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The Class of 2018 TN Promise application is open for completion.   Application and information available at  Students will have until November 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM to complete the scholarship application in order to become eligible.  






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Eastman Black History Oratorical Contest 

Award: top 15 essays will be invited to the Annual Eastman Black History Luncheon on January 26th.  1st place award - $1,000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $300, and 4th and 5th place $250.

Submission: original essay discussing an acknowledged African American STEAM contributor.  Additional information available in the D-B Scholarship box. 

Due: January 23rd  

Submission and questions to Eastman Black History Oratorical Contest at

Governor's School Applications

Governor’s School applications for the Arts are due October 23, 2017 to the DB Counseling Office. All other Governor’s School applications are due to the DB Counseling Office by November 15, 2017. We need the applications prior to the program specific deadlines for each Governor’s School so that we have time to make sure the applications are complete and in the mail prior to the deadline for each program.  Additional information about the application process, deadlines, and contact information is available here. Applications are available for download here.


The Sleep Judge State of Sleep Scholarship

Award: $1,500 

Eligibility: Current high school 2017 graduate, U.S. or Canadian citizen, minimum 3.0 GPA, create short video as referenced on website.

Deadline: October 30th

For more information, rules, and application visit  





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


Horatio Alger Scholarship 

Award: from $6,000 to $25,000 

Eligibility: high school graduation in spring/summer, critical financial aid ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), United States citizenship, involved in community service, minimum GPA of 2.0. 

Apply at 

Deadline: October 25th



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. 






Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Seminar 

Participants will hear outstanding speakers, participate in team activities, practice leadership skills and grow personally by sharing ideas and experiences with peers. 

Eligibility: high school junior or senior, academic accomplishment, leadership qualities and wish to improve leadership skills 

Date of seminar: December 1st – December 3rd 

Two students from D-B will be selected and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kingsport. 

Applications: available in the Counseling office Scholarship box.

Application deadline: October 15th (must be turned into the D-B Counseling office.







Johnson City Elks Lodge #825 Scholarship 

Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Award: Varies ($4,000 to $50,000 scholarships)

Eligibility: high school senior, US citizen, academics, leadership and financial need.

Applications are available at

Deadline: November 27th





Award: $1,000 state, silver medallion, trip to Washington DC in May
Qualifications: Outstanding acts of volunteer service. Open to grades 5 -12. Download application or apply online at
Deadline: Application due by November 7th
Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

Ellen Davies Rodgers/Zachariah Davies Scholarship
Amount awarded: $750
Each applicant is required to write an essay of 300 to 500 words entitled “My Future and How I Hope to Achieve My Goal”
Information is available in the Scholarship Box in the Counseling Office
Deadline: October 23rd

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



The Danforth Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis 

Scholarship honors students whose life choices are guided by integrity, selflessness, a commitment to community and dedication to leadership and academic excellence.  

Award: may receive full or partial tuition scholarships which are renewable each year.  

If you are looking to attend Washington University in St. Louis next fall and would like to be nominated for this award, you can bring a resume to the D-B Counseling office by November 1st and turn your intent in to your counselor. 

Information 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: November 2nd for Early Application or January 3rd for Regular Application

Learn more and apply at


Boston University Trustee Scholarship
Award: full tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years
Eligibility: Seniors ranked in the top of their class and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their school and community
To be considered, students must apply for admission and submit two Trustee Scholarship essays by December 1st.
Application instructions are available 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



Anne Ford Scholarship 

Award: $10,000

Eligibility: graduating senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolling full-time in a four-year college in the fall.  Student is committed to completing a bachelor’s degree, participates in school/community activities, academic achievement, demonstrates financial need and more.  GPA 3.0 or higher

Application is available at

Deadline: November 6th





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: 



AES Engineering Scholarship


Criteria: Scholarship is awarded on the basis of character as determined by an evaluation of the essays submitted.


How to Apply: Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: 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? 

Amount of award: $500.00

Entry Deadline: October 6


Application instructions are available at






University of Virginia - Jefferson Scholars 

Award: full tuition, room, board, for 4 years 

Qualifications:   Nomination, Academic achievement, Leadership, and Citizenship.  

Nomination applications are available in the Counseling office 

Information can be found at 

Deadline for nomination: November 17.   






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

University of Dayton

Seniors, if you are planning to apply to the University of Dayton, please contact your counselor for the opportunity to be nominated for a Leadership in Service scholarship. This is worth $10,000.

The deadline to contact your counselor is October 25th for this scholarship.

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 November 1st for early consideration or postmarked by January 9th for final deadline consideration
The application is available in the scholarship box outside of the Counseling office.
Davidson College John M. Belk Scholarship
Award: eight chosen scholars will receive renewable scholarship equivalent to the college’s fees, two special study stipends for enrichment
Eligibility: Academic excellence, engagement in the classroom and active with student or civic organizations, athletics, or in the arts.
Two nominees will be selected from the pool of
D-B applicants for consideration of the scholarship.
Nomination information and application is available in the scholarship box outside of the Counseling office.
Nomination application is due to Counseling office on October 23rd.
NC State – College of Textiles Centennial Scholarship

Award: $15,000/year for 4 years and $7,500 in enrichment funds

Eligibility: Seniors applying to NC State by October 15th who are interested in career fields such as engineering, business management, design, chemistry, polymers, forensics, medical fields, fashion merchandising and retail management. High academic achievement, strong leadership qualities, involvement in extracurricular activities.

Deadline to be nominated: October 15th

Contact your counselor for a nomination.

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship


Award: $2,500 scholarship


Eligibility: Graduating senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a community college, technical school or a specialized program for student with LD and/or ADHD in the fall. Student currently is committed to academic study, participates in school/community activities, and demonstrates a financial need.


Apply online at


Deadline: November 6th