Scholarships / Financial Aid

Tennessee Lottery Scholarships–Details on Tennessee Lottery Scholarships

TSAC Scholarships–Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Scholarship info

East Tennessee Foundation – Scholarships

FastWeb Scholarship Search search

CollegeXpress – a free college-planning website for anyone who needs help navigating the college search and application process, financial aid opportunities, and more.

FAFSA  Federal Application for Federal Student Aid  (You must do this to qualify for a lottery scholarship!)

Register for a pin for your FAFSA  (You can do this anytime!)

Financial Aid Information

ACT Financial Aid Need estimator

Pay for College (tips from the College Board)

NCAA Clearinghouse Information   You must register to be eligible to play at a Division I or II school

PhentermineClinics Health Scholarship Minimum Eligibility Requirements: You are currently enrolled in a college, university, high school or trade school. The content you submit in your application must be unique and must offer value to the reader. Creative, high-quality submissions have a higher chance of winning. Application Deadline: December 31st, 2019  Award Details: One winner will be selected by January 15th, 2020 and will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.

Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships offered to migrant students

VFW Auxiliary VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

VFW Youth Scholarships – The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

Society of Women Engineers Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship program available to incoming freshman with type 1 diabetes

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards The Scholastic Awards partners with organizations to offer students Special Awards: special opportunities to receive additional scholarships for works in certain categories or dealing with particular themes.

Student Scholarships – Sign up to receive the student scholarships newsletter to receive up to date lists of available scholarships. Visit

University of Notre Dame – Merit Scholarships – For a full list of available Merit Scholarships available through the University of Notre Dame, visit

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange – Scholarships to study abroad in Germany.

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship – Open to any high school or University student in the world. Current employees, officers, directors and agents of The Derrick Law Firm and members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings and children) and persons residing at the same address are not eligible to win.

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HOW TO ENTER: To enter, beginning January 1st of each year, submit an application at the website ( no later than December 15 of that year at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Limit one (1) Application per person per year. By submitting an Application, you fully and unconditionally accept and agree to The Derrick Law Firm’s application process, which is final and binding.

University HQ – top scholarships for college

Leadership in Service Scholarship – University of Dayton – This scholarship is worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years), and recipients will also be considered for a merit scholarship, worth up to $98,000 over four years.  While the chosen students need to meet our admission standards, we are looking for students with an innate desire to learn and grow in service to others – not necessarily ones with the highest GPA. The Leadership in Service Scholarship will be included on the recipients’ financial aid award letter, which will be available in January. To be considered for this award, please see your school counselor for nomination.

Kids’ Chance of Tennessee – provides public high school, technical, vocational, and college scholarship awards to qualified applicants who have had a parent suffering a catastrophic, permanently disabling, or fatal injury pursuant to the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act.

Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship – Scholarship applicants MUST be associated with the manufactured or modular housing industry, to be considered.  For example, living in a manufactured or modular home; or working in the manufactured or modular industry; or by having a close relative who works in the manufactured or modular industry [such as mother/father, brother/sister, aunt/uncle or grandparents]. – Top 50 Scholarships for nursing, allied health, and medical students.

KAPPA ALPHA PSI Fraternity Incorporated – Emory Louis Carter Memorial Scholarship – One time scholarship amount $500.00. Click here for more information: EMORY LOUIS CARTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Caring.Com Scholarships – As the population of older adults continues to grow and life spans lengthen, more and more young people are taking on the role of caregiver for older loved ones. While the exact number of young people taking on this responsibility is not well understood, it’s estimated to be well over 1 million. On top of their demanding care-giving duties, many of these young people are simultaneously pursuing high school, college or graduate-level education. Scholarships for student-caregivers help ease the financial burden faced by these extremely hardworking students.For a list of available scholarships, click here

Course Hero – Junior and Senior Scholarships – Course Hero is on a mission to help students by offering scholarships, study resources, and tutoring services

$5,000 Ongoing Monthly Scholarships– Must attend a university or plan to attend a university (a four-year or a two-year college)- Must be a US Citizen – Must be at least 16 years old

$10,000 Merit-Based Scholarship

– Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
– Must attend a university or plan to attend a university (a four-year or a two-year college)
– Must be a US Citizen
– Must be at least 16 years old
– Must submit an essay (500 words or less)

College Board Scholarships – Details about the College Board’s other scholarship partners connected to the PSAT/NMSQT® and PSAT™ 10.

Golden Door ScholarsGolden Door Scholars is a nonprofit scholarship organization which provides large college scholarships to high performing students with DACA. This year we are excited to announce that we will award the scholarship to up to 50 stude+nts across the country attending college in Fall 2020 who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree. In addition to funding, Golden Door provides 1:1 mentorship, professional development opportunities, and summer internships. We currently support 293 students and have 67 graduates who are working or pursuing a Masters or PHD. The due date for applications is Monday, September 16th. GDS Applications Open Flyer

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Exposition (HBCU Expo) – Register by September 16.HBCU School InviteRev2019

DAVIDSON COLLEGE – announces the Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship for top senior Scholar Athletes who are strong performers in the classroom and impact players at the NCAA D-1 level in one of the 18 eligible sports.  This scholarship will provide two four-year scholarships – one for a woman and one for a man valued at $30,000 a year each.   If you would like to be one of three seniors nominated for the Bryan Scholarship by Oak Ridge High School, please submit a resume and personal statement to Ms. Redman in the School Counseling office by Wednesday, September 18.

DAVIDSON COLLEGE – announces the John M. Belk Scholarship for seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and enthusiasm, integrity, and leadership ability and potential.  This is a four-year scholarship covering tuition, fees, room and board – valued at $67,794 in 2019-2020.  If you would like to be one of the two students that Oak Ridge High School can nominate for the John M. Belk Scholarship, please submit a resume and personal statement to Ms. Redman in the School Counseling office by Wednesday, October 16.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – International High School Essay Contest – Four college scholarship awards will be awarded: 1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,000.  All submissions will be reviewed by the local Chapter and submissions will not be accepted after October 18, 2019. 2019-2020 International High School Essay Contest Final



Testing and Post Secondary Education Information

ACT Test Prep : Sample Tests on line–Free!
ACT/SAT Prep from
ACT test dates Registration deadlines etc…
ACT Registration on-line  Register on-line (NOTE:  Registration forms are available in Counseling.)
SAT Test Prep:  Sample questions
SAT dates Registration deadlines etc…
Register for the SAT  Register on-line (NOTE:  Registration forms are available in Counseling.)
Tips for Dealing with Test Anxiety
College Search (College Board)
College Search-ACT
College Search (Collegeview)
College Search (From FastWeb)
Brain Track (colleges by career)
Tennessee Board of Regents  Links to Tennessee Board of Regents Schools (ETSU, TN TECH, MTSU, Roane State, Pellissippi State, Technology Centers…)
College homepages  Links to homepages of colleges throughout the United States–alphabetical listing
Virtual College Tours , College Planning, Scholarship Search – eCampusTours  You can search for colleges & then take a virtual tour + more!
Free PSAT Prep Live: Register today to gain instant access to online resources for the PSAT.  Register at – A Student’s Guide to Financial Aid: How to Pay for College Responsibly –


College Summer/Study Programs

Oxbridge Academic Programs – Academic Summer Programs for students aged 13-18.

Stanford – Pre-Collegiate Studies. For students in Grades 7-12.

Southeast Missouri State University – NCA/UCA Cheer/Dance Camp

Robertson Scholars Leadership Program – The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program seeks students with a genuine interest in expanding their leadership skills to enable them to have an outsized impact on the world around them. Our scholars have the unique opportunity to receive full access to the resources of two of the country’s leading research institutions, Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additionally, our scholarship covers full tuition, room and board, mandatory fees, and stipends for three individualized summer experiences.

eVOL10 – Unlock the Success from Within – The Office of Engineering Diversity Programs offers an array of pre-college engineering-focused enrichment programs for high school students. For more information visit:

Cottey College Summer Workshop: Cottey’s Summer Workshop is a week-long summit on leadership, skill building and knowledge gathering for the girl bosses, the game changers and the barrier breakers. The workshop is dedicated to providing an environment where girls are encouraged to have fun while discovering how to succeed in today’s fast paced world.

The workshop is being offered to ambitious high school girls who will be entering their junior or senior year the following fall after the Summer Workshop. In addition to receiving an edge over peers through interactive courses led by college professors and the opportunity to experience college life pre-graduation, all Summer Workshop attendees who enroll at Cottey College will be awarded a $12,000 scholarship for use at Cottey – that’s an automatic $3,000 annual scholarship!

Boston University Pre-College Programs– This summer, prepare for your future in college with exciting and challenging summer programs for high school students at Boston University Summer Term. With five programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in university labs, or immerse yourself in hands-on learning. You will have the opportunity to push yourself academically while experiencing college life, making friends with fellow students, and engaging in social activities around Boston and on campus.

BU Summer Term offers one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs for high school students, with options to live on campus, commute from home, or study online. We invite you to join other motivated teens from 50 states and 87 countries to experience this great introduction to college life and academics.

Experience America – We know the future is exciting and unknown. That’s why we’ve designed two exceptional summer camps to enable the next generation of movers and shakers to make connections and learn from the best. These are the best summer camps in America for high school and middle school students looking for something unique. We empower students to pursue their passion, and give them honest insight into the career that’s right for them.

Princeton University High School Diplomats – High School Diplomats (HSD) is a scholarship program that brings together high school students from the United States and Japan each summer through two parallel experiences.  HSD U.S. provides the opportunity for American and Japanese students to meet at Princeton University for ten days of cultural exchange.  HSD Japan allows American students who have successfully completed HSD U.S. to apply for a full scholarship to travel to Japan for a month the following summer.

Miami University Oxford, OH – The Miami University Summer Scholars Program is an opportunity for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors to spend two weeks on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice alongside our leading faculty and professional experts.  Please visit or email them at

Discovery Business – Discovery Business aims to help improve a student’s chances of landing a scholarship by making the search process a little easier. We do not charge for this resource, and no login information is required to access it: Business Degree Scholarships from

Brandeis University – Brandeis University is looking for motivated and academically talented high-school students eager to take things to the next level this summer.
Genesis precollege programs are hands-on, immersive experiences that give students the chance to work with world-class faculty, develop leadership skills, and learn within the traditional Brandeis framework of social justice and Jewish values. Students will encounter ideas and perspectives that will challenge, engage and prepare them for a lifetime of inquiry and Jewish community-building. To be considered for nomination please schedule and appointment with your ORHS Counselor.

Dayton University: Visit the following links for more information on various summer programs offered by Dayton University

METEC: Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men, June 17-23 2019
Women in Engineering Summer Camp, June 24-29 2019
Summer Honors Engineering Camp, July 8-13 2019
Entrepreneurship 101, June 17-29 2019
Leadership 101, June 17-29 2019
Summer Advancement, June 25-August 4 2019

Who should attend?

Students who excel in math and science but who may not have considered engineering as a career.
Students who are considering engineering but who wish to learn more about engineering disciplines and career opportunities.
Students who wish to interact with engineering faculty, professionals and students to learn more about studying engineering in college.

College Visits/Events

Exploring College Options – Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country’s leading universities: Duke UniversityGeorgetown UniversityHarvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. During the spring or fall of each year, the Exploring College Options group will visit all 50 states, Puerto Rico, USVI and the District of Columbia. At each event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions.

You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.The programs start promptly at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted. We suggest arriving 15 to 20 minutes beforehand to complete the sign-in process and find a seat. Programs typically last one and a half hours. Please feel free to bring your parent or guardian to the program, and if you have a friend who you think might be interested, please direct him/her to this website for registration information.


Career Information

TCIDS: Tennessee Career Information Delivery System—Great Site!
Career browser from College Board
Princeton Review career quiz
Act Career Planning Center
Career Center (from Collegeview)
Occupational Outlook Handbook  Information about hundreds of careers.
Military Career Guide
Planning your Dreams–Tennessee Career Center from KUDER

Carson-Newman A Christian University – Campus visits and website review at

Carson-Newman University is dedicated to reviewing students fro admission beyond the fall of their senior year.  Their application stays open and FREE for students throughout the entire year at

Career Interest Inventories

The Career Key
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
ACT career planning tips Information from ACT to help you understand your interests, abilities & preferences
Planning your Dreams/Kuder Career Assessments