Financial Aid / Scholarships

Mike Rowe's Scholarship Program - Calling all skilled workers!
Applicants need to be a high school senior, graduate or GED recipient, who are enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a vocational school and planning to graduate after Dec. 1, 2018.
We’re looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.
Deadline: Thursday, March 28
Josey Baker Memorial Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Current high school senior through college junior, preference will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in an Agriculture or Construction related major.
Visit for more information and application.
Deadline: April 1st
Wofford Scholars Program
Award: $60,000 and $250,000 over a four-year period
Eligibility: High school junior, top 10% of class, minimum SAT of 1300(critical reading and math combined/reading and writing and math score) or 28 ACT (composite), demonstrate scholarship, leadership and potential for success, plan to apply to Wofford as a senior by Early Decision or Early Action.
Notify your counselor if you want to be nominated.  
Deadline for nomination: April 1st
SENIORS:  Several scholarships that will be presented at Awards Day now have applications available on the D-B website or may be picked up from the scholarship box in front of the Counseling Office.
The Nancy Necessary Pridemore Scholarship is for students showing academic achievement, leadership skills, and participation in projects and activities in church and/or community.  
The Teresa Bass Halsey Forever Strong Award is for seniors who have participated in D-B YES Club at any time during their high school career.  Participation may have occurred during Tribe time or through the Leadership class.  Two $1,000.00 scholarships will be presented at Awards Day.  The Deadline to return both scholarship applications to the Counseling Office is Monday, April 1, 2019.
Larry W. Corum Memorial Scholarship Award - 2019
  • Student must be a senior who is continuing their education at the collegiate level.
  • Student must have participated in/lettered in a school sanctioned competitive sport at least one year while at DB. 
  • Must have at least a 2.75 gpa. 
  • Student must submit a maximum 1-page essay on why they deserve the scholarship. 
  • Student must submit a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from teachers and/or coaches. 
Due Date: April 2, 2019
Award: $2,500
**Students can pick up forms in the scholarship box located outside of the Counseling Office, Or print the form . Please see Mr. Burleson if you have any questions. 
Appalachian Fair Youth Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: High school Senior or currently enrolled student in college or technical school. Must have participated in the Appalachian Fair within the last two years.
Application and rules can be found at or on Naviance.
Deadline: April 10th
Santa Train Scholarship
Award: $5,000
Eligibility: graduating high school senior from school that's county borders the Santa Train route. Student must write a letter of introduction (essay) explaining why they deserve the scholarship, provide a resume of academic records, work records, and extra curricular activities, provide a family financial aid summery (state aid or income tax form), and list other scholarships received.  These documents will need to be given to the student's school counselor by April 12th for nomination.
Deadline: April 12th
Phyllis Hope Miller Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Must have a parent/legal guardian or sibling who has/had cancer or have/had cancer yourself, be attending college in the fall of 2019, attach a 300 word maximum essay explaining why this scholarship will be helpful and why you are qualified for the scholarship, provide a letter of recommendation.
Application is available here and at Naviance.
Deadline: April 12th

High School Introduction to Engineering Systems for 12th Graders - HITES12This is a summer engineering program for for rising 12th grade students.  You will get to explore UT's campus, tour engineering labs and facilities, compete in engineering challenges, meet new people and jump start your academic career.

Deadline to Apply: April 12th  

Details and application at





East Tennessee Engineering Associations Council Scholarship
Award: $1,000 - $2,000 Scholarships
Eligibility: Seniors who have decided to pursue a degree in engineering.
Application and information can be found here and on Naviance.
Deadline: April 19th
Three Forms: 
Sullivan County Soil Conservation District Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: High School Senior attending post-secondary education, completed application and supporting documentation mailed by deadline to Sullivan County Soil Conservation District, 2942 Hwy 394, Suite 1, Blountville, TN 37617.
Application:  available here and on Naviance.
Deadline: May 1st
Regions Shepherd Scholarship
Award: Varies
Eligibility: top ten percent of senior class, complete application for review by foundation.
On the log on page, click to create a new account.  The access code is "shepherd15".
Deadline: May 1st
Ronald Reagan Student Leadership program
Each summer, SLP inspires hundreds of students to expand upon their leadership abilities through the tenets of communication, optimism, and informed decision making. 
Eligibility: students who will be in 9th-12th grade in fall 2019. The cost to attend is $400, plus a $25 non-refundable application fee. Students can have the application fee waived by submitting a completed application before the February 28 early registration deadline. Non-local students will need to stay in a nearby hotel with a parent or guardian.
Final Deadline: May 3rd
Northeast State Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship Application 
Eligibility: US Veteran, or Hispanic/Latino/Spanish origin, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific islands origin, or registered with the Center for Students with Disabilities at Northeast State
Award: Varies
Please note: it is possible for Tennessee Promise Scholarship recipients who apply for Northeast State Scholarships to receive additional funding to help cover book and attendance costs.  See Northeast State Scholarships and the Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship for program guidelines.
Deadline: June 1st
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:
Full details are available on the site.
Deadline: June 14th
Sigma Phi Epsilon Scholarship, The Balanced Man - University of Tennessee
Award: $6,500 in scholarships
Eligibility: Incoming UT Knoxville males, strive for success in academics, well-being and leadership.
For information and application, visit
Deadline: June 14th
Kenneth P. and Maxine Fox Scholarship
The Fox Scholarship is awarded each year to an eligible foster child and/or an eligible birth/adopted child of a TFACA member.
ELIGIBLITY: child in the custody of Tennessee DCS living in a Resource Home, group Home, Independent Living Placement or other approved placement or the birth/adopted child of a TFACA member.  Provide proof of acceptance into a college, university, or trade/vocational school.  Submit the application and three letters of recommendation.
Deadline: July 15th 
Army ROTC Scholarship - University of Tennessee Knoxville and University of Tennessee 
Award: Tuition or room/board, $1,200 book annual book allowance, $420 per month stipend 
This is for highly-qualified high school senior who gains admission to  UTK or UTC.   
Eligibility: U.S. citizen, between ages of 17-26, GPA of at least 2.5, High school diploma, minimum of 19 on ACT, meet physical standards, agree to accept commission to serve in the Army as Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve Officer. 
Visit for more information.


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:











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