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Seniors and Parents…Need help with the FAFSA?  Appointments are available for FAFSA assistance with Mrs. Crosby in the Counseling office.



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Honors-in-Discipline Scholars Programs

Award: Tennessee residents who participate in an HID program may be eligible to receive an HID scholarship covering full in-state tuition and most course fees. These scholarships are awarded for a maximum of eight semesters of study, contingent on maintaining eligibility. There is a limited number of these scholarships and the number to be awarded each semester depends on the number of students graduating and making their scholarships available.

HID programs are in the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English, Geosciences, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology, Theatre & Dance, Business (Includes all business majors), Technology (Includes Computing, Digital Media, Engineering Technology, Interior Architecture, and Surveying and Mapping.), Nutrition, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Nursing, Environmental Health, Human Health and Microbiology.

Qualifications: High school GPA of 3.2 overall (unweighted or a minimum ACT Composite of 25 (1200 SAT Critical Reading & Math)

For scholarship consideration, applications must be received by the appropriate HID Coordinator by March 1st to be considered for a scholarship for the following fall.

For more information visit:
The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest”

Award: State level - $1,000 to $3,000, National level - $14,000 to $18,000
Eligible: students grades 9 – 12
Application and information are available at
Deadline: Received by American Legion Nashville office by January 9th

Junior League of Kingsport Community Service Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Senior women who has shown outstanding community service
Applications are available in the Scholarship box and at
Deadline for applications to be received by Junior League: December 21st .

National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) 

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school science students from each state.  Scientists from across the nation present lectures and hands-on science seminars and linger to interact informally with student delegates.   A visit to Washington D.C. permits delegates to visit some of the nation’s premier scientific, governmental, and cultural facilities. The NYSC experience includes overnight excursions into the Monongahela National Forest featuring backpacking, rock-climbing, caving, mountain biking, and kayaking opportunities.

Eligible Applicants must:

  • Be candidates for high school graduation between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018;
  • Demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics and/or the sciences;
  • Demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school and community activities;
  • Demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits; and
  • Demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.

Application and additional info is available at  

Registration is available until January 31st. 






Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

National Society DAR Scholarships
Various scholarship are available from the DAR. Scholarships vary by amount and criteria.
To access the National DAR scholarships visit
Deadlines for National DAR scholarships start February 15th


Kyle William Kiihnl Memorial Scholarship 

Award: $1,000 

Eligibility: graduating high school senior, planning to attend college/trade school following graduation, essay covering specific topics related to the seriousness of driving while sleepy. 

Application is available at and in the Scholarship box outside of Counseling. 

Deadline: February 23rd.






East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships 

Scholarship information, including detailed descriptions and application instructions, as well as 2017 applications, will be available at  Information is also available in the Scholarship box by the Counseling office. 

There are multiple scholarships available for students residing in Sullivan County.  

Award amounts vary by scholarship.  From $1,000 to $5,000. 

Deadline is February 15th.





GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program 

Awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home.

Eligibility: high school senior, leadership, drive, integrity, citizenship

Award: $10,000 renewable scholarship 

Apply online through or

Deadline: January 4th



BigSun Scholarship


Award: $500


Eligibility: High school Senior or student currently attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in sports at that institution or in the community.


Apply at


Deadline: June 19th





The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Nursing Scholarships


Award: Varies


Eligibility: Senior pursuing nursing, scholastic achievements, financial need, completed and correct application


Application is available in the Scholarship box outside of the Counseling office and at


Deadline: January 15th







Bristol Motor Speedway’s Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Automotive Scholarship


Award: $2,088 presented at the April NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway


Eligibility: High school senior who wants to pursue a career in the automotive industry. Must have completed at least two automotive technology or similar courses during high school.


One student will be nominated from D-B.  Interested student should complete the application and submit it to the counseling office.


Deadline: February 23rd (submitted to the Counseling office)


Applications are available in the scholarship box in the Counseling office.




Brown Fellows Program at Centre College


Award: Full tuition, room and board, international travel experiences, leadership development, faculty mentorship, funded independent summer projects


Eligibility: Academic achievement, leadership, accountability, and drive. 


Apply for admission by January 15th and apply for scholarship by January 20th at 










Grissom Scholars Program at Centre College


Award: full tuition, $5,000 in enrichment funds to support study abroad, internship and research experiences


Eligibility: First-Generation College student (parents did not complete a 4 year degree), financial need, academic achievement, strong character and leadership potential, extra-curricular involvement


Apply for admission by January 15th and apply for scholarship by January 20th at 








Lincoln Scholars Program at Centre College


Award: full tuition, three funded summer experiences designed to build their capacity as agents of change, individual mentoring, special programming and seminars


Eligibility: Possess a deep desire to improve our world, and the intellect and capacity to do so, should apply.  Academic achievement, strong character and leadership potential, extra-curricular involvement


Apply for admission by January 15th and apply for scholarship by January 20th at







Engineering VOLunteers for Tenth Graders (eVOL10) Summer Program


For: Rising 10th grade students (currently 9th) interested in engineering and exploring UT’s campus


When: July 15-20


Application Deadline: March 2nd


For more information and application visit







High School Introduction to Engineering Systems for 12th Graders (HITES12) Summer Program


For: Rising 12th grade students (currently 11th) interested in engineering and exploring UT’s campus


When: July 8-13


Application Deadline: April 13th


For more information and application visit




Tennessee Tech offers more than 550 scholarships. To be considered you must apply through “Scholarship Web”; TTU’s online scholarship database and application system. Please refer to their website:







GoodCall Scholarship Search

70% of students graduate college with debt. Find a better way to pay for school.   6,948 active scholarships.  $15,146,110 in available scholarship funds.  Save scholarships, set goals, track your progress and more.  Visit to search and apply. 





Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state? Looking for options with lower tuition?

Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college.
Pay in-state tuition rates.

To qualify, you must: 



Xi State Essay Contest


Award: 1st place - $300, 2nd – 200, 3rd - $100


Eligibility: All Tennessee high school students grades 9-12, Essay topic available on information sheet


Application and information are available on the Counseling page and in the D-B Scholarship Box outside of the Counseling Office.


Deadline to submit to school official: prior to

December 8th



Tennessee Concrete Association High School Essay Contest


Award: $50, $100, or $250


Rules: Open to high school students ages 16-18 at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, follow essay specifications.


Deadline: December 5th


Information and application available in the Scholarship box in the Counseling Office.








Ron Brown Scholar Program
Award: $10,000 annually
Eligibility: Students who make significant contributions to society, excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact on their community through service to others.
Application deadline: Postmarked by January 9th for final deadline consideration
The application is available in the scholarship box outside of the Counseling office.
B, Davis Scholarship

Award: $1,000 

Eligibility: high school junior or senior as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the following topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. 

Deadline: May 22nd

 Information and online application are available at

The AXA Achievement Scholarship will provide over $1.4 million in scholarships this year.

AXA Achievement Scholarship winners demonstrate ambition and self-drive with outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. They share these qualities:
•Ambition and drive
•Determination to set and reach goals
•Respect for self, family and community
•Ability to succeed in college

Deadline: December 15

Apply at 
University of Texas Dallas McDermott Scholars Award
Award amount: $250,000 (for out-of-state), study abroad and professional development funding

Qualifications: 1450 or higher on old SAT or 1490 or higher on new SAT or 33 or higher ACT. First time college freshman, also considered is class rank, leadership record, broad and eclectic interests, and good social skills.

Application deadlines: January 3rd for Regular Application

Learn more and apply at
FIRE Free Speech Essay Contest
Award: $500, $1,000, $5,000, or $10,000
Eligibility: open to juniors and seniors, essay between 800 – 1,000 words on the provided topic
Deadline: December 31st



National Beta Scholarship Program


Award: National Beta will award over 250 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $15,000


Eligibility: 12th grade Beta members, Academic excellence, leadership, character, school and community service, participation in National Beta activities


For information and application visit


Deadline: January 25th




Tusculum College Trustee Honors Scholarship


Award: Full Tuition Scholarship to Tusculum


Eligibility: High school GPA 3.5 or higher, ACT 25 or SAT 1150 or higher, rank in top 10% of class, complete general admission application for Tusculum, essay, letters of recommendation.


Deadline: March 1st


To learn more and apply visit

The University of North Georgia Military Scholarship (UNGMS)


Award: Pays for tuition, fees, room, meals, books, and uniforms = $70,000+ over four years


Eligibility: Seniors, available to serve part-time in the Georgia Army National Guard following college graduation


For more information and application visit


Deadline: February 1st





The Coolidge Scholarship


Eligibility:  Current High School Junior planning to enroll in college in the fall of 2019, American citizen or legal permanent resident, academic merit


Award: tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study


More information and application are available at


Deadline: January 24th