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Financial Aid / Scholarships

Dobyns-Bennett HS Awards Day will be on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Nancy Pridemore Little Theater.  Below, you will find the
All scholarship applications are due to the Counseling Office March 9, 2018.

Honors-in-Discipline Scholars Programs

Award: Tennessee residents who participate in an HID program may be eligible to receive an HID scholarship covering full in-state tuition and most course fees. These scholarships are awarded for a maximum of eight semesters of study, contingent on maintaining eligibility. There is a limited number of these scholarships and the number to be awarded each semester depends on the number of students graduating and making their scholarships available.

HID programs are in the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English, Geosciences, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology, Theatre & Dance, Business (Includes all business majors), Technology (Includes Computing, Digital Media, Engineering Technology, Interior Architecture, and Surveying and Mapping.), Nutrition, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Nursing, Environmental Health, Human Health and Microbiology.

Qualifications: High school GPA of 3.2 overall (unweighted or a minimum ACT Composite of 25 (1200 SAT Critical Reading & Math)

For scholarship consideration, applications must be received by the appropriate HID Coordinator by March 1st to be considered for a scholarship for the following fall.

For more information visit:


Kyle William Kiihnl Memorial Scholarship 

Award: $1,000 

Eligibility: graduating high school senior, planning to attend college/trade school following graduation, essay covering specific topics related to the seriousness of driving while sleepy. 

Application is available at and in the Scholarship box outside of Counseling. 

Deadline: February 23rd.






American Legion Auxiliary Volunteer Girls State


One D-B Junior female will be chosen to attend ALA Volunteer Girls State from May 27th to June 2nd at Lipscomb University.


This opportunity is the Tennessee session of a nationwide leadership and citizenship training program.  It is a non-partisan, non-political program that teachers and encourages civic responsibility. 


Interested female juniors must apply for consideration by March 15th.


Application and information are available in the D-B Scholarship box.




BigSun Scholarship


Award: $500


Eligibility: High school Senior or student currently attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in sports at that institution or in the community.


Apply at


Deadline: June 19th














Bristol Motor Speedway’s Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Automotive Scholarship


Award: $2,088 presented at the April NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway


Eligibility: High school senior who wants to pursue a career in the automotive industry. Must have completed at least two automotive technology or similar courses during high school.


One student will be nominated from D-B.  Interested student should complete the application and submit it to the counseling office.


Deadline: February 23rd (submitted to the Counseling office)


Applications are available in the scholarship box in the Counseling office.




Engineering VOLunteers for Tenth Graders (eVOL10) Summer Program


For: Rising 10th grade students (currently 9th) interested in engineering and exploring UT’s campus


When: July 15-20


Application Deadline: March 2nd


For more information and application visit







High School Introduction to Engineering Systems for 12th Graders (HITES12) Summer Program


For: Rising 12th grade students (currently 11th) interested in engineering and exploring UT’s campus


When: July 8-13


Application Deadline: April 13th


For more information and application visit




Believing in Home Ownership Scholarship

Awarded by Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS


Award: $500


Eligibility: High school seniors, a 500 word essay on What Home Ownership Means to Me


Applications are available in the Counseling Office Scholarship box and at


Deadline: March 27th 





Josey Baker Memorial Scholarship 

Eligibility: current high school senior through college junior.   3.0 Minimum GPA, financial need, community involvement, leadership experience. 

Preference given to students seeking postsecondary education in Tennessee or Virginia, Preference given to students pursuing degree in Agricultural or construction.

Award: One scholarship will be awarded.  $1,000.  

Access the scholarship at  

Deadline: April 2, 2018.  

If mailing, please send the completed and preferably typed application to Cleek Farms,

Attn:  Josey Baker Memorial Scholarship, 1101 New Beason Well Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.




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:







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 to search and apply. 





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: 



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 are available at

Tusculum College Trustee Honors Scholarship


Award: Full Tuition Scholarship to Tusculum


Eligibility: High school GPA 3.5 or higher, ACT 25 or SAT 1150 or higher, rank in top 10% of class, complete general admission application for Tusculum, essay, letters of recommendation.


Deadline: March 1st


To learn more and apply visit


Award:  This scholarship helps pay for extra fees & books that TN Promise does not cover.


Deadline: March 1st








Qualifications:  Meet one of the following:

  • Classified as a United States Military Veteran. Proof of veteran status must be submitted to the Office of Scholarship Programs in order to qualify under military veteran criterion.
  • Hispanic/Latino/Spanish origin, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander origin as documented by the Northeast State Office of Admissions and Records.
  • Registered with the Center for Students with Disabilities at Northeast State.

Award: This scholarship can help with books and extra fees that the TNPromise does not cover.

Deadline:  June 1st