Knox Co PTA ScholarshipsApplications are available in the counseling office.Deadline to apply is January 20, 2020 (Please allow 5 business days for mailed delivery)
Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Comcast NBCUniversal believes that success starts with opportunity, and that a commitment to young people today will help build strong leaders and achievers for our communities in the future. The Leaders and Achievers Scholarships gives deserving young people the opportunity to continue their education so that they can better compete in the workplace of the future.Apply here by December 7, 2019.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program
For the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program, they will award $20,000 college scholarships to 20 (yes, 20!) outstanding student athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, school, and within their communities. Foot Locker is looking for a diverse group of students who display sportsmanship, have excellent moral character, are leaders in their communities, and exude confidence in all they do. Do you have what it takes to be a Foot Locker Scholar Athlete?Apply here by January 3, 2020.
Hooked To Books Scholarship
Hookedtobooks.com was established in 2012 by those who love books. It is a site giving reviews on our favorite books. Besides, it also shares reviews about the gadgets which will make your reading easier and more enjoyable.
In order to apply, you must submit an essay, written in English and totaling 800 – 2000 words in length, answering one of the following questions:
- How did a book change your life?
- What book mirrors your life?
- What book got you hooked to books?
Apply here by December 20, 2019.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. Know a high school senior who fits the bill? Encourage them to apply for one of 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 by October 31, 2019, at 5 p.m. ET.
For more details and a link to the application, please visit their website.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don't have the funds. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.
The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application (exclusively through the Common App) closes November 13, 2019.
Horatio Alger Scholarship
- Purpose and History: The scholarship program provides financial assistance to student throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $6,000 to $25,000.
- Eligibility Requirements:
- high school graduation in spring/summer
- demonstrated critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
- United States citizenship.
- Deadline: Students can apply online August 1 - October 25 at horatioalger.org
UTC Moc in a Minute:
Seniors interested in applying to UTC can be admitted in a Moc Minute! All you need to do is bring your transcript and copies of your ACT/SAT scores to Calhoun's on the River on October 14, 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm. Representatives from Admissions, Scholarships, Financial Aid, Housing and Student Success will be on hand to answer questions. You can find out more information at UTC.edu/MocMinute
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
What is the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards?
According to their website, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards “is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.
Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.
Thus far, it has recognized more than 130,000 young people who’ve made a difference – and inspired countless others to consider how they might contribute to their communities.
The Spirit of Community Awards program also honors youth volunteers in countries outside the U.S. where Prudential has a significant presence: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Ireland, India, China and Brazil.”
Who is eligible to apply for the Prudential Sprit of Community Awards?
- be in grades 5-12 as of November 5
- be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
- have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
What are the Prudential Sprit of Community Awards worth?
There are multiple awards given:
Local Honorees receive a Certificate of Achievement from their schools or organization. Those Local Honorees who qualify (26 hours of service for ages 10 and younger, 50 hours for ages 11-15, and 100 hours for older students) also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Distinguished Finalists receive an engraved bronze medallion, and other state-level runners-up receive Certificates of Excellence.
State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.
National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their schools or nominating organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a nonprofit charitable organization of their choice.
When is the Prudential Sprit of Community Awards Application due?
The completed application is due November 5, 2019.
For a program overview, click here.
Best of luck to all who apply!
Andy Wilson Memorial Scholarship:
This scholarship is open to graduating senios from Carter High School who participate in athletics and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. There will be one scholarship awarded to a male ad one to a female student athlete.
Applications are available in the counseling office.
Optimist Club of Knoxville: Henry Naff Foundation Scholarship:
- 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
- actively involved in community and school activities
- have perfromed well in high school scholastically
- appliations must be recieved on or before April 1, 2019 to be considered for this scholasrhip.
- application are available in the counseling office.
Y-12 Federal Credit Union Bill T. Hicks Scholarships:
- Be a member of Y-12 FCU
- Be accepted to an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university, attending summer or fall 2019.
- Be a member of the 2019 graduating class, with a GPA of at least 2.5.
- Applications are available at www.y12fcu.org and must be submitted no later than midnight, March 1, 21019.
BARNEY THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP
Knox County Schools in association with the Partners in Education presents the Barney Thompson Scholarship. A graduating senior from each Knox County high school with be selected to receive a one-time $500 scholarship.The Barney Thompson Scholarship Program is named in honor of a former teacher and coach at South High School who impacted the lives of each student in his classroom and on his teams. He later served as Treasurer of the Partners in Education Advisory Board and was instrumental in connecting many organizations in our community to the schools he was so passionate about. Upon his death, the scholarship program was established by the PIE Advisory Board in his name.This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from all 16 Knox County public high schools and one scholarship will be awarded at each high school. Apply online at https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/2202All portions of the application must be completed by March 15, 2019
Beta Theta Boule' Foundation Scholarship:
- For underrepresented Knoxville Area minority graduating seniors attending college Fall of 2019.
- at least a 3.5 unweighted cumulitive GPA
- must have COMPLETED application postmarked by Monday, April 19, 2019.
- Applications available in the counseling office.
Zata Phi Beta Sorority, 2019 Lois Kelly Scholarship Program:
To be considered for a Lois Kelly Scholarship, female applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Identify currenlty aws a high school senior who is accepted to attend an college or university in Knoxville and/or surrounding area or an undergraduate or graduate/profeccional student who is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in Knoxville and/or the surrounding area.
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 $750 and will be awarded one (1) time only, payable directly to the school.
Applications are available in the counseling office. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, Febrary 27, 2019.
Arconic Foundations: Sons & Daughters Scholasrhps Program:
Applications will be accepted from student int heir final year of high school or secondary school who expet to graduate in teh Class of 2019. The On-Line application January 1, 2019 to February 21, 2019.
To apply, students must go to www.aim.applyists.net/arconic
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program
For the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program, they will award $20,000 college scholarships to 20 (yes, 20!) outstanding student athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, school and within their communities.
Who is eligible to apply to the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program?
The scholarship is open to students who:
- are current high school seniors entering an accredited, four-year US college or university in the Fall of 2019
- are currently members (in good standing) of a high school sports team or are involved in after-school sports (e.g. intramurals, martial arts, etc.)
- have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from ninth grade to first semester of 12th grade
are U.S. citizens or US Permanent Legal Residents
- are NOT Foot Locker employees or immediate family members of a Foot Locker employee
When is the application for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program due?
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program application closes on December 14, 2018 at 5pm EST for all candidates (even if you live in Central, Mountain, or Pacific Coast time zones).
How much is the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship worth?
Twenty Foot Locker Scholar Athletes will each receive $20,000 in college scholarship money for their excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in their communities.
The scholarship will be awarded in four equal annual payments of $5,000 throughout the winner’s four-year college career.
In addition to the $20,000 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes scholarship, one of our 20 winners will also be selected for the Ken C. Hicks scholarship for demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. This winner will receive an additional $5000 award (for a total of $25,000). This student will receive their scholarship in four yearly installments, each of $6,250.
East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships:
Scholarship information and applications available online at www.etf.org/scholarships
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS
Brandy Maples Memorial Scholarship:
For graduating seniors of Carter High School.
Scholarship amount: $1,000 per year award for up to two years.
B & W Y-12 Scholarship:
For graduating seniors from 10 counties, including Knox, studying science; for example, bio-medical engineering, environmental science, physics, chemistry, or pre-engineering at Roane State Community College, Pellissippis State Community College, Walters State Community College, Maryville, College, Tennessee Technological University, or the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. NOTE: this scholarship is not intended for those seeking to be health care professionals.
Scholarship amount: $1,400 one-time award for one year.
Butterfly Fund Memorial Scholarship:
To assist graduating high school seniors and current college students pursuing a career in a broad variety of fields within pediatric oncology.
Scholarship amount: $1,000-$2,000 one-time award for one year.
Harold W. Canfield Memorial Scholarship:
For graduating seniors from 10 counties, including Knox, pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited not-for-profit college or university. Participation in the Youth Athletic Program of the Knoxville Track Club required.
Scholarship amount: $1,000 one-time award for one year.
Gordon W. and Agnes P. Cobb Scholarship:
For graduating seniors of high schools located in Blount, Loudon, or Knox County, pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree in health care and/or a medical-related field.
Scholarship amount: $10,000 per year award for up to four years.
James K. Goldston INFOSEC Scholarship:
Graduating high school seniors, college/university students and adult students from ETF 25 county service area pursuing undergaduate programs of study in computer science, computer engineering, cyber science, information security, or a National Security Agency-approved Information Security curriculum. Open to former recipients.
Scholarship Amount: $1,200 one-time award for one year.
Knoxville Business Association Scholarship:
For graduating seniors from public or private high schools located in Knox County planning to pursue a business-related degree from the University of Tennessee. NOTE: Major does NOT have to be within the school of business.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 first year; $1,500 second year; $2,000 third year; $2,500 fourth year
Lawrence Strader Boy Scouts of America Scholarship:
For graduating seniors who are currenlty registered members of Boy Scours of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council, with a minimum of three years participation as a Boy Scout.
Scholarship amount: $3,000 per year for up to 4 years.
Gregory Weber Computer Science Scholarship:
To benefit graduating high school seniors from a Knox County public high school pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer science.
Scholarship amount: $2,000 one-time award for one year.
Kids Chance of Tennessee
Kids' Chance, Inc of Tennessee provides public high school, technical, vocational, and college scholarship awards to qualified applicants who have had a parent suffering a catastrophic, permanently disabling, or fatal injury pursuant to the Tennessee Workers' Compenstion Act.
Criteria for the scholarship awrds include the following:
- the applicant must be a legal resident of the State of Tennessee
- the applicant must have a parent who has suffered a catastrophic, permanently disabling, or fatal injury for which the parent of the parent's family was entitled to receive benefits under the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Act
- the applicant must be not less than sixteen (16) years of age and no more than twenty-two (22) years of age at the time of applying for the scholarship
- the injury or death of the parent must have resulted in a decrease in family earnings, which has impeded the continuation of the applicant's education
- the applicant must show academic achievement and aptitude
- the applicant must demonstrate substantial financial need
Please visit the website www.kidschanceoftn.org for additional information and scholarship application.
BURGER KING McLAMOR Foundation
The Foundation, together with Burger King Corporation employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, has been able to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live. Today the Foundation administers the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program and the BK℠ Family Fund.
The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 students. Last year alone, $3.7 million in scholarships were awarded to more than 3,400 deserving students.
Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
Apply here .... https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/
General Scholarship & Financial Aid Information
One of the best sources of scholarship and financial aid information is the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at the college to which you are applying. Be sure to visit each college’s website and follow that individual school’s instructions regarding any required forms and/or deadlines.
Other helpful information on scholarships and financial aid can be found at ….
http://www.finaid.org - excellent site answering questions about financial aid
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov - FAFSA online, basis for all federal financial aid
http://www.fsaid.ed.gov- get your FSA ID (student and parent) to fill out the FAFSA online
www.studentaid.ed.gov - information about US Government funds for college
http://www.tn.gov/collegepays - TN Lottery Scholarship Programs, TN Promise, and TN Student Assistance Corporation
http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholasrships/finding-scholasrhips search engine from the Federal Government.
http://www.fastweb.com scholarship search engine
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org must register
https://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/ scholarship search engine
While searching for scholarships, be mindful of scholarship scams. These companies are sometimes difficult to spot and charge fees for their services!
The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program
These scholarships require the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be filed as soon as possible after October 1 of a student’s senior year. Students will need their social security number, driver’s license, income tax return, bank statements and investment records before filling out the form. To file please go to https://fafsa.gov
HOPE Scholarship Award - amount up to $1,750 per semester freshman and sophomore year, then @ $2,250 per semester for junior and senior year at a 4 year institutions. Up to $1,500 per semester for 2 – year institutions.
General Assembly Merit Scholarship – $500 per semester supplement to the HOPE scholarship. Students must have a 3.75 AND 29 ACT to be eligible.
Ned McWherter Scholars Program- is intended to encourage academically superior Tennessee High school graduates to attend college in Tennessee. Tennessee high school seniors starting their last semester in high school may apply. To be eligible, the applicant must:
- Be a resident of Tennessee, a US citizen or permanent resident, and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time, and have at least a 3.5 unweighted cumulative grade point average, and ; have a minimum composite score of 29 on the ACT.
- The award is $6,000 per academic year
- Deadline is February 15, 2018
Dependent Children Scholarship Program
- Residents who are dependent children of a Tennessee Law enforcement officer, fireman, or an emergency medical service technician who has been killed or totally and permanently disabled whole performing duties within the scope of such employment. The parent must be a Tennessee resident and have been on duty when the incident occurred.
- Deadline: July 15, 2018