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    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!

    State Monies

    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

     

    Additional Scholarships:

     

    Rotary Club of Knoxville Scholarship:

    The Rotary Club of Knoxville will award a scholarship to a graduating Knox Co. student, to assist in the payment of college tuition and fees. The potential total of the scholarship award is $20,000, paid in equal installments each consecutive semester, for up to four years.  The student’s eligibility to continue to receive the scholarship payments is reviewed each semester, based upon the recipient’s satisfactory progress towards a college degree and standing in the community.  The scholarship is funded by the Rotary Foundation of Knoxville, through donations of the members of The Rotary Club of Knoxville, which is the oldest service organization of its kind in Knoxville.

    The required application is available in the counseling office and online at their website http://www.knoxvillerotary.org

    The deadline for the completed application packet to be received by the Rotary Club of Knoxville’s executive office is Friday, March 23, 2018.

     To be considered, each student must include each of the following items in their application packet:

    1. The completed scholarship application.
    2. A copy of the applicant’s high school transcript.
    3. Two letters of recommendation, and
    4. The student’s FAFSA.

     

    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. All portions of the application MUST be completed in order to be considered.

    Applications are available in the counseling office.

     

    Andy Wilson Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Carter High School who participate in athletics and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. There will be one scholarship awarded to a male and one to a female student/athlete. Applications must be completed and turned into Mrs. Clift in the Counseling Office by April 11, 2018

    The Advance Financial Foundation offers educational scholarships to high school seniors. Apply online at af247.com/advancingeducation or ask for an application at any retail location. Applications will be accepted through March 30.

     

    Y-12 Federal Credit Union Bill T. Hicks Scholarship:

    Eligibility:

    • Be a member of Y-12 Federal Credit Union
    • Graduate from high school in 2018
    • Be excepted into an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university for summer or fall semester, 2018
    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

    Scholarship:

    • One time award of $1000.00, to be used for education-related expenses. Up to eight (8) scholarships will be awarded.

    Application Requirements:

    • Must be submitted on Y-12 FCU application form
    • Must include either an essay (maximum 250 words) or a video (maximum 2 mins) on the topic “Describe how your credit union gives you a WOW experience.”
    • Must be submitted (delivered or postmarked) no later than midnight, March 1, 2018
    • Must include a certified transcript from current high school, including GPA
    • May include up to three (3) letters of reference

    Scholarship applications are available in the counseling office.

     

    Federally Employed Women Jeanette S. Miller Scholarship

    Mission:

    The purpose of the $500 scholarship is to promote and encourage local high school seniors to pursue higher education.

    All applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for financial assistance:

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must be registered with the Selective Service (if applicable)
    • Must be a resident of East Tennessee

    Factors that determine the award are:

    1. Completion of the basic information on the application form.
    2. Essay (500-1000 words in accordance with the theme)
    3. Honors, Awards, and Leadership Positions (attach to application)
    4. Transcript (attach to application)

    All entries must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 25, 2018

     

    Federally Employed Women Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Scholarship Opportunity

    The purpose of this scholarship is to promote and encourage local high school seniors to pursue higher education in the STEM fields.

    All applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for financial assistance:

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must be registered with the Selective Service (if applicable)
    • Must be a resident of East Tennessee

    Factors that determine the award are:

    1. Completion of the basic information on the application form.
    2. Essay (500-1000 words in accordance with the theme)
    3. Extracurricular/Community Awards in the STEM field (attach to application)
    4. Transcript (attach to application)
    5. Two letters of Recommendation (attached to application)

    All entries must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 25, 2018.

     

    Arconic Foundation Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program:

    Applications will be accepted from student in their final year of high school or secondary school who expect to graduate in the Class of 2018.

    Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship award?

    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 as defined in IRC Section 414(b) worldwide.

    The on-line application available January 1, 2018 to February 22, 2018.  To apply, students must go to www.aim.applyists.net/arconic

    Knox County Council PTA Scholarship:

    The Knox Co Council PTA offers several scholarships to deserving Knox County High School Seniors seeking to further their education through College/University or additional post-graduate training other than College/University.

    The number of scholarship awarded will be determined by available funds. The recipients will be contacted by February 5, 2018.

    General guidelines:

    1. Applications are only accepted from students of Knox County High Schools.
    2. All qualified applicants will be judged based upon the following criteria:
      1. Student should need financial aid.
      2. Student should be academically qualified for college admission
      3. Student should express a desire for the scholarship.
    3. Scholarships will be given to students attending an accredited school or college of their choice. The Knox County Council PTA Treasurer will forward the recipients’ checks to the schools or colleges in time for registration. Money will not be given directly to students.
    4. Recipients must enroll by the first semester (or quarter) of the school year. Recipients failing to meet enrollment will forfeit their scholarship. The scholarship will then be awarded to an alternate.
    5. Two alternates will be selected; however, the names will not be released unless a chosen recipient cannot fulfill his/her duties.
    6. Applicants may receive other scholarships in addition to the Knox County Council PTA scholarship.
    7. Applications must be returned to the Scholarship Chairman no later than January 18, 2018. (Please allow at least 5 business days for mail delivery). Applications received after the due date will not be considered, if an application is received after January 18 and is postmarked later than January 13, 2018 it will not be considered. Mail to:

    Barry A. Myers

    9704 Tallahassee DR.

    Knoxville, TN 37923

    Questions: barryamyers@comcast.net or 865-414-3485

     

    1. Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 5, 2018, and will be presented at the Student Award Banquet on February `15, 2018. Scholarship recipients and members of their families are invited to attend the Knox County Council PTA Student Awards Ceremony.

     

    Jablonski Family Memorial Scholarship “Educational Needs”

    The Jablonski Family Memorial Scholarship “Educational Needs” 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. The goal of the scholarship is to help enable young people the opportunity to become active participants in their communities.

    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. These students may obtain assistance in submitting application and writing their personal essay.

    The application must be complete and submitted by January 18, 2018. Please allow 5 business days for submission through US Mail. Any application received after January 18, 2018, or not post marked by January 13, 2018, will not be considered. Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 5, 2018. Applications should be mailed to :

    Barry A. Myers

    9704 Tallahassee DR.

    Knoxville, TN 37923

    Questions: barryamyers@comcast.net or 865-414-3485

     

     

    University of Tennessee- Chattanooga: Grote Chemistry Endowment

    • The Grote Chemistry Endowment supports chemistry students and their educational activities, providing for scholarships, research instrumentation, and research. The Chemistry Program awards Grote Scholarships to incoming freshman chemistry majors (including pre-medical, pre-dental, and STEM education) that are renewable for up to 4 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 and at least 26 ACT or 1170 SAT composite scores.
    • The Grote Scholarship is for $12,000 ($3,000/year, renewable for 4 years)
    • The Grote Scholarship may be added to the Brock, Provost’s, Chancellor’s, and/or the Hope Lottery Scholarships.
    • Interested students can visit their website at http://www.utc.edu/chemistry and follow the scholarship link there (or direct link at http://www.utc.edu/chemistry/student-info/scholsrhips-grote.php) for an online application letters of recommendation must be emailed by February 15, 2018.

     

    Tusculum College: Trustee Honors Scholarship

    This highly competitive scholarship is awarded annually. To be considered for this prestigious scholarship, students will need to complete the following steps:

    • Maintain a high school GPA 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 their high school graduating g class
    • Complete the general Tusculum application for admission and submit supporting documentation for that application.
    • Complete the Trustee Honor Scholar application found at tusculum.edu/trusteescholars/, including submission of a resume that reflects their 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 Honor Scholarship submission deadline: March 1st
    • If chosen as a finalist, students will visit the campus to participate in a personal interview

     

    University of Tennessee- Chattanooga: ASPIRE Scholarship

    The ASPIRE scholarship is tailored to the unique needs of students with financial need who are interested in majoring in STEM fields. ASPIRE offers a generous 4 year scholarship of up to $9,375 per year, along with advising and mentorship, to students from Appalachian counties who pursue degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics. Special consideration is given to applicants from counties classified by the Appalachian Regional Commission as economically distressed or at risk, as well as to student who would be the first in their families to attend college, and those scoring 25 or higher on the math subsection of the ACT.

    • Deadline to apply is December 1.

     

    KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY INCORPORATED Knoxville Alumni Chapter

    • Must be a male who is graduating from the Knoxville Area
    • Must have a 3.25 GPA on a 4.00 scale (No rounding up of GPA)
    • Must attach an official copy of high school transcript
    • Must be willing to interview with Members of the Scholarship Committee with Parental permission
    • The winner may have the option to compete in the Student of the Year Regional Talent Competition which the winner may be awarded additional scholarship money and finally if the winner wins on a regional level may be asked to participate in a national talent competition with more scholarship monies being awarded.
    • Must answer the attached essay question
    • The scholarship check will be rewarded after recipient has provided proff of registration at the designated College or University

    PLEASE TYPE THE APPLICATION. IT CAN BE TYPED USING MICROSOFT WORD 2003 AND UP. WARNING: FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COMPLETELY TYPED APPLICATION WILL RESUTLT IN APPLICATION NOT BE CONSIDERED

    Applications must be received in at above address by Febrary 25, 2018. Any questions about scholarship please email Eric Lattimore at eric.lattimore@yahoo.com or 865.247.6766.  A Microsoft work electronic copy of application can be found at the following website http://www.knoxvillekappas.com/link3.html

     

    2017 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholars

     

    • Purpose and History:  A program that recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models that provide solutions to eliminate hunger in America.
    • Award Amount:
    • Scholarship winners receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant for their hunger-related charity. The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship is named for the Foundation's founder and former president, Steve Brady, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger..

     

    • Deadline:  The annual application period is October 5-December 5

     

     

    Burger King Scholarship

     

    • Purpose and History: 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.
    • Requirements:
      • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico) or have attained a GED, graduating from grade 12 (Canada), graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada or current college undergraduates or graduate level students in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
      • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
      • Plan to enroll**** for the 2018-19 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.

    Deadline:  Entries due by December 15, 2017.

    TN Connect Credit Union Scholarship

     

    • Eligibility Requirements:
    • The applicant must have a savings account, checking account, and a devit card with his/her name as the Primary Member at TN Connect by December 29, 2017.
    • 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 TN Connect office by the close of business on February 2, 2018.
    • Please neatly print or type application. All other attachments must be typed.
    • All information given on the application must be true.
    • Winners of the scholarship will be notified at the TN Connect Annual Meeting. If the students are not present, the student will then be notified by mail.
    • In order to receive the proceeds, the applicant must be a full-time student and submit Class Schedule for 1st semester in school
    • Decisions of the TN Connect Scholarship committee are final.

     

    Deadline:  The first deadline is December 29, 2017.

      

    Tennessee Concrete Association Essay Contest

     

    • Purpose and History: The Tennessee Concrete Association (TCA) is once again sponsoring the annual High School Essay Contest for Tennessee and Carter HS students are invited to participate.  Cash prizes will be awarded to first ($250), second ($100), and third ($50) place essays.   
    • Rules:
    • Open to all high school students ages 16-18 at the beginning of the school term.
    • Essay must be typed, double-spaced and not exceed 600 words.
    • Submit essay and entry form at: tnconcrete.org
    • Essays will be judged on content and writing ability (grammar, style, clarity, etc..)
    • Winning essay authors will be asked to submit a head shot photo to go along with their essay in the Tennessee Concrete magazine.

     

    Deadline:  Please submit entries by Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at www.tnconcrete.org

     

    Free Speech Essay Contest

     

    • Purpose and History: High school juniors and seniors for the 2017-18 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE’s essay contest.  To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic at www.thefire.org/contest
    • Award Amount:
    • One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.

     

    Deadline:  Entries due by December 31, 2017. Winners will be notified by January 31, 2018.

     

    The Belk Scholarship at Davidson College

     

    • Purpose and History: The Belk Scholarship recognizes and rewards studetns of demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability. Belk Scholars represent the finest attributes of the Davidson student body: intellectual excellence and curiosity, integrity, global awareness, and leadership ability and potential.   
    • Award Amounts:
    • Up to eight Belk Scholars will be chosen for Davidson’s Class of 2022.
    • Each will receive an annually renewable scholarship equivalent to the college’s comprehensive fees – valued at $63,903 for 2017-2018.
    • They will also receive two special study stipends (up to $3000 per stipend) to pursue international study and other enrichment opportunities.

     

    Deadline:  If you are interested in attending Davidson College and would like to be nominated for this scholarship, please see Mrs. Brown in the counseling office before November 1, 2017.

     

    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

     

     ***Applications for the following scholarships are found at www.easttennesseefoundation.org or http://www.etf.org/scholarships . The scholarshp window opens November 1, 2017 with a deadline of February 15, 2018****

     

    B&W Y-12 Scholarship 

    • Purpose and History: Established in 2004 for the benefit of graduating high school seniors wishing to pursue careers in science or pre-engineering fields. 
    • Scholarship Amount: $1,400 one-time award for 1 year
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • U.S. Citizenship 
      • ACT minimum: 19 composite
      • Residency Requirement: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Knox (TN), Loudon, Morgan, Roane, or Sevier County 
      • Education requirement: Graduating high school seniors
      • Field of Study: Science, for example, bio-medical engineering, environmental science, physics, chemistry, or pre-engineering. Please note: this scholarship is not intended for those seeking to be health care professionals
      • GPA minimum: 3.0 
      • *College/ Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at Roane State Community College, Pellissippi State Community College, Walters State Community College, Tennessee Technological University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or Maryville College
      • Must demonstrate financial need
      • Additional Requirements: 

     

    Howard H. Baker Medical Scholarship 

      • Purpose and History: The Howard H. Baker Medical Scholarship Fund, established by Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker, Darek Baker and Cissy Baker in memory of Senator Howard H. Baker, provides scholarship assistance to Tennessee residents attending medical school in Tennessee.
      • Scholarship Amount: $5,000 per year for one year; may reapply for subsequent years
      • Eligibility Requirements:
        • Residency Requirement: Graduate of Tennessee high school or Tennessee resident for a minimum of five years
        • Education Requirement: Current enrollment in a Tennessee medical school entering second, third, or fourth years
        • Field of Study: Medical Degree (MD) with a specialty in either Internal Medicine or Family Practice.  Preference will be given to students planning to practice medicine in Tennessee and special preference will be given to students intending to serve a rural population of Tennessee.
        • GPA Minimum: 3.0 from medical schools using letter grades; “Pass” from Vanderbilt University for first year medical students; “High Pass” or “Honors Pass” from second and third year Vanderbilt University applicants
        • College/ Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment in any medical doctor program in the state of Tennessee (Osteopathic medical programs are not eligible)
        • Financial Need: Not applicable
        • Additional Requirements: U.S. Citizenship

     

     

    Butterfly Fund Memorial Scholarship            

    • Purpose and History: Established in 2016 to assist students pursuing a career in any of a broad variety of fields within pediatric oncology.
    • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 one-time award for one year
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Residency Requirement: East Tennessee Foundation 25-county service area
      • Education requirement: Graduating high school seniors OR current college students OR returning adult students
      • Field of Study: Pediatric oncology, including, but not limited to: medical treatment, research, nursing of all levels, social work, basically any area serving pediatric oncology patients and their families.
      • GPA minimum: 3.0 
      • College/ Enrollment Requirement: Full-time OR part-time enrollment
      • Financial Need: Not required

     

     

    Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Jeff Byrd Memorial Scholarship  

    • Purpose and History: Established to provide scholarship assistance to rising undergraduate junior and seniors pursuing a sports related field of study.
    • Scholarship Amount: $2,000 one-time award for one year.  *NOTE: INCREASED AWARD AMOUNT!
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Residency Requirement: Tennessee resident preferred
      • Education Requirement: Rising undergraduate juniors or seniors
      • Field of Study: Sports related field, including, but not limited to: athletic training, sports management, sports information, coaching, sports journalism, physical therapy IF intending to work with athletes.
      • GPA Mimimum: Not Applicable
      • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at an accredited not-for-profit public or private college or university in Tennessee
      • Financial Need: Some financial need preferred
      • Additional Requirement: Participation in athletic activity and community service experience preferred
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    Harold W. Canfield Memorial Scholarship

    • Purpose and History: Established in 2009 to memorialize the life of Hal Canfield, the founding member of the Knoxville Track Club (KTC). 
    • Scholarship Amount: $950 one-time award for 1 year
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Participation in Knoxville Track Club with preference given to applicants who display passion for KTC and running, and who have given back to the KTC
      • U.S. Citizen
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      • Residency Requirement: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox (TN), Loudon, Roane, Sevier, or Union County 
      • Education Requirement: Graduating high school seniors 
      • Field of Study: Not Applicable
      • GPA Minimum: 3.0
      • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at an accredited not-for-profit college or university
      • Financial Need: Not Applicable
      • Additional Requirements: 

     

    Cherish the Child Scholarship 

    • Purpose and History: Cherish the Child Scholarship Fund was established by Cherish the Child, Inc. to provide scholarship assistance to eligible students, age 25 or younger, who were served by the Smoky Mountain Children's Home as residents or as foster care participants. 
    • Scholarship Amount: $3,600 one time award for one year
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Residency Requirement: Not Applicable
      • Education Requirement: High school graduate or GED recipient
      • Field of Study: Not Applicable
      • GPA Minimum: Not Applicable
      • College/Enrollment Requirement: Not Applicable
      • Financial Need: Not Applicable

     

    Gordon W. and Agnes P. Cobb Scholarship

    Cobb Scholars Making a Difference

    • Purpose and History: Established in 1996, through a bequest left by Agnes P. Cobb Yoakum, the Cobb Scholarship supports students pursuing a medical-related degree. 
    • Scholarship Amount: $10,000 per year award for 4 years
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Applicants from single parent families given special consideration. 
      • Strong work or volunteer history considered. 
      • High school must submit statement of number of absences over high school career. 
      • Residency Requirement: Blount, Loudon, or Knox County
      • Education Requirement: Graduating senior of high school located in Blount, Loudon, or Knox (TN) County, or current college/university student who graduated from a high school located in Blount, Loudon, or Knox (TN) County 
      • Field of Study: medical or health care related 
      • GPA Minimum: 3.0
      • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment in an accredited public or private, not-for-profit college or university in the state of Tennessee
      • Must demonstrate financial need
      • Additional Requirements: 

     

    James K. Goldston INFOSEC Scholarship   

    • Purpose and History:  Established in 2006 by the family of James K. Goldston to provide assistance to students from Tennessee to pursue undergraduate programs of study in computer engineering, computer science, cyber science, information security.
    • Scholarship Amount: $1,200 one-time award for 1 year
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • U.S. Citizenship  
      • Special consideration given to non-traditional students and applicants planning to attend or currently attending Tennessee schools
      • Preference given to applicants who are the first in their family to attend college.
      • Residency Requirement: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox (TN), Loudon, McMinn, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, or Washington County
      • Education Requirement: Graduating high school seniors, currently enrolled college/university students, and non-traditional aged students
      • Field of Study: computer engineering, computer science, cyber science, information security OR an NSA-approved INFOSEC curriculum.  Interest in cyber security and information security preferred.
      • GPA Minimum: 2.5
      • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time undergraduate 
      • Must demonstrate financial need
      • Additional Requirements: 

     

    Knoxville Business Association Scholarship

    • Purpose and History: Established in 1997 by the Knoxville Business Association to benefit students pursuing a business-related degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. 
    • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 first year; $1,500 second year; $2,000 third year; $2,500 fourth year
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Residency Requirement: Knox County, TN
      • Education Requirement: Graduating senior from public or private high school located in Knox County 
      • Field of Study: Business-related degree.  Major does NOT have to be within the school of business 
      • GPA: 3.0
      • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at University of Tennessee-Knoxville
      • Must demonstrate financial need
      • Additional Requirement: Preference given to students who intend to work in Knoxville

    Brandy Maples Memorial Scholarship 

    • Purpose and History: Established in 1999 by Danny Maples and Laura Boring in memory of their daughter, a Carter High School student leader and athlete from 1992-1995.
    • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 per year award for 2 years
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Residency Requirement: Not Applicable
      • Education Requirement: Graduating senior from Carter High School
      • Field of Study: Not Applicable
      • GPA Minimum: 3.0 
      • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at accredited not-for-profit college or university 
      • Must demonstrate some financial need
      • Additional Requirement: Special consideration given to spirited female athlete

    Lawrence Strader Boy Scouts of America Scholarship

    • Purpose and History: Established in 2010 to provide scholarship assistance to low-income members of Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council. 
    • Scholarship Amount: $3,000 per year for 4 years
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Residency Requirement: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Fentress, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox (TN), Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Pickett, Roane, Scott, Sevier, or Union County
      • Education Requirement: Graduating senior
      • Field of Study: Not Applicable
      • GPA Requirement: 2.5
      • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at an accredited, public or private, not-for-profit college or university
      • Must demonstrate financial need
      • Additional Requirement: Currently registered member of Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council, with a minimum of three years participation as a Boy Scout or an Eagle Scout who was a registered member of Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council for at least three years.

    Valkyrie-Thor Theatre Arts Scholarship 

    • Purpose and History: Established in 2016 to recognize and assist students studying acting, costume design, lighting design, scenic design, directing, stage craft, theatre history, dramatic literature, or theatre studies for teacher licensure
    • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 one-time award for one year
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Residency Requirement: East Tennessee Foundation 25 County Region
      • Education requirement: Graduating high school seniors or current students at Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or Maryville College
      • Field of Study: acting, costume design, lighting design, scenic design, directing, stage craft, theatre history, dramatic literature, or theatre studies for teacher licensure
      • GPA minimum: 3.0 
      • College/ Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or Maryville College
      • Must demonstrate financial need

    NOTE: Recipients and former applicants may reapply for this scholarship.

    Gregory Weber Computer Science Scholarship

    • Purpose and History: Established in 2015 for the benefit of Knox County, TN graduating high school seniors wishing to pursue a bachelor's degree in computer science.
    • Scholarship Amount: $2,000 one-time award for 1 year
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • ACT MATH minimum score: 26  (or SAT Minimum Math Score of 650)
      • Residency Requirement: Knox County
      • Education requirement: Graduating high school seniors from a Knox County, TN public high school
      • Field of Study: Computer Science
      • GPA minimum: 3.5
      • College/ Enrollment Requirement: Accredited PUBLIC four-year college or university in any state in the U.S.
      • Must demonstrate financial need
      • Additional Requirements:  

    Vanessa Williams Memorial Scholarship                 

    • Purpose and History: Established in 2016 to benefit students from Blount, Knox, and Loudon Counties to pursue higher education
    • Scholarship Amount: One $4,000 one-time award for one year OR two $2,000 one-time awards for one year : applicants & recipients may reapply each year
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Residency Requirement: Blount, Knox, or Loudon Counties
      • Education requirement: Graduating high school seniors  or current college students
      • Field of Study: Not Applicable
      • GPA minimum: 3.0
      • College/ Enrollment Requirement: Full- time enrollement at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in Tennessee or a non-traditional higher education program or trade school accredited by the appropriate body for the particular course of study in Tennessee
      • Financial Need: Preferred, but not required
      • Additional Requirements:  U.S. Citizenship

    Logan Chittum Heck Scholarship

    • For students from the East Tennessee Foundation 25- county service area, with preference given to female residents of Claiborne County. Graduating high school seniors, GED recipients, current college students, or returning adult students may apply. NOTE: Part-time or full-time enrollment permitted.
    • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 per year for one year

    Barbara G. Kirkpatrick Scholarship

    • To assist single parent students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree at East Tennessee State University. Graduating high school seniors, current college students, GED recipients, or returning adult students may apply.
    • Scholarship Amount: $2,000

    Second Presbyterian Church, Knoxville 200th Anniversary Scholarship

    • To assist students attending Maryville College or the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Rising college juniors or seniors preferred; graduating high school seniors and rising college sophomores may also apply.
    • Scholarship Amount: $3,000 per year for one year; may reapply for subsequent years.
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