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Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University


Nomination applications are now available for the Roan Scholars Program at ETSU.  The Roan is one of ETSU’s most distinguished merit scholarships, covering full tuition and fees and providing allowances for both room and board and textbooks.  Just as significantly, throughout their time at ETSU, Roan Scholars have access to special workshops and seminars, internships and travel.


Scholars are selected based on leadership ability, intellectual curiosity, strong character, and evidence of a physically-active lifestyle.   


Applications are available here online or in the Scholarship Box in the Counseling Office.


Deadline to submit application to the Counseling Office: Wednesday, September 13, 2017.





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

SENIORS:  Dobyns-Bennett may nominate two seniors for the 2017 Niswonger Foundation Scholarship.  The Niswonger Foundation is looking for “well-rounded students who demonstrate strength of character as well as academic skills.”  It is important to note the major criteria for this scholarship:  demonstrated leadership ability, good character, intelligence, family financial need (relative to schools to which the student is applying), and commitment to return to and serve Northeast Tennessee.  This scholarship may be used to attend any college or university in the United States.  As a result, if chosen as a Niswonger Scholar, students must sign a contract pledging to return to this region in the future to pursue whatever career path they have chosen.  Application forms are currently available below or in the Counseling Office scholarship box.  Return to the Counseling Office by Sept. 11, 2017.

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 









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



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




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





UNC Charlotte – The Levine Scholars Program


Benefits: full tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees, summer experiences, special lectures, opportunity to enroll in honors courses and complete a senior honors thesis, ability to graduate with honors distinction…and more.


Students interested can be nominated by their high school counselor.


Requirements: applicant for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte for the fall term, US citizen, demonstrate commitment to community service, have a passion for knowledge, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership.  Successful candidates will have a GPA or 3.8-4.0 (unweighted) and a 29-36 on the ACT.


Deadline: Contact your D-B Counselor prior to September 25th for a nomination.


For more information see







Award:  National finalist attends Heisman Weekend in New York, up to $500 in Wendy gift cards


Qualifications:  Male and female senior athletes, B average, excel in academics, athletics and leadership


Nomination:  See Coach or counselor for a nomination


Deadline: October 2





Senior College and Financial Aid Night

 August 29th at 6:00 p.m.

D-B Little Theatre

Information about preparing for college admission, scholarships, and financial aid.






Tri-Cities Financial Aid Night

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


ETSU D.P. Culp Center




TN Promise Scholarship 

The Class of 2018 TN Promise application will open for completion on August 1, 2017.

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.

The first mandatory meeting will take place on Thursday, October 5 at 9:00 in the cafeteria.






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











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: 



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