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Deadline: January 15
East Tennessee State University

ETSU offers a variety of guaranteed academic scholarships based on ACT and GPA (minimum GPA is 3.5 and ACT is 25). Scholarship amounts range from $2000-$5000. The ACT score must be submitted by December of the senior year to qualify for scholarships. Visit www.etsu.edu/scholarships



Deadline: Completed application file by December 15
ETSU - University Honors Scholars

Twenty two scholarships providing full scholarship support are awarded each year. Minimum GPA is 3.5 and ACT is 29. Evidence of community service and leadership is required. A separate application for this scholarship is required. Visit www.etsu.edu/honors/university/scholars/



Deadline: January 31

Hiwassee College

To be considered for scholarship assistance, students must apply for admission and an application for the scholarship program. The Presidential Honors Scholars Program awards 2 full tuition for a composite ACT of 26 or higher and GPA of 3.5. Recipients are required to participate in the Honors Program. The Rymer Memorial Scholarship is a full tuition, need-based scholarship. The Anna McClure Scholarship Program provides $4,000/yr for 3.5 GPA and ACT composite score of 25. Recipients are required to participate in the Honors Program. The Wilaldomar Honors Scholarship provides up to $3,000/yr for 3.25 GPA and ACT composite score of 24. Recipients are required to participate in the Honors Program. To see even more scholarships that are available, view the website http://hiwassee.edu/affordability/scholarships/.



Deadline: Funds awarded after enrollment, so apply as soon as possible

Lincoln Memorial University

LMU offers a limited number of full tuition scholarships to students who have a 29 ACT/1290 SAT and a 3.5 GPA. Merit scholarships are available to other students based on ACT scores and GPA. No separate scholarship application is needed. For more information visit www.lmunet.edu/financialaid/scholarships.shtml



Deadline: December 1

Maryville College

The college offers a broad array of scholarships for incoming, first-year students. These scholarships range from $19,000 up to full tuition. For more information, visit www.maryvillecollege.edu/admissions/finaid/types-of-aid/scholarships-awards/first-year



Deadline: Januay 15

Middle Tennessee State University

Several academic scholarships are available for students with a minimum 3.50 GPA and ACT 25. Amounts ranging from $2000 to $6000, depending on the ACT score. The ACT must be taken no later than December of the senior year to qualify for scholarships. There is no separate scholarship application. Visit http://www.mtsu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/incoming-freshmen.php for more information. Students should apply for admission by December 1 to receive priority consideration for most scholarships at MTSU.



Deadline: Apply for admission by December 1

Middle Tennessee State University- Buchanan Fellowship

This is a competitive scholarship selected by the Honors College. Students must submit a separate application to the Honors College for this scholarship. Twenty students will be awarded a Buchanan Fellowship which provides full tuition and a book allowance. The minimum ACT is a 29 and the minimum GPA is a 3.5; a transcript and personal statement must also be submitted. Go to www.mtsu.edu/honors/scholarships.php



Deadline: December 1

Mississippi State University - State Pride & Distinguished Scholarships

Tuition, fees, room, board and books can all be covered with the Distinguished Scholarship. This award will pay up to $34,000 over four-years. There is an additional $1,500 Enrichment Scholarship as well as Research Fellowships. The qualified student will have a minimum 29 on the ACT, an outstanding high school academic record with a GPA of 3.5 as well as exceptional school and community leadership. Many more scholarships are available, some with later application deadlines. More information can be found at http://www.admissions.msstate.edu/scholarships/



Deadline: December 1

Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe awards a HOPE equivalent scholarship of $3500 to Tennessee residents with a 3.0 GPA which may be in addition to other awarded scholarships. Approximately 80% of OU students are awarded some scholarship money for which no separate application is required. The James Edward Oglethorpe, Civic Engagement, and Georgia Shakespeare Scholarships are full tuition scholarships; students will be invited to attend a scholarship weekend to compete for these scholarships. For more information visit http://www.oglethorpe.edu/Administrative/financial_aid/scholarships.asp



Deadline: EA-November 15 Regular Decision- rolling

Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State awards numerous scholarships based on talent, academic achievement and/or

financial need. By submitting the application, you will be considered for any scholarships for which

you may be qualified. For more information, go to http://www.pstcc.edu/financial_aid/scholarships.php.



Deadline: Prioritized by date scholarship application is complete

Rhodes College

Every year, nearly half of incoming freshmen at Rhodes receive a merit scholarship. Scholarship amounts range from $18,000-$39,000. Scholarships are awarded based on information in the Common Application when submitted for admission. You are encouraged to schedule a meeting with a member of the admission staff if you are a scholarship candidate.

For more information visit http://rhodes.edu/finaid/455.asp

Deadline: Submitted Common Application by January 15
Roane State Community College

There are a variety of scholarships available through the Roane State Foundation.  Not all scholarships are based on financial need.  There are scholarships available for certain majors, older students, disabled/handicapped students, academic achievement, etc.  In order to receive scholarships, one must be enrolled first. You can find the scholarship application at https://roanestate.academicworks.com.



Deadline: Allied Health Applications due April 22nd and May 31st for all other applications

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - ROSE-BUD Scholarship

A National Science Foundation sponsored effort; ROSE-BUD applicants are academically talented students majoring in electrical or computer engineering who demonstrate a financial need with a special emphasis on women and minorities. ROSE-BUD provides financial support of up to $10,000 a year, advising, mentoring, networking opportunities, and professional development. Students must apply to Rose-Hulman by December 1, 2013 with a declared major in computer engineering or electrical engineering and then must submit the scholarship application my March 15, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.rose-hulman.edu/rosebud/



Deadline: February 1 for admission & February 15 for scholarship

Sewanee, University of the South

Sewanee offers a variety of merit scholarships with values beginning at $5000. Selected seniors are awarded Sewanee Signature Scholarships that vary in value; students receiving these scholarships will be invited to Sewanee Scholars Weekend. Initially, no additional scholarship application is required. Visit http://admission.sewanee.edu/apply/scholarships for more information.



Deadline: Must complete the Common Application by the Early Action deadline of December 1

Tennessee Tech University Scholarships

Tech has a variety of guaranteed scholarships for students with a 3.5 GPA and 24+ ACT ranging from $1,000 – $5,000 per year. You must apply for admission, then once you are assigned a Tech ID Number you may apply online for scholarships. Visit www.tntech.edu/scholarships for details.



Deadline: December 15

Tennessee Tech University- Sigma Phi Epsilon “Balanced Man” Scholarship

This scholarship, available to any incoming male freshman at TN Tech, ranging from $250-$500 (depending on the number of scholarships given) will be awarded to the strongest applicants. The application is short (one-page), including your GPA, ACT, Intended Major, and information on your leadership activities & achievement More information available in CHS Student Services in April.



Deadline: May 2014

Tennessee Wesleyan College

Tennessee Wesleyan College is pleased to offer a variety of scholarship programs designed to assist students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership and abilities. Students desiring to be considered for these scholarships should submit a completed application for admission, along with transcripts from their high school and any colleges they have attended. Applicants must be enrolled full time on the Athens campus or the Knoxville Nursing campus and be citizens of the United States or eligible non-citizens as determined by the FAFSA. Applicants are eligible for only one major institutional scholarship. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all scholarships.

For a list of available scholarships, visit www.twcnet.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships/

Deadline: Varies by scholarship, but as early as December 31

University of Alabama

Capstone, Collegiate, UA and Presidential Scholars are awarded to non-resident students. Scholarships range from $3500 to the full value of out of state tuition. Students must first submit a completed application for admission before completing the scholarship application online. It may take 24-48 hours before receiving an ID number to be able to access the scholarship application. The December ACT or SAT is the last one a student may take to be considered for scholarships.

Go to http://scholarships.ua.edu/freshmen

Deadline: December 15
University of the Cumberlands

Scholarships at UC are gift assistance awarded on the basis of merit. Amounts can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Some of the scholarships offered include: Rogers Scholarship (full-tuition) for at least a 24 on the ACT and a 3.4 GPA; Presidential Scholarships (up to $17,000/yr) for a 32 or higher on the ACT or 1420 on the SAT & a 3.5 GPA or higher; Dean’s Scholarships (up to $12,800/yr) for a 28 or higher composite on ACT or 1260 on SAT & have a 3.5 GPA or higher; Academic Scholarships (amounts vary) require at least a 20 ACT/950 SAT & 3.0 GPA. For more information, visit http://www.ucumberlands.edu/financialaid/scholarships/. Application deadlines vary, depending on the scholarship or aid for which you apply. In many cases it will be necessary to complete additional forms and applications if you are applying for such aid.



Deadline: Varies depending on the scholarship- see their website

University of Memphis

The University of Memphis selectively awards academic scholarships each year. Scholarships are awarded based on information submitted on the U of M admissions application. For priority consideration, freshmen students should be admitted to the University of Memphis by December 1.

Visit http://www.memphis.edu/scholarships/ for more information.
Other University of Memphis scholarship opportunities include:
Theatre Scholarships at University of Memphis

The University offers a variety of performance scholarships in the theatre department to incoming freshmen and transfer students. Exact time and room number will be sent directly to those chosen for the audition. Performers will be asked to audition using two contrasting monologues. Designers are urged to bring any existing portfolio materials.

The application form can be found on the website. The postmark deadline for the completed application and requested materials - including a high school transcript (a copy is acceptable) and two or more letters of recommendation - is February 1. Consideration for these awards will include demonstrated talent in the selected area of concentration, good academic standing, evidence of previous work in the field and recommendations from academic teachers and arts specialists. There are numerous scholarships in talent as well as merit fields. There are different requirements for each, including minimum GPA’s. For more information about each scholarship and what to prepare for auditions/interviews, go to http://www.memphis.edu/theatre

Deadline: February 1

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program at University of Memphis

The Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program is a comprehensive program designed to contribute significantly to a balanced, well-rounded college experience. The current scholarship value is $5,500 and is applied in two equal disbursements. The program requires a 3.0 GPA and a 21 ACT. UM offers a number of additional scholarship opportunities, check their website at http://www.memphis.edu/scholarships/. Information about the Emerging Leaders program may be found at, http://www.memphis.edu/leadership_programs/emerging.php



Deadline: February 1

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Office of Financial Aid administers a variety of scholarship programs that recognize superior academic achievement, leadership qualities, and potential to contribute to the scholarly community of the university. The majority of these scholarships are awarded automatically to eligible students upon admission, and no application is required beyond the application for admission. Students should also complete a scholarship profile on Wolverine Access to ensure that they are considered for all possible scholarships. Visit www.finaid.umich.edu



Deadline: Be admitted to University of Michigan by February 1

University of Michigan- Geisinger Scholarships

Offered to out-of-state students from selected geographic areas (including Tennessee) enrolled in the College of Engineering. For scholarship applications or more info, visit http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/admissions/finances/scholarship/new-student



Deadline: January 15

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Thomas Wolfe Scholarship

Student writers may apply for the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship which provides full undergraduate support. Students must submit their application for admission for the UNC early admission deadline and the scholarship application by October 15. The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship application may be found at http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarships/tws



Deadline: October 15
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Students must submit an application for admission and upon receiving a letter of admission, must complete an online scholarship application within 3-5 days. Priority is given to students who complete the application for admission and online scholarship application by December 1. Scholarship amounts range from $2000-$4000; minimum GPA is 3.40 and ACT is 24. Apply early!



Deadline: December 1 Priority
Other UTC scholarship opportunities include the following:
Grote Chemistry Scholarship - UTC

Three entering freshmen will be awarded a 4-year renewable scholarship of $3,500/year added onto other university scholarships. This is for students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or above and an ACT Composite of 26 who plan on declaring Chemistry as their major at UTC. Two letters of recommendation must accompany the application. Separate on-line application is available at http://www.utc.edu/Academic/Chemistry/Students/scholarship/Grote/GroteInfo.php



Deadline: February 15 (Must apply to UTC and be admitted by February 1)
Mathematics Scholarships - UTC

Mathematics scholarships the Dorothy Dean Shelton (full-ride), the Marjorie Watson ($5,000), and the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee ($4,000) are available for incoming freshmen to UTC. Interested students should provide a letter of application affirming an interest in a mathematics degree; two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a recent mathematics teacher); and supporting materials which should include ACT/SAT scores and a high school transcript. In addition, the Dorothy Dean Shelton scholarship requires four years of college preparatory mathematics with at least a B average. Further information can be found at http://www.utc.edu/Academic/Mathematics/awards.php



Deadline: March 15

UTK Promise Scholarship-University of Tennessee ONLY - (Covers tuition & fees for any new first-year student who is admitted and enrolls at UT from one of the eligible high schools (Austin-East or Fulton High) will receive the Promise Scholarship. Deadline to apply: Dec. 1st

 

Univ. of Tennessee Pledge Scholarship – University of Tennessee Only – (when combined with other federal, state, and institutional aid, will cover a student’s direct costs—tuition, fees, and an average for on-campus room and board, as determined by UT); income-based. Deadline to apply: Dec. 1st Visit: http://onestop.utk.edu/scholarships/pledge-promise/

 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Competitive Scholarships

Students who wish to be considered for UT’s most competitive scholarships should apply for admission AND submit the Entering Freshman Scholarship Application by November 1. The freshman scholarship application must be submitted online and can be found at: http://web.utk.edu/~finaid/newpage/schol-info.html



You are encouraged to choose the option to fill out a personal statement to increase your chances both of admission and scholarship recognition.

Deadline: November 1

Other UTK Scholarship Opportunities Include the following:


Haslam Scholarship at UT-Knoxville – Students interested in applying for this competitive scholarship must complete the Scholarship Application and Admissions Application by November 1. Students should complete the Request for Review For Admission at www.haslamscholars.utk.edu/selection/request-for-review-for-admission/#gf8

Approximately 60 semifinalists will be invited to interview in January and February; 15 Haslam Scholars will be named in the spring. For more information, visit the Haslam Scholars web site: http://honors.utk.edu/haslamscholars/process.html



Deadline: must meet Admissions & Entering Freshman Scholarship applications of November 1 and complete the online nomination form by December 1.
LaTain McGhee Scholarship

Nominations will be for one two thousand ($2,000) dollar scholarship to the University of Tennessee. The nominee must be associated with high school athletics for four years in an athletic position - such as team manager, trainer, equipment manager, cheerleader, etc. It is recommended that the nominee submit additional information to detail and support their nomination credentials. A letter of recommendation from the coach and/or appropriate representative should accompany the nomination. The individual must be directly associated with the athletic department. The student should have met the minimum admission requirements for the University of Tennessee. The individual must exhibit leadership in school and the community. The individual must be nominated by his/her coach, school counselor or appropriate school personnel. The individual must exhibit a financial need for outside funding - having not received an athletic scholarship. For a copy of the application and nomination requirements, see the FHS Scholarship Coordinator.



Deadline: January 14
School of Art at UTK

Offering up to $2,000 in scholarships, based on merit, for students interested in pre-majors in art will be awarded this year. An application, introductory letter, digital portfolio, images listing and an official copy of your high school transcript should accompany your application. Application form and additional information is available at, http://art.utk.edu/scholarship/incoming_freshman.html



Deadline: March 31

UTK - Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship

The TN Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is offering two Balanced Man Scholarships to two outstanding freshmen entering East Tennessee State University. One scholarship is valued at $1000 and the other is $500. Applications are available in Student Services.



Due Date: Spring


Vanderbilt University- Ingram, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Chancellor’s Scholarship

Students interested in being considered for the Ingram, Cornelius Vanderbilt and/or Chancellor's Scholarship Program should visit www.vanderbilt.edu/scholarships for specific directions. Other merit-based scholarships are also described here.



Deadlines: Ingram- December 1; Cornelius Vanderbilt and Chancellor’s- December 15

Walters State Community College

Student interested in scholarships will need to submit a scholarship application. The link to the scholarship application is https://www.ws.edu/financialaid_app/onlineapplications/scholarshipapplication.aspx



Deadline: March 15


NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS (NON-SCHOOL SPECIFIC)
AES Engineering Services

$500 scholarships are awarded based not only on academic achievement but also on character. To learn how to apply go to http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm



Deadline: October 6

ACT Poster Concept Contest

Students enter a contest by designing a poster (including visuals and tag line) that from your perspective encourages students to attend college and to take the ACT® test as their college entrance exam. The contest is open to high school students who are residents of any one of the 50 United States and who are eligible and applying for admission to a two-year or four-year college in the United States. The first place winner will receive a $5,000 non-renewable scholarship to his or her college of choice. Second and third place winners will receive $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships respectively. For application information, visit http://www.actstudent.org/postercontest/



Deadline: Submittal in late January. Check the website for details.

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

In a further effort to provide an outlet for teenagers to express their thoughts about Alzheimer’s disease and to engage the younger generation in this cause, AFA is pleased to offer the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship—an annual $5,000 scholarship awarded to one deserving college-bound student, and $500 and $250 scholarships awarded to the first and second runner-up, respectively. Students are required to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the following questions: 1) how has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life? 2) What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?

Student must plan to attend a 4-year college or university, be a US citizen or permanent resident, and agree to help publicize and promote the cause of Alzheimer’s Awareness. More information is available at, http://www.afateens.org/about_new.html

Deadline: February 15

Al Neuharth - Free Spirit Journalism Scholarship (For Juniors only!!)

This scholarship provides $1,000 to the college of your choice. In addition you will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. for the annual conference. You must be committed to pursuing a career in journalism. You must demonstrate qualities of a “free spirit.” You must be available to attend the conference in July 2013 in Washington D.C. Application must include the completed application, journalistic work, two essays, letters of reference, high school transcript and color headshot photo. More details and a link to the application are at http://freespirit.org/apply/



Deadline: February 15
American Federation of Teachers
Robert G. Porter Scholars Program - This program offers four, 4-year $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members. All students must submit a well-researched essay as part of the application (see relevant application form for topic). As a measure of assistance, a list of relevant Web sites is recommended. Refer to their website for the application http://www.aft.org/

Deadline: March 31
Union Plus Scholarship Program - This program is sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation and is open to students attending or planning to attend a four-year college or university, a community college or a technical college or trade school. Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $1.8 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their secondary education. The program is open to members, spouses and dependent children of unions participating in any of the Union Plus programs. Members are not required to purchase any Union Plus products or participate in any Union Plus program to apply. The amount of the award ranges from $500 to $4,000. This is a competitive one-time cash award sent to individual winners for undergraduate study beginning in the fall of the same year. Winners are chosen based on academic achievement and potential, character, leadership, social awareness, career goals and financial need. Applications are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators.

Information and applications available at http://www.aft.org/benefits/scholarships.cfm



Deadline: January 31

The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year

The American Legion Life Insurance Committee provides for a national scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.” The scout selected will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500 each. The scholarship may be used to attend a school selected by the student provided it is state accredited, above the high school level, and within the continental limits of the United States. Disbursement from the scholarship fund will be made jointly to the student and the school at the beginning of each semester or quarter. There is a nomination process which must be followed in order to be selected as the Eagle Scout of the Year. Application and information can be found at, http://www.legion.org/scholarships, and then click on Eagle Scout of the Year.



Deadline: March 1

APASF: Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

APASF awards scholarships to students of one of these ethnicities who have a GPA of at least 2.7. Student must be a US citizen and must attend a US college or university. Essay, recommendation, and Go to www.apiasf.org for more information.



Deadline: Various Dates Depending on Scholarship

ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) Scholarship Program

Two one-year $3,000 scholarships available annually to college freshmen enrolled full-time in an undergraduate pre-engineering, engineering or engineering technology program leading to a bachelor degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession.  Applicants must be high school seniors who have been accepted into a pre-engineering, engineering, or engineering technology program at a post-secondary educational institution that meets at least one of the following criteria:



  • The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch

  • The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) in the USA

  • The program is accredited by an equivalent agency outside the USA that is part of The Washington or Sydney Accord or has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with ABET.

Please visit their website for more information: http://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/student-zone/scholarships-and-grants/ashrae-scholarship-program.

Deadline: May 1

AXA Achievement & Community Scholarships

Scholarship awards range from $10,000 - $25,000. For students who have demonstrated the ability to succeed in college, have respect for self, family and community; are active in their community and have led a project that benefitted others; and possess ambition, drive, and determination to set and reach goals. Learn more and download an application at http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/about.html AXA also has a community scholarship and consideration is first-come first-served. For information on the community scholarship, visit http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/scholarship-applications.html



Deadlines: December 15 and February 15

The Bank of America Joe Martin Scholarship Program

This scholarship offers financial assistance for college or vocational schools to dependents of associates who have been employed by Bank of America for at least one year. Dependents of deceased, disabled or retired associates also are eligible. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, character and contributions to school and community. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 based on financial need for each year of full-time study. Awards may be renewed for up to an additional three years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance. Information and application available after December at: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/bankofamerica/



Deadline: February 28

Best Buy Scholarship Program

Best Buy offers 1,200 scholarships of $1,000 each to students in grades 9 -12 living in the U.S. and Puerto Rico who plan to enter an undergraduate course of study upon high school graduation. ). Students need solid grades plus community service or work experience. Finalists will be notified in

early March and will need to submit additional information (such as a transcript and documentation of volunteer hours). For more information and to apply online, go to: http://www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com/ and click on the scholarship program link.

Deadline: February 15

BigSun Athletics Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual $500 scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. More information is at http://www.bigsunathletics.com



Deadline: June 19

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

High school seniors who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry are encouraged to apply. 100 Scholarship will be for up to $25,000/year and 1,000 scholarships will be for $2,000/year and they are renewable for up to four years. The student must be a U.S. citizen and have permanent residence in the U.S., show academic achievement, financial need and participation and leadership in community and school activities. Special consideration will be given to the following applicants: first-generation college, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel. Applications and more information can be found at http://www.buickachievers.com/



Deadline: February 28
Centro Hispano Scholarship Fund

A Scholarship for highly motivated DACA approved students who without financial aid cannot afford a college education. Selection will be based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and high motivation to succeed. Amount: TBD



Deadline: October 1
Coca-Cola Scholars Program

50 4-yr awards for up to $20,000 and 200 4-yr awards for up to $10,000 for seniors with a minimum of 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year who demonstrate excellence in leadership in their communities and academics. Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships. Applications are on-line at https://www.coca-colascholars.org/



Deadline: October 31


The Darin C. Banks Foundation Annual Collegiate Scholarship Competition

Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. The eligible student will be a U.S. or naturalized citizen between the ages of 16-18, and a high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 and higher. The application process consists of a completed application (which includes an essay), an official copy of the birth certificate, official transcripts, copies of ACT or SAT test scores, 2 recommendation letters, a resume and a copy of the college acceptance letter. For more information, see the FHS Scholarship Coordinator.



Deadline: January 31 (postmark)

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

The NSDAR offers many scholarships to help deserving students receive a higher education. Current forms and scholarship requirements can be found at www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm



Deadline: February 15

Education Portal Scholarships

A $1,000 academic award is given to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. See details at



http://education-portal.com/pages/Computer_Science_Academic_Scholarship.html

A $500 academic award is given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree emphasizing Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities. See details at



http://education-portal.com/pages/Liberal_Arts_and_General_Studies_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html

Deadline: April 1

Gates Millennium Scholars

Scholarship by the Gates Foundation for African-American, American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American who is a citizen or legal permanent resident or national of the U.S. and who has a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.3 who will enroll college in the fall of 2012. The student should have demonstrated leadership abilities in community service, extracurricular activities or other projects. Students should meet eligibility for Pell Grant money by filing a FAFSA and have all three nomination forms completed by the deadline. Apply online at http://www.gmsp.org



Deadline: January 15
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Exceptional student leaders are invited to apply for the 2014 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program awards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with a renewable $10,00 scholarship.

To apply go to http://www.reaganfoundation.org/ge-rfscholarships.aspx

Deadline: To Be Announced
Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

This scholarship seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society. Seniors must be planning on entering a 2-yr or 4-yr school in the fall of 2013, intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution (students may start at a 2-yr school and transfer to complete bachelors). Students must have critical financial need, preferably $50,000 or lower adjusted gross income per family. Students should have involvement in co-curricular and community service activities, be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Applications must be filled out online at https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm



Deadline: October 25

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship program for top high school seniors with significant financial need. Up to 40 applicants will be selected and receive a renewable $30,000 scholarship. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, ACT of 26 or above and demonstrate financial need (likely Pell Grant eligibility).

To apply visit: www.jkcf.org/scholarships

Deadline: November 1

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program

Open to graduating minority high school seniors who have been accepted by a four-year accredited college or university. You must have a minimum 1000 SAT score or 22 ACT score, be a United States citizen and demonstrate academic achievement, leadership potential and financial need, and a letter of recommendation. This is a four-year award of up to $7,500 per year. See the website for more information and the application: http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/general-applicants.php.



Deadline: February 15

KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program

The KFC Colonel's Scholars Program® is looking for high school seniors with entrepreneurial drive, strong perseverance, demonstrated financial need, and a 2.75 GPA. This program is offered to high school seniors planning to attend a public in-state college or university. Students who meet the criteria may apply online to become a KFC’s Colonel’s Scholar. Students selected for this scholarship are eligible to receive up to $20,000 to complete a bachelor’s degree program. Applications are available at www.kfcscholars.org



Deadline: Early February

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

Any student between the ages of 6 and 18 (not yet graduated from high school) can be nominated. Nominators will be asked to tell Kohl’s about a student that has contributed to the community in a meaningful way by performing volunteer services that helped non-family members. The student’s actions must be described in detail and should document efforts that are above and beyond what is normally expected of a student that age. His or her volunteer efforts should have resulted in a positive community outcome and must have occurred within the last 12 months. Financial need or academic performance will not be considered in the review and selection of winners. Nominators may wish to gather the following information before beginning the nomination process:



  • Information about the student: Including full name, address, age, birth date, phone number and current grade in school

  • Information about the project: Including items collected, money raised, time spent, number of people affected, outcome of the project and general project description

  • Awards range from $50 store gift certificates to $9,000 college scholarships.

More information and complete rules can be found at http://www.kohlscorporation.com/communityRelations/scholarship/index.asp

Deadline: March 15

Military Children Program

If your mother or father is active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military personnel or you are the survivor of a deceased member, and you have a military dependent I.D. card, you can apply! You must be planning to attend a college or university on a full-time basis. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and will be asked to complete a short essay. For more specific eligibility requirements and an application, visit http://www.militaryscholar.org/



Deadline: Late February

Naval Helicopter Association Scholarship Fund

Three $3,000 national scholarships, one $2500 national scholarships and five $2,000 regional scholarships awarded. No restrictions on eligibility. Applicants must be the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild, or a spouse, of a current or former Navy, USMC or Coast Guard rotary wing aviator or air crewman. Also eligible are individuals, their spouses, or children of individuals who are serving or have served in maintenance or support billets in rotary wing squadrons and Wings. Scholarship applications are available at http://www.nhascholarshipfund.org/



Deadline: January 31

Navy ROTC Scholarships

The scholarships generally pay for full tuition, textbooks, lab/incidental fees, uniforms, living allowance of $250 per month (increases $50 each academic year) and a summer training stipend. Students can apply in the second semester of their junior year. Minimum Test Score Requirements: SAT- 530 Critical Reading/Verbal, 520 Math; ACT - 22 English, 21 Math; or top 10 % of class. For more information, and to apply, visit http://www.navy.com/navy/joining/education-opportunities/nrotc/



Deadline: January 20
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation

Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 offered to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and initiative by starting his/her own business or participating in organizations such as DECA, Junior Achievement, FBLA, FFA, NFTE, etc. Students are encouraged to mention any endeavors or work experiences offered as community service. Students may apply October 1 – December 15. Additional information and applications are found at: http://www.nfib.com/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards



Deadline: December 18

NSORO Education Foundation

If you have ever been in foster care and can show documentation from the state, you are strongly encouraged to apply for an NSORO Scholarship. Scholarships range from $4,000 to $8,000. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and a minimum 18 ACT/900SAT. Information and applications are available at http://thenf.org/scholarships.html



Deadline: April

Oh the Places You Will Go College Scholarship

An art contest based on a question about the book “Oh the Places You Will Go” by Dr. Seuss. Details will be announced on the website. Submission of art and the application will be through their Facebook page. The scholarship recognizes a high school senior who understands and values the limitless possibilities that education can offer with a $10,000 first place award. Full details and information can be found at, www.ohtheplaces.org



Deadline: Beginning of January

Orphan Foundation of America Scholarship

All OFA scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need, and funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and other resources. Scholarship recipients are notified via email in June of the year in which they apply. Applicants must have been in public or private foster care for a minimum of 12 consecutive months at the time of their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday. They must have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school; be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they first apply, and have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States. U.S. citizenship is not required. Application and more information is available at http://orphan.org/index.php?id=30



Deadline: March 31

Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Criteria: students in grades 9-12 who are doing outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations. Students may apply for a $1000 cash award as well as an all-expense paid trip to Princeton University to attend the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race in the spring of 2011. Information and applications may be downloaded from http://www.princeton.edu/pprize/



Deadline: January 31

QuestBridge

QuestBridge helps high-achieving, low-income students to access top-ranked colleges and universities. Qualified students may earn up to $40,000 per year in tuition and $15,000 for room and board. For more information and a list of partnership schools, visit www.questbridge.org



Deadline: September26

QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship for Juniors!

If you are a junior with a strong academic record and an annual household income of less than $60,000 a year, you are eligible to apply as a College Prep Scholar. You may receive a full scholarship to attend summer school programs at top universities; be invited to one of the college admission conferences; receive personalized admission counseling; an all-expense paid college visits or receive mentoring opportunities. You can also apply for the Quest for Excellence awards. Access full information and applications on-line at http://www.questbridge.org/



Deadline: Late March

R.I.S.E. Scholarship Foundation

The RISE scholarship was established in 2010 for students with documented learning disabilities who have shown determination, self-advocacy and success in overcoming their difficulties. To qualify the student must be a current high school, college bound senior who has submitted applications and is planning on attending an accredited college or university; a U.S. citizen; have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher; have a documented learning disability (a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD alone does not qualify); provide a letter of reference from a teacher, counselor or principal of present high school; and provide proof of registration to college for the fall semester of the same year the award is presented. In 2011 three $2,500 scholarships were awarded. To apply, visit the website at http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/ and click on Award Application.



Deadline: February 15

Ron Brown Scholarship

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Ten scholarships will be awarded for $10,000 annually for four years. Information and an application is available at www.ronbrown.org



Deadline: November 1

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship

RMHC offer four scholarship categories:



  • RMHC/HACER: must have at least one parent of HISPANIC heritage

  • RMHC/FUTURE ACHIEVERS: must have at least one parent of AFRICAN AMERICAN OR BLACK CARIBBEAN heritage

  • RMHC/ASIA: must have at least one parent of ASIAN-PACIFIC heritage

  • RMHC/SCHOLARS: ALL STUDENTS eligible regardless of race, color, creed, religion, etc.

Must be a high school senior, eligible to attend a two or four-year College or university with a full course of study, be a legal U.S. resident, and live in a participating RMHC Chapter’s geographic area. Scholarships are based on academic achievement (transcript & SAT/ACT), financial need (copy of parent’s IRS Form 1040), personal statement (including community involvement, career goals, & desire to contribute to your community), and one letter of recommendation. Specifics on each scholarship and applications are available at, http://rmhc.org/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/

Deadline: January 20

SACAC Extend the Dream Scholarship

Ten $1000 (non-renewable) scholarships are awarded each year based on financial need, academic achievement, and community service. Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service, social justice issues and/or leadership qualities. The student must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.



Deadline: To Be Announced

Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

The 17th annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest will award five high school juniors or seniors a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward their higher education plus a Signet Classics library for their school! Essays must be submitted by a high school English teacher on behalf of students who write an essay on one of six topics for this year's competition book, 1984, by George Orwell. For topics and rules to apply, visit http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/services-academic/essayhome.html.



Deadline: Postmarked by April 15
Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest Sponsored by Duck Brand Tape

You and your date must design and make prom outfits out of duct tape! The attire must be an original work created by the couple and may not copy the work of a third party. Ten couples will be selected as winners. First place winners receive $5,000 each, $3,000 each for second place, and $2,000 each for third place. The honorable mention couples receive $500. For complete rules and information, go to: http://duckbrand.com/Promotions.aspx, and click on the “Stuck at Prom” icon.



Deadline: June 10 (you may enter starting early March)

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstake

SunTrust is offering fifteen $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors and current undergraduate students. One winner will be chosen every two weeks from October- May. Students register on their website during each drawing period. Only one entry per person for each drawing; however, students can register after each completed drawing for the next scheduled drawing. Scholarship check will be mailed to the winner’s school of attendance. No purchase or transaction is necessary and eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need. For complete details and to access the registration page, visit http://www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes/index.html



Deadline: Registration begins September 15

Survivors

The Patient Advocate Foundation will award twelve $3,000 scholarships. The purpose of the scholarships is to provide support to individuals, under the age of 25, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer and/or a chronic/life threatening disease within the past 5 years. The applicant must write an essay on their experiences; provide two letters of recommendation; an official high school transcript and financial need forms. For additional information and access to the application, go to, http://www.patientadvocate.org/events.php?p=69 (available in October).



Deadline: March 30

Talbot’s, Inc.

Associate Award of Excellence - This scholarship program allows Talbots to recognize the outstanding achievements of associates’ children. Award recipients are selected based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, and unusual personal or family circumstances, as well as an outside appraisal. A total of 10 scholarships were awarded, including nine $2,000 awards and one $5,000 Award of Distinction. For more information visit, http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/taae/ or http://www.thetalbotsinc.com/brands/talbots/EducationalFocus.asp



Deadline: Applications will be available on the website in mid-February
US Bank Internet Scholarship Program

Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in a random drawing to college-bound high school seniors. No essay is required! Upon selection, U.S. Bank will verify winner submissions and notify each scholarship recipient in writing by mid April. Complete Scholarship Terms and Conditions can be found on their website. Complete details and a link to the application can be found at http://www.usbank.com/cgi_w/cfm/studentloans/marketing.cfm?redirect_id=r1443



Deadline: March 31

The Vegetarian Resource Group

The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $10,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Two awards of $5,000 each will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2012. Early submission is encouraged. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Applicant must also submit a transcript and three letters of recommendation. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. More information and an application is available at http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm



Deadline: February 20

Veterans of Foreign Wars -Community Scholarship

The VOD competition provides high school 9-12th graders the opportunity to write and record a broadcast script on a patriotic theme; Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the local, district, state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March, to tour the city, meet our nation’s leaders, be honored by the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary and receive their portion of $152,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000. For more information, visit: http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/



Deadline: November 1

Veterans of Foreign Wars- Scout of the Year Scholarship

Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award are eligible for this scholarship. A $5,000 1st place scholarship, $3,000 2nd place scholarship, and $1,000 3rd place scholarship will be awarded. Scouts should submit the completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1.

Note: A Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only. For more information and a link to the application go to http://www.vfw.org/Community/Scout-of-the-Year-Scholarship/

Deadline: March 1


Wal-Mart Scholarships

The Wal-Mart Foundation offers two scholarship programs. To learn more about these programs, or to apply, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/associate-scholarships



The Wal-Mart Associates Scholarship

The amount awarded will depend on the number of credit hours. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:



  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.

  • Must be employed part-time or full-time with any division of Wal-Mart for at least six consecutive months prior to the appropriate application due date

  • Must have graduated high school/home school or obtained a GED before applying or be a graduating high school senior.

  • If applying as a graduating high school senior, must wait to apply until you are within 6 months of starting your college courses.

  • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)

Deadline: Varies (see website for details)
The Wal-Mart Dependent Scholarship

This is a $13,000 college scholarship paid out over four years that is available to dependents of Wal-Mart and SAM’s Club Associates (working full or part-time for at least 6 months prior to applying for the scholarship) who are graduating seniors with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a demonstrated financial need.



Deadline: March 14

Wendy’s High School Heisman

This Scholarship honors both male and female high school seniors who excel in academics, athletics, and student leadership. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and participate in at least one school sponsored sport. Applications must be completed on-line at: www.wendysheisman.com



Deadline: October 3

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS (NON-SCHOOL SPECIFIC)

100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville

The scholarship requires a 500 word essay on the topic, “My Citizenship Responsibility in the Community”. The GPA requirement is 2.5, leadership and school/community service will also be considered. Applications are available online at their website. View more information at http://www.100blackmenofknoxville.org/prg_education.html



Deadline: April 15

Alpha Phi Alpha MLK Scholarship & Oratorical Contest

Are you an African-American male currently in the 12th grade at a Knox County high school and seeking to obtain a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university? Do you have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale? Do you actively participate in both school and community extracurricular activities? If so, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. In addition to the completed application form you will need to submit a sealed copy of your high school transcript, two letters of recommendation (one from a school leader and one from a community leader), and a color head shot. If selected to receive a scholarship, you will be required to participate in an Oratorical Contest in March of 2013 and other activities in preparation for the event which will be detailed at your interview. More information is available from your FHS Scholarship Coordinator.



Deadline: December 15

Beta Sigma Phi Academic Scholarship

A one-time $500 scholarship will be awarded to one Knox County female student from the class of 2015. The application includes a brief essay, a letter of recommendation, and a copy of your transcript. Applications are available from your FHS Scholarship Coordinator.



Deadline: To Be Announced

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority – Knoxville Alumnae Chapter Scholarships

Scholarships are available for hard working African-American (high school senior) females in the Knoxville area planning to pursue a college degree. Requirements include an application listing community service, activities and financial need information; a photograph; an official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation; and a 500 word essay describing your college and career goals and how obtaining this scholarship would help you to achieve them. Multiple scholarships are available ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 each. More information and applications, see your FHS Scholarship Coordinator or at http://www.dstknoxvillealum.com/

Deadline: Early March
he East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) Scholarships

The ETF is an excellent scholarship provider to FHS students, including several local, county, and regional scholarships listed below. Please go to the website: www.easttennesseefoundation.org for a complete guide to the application, and a link to the online application form. Each ETF scholarship requires two letters of recommendation, an essay, and SEPERATE application forms. The application and official guidelines are posted on the website December 1. The application deadline for each of the ETF Scholarships is March 1 (postmarked):





  • 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, Pellissippi State, Walters State Community College, or Maryville College. Please note: this scholarships is not intended for those seeking to be health care professionals. Scholarship Amount: $1,400 one-time award for one year.




  • Harold W. Canfield Memorial Scholarship: For graduating seniors in 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: $1,700 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 or current college/university student who graduated from a high school in those counties pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree in health care and/or medical-related field. Scholarship Amount: $10,000 per year award for up to 4 years.




  • James K. Goldston INFOSEC Scholarship: For graduating seniors in 25 participating East TN Counties (including Knox) pursuing undergraduate programs of study with a National Security Agency-approved Information Security (INFOSEC) curriculum. Scholarship Amount: $1,300 one-time award for one year.




  • Knoxville Business Association Scholarship: For a graduating senior from a public or private high school student in Knox County seeking a business 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.




  • Lawrence Strader Boy Scouts of America Scholarship: For graduating seniors from 21 counties, including Knox, who are currently registered members of Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council, with a minimum of 3 years participation as a Boy Scout. Scholarship Amount: $3,000 per year award for up to 4 years.

Enrichment Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Applicants must be a member of Enrichment FCU in good standing for at least 12 months and be a graduating high school senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in order to apply. Employee & Official family members (children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews) are not eligible. In addition to the application and a transcript, students must submit the following:



  • An essay (200-300 words) explaining how this scholarship would “Enrich Your Future”. You can approach this from any perspective. Examples might include enable pursuit of specific career, help to reach defined goals, and/or achieve a better way of life.

• A letter of recommendation from teacher, counselor, or other school affiliated staff member

• A letter of recommendation from employer, community group, or other personal, non-family source



  • A copy of the applicant’s senior photo to be used on Enrichment’s website, newsletter, and/or other promotional materials

The application is available at http://www.enrichmentfcu.org/default.asp?page=41.03.

Deadline: March 31
Fulton Foundation/Alumni Scholarship:

A scholarship award for a student from the School of Skilled Professions, School of Communications and the School of Health Science. The criteria is based on citizenship, school spirit and community involvement. The awardee will be selected by staff from each SLC. Scholarship Amount: $1,000 one-time award for one year.



Deadline: April 1
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. - Knoxville Alumni Chapter

A scholarship is available for African-American Men Committed to Achievement, Public Service and Excellence. The Emory Louis Carter Memorial Scholarship: a one-time $500 scholarship for use in the freshman year. Applicant must have a 3.25 GPA and answer an essay question. Candidate must be an African-American male graduating from a Knoxville area high school that plans to continue his education in a post-secondary program. More information and applications are available from your FHS Scholarship Coordinator.



Deadline: Late February


Knox County Council PTA – Alice B. Deeds Memorial Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving senior who meets the following guidelines: should show financial need, should be academically qualified for college admission and should express a desire for the scholarship. Scholarship money will be forwarded directly to the school or college student has chosen to attend in time for registration. Any accredited school or college will qualify. This is a non-renewable scholarship. Application packets must be picked up from & returned to your FHS Scholarship Coordinator.



Deadline: Mid February
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. –Iota Alpha Chapter

A $1,000 Scholarship for an African-American male pursuing a post-secondary degree from an accredited college or university. For more information and application, see your FHS Scholarship Coordinator



Deadline: April 15
The Optimist Club of Mechanicsville/Lonsdale Scholarship

This is a $1000 one-time award for a graduating senior. You must be African American, possess at least 3.0 GPA, with proof of acceptance to a college or university. The application includes a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and the application itself. The application is available at www.mechanicsvilleoptimist.org/programs/college-scholarship



Deadline: April

ORNL Federal Credit Union – B.A. Candler Scholarship

Scholarship was established in 1993 to honor Bob A. Candler who retired as ORNL Federal Credit Union president after 31 years of service. This scholarship is open to any member of ORNL Federal Credit Union enrolled, or planning to enroll, at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Funds may be used towards books, tuition, or any other school-related expense. Applications are available 24/7 at https://www.ornlfcu.com/content/applications



Deadline: March 1


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