Nancy Necessary Pridemore Scholarship: Due April 12th
This scholarship honors its namesake who taught English, drama and speech at Dobyns-Bennett for 39 years, retiring in 1985. Dobyns-Bennett High School students interested in receiving a scholarship from this fund may complete the application located outside of the Counseling Office or on the DB Counseling webpage. All completed applications returned by April 12th will be forwarded to the selection committee at the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church Foundation. Please email John Burleson if you have any questions. 

ETSU’s Financial Aid Priority Date is April 15


JOHNSON CITY – At East Tennessee State University, April 15 isn’t “Tax Day” – it is Financial Aid Priority Date. This is the priority date for current and incoming students to have their financial aid ready for fall 2021.


“It is so important that students meet this priority date,” said Catherine Morgan, director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at ETSU. “For one thing, doing so will help ease some stress and allow students to breathe a little easier as the fall semester approaches. For another, some funding opportunities are limited, operating on a first-come, first-served basis.”


Students, both current and incoming, should make sure to do three things:


  • Submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using ETSU’s school code 003487;
  • Complete verification – a process to confirm that the information entered on the FAFSA is correct – if selected to do so; and
  • Provide any requested documentation as quickly as possible.

ETSU provides students and their families with an array of services.


For free assistance submitting the FAFSA, students living in the Tennessee counties of Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi or Washington have access to the Educational Opportunity Center. New EOC participants must complete a short application. This application and additional information may be found at Students may also call the EOC at 423-392-8041.


Financial Aid and Scholarships also offers a 24/7 “chatbot” service named Bucky, as well as Financial Aid TV. In addition, ETSU provides students a personal financial aid counselor. These resources and more are available at


“We are proud to provide many resources to assist students and their families,” Morgan said. “We are here to help, so we encourage students to reach out with any questions they have.”


In addition to the website above, the ETSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships may be reached at 423-439-4300 or

Scholarship deadline is coming up for students who will pursue study in Art & Design (April 15).      Click here for information. 

May 1 is the new deadline to be considered for ETSU Academic Performance Scholarships.

Admitted students are automatically considered for a guaranteed Academic Performance Scholarship based on GPA and ACT or SAT score. These awards provide up to $5,000 in assistance and are renewable for four years. To be considereda student must provide an ACT or SAT score from an exam taken prior to the May 1 deadline.


Upcoming D-B Senior Registration (class of 2022)  for Students and Parents
Summer or Fall Online First Time Credit
If you are interested in taking Summer or Fall Online First Time Credit, discuss with your counselor first and then fill out this form with your parent.  The course must be approved by your counselor before you will be enrolled in the course.
Seniors, it is time to do the FAFSA!
If you need further help with the FAFSA, contact the counseling office or Alyssa Gibson at for an appointment.
Northeast State Community College Application Video

If you’re interested in:

  • Machine Tool Operations 
  • Entertainment Technology
  • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
  • Auto Collision 
  • Welding
  • Entrepreneurship certification programs 
please email Mrs. Wolfe at or complete this survey
New Dates for BigFuture Days College Fairs



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Greetings from the East Tennessee Engineering Associations Council (ETEAC). Our organization would like to offer a scholarship opportunity to your outstanding seniors who have decided to pursue a degree in engineering. I invite you to take a few moments to read over the enclosed information regarding the ETEAC scholarship.

ETEAC exists to promote the profession of engineering and to reward worthy high school students seeking to serve the profession after college. Each year, ETEAC raises money from local companies and engineering societies to offer scholarship assistance to qualified senior students who plan to pursue an engineering degree. The ETEAC scholarship competition is now underway for students from the East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia area. Typically, one to three one-time scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 are awarded to qualified students. 

Enclosed are the following items:

  1. General announcement
  2. instructions to scholarship applicants.
  3. ETEAC Education Foundation Scholarship Application.

  The application deadline is 11:59 PM on April 23, 2021.




Child Abuse Prevention Month Essay Contest
Students 9-12 should submit an essay of any length about the theme “IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING TO MAKE THE WORLD A SAFER PLACE FOR KIDS AND TEENS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?” with their name and school name on the front or back. Essays can be submitted to the Counseling office or the Children's Advocacy Center no later than April 16th along with this signed form.

The winning essay will receive a prize and pizza party for their class!
More information can be found here:
9th to 11th Grade Webinar for Parents and Students
Financial Aid 101 is a webinar for high school juniors/underclassmen families presented every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning April 6.  This webinar will walk families through the college/scholarship/financial aid process, so they’ll be ready for the senior year of high school. 
Webinar for Seniors and Parents:
After the FAFSA: Finalizing your Financial Aid is a webinar for high school senior families presented every Monday beginning April 5.  This webinar focuses on the review of financial aid offers; what to do if selected for FAFSA verification; and HOPE Scholarship and other state aid eligibility. 

D-B Counseling 
(office)  423.378.8409
(fax)  423.378.8489

To request a recommendation letter be completed by your counselor, please submit the Letter of Recommendation Fact Sheet form. Submitting the Google Form will automatically send the request to your counselor. You will also receive a copy of the completed form.


Sandi Nelson (A-C)


Wendy Wolfe (Ci-Gl)


Eric Freeman (Gm-K)


John Burleson (L-Nf)


Kayte Daffron (Ng-Sm)


Lisa Pierce (Sn-Z)