SENIOR Scholarships
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Scholarships for this school year are being updated! The Guidance Department will be overseeing all scholarship information and questions. Please see your guidance counselor for scholarship questions and turn-ins. Use your best judgment when applying. You should never have to pay to apply and should be cautious with how much personal information you provide.
It is so important you check this site often since new scholarships are added daily; especially in the Spring for local scholarships. LOOK AHEAD - do not wait until the month a scholarship is due. Some of these scholarships may seem hard (rarely hard - just time consuming!); please do not let that stop you. You would be surprised how few students apply for the hard ones, therefore, increasing your chances to actually receive the scholarship. Also, listen carefully for announcements/reminders.
Big FutureNarrow your college search & find money to attend!
College ChecklistFor all students in high school
College for TNFind out everything you need to know about applying to college.
The Common ApplicationOne scholarship application form is good for hundreds of institutions.
Kuder NavigatorCareer Planning. Access Code: 4212 Use the following Activation Codes: Career Interests Assessments-X5757733ZHH Skills Confidence Assessment-S4257749WST Work Values Assessment-V4257748DKF Navigator Registration Code-N4257747DPR
FastwebScholarship matching service.Alerts you by email, so, choose an email you will check often. Also, make sure this email contains words/phrases you are not embarrased for an institution to see.
Scholarships.comA free scholarship search engine.
Scholarship Owl1 application. 100s of scholarships in the
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TN PromiseExplains how you can go to a community or technical college for free.
The Art Institute NashvilleOffers Art Grant, Scholarship Competitions, DECA Scholarship, National Art Honor Society Scholarship, FBLA Scholarship, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards towards the following programs: Visual Design, Interior & Product Design, Marketing, Animation & Effects, Film & Production, Gaming & Technology, Fashion, and Culinary.  They also offer HOPE Grant, AIM Grant, MERIT Grant, and ENTRANCE
Cappex Easy College MoneyJust answer a few questions and that's it.$1,000
CaptainU Student AthleteOpen to all athletes who plan to attend a 4 yr college. Must complete a CaptainU profile and will be judged on profile completeness, recruiting activity on CaptainU, and promotion of CaptainU.$2,000Awarded quarterly
College Peas Standout StudentFor the student who has something special that makes them different from their peers.  Engaging in any activity that other teenagers don’t typically do.  2.0 GPA or higher.  Submit a short essay describing a special skill, talent or interest that helps you standout from your peers. The essay should be no longer than 100 words.$400Revolving
CollegeWeekLive SweepstakesVisit five college profile pages at our site during the event, ask the schools anything you’d like while you’re there, and we’ll enter you in a drawing for our $5,000 scholarship to a participating school. $1,000Awarded monthly
Got Chosen's Social NetworkEntrants must be 18 yrs old & be accepted to a post-secondary program or college. The post with the highest number of votes at the end of the month wins! NO GPA, essays, or financial need requirements.$5,000Awarded Monthly
LA Tutors ScholarshipUS citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Will have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others. The project can include a website, series of blogs, an app, a fundraising event, etc. An essay describing the goal and providing supporting documentation is required.$500Awarded Monthly
“No Essay” College ScholarshipSweepstakes. One entry per month.  Login or register for a free account.$2,000Awarded monthly
Scholarship Points AwardBe at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.VariesAwarded monthly & quarterly
Sun Trust Off to College Scholarship SweepstakesSweepstakes. No GPA or financial need requirement. 30 winners chosen at random$500Awarded Bi-Weekly:
Student-View Scholarship ProgramSweepstakes. Open to all regardless of academic achievement or financial need. Complete 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges to be entered into a RANDOM drawing!$500 - $4,000
Vol State ScholarshipsList of scholarships available at Vol State.VariesVaries
Cornerstone FinancialSeniors in Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson counties are eligible to apply. Eligible Cornerstone Financial Credit Union Members or children of members may also apply.  $1,0003/1
Don Sahli-Kathy Woodall ScholarshipEducation majors. STEA members, sons or daughters of TEA members, minorities, etc.$500 - $1,0003/1
Eagle Scout ScholarshipApplicant must be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legion Post, Auxiliary Unit or Sons of The American Legion Squadron. Or, be a registered, active member of a duly chartered Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew, and the son or grandson of a Legionnaire or Auxiliary member. Applicant must have received the Eagle Scout, be an active member of his religious institution and must have received the appropriate Boy Scout religious emblem, have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting, and community, have reached his 15th birthday and be enrolled in a Tennessee High School at the time of selection.$1,5003/1
NUCOR FoundationMajoring in engineering or metallurgy$3,200 for 4 years - $12,800 total3/1
Tall Club InternationalYou must also meet the TCI height requirement minimums. (5’10″ for women and 6’2″ for men.) If eligible, send an inquiry email including city, state, and scholarship in the subject line to Applications can be requested through Feb. 1st.$1,0003/1
The Bootstraps FoundationOnly ONE nomination will be sent from GHS. To be considered, please describe, in your own words, your key to success, despite the obstacles you have had to overcome in your life. Please type and limit response to 2 pages. Download the application at and submit to Guidance. TBA3/
Wal-Mart AssociateMust meet ALL of the following: US citizen or permanent resident, be employed full or part time for 6 months prior to application deadline, intend to enroll in college upon graduation, seniors must wait to apply until you're w/in 6 mths of starting college, & have a demonstrated financial need.TBDTBA
Plumlee ScholarshipMust be associated with the manufactured housing industry in some way; either by living in a manufactured home, working in the industry, or by having a relative who works in the manufactured housing industry. The student must attend a Tennessee college, university or trade school.$8,0003/1
SAE EngineeringMultiple scholarships available$1,000-$5,5003/15
Community Foundation ScholarshipsOne application for many scholarships.  Whether pursuing education in law or horticulture; planning a career in criminal justice or teaching; or studying at a technical school or four-year university, The Community Foundation’s scholarship program supports individuals from various backgrounds and communities seeking funding for educational opportunities.Variable3/15
Jennifer Ingrum Memorial Scholarship (hosted by Community Foundation ScholarshipsFor a senior from GHS or SCHS.  You will need the fill out the general application on the Community Foundation Scholarship website.Up to $2,0003/15
Bethpage Elementary: Mary Elizabeth Roark ScholarshipProof of graduation from Bethpage Elementary and from GHS. Statement from your college's financial aid office showing fees/grants, receipts for books, etc. will be required but not due by the 3/15 deadline.  Social security card and driver's license will also be required.  Application and materials should be delivered to the address on the application.  Notify your Guidance Counselor if you apply.TBD3/15
The Upper Cumberland Angus Association/Tommy Burks ScholarshipTennessee Technological University Agriculture Students with proven interest in pure bred cattle production. Preferences will be given to active members of the American Angus Association or other breed associations. Must be U.S. citizen.$2,0003/15
Jim Barron ScholarshipGHS football athlete.  500 words or less essay.  Topic provided on application.  Turn in to Guidance Office.$5003/15
Green Eye CenterGHS seniors with an interest in science or medicine and accepted to college should apply. $2503/15
Walter Foster Brown ScholarshipGHS Student who excels in business and wants to pursue a business degree.  500 words or less essay.  Topic provided on application.  Turn in to Guidance Office.TBD3/15
William "Bubba" Dunn Memorial ScholarshipGHS Student with acceptable conduct, honesty, respect for self & others, high morals, and a sincere desire for education as exemplified by performance. Preference will be given to a baseball or softball player. 2.5 GPA & 1 page essay on topic TBA is required.$5003/15
Alexander Family Heritage Funeral HomeGHS Student. 500 words or less essay.  Topic provided on application.  Turn in to Guidance Office.$1,0003/15
Alexander Family Memorial ScholarshipGHS Student. 500 words or less essay.  Topic provided on application.  Turn in to Guidance Office.$1,0003/15
GHS Interact Club ScholarshipOutstanding GHS Interact Club student. 500 words or less essay.  Topic provided on application.  Turn in to Guidance Office.$5003/15
GHS Key ClubActive GHS Key Club member for at least 2 years.  2.5 GPA. 500 words or less essay.  Topic provided on application.  Turn in to Guidance Office.Maximum of $1,0003/15
Key Club InternationalKey Club members in good standing.Variable3/15
GHS Theater ScholarshipGHS Theater Student. Must have completed 2 successful semesters of GHS Theater. 500 words or less essay.  Topic provided on application.  Turn in to Guidance Office.$1,0003/15
Dan P. Herron ScholarshipGHS Student. 500 words or less essay.  Topic provided on application.  Turn in to Guidance Office.$1,0003/15
Al Lesemann Memorial ScholarshipGHS Student. 500 words or less essay.  Topic provided on application.  Turn in to Guidance Office.$1,0003/15
Miller and Helen Swaney ScholarshipGHS African American Students. 500 words or less essay.  Topic provided on application.  Turn in to Guidance Office.5-$1,0003/15
Paula Wakefield Memorial ScholarshipGHS student planning to major in education. 500 words or less essay.  Topic provided on application.  Turn in to Guidance Office.$5003/15
TN ScholarsCompleted application and 80 hours of community service should be submitted to your counselor by the deadline.NONE3/15
Thigpen Memorial Arts Council2 years minimum study with the Fine Arts Department at GHS or SCHS w/ 2.5 GPA. Portfolio required. Turn in to Guidance Office.$2,0003/16
TSU Alumni Association: Nashville ChapterAttend TSU. 2.5 GPA, 3 letters of recommendation, color photo, brief autobiography, and complete an interview with the scholarship committee.$1,5003/20
UT Martin Communications Major ScholarshipMust attend UTM and declare Communications as their major.3-$1,000TBA
KFC Foundation GrantHelps KFC restaurant hourly Team Members and Shift Supervisors pursue their educational dreams by providing tuition assistance to recipients attending accredited four-year and two-year colleges, as well as trade/vocational schools. Variable3/29
Unlimited Potential Community Development Corporation ScholarshipApplicant should reside in Sumner County and possess the following: Acceptable conduct, Honesty, Respect for self and others, High morals, and a sincere desire for an education as exemplified by performance. 2.0 GPA, academic ability, and financial need are considered. Mail completed applications to the address provided on the application.$1,0003/27
The Violet, William, David and Ernest Hampton Memorial ScholarshipFinancial Need & near Top 10% of class. ***If you would like to be nominated for this scholarship write a 1 page , typed essay explaining why you should be nominated and include your financial information too. Turn in to Guidance.$1,500 renewableTBA
William R. Snodgrass ScholarshipMiddle or West Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, or Northern Alabama high school senior or college student with a business-related major such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management or marketing.1- $2,000 and 1-$1,0003/31
SuperpowerLegal resident of US at least 13 yrs old & submit a 250 word or less essay in response to "Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?"$2,5003/31
UNCF/Koch Scholars ProgramAfrican American, US citizen or permanent resident, 2.7 GPA, majoring in Accounting, Business, Economics, Engineering, History, Philosophy, or Political Science at an eligible college or university (see website for list of eligible colleges or universities). Commit to learning about how entrepreneurship, innovation and economics contribute to well-being through participation in an online community and annual summit.up to $5,000/yrTBA
Union High School Class of 1966 Alumni ScholarshipPreference is given to minority students. 2.5 GPA, active involvement in school & community, exemplary character, and acceptable ACT/SAT score. Mail to address provided on application.$1,000TBA
Vol State Community College: Academic Service3.0 GPA and 21 ACT. Involves on-campus work obligations.$2,4004/1
Vol State Community CollegeScholarship application priority dateVariableTBA
AFSA ScholarshipUS citizens or legal aliens. Random computer selection of the winner. 10-$2,000TBA
Carrols LLC Community Scholarship FundFor graduating high school seniors & employees wishing to further their education.  Based on merit and completion of application including transcripts and recommendations.VariableTBA
Stop Texting &  Driving ScholarshipThe law firm of Raybin & Weissman offers an annual scholarship contest to Stop Texting and Driving. High school juniors, seniors, and full-time college students will create videos that help in the fight against distracted driving and needless car accident injuries.3-$1,000TBA
Duck Tape PromposalCreate a clever promposal with duck tape incorporated and take a picture or video of it. Post it on Instagram or Twitter using both hashtags #DuckTapePromposal and #Sweepstakes$1,000TBA
USDA/1890 National Scholars ProgramBe a U.S. citizen, 3.0 GPA, accepted for admission or at one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines, and demonstrate leadership and community service. Full rideTBA
Hispanic Scholarship FundMust be of Hispanic heritage. US citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen. 3.0 GPA or higher. Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4 year university. FAFSA is required. All majors are accepted, but an emphasis will be given to STEM majors.$500-$5,000TBA
Alpha Beta Kappa ScholarshipSumner County Seniors majoring in Education$1,000TBA
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Delta Omega Chapter ScholarshipMinority seniors planning to attend a 4 year college w/ a 2.5 GPA & submits a 350 word biographical sketch including post-secondary goals. 2 letters of recommendation required. Mail complete application & required documents to the address provided on the application.TBDTBA
Katherine R. Skaggs Scholarship2.5 GPA & plans to major in Human Ecology, Nutrition, Food Services, Elementary Education or any field relating to food service would be preferred but not necessary. For use at a jr college, college, or vocational/technical school in TN.  Student must have completed the entire year at a public high school in Sumner County. Return to your counselor.$5004/6
Minority Teaching Fellows ProgramLoan Forgiveness Program, TN residents, US citizens, Minority students with a 2.75 GPA AND 18 ACT pursuing a teaching degree in TN. 250 word essay required.Up to $5,000/yrTBA
Vol State Foundation ScholarshipsMinimum 2.0 GPA (some require higher). 17-18 FAFSA completed with Vol State listed as one of the schools and acceptance to Vol State.VariesTBA
Student-View Scholarship Program* NO minimum SAT or ACT score
* NO minimum grade point average
* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork
* NO essays
* NO application fees

Simply complete a 15-20 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.
up to $4,0004/22
Annette Elaine Collier Perseverance ScholarshipJunior or senior expecting to graduate on time with a letter of acceptance from a community college or above. Must write minimum of 500 word essay on how you've persevered through a difficult life experience to continue your educational goal to graduate. Email to Subject Line: Annette Elaine Collier Scholarship$1,0004/26Email essay to apply.
Willie Mae Collier Community ScholarshipSenior expecting to graduate on time with a letter of acceptance from a community college or higher. Must write minimum of 500 word essay on how you have given back to your community. Email to Subject Line: Willie Mae Collier Scholarship$1,0004/26Email essay to apply.
Vietnam Veterans of Sumner County Chapter 240Do you have a veteran in the family? A sealed copy of your transcript is required. Mail to address provided on the application.TBA4/28
All About EducationLegal resident of US at least 13 yrs old & submit a 250 word or less essay in response to "How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" $3,0004/30
FIDM National Scholarship CompetitionYour unique creative vision could earn you a scholarship to attend FIDM. Open to all High School Seniors. Showcase your talent as you demonstrate a strong understanding of aesthetics and the ability to push your creative limits. There are seven (7) categories: Fashion Executive, Interior Designer, Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, Visual Designer, Digital Media Artist, and Trend Spotter of Tomorrow.$5,000TBA
LEAGUE Foundation LGBTQ ScholarshipUS citizen and 3.0 GPA. 2 personal essays, 2 letters of recommendation, and community service. Extra "credit" given to activities and leadership roles directly related to LGBTQ communities.VariesTBA
Little People of AmericaFor those under 4'10" tall.$250 - $1,0004/30
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