of Knoxville's executive office must receive the application packet by March 23, 2018.
     
    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 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.

    Scholarship Opportunities:

    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.