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: www.tennesseelegion.org
Deadline: Received by American Legion Nashville office by January 10th (must be turned in before to the counseling office)
Elks Trade Scholarship
The Trade Scholarship is an innovative scholarship intended to help those students that are often overlooked for financial aid. The Trade Scholarship is for graduating seniors as well as non-traditional students (those changing career fields or those needing additional education to progress in their current career) who will be pursuing a trade or certificate program.
Applicants are judged on academic achievement, interests and need.
Application available at http://tnelks.org/scholarships.html
Deadline: January 24th
ETSU Financial Aid encourages students to file FAFSA, launches new info services
JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University’s Office of Financial Aid encourages students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 academic year, and announces two new online services recently launched to assist current and prospective students of the university – a Chatbot named “Bucky” and Financial Aid TV.
The filing period for the FAFSA for 2020-21 opened Oct. 1. The FAFSA is students’ application for all federal financial aid, as well as the starting point for many state and school aid programs. Many funding opportunities, including the HOPE (Lottery) Scholarship, are not available to students without a completed FAFSA.
All new and returning students interested in federal and other financial aid must submit a FAFSA online at fafsa.gov. The completed FAFSA must be directed to ETSU; filers will be prompted to enter the school code near the end of the application, and ETSU’s school code is 003487.
While completing the FAFSA and navigating the financial aid process, students and parents are invited to take advantage of the ETSU Office of Financial Aid’s new communication tools that provide answers to many common questions.
The Chatbot, a computer program that conducts a conversation using text, photos and videos, is a tool that quickly answers hundreds of questions that are frequently asked by students. Named after ETSU’s mascot, “Bucky” provides real-time support to the university’s current student body, as well as prospective students and their parents and guardians who have questions about financial aid.
“Bucky” is located on all ETSU Financial Aid web pages, including the office’s homepage, www.etsu.edu/finaid.
Financial Aid TV is home to hundreds of short and helpful videos that answer a range of commonly asked questions, such as “What is the FAFSA?” and “What is the Cost of Attendance?” These videos are located throughout the ETSU Financial Aid web pages and a complete listing can be found at www.etsu.edu/finaid/fatv.php.
“In our fast-paced world, both of these resources are fantastic tools for our current students, as well as for those who are considering enrolling at East Tennessee State University,” said Catherine Morgan, director of Financial Aid at ETSU. “The Chatbot and Financial Aid TV are aimed at improving the university experience at ETSU.”
For more information on the FAFSA, contact the ETSU Office of Financial Aid at 423-439-4300 or email@example.com. Students and parents may also receive ETSU Financial Aid announcements and news on social media, including Facebook (facebook.com/etsufinaid), Twitter (@ETSU_FinAid) and Instagram (@etsufinaid).
Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Awards: $100 - $10,000
Contest Topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth.
For contest information and to submit your essay, visit jfklibrary.org/essaycontest
Deadline: January 17th
ACADEMIC COMMON MARKET
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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