•  SCHOLARSHIPS:

    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.

    APPLY HERE

    East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships: 

    Scholarship information and applications available online at www.etf.org/scholarships

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2019

    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.

     

    Tennessee Concrete Association (TCA):

    The Tennessee Concrete Associaton is once again sponsoring the annual High School Essay Contest for Tennessee. All entries into TCA's essay contest will be judged by a panel of industry personnel and TCA will award cash prizes to first, second & third place essays. 

    First ($250)

    Second ($100)

    Third ($50)

    Essay contest 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. 
    • complete online form to submit essay at www.tnconcrete.org or mail it to TCA
    • essays will be juidged on content and writing ability (grammar, style, clarity, etc). Remember this is an essay!
    • essay should demonstrate a student's awareness of concrete's role as a building material in homes, commercial buildings, streets & highways. (consider what was left standing after hurricane Michael)
    • winning essay authors will be asked to submit a head shot photo to go along with their essay in the Tennessee Concrete Magazine. 

    Submit entries by Friday, March 15, 2019 at www.tnconcrete.org

     

    Tennessee School of Beauty 

     For the 22nd consecutive year, Tennessee School of Beauty is pleased to offer four area high school students FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS ($14,995 each). The C.B. Brown scholarship application is available in the counseling office. Deadline to apply is March 31st. 

     

    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/

    Rentberry Scholarship

    Who is eligible to apply for Rentberry Scholarship?

    To be eligible for the Rentberry Scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria:

    • Be a legal U.S. resident between the ages of 18 and 35
    • Be enrolled in accredited academic institution (university or college)
    • Submit an original article that corresponds to the topic of competition
    • Understand and agree that your content might be used in Rentberry marketing

    How much is the Rentberry Scholarship worth?

    The author whose article will receive the biggest number of social interactions (likes, shares, and comments) will be considered the winner and awarded $1,000.

    Scholarship Details

    To apply for a scholarship, submit an essay of 900 - 1,000 words describing the neighborhood where you were born and raised. Share the unique and in-depth knowledge of your hometown. Please attach the images of your neighborhood (if any) as an illustration to your story.

    All submitted articles will be reviewed by the Rentberry’s Contest Committee. Shortlisted applicants will be chosen based on the overall strength of application material. All submitted articles will be run through a plagiarism checker; only original pieces of writing will be allowed to participate.

    Shortlisted participants will be announced on December 25, 2018. After that, we’ll be posting 3 articles per week on Rentberry’s blog and social networks until all pre-selected articles are published. The author whose article will receive the biggest number of social interactions (likes, shares, and comments) will be considered the winner and awarded $1,000.

    https://rentberry.com/scholarship 

    Good luck to all who apply! 

    ACT College & Career Readiness Champions

    ACT student champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition.

    If you have taken the ACT and meet the following criteria you are encouraged to apply: 

    • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their educations and/or career actions
    • At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date. 

    Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019. 

    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

    DR PEPPER IS AWARDING OVER $1,000,000 IN TUITION TO HELP STUDENTS REACH THEIR BIGGEST GOALS!

    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?

    TUITION PRIZES

    • 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.

    Application

    Microsoft disAbility Scholarship

    Who is eligible to apply for the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship?

    Requirements

    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:

    • SCHOLARSHIP
    • LEADERSHIP
    • FINANCIAL NEED


    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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