Knox Co PTA Scholarships 

    Applications are available in the counseling office. 
    Deadline to apply is January 17, 2019 (Please allow 5 business days for mailed delivery)

    Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway


    Who is eligible to apply for the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway? 

    You must be a U.S. legal resident of an Eligible State and within the age eligibility of 18 to 24 years old.

    You are not eligible if you or a member of your immediate family or household (whether or not related) is an:

    (A) employee, officer or director of any Promotion Party

    (B) owner/operator or person responsible for purchasing or promotion decisions at retailers of Sponsor products. You must not be an active NCAA collegiate athlete (any division) in any sport, nor played professional, semi-professional, or Division I collegiate football at any time

    “Immediate family” means spouses, parents, children, siblings and step-parents/children/siblings, whether or not living at the same residence.

    How much is the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway worth?


    • Up to $100,000 in tuition: Dr Pepper will select finalists to throw for the prize at a College Football Conference Championship game this year.
    • Five (5) $100,000 Tuition Prizes (one at each Grand Prize Game)
    • Five (5) $25,000 Runner-Up Prizes (one per Grand Prize Game)
    • Ten (10) $2,500 Consolation Prizes (two per Grand Prize Game)

    When is the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway application due?

    The Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway ends on October 17th, 2018.


    Microsoft disAbility Scholarship

    Who is eligible to apply for the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship?


    To be considered for the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, you must:

    • Be a current high school senior with living with a disAbility (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disAbility.
    • Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation. Schools must be in the USA or have a USA-Affiliate for financial transactions (contact Seattle Foundation to verify non-USA school’s eligibility).
    • Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field  (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).
    • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
    • Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.
    • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Require financial assistance to attend college.
    • Enrollment status must be full-time or half time.

    How much is the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship worth?

    Award recipients will receive $5,000 per school year, up to $20,000 total award.

    When is the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship application due?

    The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.

    Best of luck to all who apply!

    Apply here 

    ELKs National Foundation Awards: 

    Most Valuable Student Scholarship
    Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has helped thousands of students who need financial assistance fulfill their dreams of attending college. Most Valuable Student scholars are outstanding students who are at or near the top of their classes, active in their schools and communities and recognized as leaders by their peers.

    The ENF awards $2.44 million annually in MVS scholarships to 500 high school seniors nationwide. The first and second place awards are among the largest scholarships provided by any major fraternal or service organization.

    ELIGIBILITY: Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for an MVS scholarship. Applications will be judged on:


    APPLICATIONS: Available OnLine August 15, 2018.
    For details, visit enf.elks.org/mvs, contact your local Elks Lodge by visiting www.elks.org/lodges, or ask your high school guidance counselor.


    Nursing Scholarship
    The Nursing Scholarship program was selected as the major project for the Tennessee Elks Association in 1956 as a means to relieve a critical shortage of nurses in Tennessee. The need for nursing scholarships is just as important. Each year the Tennessee Elks continue to fund varying levels of scholarships to students. This program is administered by the Tennessee Elks Benevolent Trust (TEBT).

    Nursing scholarship application forms are distributed to Tennessee Elks Lodges in early October. The local Lodges then distribute them to high school counselors, colleges and hospitals within the jurisdiction of each Lodge to be used by individuals pursuing a 4-year degree in the nursing field. Applications must be submitted to the Lodges as indicated on the application forms—usually in January. After judging at the local and state levels, winners are notified in April or May. In managing the scholarships, awards are paid directly to the student’s school of choice. The student then may draw against an account for allowable expenses such as tuition, books, lab fees and dormitory expense.

    For more information, contact your local Elks Lodge.

    To apply for a nursing scholarship, click on the document below, complete the requirements and deliver the application and supporting materials to your local Elks Lodge.

    Nursing Scholarship Application 

    Trade Scholarship
    The Trade Scholarship is an innovative 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.


    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


    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 16, 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


    Davidson College John M. Belk Scholasrhip:

    If you would like to be nominated for the Belk Scholarship please see Mrs. Brown in the counseling office before October 19. 

    • Up to eight Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholasr, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room, and board), plus tow special study stipends of $3,000 each. 
    • For more information: davidson.edu/belk

     Tennessee Tech University Honors Program

     Tech Honors is a community of undergrads who love to learn, change, and grow while pursuing research and creative inquiry. The Honors curriculum lets you take charge of your education through small, interactive courses, independent studies and experiential learning. 

    Commit to learning with others - ethically, openmindedly and responsibly. 

    Find out more at www.tntech.edu/honors 


     ***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****


    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






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