Financial Aid / Scholarships

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FAFSA Help Session

 
TSAC is hosting a statewide virtual FAFSA help session on December 16, 2020 from 5pm-8pm.    If you need assistance with completing the FAFSA or have questions, feel free to attend the event. 

You must register to receive the link to the session.  To register, click on the following link: https://bit.ly/TSACFAFSAHELP. You may also contact the outreach team anytime by emailing help@tn.gov or calling 615-350-8668.


Questions / Problems:  Contact Eric Farmer farmer@tn.gov or 423.326.7198.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Governor’s School Applications Now Available

You will need to go to the link below and click on the school in which you are interested to download an application.

https://www.tn.gov/education/instruction/tdoe-governors-schools.html 

D-B due dates are not the same as the State deadlines. Students wishing to apply must meet D-B deadlines dates. All applications are to be turned in to the counseling office completed by D-B Deadlines.

TN Governor's School of the Arts:  due to D-B Counseling by November 13th.

All other Governor's School Applications are due by

December 11th.

 

 

 

 

 

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Eligibility: High school students in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
Awards: 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $300, 4th - $250, 5th - $250 
Deadline for submissions: Monday, January 4, 2021, by 11:59 p.m.
Applicants must submit an original 3–5 page written essay discussing an
acknowledged African-American STEAM contributor by the submission deadline.
Students with the top 15 essays will be notified no later than February 1, 2021.
For more information:  responsibility.eastman.com/education.
 
 
 
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 2020-2021 school year, follow essay specifications on the www.tnconcrete.org site.
Complete online form and submit an essay at: www.tnconcrete.org.
Deadline: January 22th
 
 
Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Awards: $100 - $10,000
The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve.
Contest Topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth.
For contest information and to submit your essay, visit https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/getting-started.
Deadline: January 15th
 
 
 
Attention High Schoolers interested in STEM!
Are you bored at home during this pandemic? Are you tired of the limited opportunities? Do you want to win $100?
Then come join The STEM Organization of America (TSOA) and compete in our National At-Home STEM Competition!
We are a 100% digital and free organization that gives high school students around the nation an all-inclusive platform to innovate and connect with other students interested in STEM.
As mentioned above, we are hosting The National At-Home STEM Competition, which will be judged by students from universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and Yale. In this competition, you have the opportunity to showcase your STEM abilities and win $100 in prize money!
Don't forget to check us out at our website, tsoaonline.org, for rubrics, future updates, and lots of exciting opportunities that TSOA provides!
Sign Up Now with this Google Form: https://forms.gle/SNaY5Wzex1kC7psGA
Deadline for submission: December 7th
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 

 

East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships Available

Scholarship information: www.etf.org/scholarships  

There are multiple scholarships available for students residing in Sullivan County. 

Award amounts vary by scholarship.  From $1,000 to $5,000.

Deadline dates vary by scholarship.  Most deadlines are February 15th.

Visit: www.etf.org/scholarships to apply.

 

 

 

 

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 kdaffron@k12k.com 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 henryclay98@yahoo.com

Name and Email Address of Local Newspaper:  Kingsport Times News   timesnews.net

 

 

 

PB & J Scholarship

Award: $500 - $1,000

Eligibility: 2 or 4 year College bound Seniors who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed.

Apply:  https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship

Deadline: December 31st

 

 

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: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

 

 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home.

Eligibility: high school senior, leadership, drive, integrity, citizenship

Award: $10,000 renewable scholarship

Apply online :  https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/ or http://facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships.

Deadline: January 5th

 

 

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.  
 
 
Josey Baker Memorial Scholarship
Award: $1,000 one-time award for one year
Eligibility Requirements:  Residency Requirement: see application. High school senior, current college freshman, sophomore, or junior, GPA Minimum: 3.0 (high school or college), Field of Study Requirement: Agriculture or construction-related area, Preference given to students seeking post-secondary education in Tennessee or Virginia. Financial need preferred, but not required
Deadline: February 15th
 
 
 

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UT Promise Scholarship

Deadline extended to December 15


UT Promise funds tuition and mandatory fees for students who qualify for HOPE and whose family household income is under $50,000 a year. UT Promise requires students to complete volunteer service hours and meet with a volunteer mentor each semester to ensure a successful student experience.

  • Class of 2021 students must complete the application found here no later than December 15, 2020. 
  • To apply to TN Promise, Class of 2021 students must complete the application found here  no later than December 1, 2020.
 
 
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 http://www.bigsunathletics.com 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. Our office is notifying students about eligibility starting in December.
 
 
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NROTC NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
 
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 pulman1@navy.mil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 https://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/search/ to search and apply. 

 

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: