Scholarships / Financial Aid

General Scholarship Information and Scholarship Search Websites

BEST COLLEGES IN TENNESSEE  – This guide provides information such as top colleges and universities, available financial support, and future employment opportunities to further assist students in making the right decision for their future.

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

East Tennessee Foundation –  These are scholarships for and from our local area!  The EFT 2023 Scholarship Applications are now available on their website.  Check out this list of scholarships available to Anderson County Residents! Anderson County Scholarship List 2023  Please see this document for instructions on completing your application. Completing your ETF Scholarship Application 2023

FastWeb Scholarship Search search

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!)

Financial Aid Information

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.  This resource highlights the top nursing scholarships for minorities: 12 Minority Nursing Scholarships – Purdue University Global (

Nursing Degree Scholarships – Financial burdens hinder students from pursuing graduate education in nursing, the mission at is to equip prospective nurses with the tools to overcome barriers within higher education. We compiled a list of excellent scholarships for students seeking an MSN degree, and we invite you to check it out here.

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.

Agnes Scott College Scholarships$1000 Renewable Great Scott Grant and $25,000 Renewable Trailblazer Scholarship.

American Legion High School Oratorical Contest – Over $203,500 in scholarships can be awarded each year. The overall national contest winner gets a $25,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $22,500, and third gets $20,000. Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the national contest’s first round receives a $2,000 scholarship. Those who advance past the first round receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. The American Legion’s National Organization awards the scholarships, which can be used at any college or university in the United States.  Applications must be turned into the American Legion to Tennessee, Department Headquarters by January 17, 2023.

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.

Andrew Perez Mental Illness/Suicidal Awareness Education Scholarship -This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Andrew Perez by helping students push through their mental illnesses and pursue their education.  Any BIPOC high school or undergraduate student who struggles with mental health may apply for this scholarship.

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.

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

Chick-Fil-A Scholarships – Every year, twelve (12) $25,000 scholarships will be awarded to students based on academic success, community service and financial need. Selected Community Scholars will also be invited to participate in the Chick-fil-A Scholars Program, an optional one-year engagement that includes mentoring and leadership development alongside our Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Scholars.  Click here for details and to apply.

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

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships – Awards are based on academic excellence, commitment to the field of study, and/or financial need.

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

The Dream – Scholarships are for highly motivated undocumented students who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. They have no access to federal aid, limited access to state aid, and they sometimes face paying out-of-state tuition. We offer two scholarships. The National Scholarship is for current high school seniors, high school graduates, or current or previously enrolled college/university students. The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Your eligibility for both is based on where you live.

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. 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.

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 COLLEGEEisenhower 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.

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.

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.

Latinas in STEM Scholarship for High School Seniors & Undergraduates – The Platform has announced the Latinas in STEM Scholarship, funded by Angelina Kitman. The program is announced for first-generation college students and high school seniors or undergraduates. The program welcomes students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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 ScholarshipThis 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?”

Mesothelioma Scholarship Initiative This is a program that provides $1,000 of funding to one winner whose life as been affected by asbestos cancer.  Winners will be announced February 28, 2022

MITSUI U.S.A. FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS IN TENNESSEE PROGRAM – Four $5,000 freshman-year scholarships are funded and awarded to successful applicants who plan to enroll in four-year Tennessee public colleges or universities – Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, The University of Memphis – or within the University of Tennessee systems.

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.

NC State University Park Scholars Program – The Park Scholarships program provides a four-year scholarship valued at $116,000 for in-state students and $213,000 for out-of-state students, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, travel, and personal expenses.  Grants to fund professional and personal enrichment experiences, such as research projects, service activities, and conferences in the United States and abroad.  And, a guaranteed invitation to join the University Honors Program for all Park Scholarships Finalists.  Click here to apply.  Deadline is November 1, 2022. 

Perlego – Future Leaders in Tech $10,000 Scholarship – Perlego is awarding two $5,000 scholarships! Two runner-ups will each receive an annual subscription to Perlego.

Scholastic Art & Writing AwardsThe 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

Tennessee Housing Authority – Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship – Scholarships are awarded by the Tennessee Housing Association (THA), as an honor to the late Stan Plumlee, to assist individuals who have the desire to pursue education and employment in the technical trades and labor fields, after graduation. This year, the Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship fund is offering up to four (4) scholarship awards in the amount of $2,000 each, for selected recipients who intend to pursue educational training in trades and labor fields. The student/individual must attend a Tennessee trade/technical school, college, or university. See the linked resources for more specifics. The deadline to receive completed applications is 4:00 pm, March 8, 2023. The selected trades/technical recipient(s) will be notified in April 2023.  The application may be found online here.

Tennessee State University – Farm Bill Scholarship – This scholarship seeks to provide scholarships that support recruiting, engaging, retaining, mentoring and training of undergraduate students pursuing the following areas in Tennessee State University’s College of Agriculture: Agribusiness, Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC), Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Food and Animal Sciences, and Food and Nutritional Sciences (Dietetics).

University of Dayton – Leadership in Service Scholarship –  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.  Click here for details and application.

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

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.

Vaziri Law Group Scholarship –  $1,000 to be awarded once.  The essay will be evaluated based on both quality and originality.  Deadline is December 31, 2022.  To apply click here.

Y-12 FCU Bill T Hicks Scholarship – One-time award of $5,000.00, to be used for education-related expenses. Four scholarships will be awarded.  For details read the following documents:
Zimmerman & Frachtman Scholarship was founded to help students afford the rising tuition costs associated with continuing their education. Our hope is to provide some financial relief leading to a better-quality career and future for the selected winner.  Information regarding this $1000 scholarship can be found here.

Testing and Post Secondary Education Information

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Register for the SAT  Register on-line
Tips for Dealing with Test Anxiety
College Search (College Board)
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College Search (From FastWeb)
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 – A Student’s Guide to Financial Aid: How to Pay for College Responsibly –

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/Volunteer Opportuntities

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.

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 

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

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

DOORS – Dreams of Oak Ridge Students is a startup 501(c)3 nonprofit organization aimed at helping at-risk youth in Oak Ridge Tennessee earn money, work experience, and independence training to get them into college.

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:

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 or email them at

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.

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.

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.

Career Information

Career browser from College Board
Princeton Review career quiz
Occupational Outlook Handbook  Information about hundreds of careers.
Planning your Dreams–Tennessee Career Center from KUDER

Student Training & Education in Public Service (STEPS) 
Online Degrees in Public Service: A Flexible Education in Giving Back 

The Career Key
Keirsey Temperament Sorter