Financial Aid / Scholarships

The Dobyns-Bennett General Scholarship application is now available. You can pick up a copy of the application in the scholarship box located outside of counseling or on D-B's website (attached below).  Applications are due on or before March 11th in the counseling office. 
ETSU's Upward Bound Program Now Taking Online Applications!  
If you are a 9th or 10th grade student who wants to go to college, this program may be for you!  Upward Bound helps students with current classes, has weekly check-ins with staff, monthly sessions about relevant topics to help you now and post-high school, and a summer program where you can take classes on a college campus to help you prepare for the next year and get acclimated to living on campus.  We are here to create a community where we encourage, motivate, and give you the tools to achieve your dream of attending college!  We'd love to see you be a part of our community! 
or visit the D-B Counseling office for an application
Deadline to ETSU is MARCH 5, 2021
Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award
Award: $3,000
Eligibility: senior who will attend a college or university in Tennessee. Must be nominated by a principal, teacher, mentor, or school resource officer. Required to write an essay explaining how he or she participated in Reduce TN Crashes activities during the 2017 – 2021 school years to educate other students about driver safety.
Deadline: March 31st
The Jay Bloomer Foundation was established within the Foothills Community Foundation and will provide scholarships to students from Dobyns-Bennett High School who pursue higher education through technical college, or traditional four-year college at an accredited institution of higher learning.
Award: To be determined
Criteria: Academic ability, athletics, leadership, community minded, strong work ethic.
Deadline: April 1st
For more information visit

Delta Kappa Gamma State Essay Contest

Award: First Prize $250 – winner will be invited to attend the awards luncheon at the Tennessee State Convention, Second Prize $125, Third Prize $75

Eligibility: All Tennessee middle school and high school students, public and private, (grades 6 – 12) are eligible.

Deadline to email to Mrs. Daffron at for submission: February 20th

See full details on Essay Contest Directions.

Additional information needed for completion of the cover sheet:

DKG Chapter:  Iota Chapter

Name and Email Address of Contact Person: Betty White

Name and Email Address of Local Newspaper:  Kingsport Times News

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:

The 2021-22 Northeast State General Scholarship Application now available!
The Northeast State General Scholarship Application serves as the one application for the following programs:
·         Academic Work Scholarships
·         Northeast State Foundation Scholarships
·         Special Scholarship Programs
Deadline: March 1, 2021 
TN Promise Scholarship recipients who apply for Northeast State Scholarships may be eligible to receive additional funding to help cover book and attendance costs.  
BigSun Scholarship
Amount of Award - $500.00
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..
Deadline: June 19, 2021
Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.
The ETSU Promise Plus Program is for incoming freshman who are receiving the maximum Pell Grant and the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship. Students receiving both of these awards are eligible for the ETSU Promise Plus Program! ETSU Promise Plus includes:
  • 4 years of free tuition at ETSU
  • Up to $6,000 in on-campus housing scholarships ($1,500 annually)
  • Free participation in pre-college programs, including orientation, Preview ETSU, and QUEST.
  • A seat in ETSU's first-year experience course designed to support a successful transition to college.
  • Access to faculty and peer mentors
  • Career support
  • Free membership to the Buccaneer Family Association
Interested students should apply for admission to East Tennessee State University and submit their FAFSA
Virginia Tech's Black College Institute
For: intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a virtual academic leadership program.
All programs are FREE of cost to students.
Application closes April 1st 
For more information about the Black College Institute, visit or email
Junior League of Kingsport 2021 Service Scholarship  
Award: $1,000
Criteria: 1. senior in a public or private high school in the Kingsport/Sullivan County area or enrolled in a licensed home schooling program within this area. 2. Commitment to volunteerism through an outstanding record of participation and leadership in service-oriented activities. 3. Maintains a consistent record of academic achievement within a challenging curriculum.
Deadline:  February 22nd.
Nearly 500 scholarships available to students studying engineering, accounting, business or other courses of study to enter the automotive field, as well as those training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians. Graduating high school seniors, full-time post-secondary students, and former recipients are welcome to apply.
For more information visit
Deadline: March 31st.
Larry W. Corum Memorial Scholarship
1. The student must be a graduating Dobyns-­‐Bennett High School senior who will be continuing their education at the collegiate level.
2. The student must have participated in/lettered in a school sanctioned competitive sport at least one year while at Dobyns-­‐Bennett High School.
3. The student must have at least a 2.75 GPA.
4. The student must submit a maximum one-­‐page essay on why they deserve the scholarship.
5. The student must submit a minimum of two letters of recommendations from teachers and/or

Students need to submit this application, a maximum one-­‐page essay, and two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or coaches by the deadline. Applications can be found outside of the Counseling Office or email Mr. John Burleson at Application deadline is March 15th. Please return applications to the Counseling Office.
Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship - DUE MARCH 26th
This scholarship is for any Dobyns-Bennett senior who plans to attend an accredited college or university. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college to apply to the tuition, fees, room and board of the student. This scholarship will be in the amount of $2,000. All interested seniors can pick up an application outside of the Counseling Office. Applications are due on Friday, March 26th. Please return completed applications to Mr. Burleson in the Counseling Office. This award will go to a Dobyns-Bennett senior, so please apply!
The Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship 
This scholarship, established by Blood Assurance, a nonprofit, full-service regional blood center, is open to high school seniors in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia, who will attend an accredited two or four-year college or university the following fall.

They are looking for high school seniors who: are from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia, have a 3.0 GPA (or higher), at least have a 20 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT (cumulative), plan to (or are currently enrolled) at an accredited two or four-year college or university
Note: Students do not need to be blood donors, but donors will be given special consideration.

Award amount: $1,500 each

Deadline for applications:  April 30, 2021.

Apply here:
Award: Full tuition at one of the listed colleges or universities. All mandatory fees imposed by the School on all full-time undergraduate students. Stipend for text books. Provide uniforms and Naval Science textbooks. Three summer cruises. Subsistence allowance each academic month.
For more information contact Petty Officer Pulman at


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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ETSU Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship
Award: $1000 (1) and $500(3) to incoming ETSU freshmen for the 2021-2022 academic year.

“SigEp” is an undergraduate fraternity whose mission is Building Balanced Men. However, as an organization that strives to be a valued partner in higher education, the scholarships are not limited to male students.
The Balanced Man Scholarship rewards students who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body, as we believe they are two ideals essential to leading a balanced life.

To qualify: Incoming students must submit an online application at   by August 2, 2021 and enroll full time at ETSU for the Fall 2021 semester. Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship. Should you have any questions concerning the Balanced Man Scholarship or the transition to ETSU, please contact