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.The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate SeriesAny 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.The NFL 2018 Professional Athletes Foundation Student ScholarshipThe Knoxville Former Players Chapter is offering two $2500 college scholarships for senior student athletes (one for a male and one for a female). Eligibility requirements: must have at least a 2.0 GPA, must be a high school senior, plans to attend a 2-year or 4-year college, nominated by a coach, has played high school varsity sports for at least one year, has NOT accepted any scholarship funds to play college athletics, and is NOT the son or daughter of a current or former NFL player. If you wish to be considered as a nominee for this scholarship, please return a resume to Mrs. Tarver in the Counseling Office by January 25, 2019. After nominees are selected, they will be required to complete an application and transcript request, write an essay, and obtain a coach’s recommendation letter.TheDream.US ScholarshipsTheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access program for immigrant youth who are DACA, TPS, or DACA-eligible, opened its new round of scholarship applications for the 2019-20 academic year on November 1, 2018. TheDream.US has provided more than 4,000 scholarships to students who are attending one of the more than 75 colleges and universities in 15 states and Washington, D.C. The application deadline for the Opportunity Scholarship Award, which provides scholarships up to $80,000 for first-time college students, is January 31, 2019. The application deadline for the National Scholarship Award, which offers scholarships up to $33,000 for high school or first-time college students and community college graduates, is February 28, 2019. Visit TheDream.Us for more information on eligibility, how to apply, and FAQs.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.The Jackie Robinson FoundationThe Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over 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:
The application goes live on November 1, 2018 and is due by 5pm EST February 1, 2019. Apply at https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/.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.The University of North Georgia (The Military College of Georgia) Army ROTC ScholarshipsThe University of North Georgia offers 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:
- 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.
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: “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.Arconic Foundation Sons & Daughters Scholarship ProgramThe 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 2019. Applications must be completed online between January 1, 2019 and February 21, 2019. Students must create an account at www.aim.applyists.net/arconic using a valid email address that is regularly monitored by the student applicant. Complete the online application, identify a person who will submit an online recommendation letter, and attach all required supporting documents to the online application.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.Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Lois Kelly Scholarship ProgramTo be considered for a Lois Kelly Scholarship, female applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Army ROTC Scholarship: February 4, 2019 (for new applications)
- Leadership Scholarship: February 15, 2019
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:
- 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.
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.Golden Eagle Scholarship for Latino Students
- 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.
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.Gibbs Ruritan Club ScholarshipThe Gibbs Ruritan Club will be giving away scholarships to graduating seniors attending a university/college or trade school. Stop by the counseling office to pick up the application. Applications are due back to the Counseling Office by March 1, 2019.Y-12 Federal Credit Union Bill T. Hicks ScholarshipThe Y-12 Federal Credit Union is awarding up to eight $1,000 scholarships. Applicant eligibility:
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, 2019. Application can also be submitted online. Application must include a certified transcript and may include optional letters of reference. Application is available online at https://www.y12fcu.org/scholarship-opportunity/.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.Junior League of KnoxvilleJunior League of Knoxville scholarships are available to any female high school senior seeking to pursue an undergraduate degree at an institution of higher learning. Scholarships are awarded up to $1,000. To qualify for a Junior League of Knoxville scholarship, you must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), be a female student expecting to graduate this year from a Knox County, Tennessee high school, and enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-granting program or a two-year college program. Applications are due by March 10, 2019. See Mrs. Tarver in the Counseling Office to pick up an application.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:
- Be a member of Y-12 FCU
- Be a member of the 2019 graduating class, with a GPA of at least 2.5 GPA
- Be accepted into an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university, attending summer or fall of 2019
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.
Optimist Club of Knoxville: Henry Naff FoundationThe Optimist Club of Knoxville will be awarding five to seven scholarships in the amount of $1,000-$2,000 each to students attending a Knox County area school. Applications must be turned in on or before March 15, 2019 in the Counseling Office. We will select up to five applicants from those submitted to be considered for the scholarship. Copies of the application can be picked up in the counseling office. To be considered you should:
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 for a day, and will win a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 tech grant for their school. The 2019 Doodle for Google theme is: When I grow up, I hope… The contest is open for online and mailed entries until March 18, 2019 at 8:00pm PST. Visit their website for complete details.Beta Theta Boulé Foundation, Inc.The Beta Theta Boulé Foundation of Knoxville is offering scholarships to underrepresented Knoxville area racial minority graduating seniors to attend college in the fall semester of 2019. Graduating seniors with at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA are eligible to apply. Deadline for the application to be received/postmarked is March 22, 2019. Applications can be picked up in the Counseling Office.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:
- Plan on attending college starting in the Fall of 2019
- 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
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.MG Law OfficeMG Law Office is offering a scholarship opportunity for students. The scholarship is available for high school seniors as well as any student pursuing a higher education with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must create a 45-60 second video advertisement on the dangers of drunk driving. The winning ad will be selected based on quality, usability, effectiveness, creativity, and helpfulness to warn people about the dangers of drunk driving. The scholarship is worth $1,000. See https://www.mg4law.com/nationwide-scholarship/ for more details. The scholarship must be submitted in full by July 1, 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/