Scholarships / Financial Aid
General Scholarship Information and Scholarship Search Websites
Tennessee Lottery Scholarships–Details on Tennessee Lottery Scholarships
UT Promise – UT Promise is a last-dollar, undergraduate scholarship that will guarantee free tuition and mandatory fees to qualifying Tennessee residents enrolling in an undergraduate degree at UT campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and Memphis.
TSAC Scholarships–Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Scholarship info
ScholarMe – ScholarMe helps students apply for scholarships, FAFSA®, student loans, income share agreements (ISAs) and every other source of college funding with a single set of questions. It’s fast and free.
Affordable Colleges Online – A free in-depth resources include comprehensive guidebooks, student interviews, user-friendly search tools, federal datasets, college rankings, and additional materials created and vetted by experts in education.
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!)
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
University HQ – top scholarships for college
Nursing Scholarships – published by Purdue University Global. This resource highlights current nursing scholarship opportunities
Course Hero Scholarships – $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 and $10,000 Merit-Based Scholarships
College Board Scholarships – Details about the College Board’s other scholarship partners connected to the PSAT/NMSQT® and PSAT™ 10.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.’s National Educational Educational Foundation – Support higher education achievement through scholarships and conduct community education programs and related research to improve individual and community living standards. The Z-NEF Scholarship Portal can be accessed through a link accessed here. This site provides you with access to 15 scholarships that have a range of award values, including the $125,000 Founders’ Centennial Scholarship!
Corporate, Private and Degree Specific Scholarships and Opportunities
AED Foundation Caterpillar Scholarship – The AED Foundation (AEDF) Caterpillar Scholarship Program is building the pipeline of career and technical education candidates to address the heavy diesel industry’s workforce gap. We are pleased to invite high school students who are pursuing a career in heavy diesel technology to apply for a $2,000 scholarship award.
2020 ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers supports studies, helps a complete medical school, and get a head start on a career. Granting a $1,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay, and complimentary access to any of our courses for three runner ups. For more details click here.
American Chemical Society Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. More information on the scholasrship can be found at https://new.utc.edu/arts-and-sciences/mathematics/student-resources/awards . The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.
AmericanMuscle Student Scholarship: 2 x $2500 scholarships for students pursuing an automotive-themed major(mechanical engineering, robotics, etc.) One scholarship will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Click here for more information.
AmericanTrucks Student Scholarship: 2 x $2500 scholarships to students pursuing a career in construction management or the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study. One scholarship will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Click here for more information.
Barnes Law Firm Scholarship – This scholarship is worth $1,000 and students who apply need to write a 500 word essay explaining how they are involved in helping out their community.
BIG (Blacks in Government) Scholarship Award – Deadline is March 19, 2021. Applicants must submit this BIG – Application MARCH2021 to the contacts listed on the application.
BK Scholars – High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses, or domestic partners In the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico can apply to receive $1,000 to $50,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year! Deadline is December 15, 2020. To apply, click here.
Cirkled In – “No Sweat” Scholarship – Free to apply. Use cash for any educational purposes from books to summer camps. Deadline: December 31st, 2020
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 www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers
Course Hero – Junior and Senior Scholarships – Course Hero is on a mission to help students by offering scholarships, study resources, and tutoring services
Delventhal Law Scholarship – This scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the law field. $1000 one time award. Deadline: April 15, 2021
Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship program available to incoming freshman with type 1 diabetes
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. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, beginning January 1st of each year, submit an application at the website (https://derricklawfirm.com/scholarship) 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.
Dixie Belle – Creativity Leads to Success Scholarship – Dixie Belle Paint Company is passionate about helping students succeed in school and graduate! Our first annual Creativity Leads to Success Scholarship is open to all high school seniors, college and graduate school students. Three winners will be selected – 1 Grand Prize of $3500 and 2 Prizes of $1250 each. Click here for details on how to apply. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JULY 31, 2020.
Easton & Easton College Scholarship – Easton & Easton, LLP is proud to announce a scholarship opportunity to support the advancement of post-secondary education. By investing in the betterment of self, individuals are able to give back to their communities. As Benjamin Franklin wisely stated, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” This year we will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a current college or trade school student, or a high school senior accepted into and soon to enter a college or trade school. For more information click here.
EduMed.org – When it comes to getting a college education, one of the biggest hurdles is cost. Scholarships and grants from nonprofits, professional associations, schools, and other sources play a critical role in making higher education more accessible and ensuring all students have the opportunity to achieve their higher education and career goals. This guide provides a list of scholarship award programs for the Black community, gives tips on how to make your scholarship application shine, and offers additional resources that provide support to African-American students from enrollment through graduation and beyond.
Isaiah Lamb Fund is a non-profit charity that provides financial support to families of children with disabilities. Part of our charity is The Isaiah Lamb Scholarship, which provides funds for students who have an IEP or 504 plan and who wish to pursue higher education (either traditional 2 or 4 year college, a transition program, or trade school). Isaiah Lamb Scholarship Application 2021
Naval Reserve Officer Training – NROTC Marine-Option Scholarship – This scholarship provides an incredible opportunity for students to attend a 4-year university and commission as an officer in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation. Recipients have earned scholarships to Yale, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Tuskegee University, VMI, Vanderbilt, TSU, and the University of Memphis. Deadline to apply is 31 December 2020.
Tennessee Elks Association Scholarships – There are three scholarships available through the Tennessee Elks Assocation- Nursing Scholarship Program (deadline January 15); Most Valuable Student (deadline November 15, 2020) and Trade Scholarship (deadline Janurary 29, 2021). For information and application links click here.
ExtremeTerrain Student Scholarship: 2 x $2500 scholarships for students pursuing a degree in Biology, Environmental Studies, Civil Engineering, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and another for the spring semester each year. Click here for more information.
GETTYSBURG COLLEGE – Eisenhower Scholarship is for $160,000 for four years of full-time study. Additionally, Gettysburg College recognizes students’ academic achievement in high school by awarding four categories of academic merit scholarships.
Geneseo Migrant Center – Scholarships offered to migrant students
InfoTracer $1000 Scholarship – To qualify for this educational grant, you must be a high school graduate pursuing a full-time college or university placement or already enrolled in college full time. For application and information click here.
Insurance Guide Local College Scholarship – $500 scholarship to students pursuing their post-secondary education at a college or trade school. Deadline is May 15th. For submission information click here.
The JRF Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, JRF Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum.” This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of Jackie Robinson, encouraging JRF Scholars to positively impact the lives of others. The deadline to submit the application for a JRF Scholarship is February 1, 2021, 5 p.m. ET.
John R. Covin Scholarship – This $1000 scholarship will be awarded in the 2021 Fall Semester and can be used for any type of school related expenses. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Deadline for applications is June 30th, 2021. For details and to apply, click here.
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.
Kreeger Law Firm Scholarship – The Kreeger Law Firm is proud to announce a scholarship opportunity in support of one remarkable student’s post-secondary education. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a current or rising college or trade school student with a track record of success both inside and outside the classroom. For application and more information click here.
Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal Scholarship – Encouraging and supporting the educational advancement of students in our community is an important mission of our firm. The rising costs of education create a hardship for some who would like to further their education, but simply can’t acquire the necessary funds. We are proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship each year to help meet the tuition expenses of students entering or attending college or trade school, who have a record of academic achievement. Click here for more information.
Lawyers of Distinction Scholarship – This scholarship is intended to support and encourage students pursuing higher education. Each year the scholarship will award one student with a $1,000 scholarship. To be eligible, you must be a high school senior who has already been accepted into a college or university. To apply, write a 600-word essay answering the question, “Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking, and what was the result?”
Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship – a $5000 scholarship for incoming freshmen who attend UTC and major in Mathematics. Information can be found here. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is February 15, 2021.
McMahan Law Firm – Go to Bat Scholarship – The scholarship will grant one student a $1,000 scholarship to be applied towards their tuition or other education-related expenses. For more details and to apply, click here. Deadline for application is April 30th, 2021.
National Center for Women & Information Technology Aspirations Award (NCWIT) – NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites more than 1,100 change leader organizations to increase the influence and meaningful participation of girls and women from every community — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the influential field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade students – information sheet – 2020_aicawards_hsinfosheet. The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Educator Award information sheet – 2020_aicawards_educatorinfosheet.
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps – NROTC Marine-Option Scholarship – This scholarship provides an incredible opportunity for students to attend a 4-year university and commission as an officer in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation. Recipients have earned their scholarships to Yale, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Tuskegee University, VMI, Vanderbilt, TSU, and the University of Memphis. Deadline to apply is 31 December 2020.
NOSRATI LAW COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP – The Nosrati Law Scholarship can only be used for school tuition and related expenses. A check for $1,000 will be made payable directly to the award recipient’s educational institution. For essay prompt and application information, click here.
One Bank of Tennessee – Rex Hitchcock Memorial Scholarship – a one-time $2000 scholarship for graduating seniors planning to further their education. Deadline is March 1, 2021. For details go to the One Bank of Tennessee website.
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. The winner receives a $10,000 cash award. If the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation holds the 2021 Profile in Courage Award event in person, the winner and her/his/their family will be invited to travel to Boston to accept her/his/their award in May 2021. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the trip to Boston for the winning student and her/his/their parents. The contest deadline is January 15, 2021.
Pride in Duty Medical Assistant Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship to help get you closer to covering the cost of getting the training you need to land your dream job as a Medical Assistant. Deadline is midnight, September 1, 2021. For application information click here.
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.
Slumber Yard Scholarship – Not only is the The Slumber Yard team focused on providing high-quality, unbiased content such as our Purple mattress review, but also we’re committed to helping students achieve their professional goals. Our annual scholarship program allows us to assist driven students to better themselves by earning a degree. We want students to be able to focus on academics rather than external financial circumstances. Click here for more information.
Society of Women Engineers – Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program
Tee Higgins “Be The Change” Scholarship – Former Oak Ridge Wildcat and current Cincinnati Bengal, Tee Higgins, is offering a one-time scholarship opportunity for a senior at Oak Ridge High School. The Tee Higgins “Be The Change” Scholarship is designated for an African-American senior at Oak Ridge High School who is a Wildcat student-athlete and understands the importance of being ”All In” in order to achieve their dreams. All applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and a minimum ACT score of 19. The award amount at this time is $4,357.00. In order to apply, applicants need to complete the form below and respond to the writing prompt in at least 400 words. Please submit your form and writing prompt to Mrs. Taylor in the School Counseling office by Friday, December 4, 2020. Tee Higgins Be The Change Scholarship 2020
Tennessee Concrete Association (TCA) – 2020 High School Essay Contest – TCA is once again sponsoring the annual High School Essay Contest. All entries will be judged by a panel of industry personel and TCA will award cash prized to first, second and third place essays. Deadline is January 22, 2021. For more information and to submit an entry, click here.
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.
WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship – The WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship is meant to support and encourage young women to pursue a degree in STEM. This $500 award will help female high school students pay their college tuition. Application deadline is December 31, 2020. To apply click here.
Y-12 Federal Credit Union – Bill T. Hicks Scholarship – This one-time award of $1000 is to be used for education related expenses. Up to eight scholarships will be awarded. Deadline is March 1, 2021. For details go to the y-12 FCU website.
Testing and Post Secondary Education Information
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Tennessee Board of Regents Links to Tennessee Board of Regents Schools (ETSU, TN TECH, MTSU, Roane State, Pellissippi State, Technology Centers…)
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 http://www.kaptest.com/psatpreplive
Outlier’s Advantage 13-week ACT Prep Program Scholarship – This is an opportunity for a hardworking, financially disadvantaged student to have all costs covered for our 13-week ACT prep program.
Resources & Scholarships for Homeless Students (STEPS – Student Training & Education in Public Service) – Learn about college students experiencing home insecurity, how schools are helping them, and find resources and scholarships for those who need help.
College Summer/Study Programs
Agnes Scott College – Workshop Series – . Because of this difficult year, we are going to be offering a series of admission and financial aid workshops. These are available to interested students, and range in topics from relatively general (How to Navigate a Virtual College Search, for example) to Agnes Scott-specific (Agnes Scott Scholarships and Financial Aid, Agnes Scott Student Support, etc). The full list is in the document attached to this email, as well as on our website.
Barnard College – Pre-College Programs – Summer enrichment programs in entrepreneurship, women’s and gender studies, urban studies, social justice reform, art history and fashion…and much more. Eligible for female-identifying students entering their sophomore or junior year of high school in the Fall of 2020. Students must be 14 years of age by the first day of the summer program. Click here for more information.
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.
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.
Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) – is a free week-long summer academic program for high school students. CLAE Scholars experience the benefits of a liberal arts education through classes in science, art, social studies, and technology. The program also includes preparation and guidance for the college search and application process. CLAE scholars live in our campus dorms for the week, with opportunities to explore our college town, the Twin Cities, and participate in fun group activities.
Carson Newman – ROTC – This program offers four, three and two year scholarships which cover tuition and our schools take care of room and board. The program is offered at the host school Carson Newman, and our satellites Lincoln Memorial and Walters State. Students interested can contact 2LT Joseph Blanton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange – Scholarships to study abroad in Germany.
Cottey College Summer Workshop – 2020-2021 Cottey Summer Workshop Application. At this event, participants will have fun while learning how to succeed in today’s fast-paced world, and will experience college life prior to high school graduation. This scholarship pays 100% of tuition, lodging, food as well as travel expenses up to $500 at the Cottey College program. The deadline to apply is February 5, 2021.
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 DiscoverBusiness.us
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: http://www.engr.utk.edu/diversity/pre-college/
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.
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 MiamiOH.edu/summerScholars or email them at email@example.com
Oxbridge Academic Programs – Academic Summer Programs for students aged 13-18.
Pratt Institute PreCollege programs support future artists, designers, and creative thinkers to develop their skills and creative voice. High school students engage in rigorous college-level courses, modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings and taught by Pratt faculty who are committed to sharing their expertise in the fields of art and design. Students enrolled in credit-bearing PreCollege classes receive elective credits accepted at Pratt and most other colleges and universities.
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.
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.
Stanford – Pre-Collegiate Studies. For students in Grades 7-12.
University of Southern California – Bovard Scholars – a program which aims to help high-achieving high school rising seniors with financial need gain admission to and succeed at the nation’s top universities. The summer program is scheduled for July 12-August 31, 2020. During their senior year, Scholars will work with coaches for support and to answer questions. Click here for more information.
University of Virginia – Jefferson Scholarship Program – The award is intended to cover the entire cost of attendance for four years at the University of Virginia, plus coverage of supplemental enrichment experiences. If you are interested in being nominated to for this program, contact Ms. Taylor and provide a statement as to why you think you would be a good candidate for nomination.
2020 Veterinary Summer Experience Program – The program, from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, runs June 7- July 16, 2021. Students will shadow in local veterinary practices for five weeks then spend one week in Knoxville as guests of the veterinary college where they will be involved in lectures, labs and clinical rotations. There is not cost for the program and students will receive a stipend for their participation. For more information, and to apply, go to their website: https://vetmed.tennessee.edu/outreach/Pages/Veterinary_Summer_Experience.aspx Deadline to apply is March 21, 2021!
Washington University in St. Louis Pre-College Programs – Continue your path of academic success with options such as: High School Summer Scholars Program, High School Summer Academy in the Humanities, Early College Scholars, High School Summer Institutes. Click here for more information.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Pre-College Programs – WPI’s summer academic programs encourage students to explore their interests and try something new. Focused on the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, K-12 students can make new discoveries! Depending on students’ interests and desired schedule for summer months, WPI offers academic programs during the day as well as overnight programs for older students. All programs are designed to engage students in exciting STEM applications while developing leadership and collaboration skills.
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 University, Georgetown University, Harvard 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.