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.
Going Merry Scholarship DatabaseGREAT website to search for scholarships!!!
The Common ApplicationOne scholarship application form is good for hundreds of institutions.
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.
Guaranteed ScholarshipsGuaranteed Scholarships are usually unlimited in number, and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition, competition or other "secondary" requirement. Just meet the criteria listed, adhere to the application deadlines set by the individual colleges and universities, gain admission, enroll, and receive your scholarship or scholarships.
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
Scholarships.comA free scholarship search engine.
Scholarship Owl1 application. 100s of scholarships in the
Scholarships 101Tips
TN PromiseExplains how you can go to a community or technical college for free.
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
The Culinary Insitute of America-New York: Matthew Lackey Memorial ScholarshipMust have a documented financial need. GPA and essay will be considered. for more information.TBATBA
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
Nashville Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training CommitteeThis program offers PAID on-the-job training. Must be 18 and have a high school diploma or GED. For more info, please visit high school graduation or GED
“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 every two weeks$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
You Deserve ItYou must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories. You must be 16 years of age or older. You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled within three months of registration in a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.
Arctic Physical Therapy3.0 GPA or higher. Submit an essay explaining the benefits of physical therapy.$5008/31
Cappex Easy College MoneyCurrent seniors apply online.$1,0008/31
Make Me LaughMust be 13 yrs or older.  250-words (max) on “Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh!”$1,5008/31
Career FitterApplicants w/ 2.4 GPA or higher must be planning to enroll in an accredited college. Must take career test on Career Fitter's website and include results on their application. Selection based on overall strength of application.$5009/15
US SERVICE ACADEMY DAYHeld at Wilson Central High School from 9:30-12:00. Visit the website or call 615-206-8204 for more information. Representatives, alumni, and current Cadets and Midshipmen from all 5 academies will be present. ROTC representatives will be available to discuss college scholarships.9/15
SUMNER COUNTY COLLEGE NIGHT 6-8PM, VOL STATEThere will be over 80 college represented. It is open to all students.9/18
QuestBridge College MatchUS citizens, permanent residents, and students in a US high school regardless of citizenship. Seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability (top 5-10% of class taking rigorous courses) despite facing economic challenges (family earning less than $60,000) and plan to attend a partner college (listed here tuition, room, & board9/27
KFC Reach Educational GrantHelps KFC employees (employed at least 6 mths) pursue their educational dreams by providing tuition assistance to recipients attending accredited four-year and two-year colleges, as well as trade/vocational schools. Variable9/27
Don't Text & DriveApplicants must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. Students must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.$1,0009/30
Shout It OutMust be 13 yrs or older. 250-words (max) on “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?” $1,5009/30
Aspire Award opensSupplement to the Hope Scholarship above. Adjusted gross income must be less than $36,000 or less on IRS tax form. For more information, please visit to $1,500/yr10/
FAFSA opensFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application opens for Class of 2017. This is the only application for TN Hope Lottery Scholarship. If you haven't completed your taxes for 2016, you can still complete the FAFSA and estimate by using your 2015 tax return.Variable10/
General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS) opensSupplement to the Hope Scholarship above. 3.75 GPA AND 29 ACT. Please visit for more informationUp to $1,000/yr10/
Hope Foster Child Tuition Grant opensFor students who were in the custody of DCS for at least 1 year after 14th birthday.  Must meet high school academic requirements for the Hope Scholarship or Hope Access Grant.Variable10/
Hope Scholarship opensTN resident 1 yr prior to application, 3.0 GPA OR 21 ACT. Complete FAFSA to apply. For more info, please visit to $1,500 at 2 yr colleges & $1,750 at 4 yr colleges the 1st & 2nd yrs Awards will increase during jr & sr yrs of college10/
Hope Access Grant opens2.75-2.99 GPA AND 18, 19, or 20 ACT, and adjusted gross family income of $36,000 or less on IRS tax form. For more information, please visit to $875 at 2 yr colleges & $1,250 at 4 yr colleges10/
TSDARSenior & US citizen who will be attending an accredited U.S. 4-year college/university granting a degree. A 150 to 300 word essay is required, transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation from a minister, scout leader, employer or educator. Submit to your counselor who will forward it to the Chapter Chairman.*The website deadline is different. We must follow the 10/1 deadline to submit to our Chapter Chairman*$2,50010/1
Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant opensAvailable to all students who enroll in a Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in a certificate or diploma program including prior HOPE Scholarship recipients. For more information, please visit to $2,000/yr10/
AES EngineeringYou do NOT have to pursue engineering to apply.  500-1000 word essay on "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?" Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.  Submit your essay to$50010/6
Young Arts AwardBe a young artist who is 15-18 years old or in grades 10-12, prepare audition or portfolio according to your discipline, review requirements, apply online, and pay $35 non-refundable fee. Fee waivers available.Cash awards & possible scholarship opportunities10/12
Dr. Pepper Tuition GiveawayMust be 18 yrs old, submit one of a kind goal & how you plan to impact the world and submit a video.Up to $100,00010/17
Wendy's High School HeismanUnlimited # of applicants! Senior Athletes with a “B” GPA of 3.0 or better. Award will be based on scholarship, athletics and citizenship. $500-$5,00010/
Ellen Davies Rodgers / Zachariah DaviesSenior & US citizen becoming a full-time student entering his/her freshman year in an accredited US college/university. This scholarship is not limited to a particular curriculum. A 300 to 500 word essay is required, transcripts, resume, a narrative on patriotic endeavors, and three letters of recommendation from a minister, CAR Senior Leader, Scout leader, employer, supervisor or community program or educator (not more than one letter from each field). Submit to your counselor.$75010/22
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished AmericansHave overcome an adversity, financial need (AGI $55,000 or lower), be involved in co-curricular & community service, maintain a 2.0 GPA, and be a US citizen. Spring graduates.Up to $25,00010/25
Golden Door ScholarshipsOpen to DACA or DACA-eligible students. Strong preference given to those planning to study Engineering, Computer Science, Technology, or Math.$40,00010/25
U.S. Senate Youth ProgramTwo delegates & two alternates selected per state, junior or senior, based on leadership in an elected or appointed high school student office for the current school year, and a US resident residing in TN along with a parent/guardian. Must attend the program in Washington, D.C. March 2-9, 2019.Trip to Washington, D.C. & possible $10,000 scholarship10/29
ACT Student Champion AwardRecognizes 1 student per state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place. Students must have an ACT composite of 22 on a single test. Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first generation college students.$50010/31
Coca-Cola ScholarsAt least 3.0 GPA at the end of junior year, apply online, and are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees.150 recipients at $20,00010/31
Elks Emergency Educational GrantsProvides financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks, who wish to obtain or further their college education.  Other details apply.Up to $4,00010/31
Voice of Democracy CompetitionMust be lawful US permanent resident or have applied for permanent residence and intends to become a US citizen in grades 9-12. Record a 3-5 minute audio essay on the topic provided. Submit to your counselor.Trip to Washington, DC & possible scholarships10/31
Zombie Apocalypse ScholarshipLegal resident of US at least 13 yrs old & submit a 250 word or less essay in response to "Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top 5 things you would bring with you to stay alive."$2,00010/31
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Students of the YearThis is a leadership development program focused on fundraising for the LLS over a 7 week competition. Highly motivated high school students can compete individually or as a team of 2 or 3 including classmates, family members, or friends. Teams raise money in honor of a patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. The team that earns the title of Student(s) of the Year will receive a scholarship. There is a Team & Parent Workshop in November, Campaign Kickoff in January and Grand Finale Celebration in March. Now accpeting applications!$500-$2,500Nov
Ron Brown ScholarEARLY DEADLINE!! Must be a US Citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card, Black/African American, excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service, and demonstrate financial need. Apply online by the early deadline to have your contact information shared with additional colleges and scholarship providers.$40,000 over 4 yrs11/1
TN PromiseScholarship & mentor program that requires application by Nov. 1, 2018-2019 FAFSA completion by Jan. 16, application to eligible community or technical college, mandatory meetings, and 8 hours of community service.2 yrs community college or technical school FREE11/
TN Secretary of State Annual Civics Essay ContestMust be a TN resident in grades 9-12. Schools submit up to 2 essays per grade level. 750-word limit essay on topic provided. Submit your essay to your counselor by Nov. 1.$100-$500 & a trip to the State Capitol11/1
TSDAR American History ScholarshipSenior who will be attending an accredited U.S. college/university granting a degree, who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. Submit to your counselor.$1,00011/1
UT Knoxville Chancellor's, Competitive, Departmental, & Campus-Wide Scholarships and Honors ProgramsPriority admission deadline. Admitted students will receive an email with a scholarship application link and/or honors application to complete by Dec. 15Variable11/1
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in ComputingHigh school females, residing in TN, with an aptitude in IT/computing, having a good academic history, and are interested in post-secondary education. Students from underrepresented groups in computing and juniors and seniors are strongly encouraged to apply. Apply online.Variable11/5
Prudential Spirit of Community Award5th-12th graders, legal residents of the US, and completed volunteer activity in the past 12 months. Submit application to your Counselor.$1,000 & a trip to Washington, D.C.11/6
Elks Most Valuable StudentUS citizens; Will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago where they’ll interview with the national judges.500 awards - $1,000-$12,500/yr11/15
Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling ContestCompete in a duck calling contest on 11/23/18 at 11:00AM in Stuttgart, Arkansas. The contest is associated with the World's Champion Duck Calling Contest. There have been winners from TN!$500-$2,00011/23
Education MattersLegal resident of US at least 13 yrs old & submit a 250 word or less essay in response to "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?"$5,00011/30
Sertoma Annual Freedom Essay ContestSeniors from Davidson, Cheatham, Wilson, Robertson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Sumner Counties are invited to write a 1-page and maximum 300-word essay on a given topic concerning freedom. The essays are judged and scholarships are awarded to the top four essays. Topic is provided on the website. Submit to your counselor.Up to $3,500TBA
Belmont UniveristyPriority deadline for consideration for the most competitive named and departmental scholarships. Application for admission serves as merit-based scholarship application.Variable12/1
Boston University Trustee Scholarship CompetitionUsually ranked Top 5-10% of class, are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinary people.4 yrs of full tuitionTBA
**This scholarship is for college students.  Because of it's worth, we are leaving it listed so you are aware of it as an option.              DoD (Department of Defense) SMART Scholarship (Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program)Pursuing a degree listed below, willing to participate in summer internships and commit to work for the Department of Defense after you graduate. 100% of school paid plus stipends. Full tuition and educational fees. Generous cash stipend ranging from $25,000 - $38,000 per year. Paid summer internships, health insurance, and book allowance. Employment with Department of Defense facilities after graduation. "Students pursuing degrees in the following fields are encouraged to apply:
o Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
o Biosciences
o Chemical Engineering
o Chemistry
o Civil Engineering
o Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
o Computer and Computational Science
o Electrical Engineering
o Geosciences
o Industrial and Systems Engineering
o Information Sciences
o Materials Science and Engineering
o Mathematics
o Mechanical Engineering
o Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
o Nuclear Engineering
o Oceanography
o Operations Research
o Physics"
MTSU & MTSU Honors CollegePriority deadline for consideration for the most competitive and departmental scholarships. Minimum of 3.5 GPA and 25 ACT or higher.Variable12/1
MTSU Buchanan FellowshipApply for admission. 3.5 GPA and ACT of 29 or higher.Full Tuition (20 selected)12/1
TN Tech UniversityApply for admission to TTU & wait to receive your Tech ID #, then apply for scholarshipsVariable12/
UT ChattanoogaComplete UTC Admissions file THEN must submit the UTC Online Scholarship Application.Variable12/1
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