Financial Aid / Scholarships


Dobyns-Bennett General Scholarship Application

Make a Difference Scholarship
Award: $2,000
Eligibility: Students who have been accepted or currently attend a 2 or 4-year college or university in Tennessee, GPA of at least 3.0, Employees of Mitch Grissim & Associates and their relatives are not eligible to participate. 
ESSAY TOPIC: The law is intended to protect people’s rights and make the world a better place to live. With this in mind, our core philosophies are serving our clients to the best of our ability and giving back to our community. Please write a 500-750 word essay telling us what YOUR core philosophy is and how you want to effect change in your community.
New Deadline: March 31st 


ETSU Promise Plus is an exciting new program at East Tennessee State University for first-time, full-time freshmen eligible for the Tennessee Education Lottery (HOPE) Scholarship and the maximum Pell Grant. Unlike any other promise scholarships available to Tennessee residents, ETSU Promise Plus provides last-dollar tuition and program services fees, PLUS more.

Student-View Scholarship Program
Awards: One $5,000, Two $1,000, and Ten $500 Scholarship awards (awarded randomly)
Eligibility: Simply log on to and complete a 15-20 application survey about colleges in your area.
Deadline: April 22nd
For more information:
or log into Naviance and look under Colleges.
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 here online, or in the scholarship box outside of the Counseling Office. Application deadline is March 27th. Please return applications to the Counseling Office.
Microsoft's disAbility Scholarship
Award: $5,000 per year
Eligibility: high school seniors living with a disability, whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disability. Who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need. Declare an approved major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing). 3.0 GPA
Deadline: March 1st
Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central
Award: Varies
Eligibility: Full time students at an accredited U.S. college or university or an ASE/NATEF Certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair school or Graduating high school seniors planning to be full time students at any of the above. No GPA requirement.
Deadline: April 30th.  
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.
Deadline: May 31st
Shepherd Scholarship
Eligibility: top ten percent of graduating class
Award: Varies
Deadline: May 1st


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: 



GoodCall Scholarship Search

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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
UT Chattanooga Scholarships for 2020-2021
Chancellors: 3.75 GPA and 29 ACT, Award $5,000 per year
Provosts: 3.4 GPA and 25 ACT, Award $4,000 per year
Mocs: 3.2 GPA and 22 ACT, Award $3,000 per year
Chattanooga YES!: TN resident, 3.0 GPA, 19 ACT, financial need, Award $3,000 per year
Academic Service: 3.0 GPA, record of community service, Award $4,200 per year
For more information and to apply, visit
BigSun Scholarship
Eligibility: All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

Deadline: June 19, 2020
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..

Visit to learn how to apply.
kids chance
Award: varies
Eligibility: Applicant must have a parent who has suffered a disabling or fatal injury for which the parent was entitled to receive benefits from TN Workers' Compensation Act, age 16-22, applicant must show academic achievement and aptitude, must demonstrate substantial financial need and plan to attend college or vocational school.
Deadline: June 1st
abbott and fenner
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Award: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline - June 12, 2020.

Application Process:
Submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the web site:

Full details are available on the site.
Leon Help Foundation Scholarship 
The Foundation has the goal of helping youths and students reach their own goals of higher education, Trade School and or College. Applications can be found here online or in the scholarship box outside of the Counseling Office. Applications are due in the Counseling Office by March 16th
“Believing in Home Ownership” College Scholarship
High School Seniors will have the opportunity to win a $1000 College Scholarship by writing a 500-word essay on WHAT HOME OWNERSHIP MEANS TO ME.
Essays will be judged in the following categories: Content – Originality, Interest, Logic, Accuracy, & Support Organization – Thesis, Introduction, Body, & Conclusion Mechanics – Spelling, Punctuation, Unity, Coherence, & Emphasis
Deadline: March 31st